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Best Science Facts podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Science Facts podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
Updated February 2020
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Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to email@example.com. Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
The Moncrieff team take a closer look at the everyday items that changed our world.
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain.
A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.
The Symbolic World looks at symbolism in all its forms, from its source in sacred stories and images to contemporary culture and ultimately how it shapes the very world we encounter.
What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg ("The Power of Habit") takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.Twitter: @UnproEngInstagram: Unprofessional_EngineeringFacebook: UnprofessionalEngineering
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but always entertaining.JamesO'Brien on LBC (http://www.lbc.co.uk/james-obrien-3537)
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and let's you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case...teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way. Produced By American Public Media. @smashboombest
Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood, “Make Me Smart with Kai & Molly” is a weekly podcast about the economy, technology and culture. In a time when the world is moving faster than ever, this podcast is where we unpack complex topics, together. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil. 👁
Emma has a LOT on her mind. Good thing she has a podcast to talk about it all. Appropriately named, anything really does go on this podcast. Thoughts, conversations, and advice on topics from relationships and dealing with failure, to the trials and tribulations of being a cat mom, and ridiculous stories with friends we can all relate to. It’s raw, intimate, and nothing is off limits (seriously, Anything Goes) . It may be serious, it’ll mostly be funny, and it’ll always be entertaining. New ...
The Important Thing with Michael (“Rands”) Lopp and Lyle Troxell. Let’s spend a few minutes of your life listening and learning about an Important Thing.
Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
Children are full of curiosity and questions about the world. Each Friday, join Molly Oldfield, the very first question writer (or QI Elf) on the BBC TV show QI and author of three books as she answers questions - often with the help of experts - sent into the show by children around the world. If you're a kid with questions you want answered or if you want to learn interesting facts about life on earth, this is the podcast for you.
Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
From Mendel's peas to personal genome sequencing, Genetics Unzipped brings you stories from the world of genes, genomes and DNA. In association with The Genetics Society.
Quiz Quiz Bang Bang is a weekly pub trivia practice podcast. For three weeks out of the month it is straight questions and answers as read by the hosts Annie and David Flora. Once a month we invite friends to join us for a live game of quiz bang trivia to add the humor, thought processes and fun. The show’s format is 4 rounds of 4 questions each with a quick-fire Bang Bang Round after Round 2. After Round 4, a final Big Bang round caps off the show with 3 questions, the answers of which are ...
Every morning, we profile the people, places, trends and technology that are ahead of their time and worthy of yours. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
A fortnightly podcast that explains things in the news to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less ;-). Basically, we take topics and attempt to deconstruct them - using generous pilfering from Wikipedia, a bit of humour (that's a flexible usage of the word), Wodehouse quotes and more. Occasionally, we invite guests who know better than us (not a high bar) to discuss fun careers and stuff.Hosted by three pun-loving madcaps who think Malad is the best thing since Android: Ch ...
Groundhogs are less accurate at weather forecasting than are coin flips, but they are nonetheless pretty interesting critters.By Jason G. Goldman
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944 was complicated in a number of ways. There was the catastrophic war that was tearing Europe apart, inflicting unspoken suffering on millions of people. There’s also the fact that it wasn’t even awarded that year. Thanks to a stipulation in Alfred Nobel’s will, which mandated that the prize be held until the fol…
From See ‘n Say to Speak & Spell, and beyond, toys provide the soundtrack of our childhoods. Huge advancements in computer technology in recent decades mean that today’s toys can make a wider variety of sounds than ever before. In this episode, “The Toy Guy” Chris Byrne takes us on a nostalgic look back at the recent history of recorded sound in to…
Check your name out here: https://synesthesia.me/ Send over your name in color on Twitter or Instagram @thegoodnewspod ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★By The Good News Podcast
Mexican jumping beans are a real thing and they really do move around. It’s not magic, it’s nature! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Co…
Are you hearing as many frogs as usual? Probably not as frogs are amongst the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. Take a listen to how you can help the Australian Museum understand how frog species are responding to fires and drought.
Deborah N. Archer received her JD from Yale Law School where she was also awarded the Charles G. Albom Prize. She’s held several esteemed titles throughout her career, and New York Law Journal has recently recognized her as one of New York's “Top Women in the Law.” She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Law at NYU, Co-Faculty Director …
In our 33rd episode, we're talking names. Domain names, nick names, and... inheritances. Wait, what? That can't be right. Aren't we talking about names?
