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Best Science Radio podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Science Radio podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
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.
 
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
The astronomy and space exploration podcast
 
Progressiveradionetwork.com presents "Explorations" with Dr. Michio Kaku. It is an hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment.
 
Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
 
The home of the best science programmes from BBC Radio 4 introduced by Dr. Alex Lathbridge.
 
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
 
What's the difference between the House and the Senate? How do congressional investigations work? What is Federalist X actually about? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.
 
Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science. WNYC Studios is a listener-supporte ...
 
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
 
Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.
 
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
 
World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean topics. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.
 
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. We report the story where it's happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world. www.thresholdpodcast.org Season 1 -- "Oh Give Me a Home" Can we ever have wild, free-roaming bison again? Season 2 -- "Cold Comfort" Climate change in the Arctic through the eyes of people who live there. Seas ...
 
Resources Radio is a weekly podcast by Resources for the Future. Each week we talk to leading experts about climate change, electricity, ecosystems, and more, making the latest research accessible to everyone.
 
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
 
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 Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it's a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!
 
Greg Foot and his guests look for the facts behind the fads and search for the scientific evidence behind a product’s bold claims.
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options. 921997
 
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
 
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
 
The world's first and still only uncensored medical radio show is now a podcast! New and unique content for the internet listener only, never heard on SiriusXM.
 
A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.
 
Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.
 
The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
A collection of radio documentary programmes broadcast on the BBC World Service, with one thing in common – space.
 
Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.
 
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
EcoJustice Radio is a weekly broadcast produced by SoCal350.org and aired on independent radio, KPFK 90.7 FM. in Los Angeles. We cover environmental and climate stories from a social justice frame, featuring voices not necessarily heard on traditional, mainstream, or even public media outlets. SoCal 350 Climate Action works to educate, organize, and activate across class, gender, racial, and ethnic lines to build a mass movement across Southern California and beyond for a healthy climate, en ...
 
The monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
 
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
 
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
 
Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago.
 
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After a year of circling close to near-Earth asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS REx spacecraft is almost ready to dip down and collect a surface sample for return to labs on our home planet. Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta prepares us for this exciting event and shares the great science already accomplished. Editorial Director Jason Davis stops by wi…
 
Ancient chewing gum reveals reveals identity of chewer and what she ate; Scientists create a robot made entirely of living cells; Wolf, fetch! How scientists discovered a ‘domesticated’ trait in wolves; Rattlesnakes have skin that's sticky for raindrops so they can sip from their scales; Exploring the science of imagination, so we can build a creat…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that explore the techniques, inventions, and ideas for navigating the cosmos including celestial maps, GPS, the North Star, and more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Thanks to th…
 
The Magic of CoralBrian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian Marcus Brigstocke and marine biologists Professor Callum Roberts and Dr Heather Koldewey as they look at the amazing creatures that create and colonise coral reefs. Just two microscopic organisms are responsible for the creation of these incredible structures, structures so …
 
Tom Sutcliffe hosts the teams from Northern Ireland and the South of England.By BBC Radio 4
 
https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12020/SciFi604.mp3 This week on Relic Radio Science Fiction, a story from Future Tense that originally aired May 7, 1974, titled, Future Tense. Download SciFi604By RelicRadio.com
 
Do hurricanes change how scary #spiders are? @ucsantabarbaraBy KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
In pursuit of a predator. A sting operation. A black list. Big law suits. Is this the biggest threat to science since the Inquisition? Science Friction's fresh season for 2020 kicks off next episode.
 
Find out the latest on the Coronavirus outbreak. Scientists recreate the voice of a mummy from 3,000 years ago, and why are so many people going to gaming bars? Plus a subject close to our stomachs - food waste. Why is there so much of it, and what can we do about it? With Dr Chris Smith.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
Could we treat cancer better by doing less? Surgeon Christobel Saunders thinks so.
 
Anxiety around sleep is widespread. Many of us feel we don’t get enough. An army of experts has sprung up to help, and this week we test some of the claims from one of the most prominent among them: Professor Matthew Walker. He plays ball and answers some of the criticisms of his bestselling book Why We Sleep.…
 
This episode we mark the 90th anniversary of Pluto's discovery by exploring the life of US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, and take a look at the Pluto's rise and fall as the 9th Solar System planet. Plus, we examine a recent International Astronomical Union campaign that saw 112 countries around the world name newly-discovered exoplanets. For informati…
 
As the Goop Lab TV series lands in Netflix accounts, Greg Foot and guests look at the scientific evidence for the therapies tried out by Goop staff, including Gwyneth Paltrow herself. Dr James Rucker, lead on the psilocybin trials at Kings College, London, talks about psychedelic therapy, and Dr Sarah Davey, Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science, Ox…
 
The list of ways campaigners say we need to change our behaviour in response to climate change seems to grow every week. Now, streaming video is in the frame. We test the claim that watching 30 minutes of Netflix has the same carbon footprint as driving four miles. We hear scepticism about a report that sepsis is responsible for one in five deaths …
 
Listen to Mystery Hour, Every Thursday at 12Pm. To get involved call 0345 60 60 973By LBC
 
What can we learn from Pokemon? @Ng_Dave @OrnithoAle @jiayingzhao @satterfdubc1 @ubcires @ubcmsl @UBC #GottaLearnEmAll #GottaSaveEmAll #PhyloGame #Pokemon #EnvironmentalEducation #Sustainability #Biodiversity #ConservationBy KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
Palm Oil is touted as a “miracle ingredient,” found in more than 50% of all packaged products consumed in the US. It renders makeup smooth, keeps ice cream from melting, and moisturizes our hair and skin. It is a hot commodity; giving rise to plantations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. At 66 million tons annually and 10% of permanent global crop…
 
