Top Science Podcasts

Hidden Brain
Games & Hobbies

Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
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The Science of Happiness – PRX and Greater Good Science Center
Government & Organizations

The Science of Happiness – PRX and Greater Good Science Center

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Read More
Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on Read More
Ologies with Alie Ward – Alie Ward
Games & Hobbies

Ologies with Alie Ward – Alie Ward

Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life. Read More
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StarTalk Radio
Games & Hobbies

StarTalk Radio

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 Monday nights at 7pm ET. Read More
Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Ha Read More
Short Wave – NPR
Games & Hobbies

Short Wave – NPR

New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Emily Kwong for science on a different wavelength. Read More
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — al Read More
Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Life Sciences

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future. Read More
Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s so Read More
This Podcast Will Kill You – Exactly Right
Games & Hobbies

This Podcast Will Kill You – Exactly Right

This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide Read More
This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Read More
2100
Comedy

2100

This podcast series is a time capsule left for the people of 2100 to dissect and find with it what they want. Host Jason Peters is fascinated with the idea of time and the possibilities that come with time and new technologies. In this series Jason discusses the future of many subjects in hopes of Read More
This podcast series is a time capsule left for the people of 2100 to dissect and Read More
Science Friday
Astronomy

Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.
Brain fun for curious people. Read More
Invisibilia
Games & Hobbies

Invisibilia

Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
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Science Vs
Games & Hobbies

Science Vs

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don’t have to and cover everything from 5G and Read More
There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Read More
Life Kit: Health – NPR
Science

Life Kit: Health – NPR

Taking care of yourself shouldn’t be complicated. We talk to the experts for practical advice to live a long and healthy life, based on science. Subscribe to get episodes from Life Kit on health and wellness.
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American Innovations – Wondery
Games & Hobbies

American Innovations – Wondery

New episodes come out every Thursday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. DNA science. Artificial intelligence. Smartphones and 3D printers. Science and technology have transformed the world we live in. But how did we get here? It wasn’t by accident. Well, sometimes it was. It was also the result of hard work, Read More
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Radiolab
Documentary

Radiolab

Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is hosted by Jad Read More
Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative j Read More