At least, according to New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty. We talk with him about the affordable housing crisis, local government and his new book “Golden Gates.” Plus, listeners weigh in on BlackRock and the “Internet der Dinge,” and we celebrate our 150th episode.By Marketplace / Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood
Have you ever wondered how a touchscreen knows where your finger is at? Or if a touchscreen works with a hot dog instead of your finger? These are the important questions we answer in this episode of Unprofessional Engineering!By Unprofessional Engineering
Ice cores from a Tibetan glacier reveal the first deposits of Industrial Revolution pollution starting in layers deposited in about 1780.By Susanne Bard
In July 1966, three women out for a day at the beach waded into the water of Lake Michigan, got onto a boat and were never heard from again. To this day, not a trace of them has ever turned up and theories of what became of them abound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
Eva González Pérez was sitting at the kitchen table when her husband showed her the letters. He operated a childcare agency in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, and his roughly 300 clients had all received strange letters from local tax officials stating they would no longer receive a benefit meant to help working parents pay for child care. They’d also…
Lorenzo is a dental student with big dreams—of becoming a rock star. Lorenzo plays a mean guitar at open mic night, but there’s one thing holding him back: He doesn’t know how to write his own songs. In this episode of How To!, we bring in master songwriter Ben Folds, former frontman of Ben Folds Five, and author of A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A …
This week we delve into the disease that accounts for a quarter of all cancer diagnoses in men: prostate cancer. We'll be finding out how it's picked up and diagnosed, as well as speaking to someone who lives with the condition. Plus, in the news: our update on the coronavirus, from life in quarantine to developing a vaccine; cutting aircraft emiss…
Whether you're a pro at car buying or intimidated by the thought of stepping into a car dealership, there are always ways to play the car-buying game better. This episode will help you strategize to avoid the potential pitfalls when it comes to getting a car loan, so you can drive away with a great deal.…
A police sketch artist reveals how she turns your fuzzy memory into a sharp drawing. Sketch artist Kelly Lawson from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation walks us through the process. Thanks to Gary Wells, Gil Zamora, and caller Lex.By Gimlet
Tom Sutcliffe chairs the quiz featuring the teams from Wales and the North of EnglandBy BBC Radio 4
Facebook, the social network everyone loves to hate has been grappling with the free speech v/s content moderation conundrum for several years now. In the first half of 2020, they are going beyond "Community Standards" and establishing an oversight board. The Simblified gang look at what this 'Supreme Court' looks like and how it might turn out as …
Katie and Neil chat about one of Katie's all-time favorite TV moments (hint: it's Julia Child!).By The Good News Podcast
An artist named Howard Hallis has spent the last decade painting a massive picture of literally everything. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
As of 2011, it’s estimated that one out of every six women in the United States has been a victim of stalking. It’s a chilling behavior that can follow both casual dates and long term relationships alike. And stalkers don’t just terrorize victims—they wreak havoc on their families too.By Parcast Network
This week we're talking with Tim Ferriss, author, podcaster, investor, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed "human guinea pig." He's the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Four-Hour Workweek and The Four-Hour Body and his latest, Tribe of Mentors. We talked with Tim about his most worthwhile investments and his bi…
Harry Potter Trivia Time for more Harry Potter Trivia and we won't let Dobby stop us! We have a little something for everyone from Ravenclaw to Hufflepuff. This episode has a mix of questions based on both the movie and the book "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". We have mixed together a variety of difficulty so that the casual fan can play…
When Maria Marten disappeared from the English village of Polstead in 1827, her lover said that they had married and were living on the Isle of Wight. But Maria's stepmother began having disturbing dreams that hinted at a much grimmer fate. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Red Barn, which transfixed …
Hey, we were all kids once, and what do kids love to do? That's right, play games. And where do they play these games? Duh, on the grounds literally named for all the playing that's done on them (playgrounds). This week we cover a bunch of games. Do we talk about every single playground game? Of course not. That would be ridiculous. But we do the b…
A lot has changed since our last episode covering the numbers behind the coronavirus - for a start it now has a name, Covid-19. This week news has broken that deaths are 20 per cent higher than thought, and the number of cases has increased by a third. Tim Harford talks to Dr Nathalie MacDermott, a clinical lecturer at King’s College London about w…
A new study in mice concludes stress can cause gray hair—and credits overactive nerves with the change in hue. Karen Hopkin reports.By Karen Hopkin
Few riots can be attributed to passing fashions, but zoot suits are top among them. After originating among the Harlem Renaissance crowd, the zoot suit came to symbolize political defiance. Find out why it's still illegal to wear a zoot suit in L.A. in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adverti…
Covid-19 stats, spreading jam far and wide, cooking with AI, and James Wong on vegetablesBy BBC Radio 4
The ’60s were heavy, even if you were a kid, and the early ’70s weren’t much different. Family friends got maced by cops for being hippies. Neo-Nazi sympathizers were weirdly finding common cause with the Nation of Islam. And the war back home continued full force with vets returning with heads full of hate, PTSD and veins sometimes full of heroin,…
New podcast format, same Emma. Welcome to Anything Goes, an open and raw conversation on… well… anything. Got a question for Emma? Send them to @AGPodcast on Twitter, or leave her a voicemail at 567-ASK-EMMA (567-275-3662). New episodes every Thursday starting February 20th.By Emma Chamberlain and Ramble
Katie and Neil share good news about snacks for bacteria.By The Good News Podcast
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today is a day people send cards, roses and chocolate to the ones they love. So our first two questions are about those two lovely things! Find out why roses have thorns to protect themselves, as well as what primrose means and what flowers to look out for right now in Europe - if that’s where you live - as signs of …
In our 32nd episode, Lyle and Lopp go tactical on 1:1s. A bevy of small tips and tricks are discussed along with deep religion on the value of continuous feedback and the practice of finding joy in meetings.
We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares some of her favorite episodes of the show. This episode originally aired on June 21, 2019. When the life you've built slips out of your grasp, you're often told it's best to move on. But is that true? In…
A very fine grind can actually hamper espresso brewing, because particles may clump more than larger particles will.By Karen Hopkin
This week's rounds are Music (Mangled by MIDI), Creation Myths, TV Theme Songs (Quickfire), and Places. The music is from saQi with a song called Creation's Call.By James Carter
SPONSORED BY: HELLOFRESH For 10 free meals including free shipping with HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com/ndq10 and use promo code ndq10 during checkout! STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE NDQ 049 - PeeV=NRT NDQ 034 - Siege Warfare NDQ 063 - No Longer A Pastor NDQ 003 - Drones and BEARS? NDQ 043 - Her Name Was Corndog and She Had Thirteen Nipples NDQ 024 - Lea…
For the past 220 years, Ordnance Survey have been mapping Great Britain with extraordinary accuracy. But as Gareth discovers when he visits their HQ in Southampton, GB's master map is not a static printed document. It's a 2 petabyte database which is updated up to 20,000 times a day. This adds up to 360 million updates a year. Since the development…
The workplace still ranks as one of the top five places where people meet their mates. Love is intoxicating, but you don't want a workplace romance to become toxic.By NPR