Rutherford & Fry reveal which of your questions they’ve chosen for Series 15. Plus they select more of their favourite strange-but-true science papers, including how to use mathematics to challenge a parking fine and training tortoises to yawn.By BBC Radio 4
 
Intermittent fasting — why not eating (for a bit) could work for weight loss and health; Brewing a better espresso with less coffee and more math; Bringing biology to bricks — concrete details on how to grow building materials; Avast! Scurvy is still a health issue in 21st century Canada; Fangs very much. Scientists use stem cells to make snake ven…
 
As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on June 27, 2014. When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing ma…
 
Have your pharmacy bills been going up? When Consumer Reports surveyed its readers, 30 percent of them reported that their cost for a drug they take on a regular basis rose during 2019. About 12 percent of readers said their costs had soared by at least $100. What is going on here, and how can you save money on medicines that you need? No Caps on D…
 
Interview w/ Dr. Moriba Jah, Cancer T Cells, Snakes And A Virus, Watery Mars Dirt, Wet Rattlesnakes, Helper Parrots, Psychoactive Mood Bump, Greying Hair?, Playful Wolf Pups, And Much More... The post 22 January, 2019 – Episode 755 – Directing Space Traffic appeared first on This Week in Science - The Kickass Science Podcast.…
 
Dr Steve discusses Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV that was first noted in Wuhan, China recently. Also FEALS.COM/FLUID (check it out), and Gilbert Syndrome, which doesn’t lead to obsessively collecting hotel shampoo, oddly enough. PLEASE VISIT: feals.com/fluid for 50% off any subscription (cancel anytime!) stuff.doctorsteve.com for all your online shop…
 
As part of a special issue on chemicals for tomorrow’s Earth, we’ve got two green chemistry stories. First, host Sarah Crespi talks with contributing correspondent Warren Cornwell about how a company came up with a replacement for the popular can lining material bisphenol A and then recruited knowledgeable critics to test its safety.Sarah is also j…
 
With news reports moving as quickly as the virus may be spreading, the latest coronavirus outbreak which is thought to have started in Wuhan in central China is fast becoming a global health concern. Adam Rutherford speaks to BBC Inside Science's resident virologist Professor Jonathan Ball from Nottingham University, who says one of the most urgent…
 
One year after the Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil that killed 270 people and wreaked havoc on the environment, we talk about how to avoid similar tragedies in the future. We also hear how development is pitted against our environment in India's metropolis Mumbai and visit peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo that store massive amounts o…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flow of particles from the outer region of the Sun which we observe in the Northern and Southern Lights, interacting with Earth's magnetosphere, and in comet tails that stream away from the Sun regardless of their own direction. One way of defining the boundary of the solar system is where the pressure from the s…
 
You are what you eat! I choose organic apples! #apples #organic #bacteria #microbiome #eathealthy @tugrazBy KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
Betelgeuse appears to be dimming. Is it about to explode? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
Dr Karl is joined by Dr Michael Mann, American climatologist and geophysicist to talk to Rhod Sharp about climate change.By BBC Radio 5 live
 
With smartphones and fitbits, tracking elements of your life has moved on from the dedicated followers of the Quantified Self movement, to something that any of us can do. Accompanied at all times by her step-counting app which she can't help but check several times a day, Claudia Hammond asks whether tracking your every move can affect your behavi…
 
Could #fish be the key to re-growing limbs in people? @icb_ufmgBy KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
This week on World Ocean Radio we highlight the innovative work of the Sasagawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo, Japan, an organization using philanthropy to stimulate practical and transformative change for ocean communities in the Pacific, innovating through community, partnership and social engagements to bring about real and lasting change for commun…
 
From diet, to shoes, to movement efficiency, people devote their lives to researching and perfecting the art of running. Meanwhile, cheetahs run 75 mph and they sleep all day. No fair! Ceri caught a plane to run a marathon right after we recorded this! I probably went home and watched TV for four hours. Oh well! Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangent…
 
https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12020/RelicRadio668.mp3 The Philip Morris Playhouse opens this week’s Relic Radio Show with their story, Apology. That episode originally aired April 1, 1949. 31:20 – The Doctor Fights brings us Mayer Island And Back, their story from June 19, 1945. Download RelicRadio668…
 
The Touch Test. When did someone last touch you? Maybe they kissed you goodbye this morning or someone touched you on the arm on the bus because you’d dropped something. The Touch Test explores touch in its many forms and launches a major piece of research in which we want as many people as possible to take part.Commissioned by Wellcome Collection …
 
Could these #Autofocal glasses change how you see the world? #presbyopiaBy KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
 
This week: food waste. Worldwide, a third of the food we buy ends up in the bin. Why? And what can science do to help? Plus - will 2020 be another climate record-breaker, and what are the climate-change consequences for future food production here? A new way to treat type 1 diabetes. And why, nutritionally-speaking, packed lunches for many children…
 
Can quarks ever be free? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
The truth behind NASA's 'billion dollar' space pen.
 
Time to get even deeper! Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on the multiverse, the Big Bang, time travel, dark matter, sunlight, and more in Part II of Cosmic Queries – The Deep. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://ww…
 
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian Shazia Mirza, science writer and cancer researcher Dr David Robert Grimes and psychologist Prof Karen Douglas to look at the weird world of conspiracy theories. From Flat Earth believers to people who refuse to accept that humans have ever been to the moon, why is fiction often so much easier…
 
Tom Sutcliffe hosts as the teams from the North of England and the Midlands compete.By BBC Radio 4
 
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