Science Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Want to get a little smarter during your commute? Podcasts are a great way to stay entertained during rush hour, and these specific podcasts may even teach you something you never knew before. Check out these podcasts that are sure to entertain, make you laugh, and keep your current no the cutting-edge of science.

ECS Podcast
Did you know that we regularly produce a podcast? Through the ECS Podcast, we sit down with some of the top scientists in the world and attempt to connect the dots between the science, our everyday lives, and the sustainability of the planet. Listen and download all of our episodes for free through the iTunes Store, SoundCloud, or our RSS Feed. You can also find us on Stitcher.
Listen to:Esther Takeuchi on Engineering Life-Saving Batteries

Inquiring Minds
Each week, the team at Inquiring Minds explores the area where science, politics, and society collides. Experts discuss and analyze the most probing scientific headlines of the week and attempt to see what is true and what is yet to be discovered.
Listen to:The Power of Wearable Technology

The Energy Gang
This podcast, hosted by Greentech Meida, narrows its scientific scope to focus specifically on the technological and political forces involved in energy and environmental issues. With a mix of energy futurists and energy policy makers, the panel looks at what is currently happening in the energy infrastructure and what needs to be implemented to get closer to a renewable energy future.
Listen to:This 21st-Century Power System My Be Closer Than You Think

Professor Blastoff
While the Professor Blastoff podcast may not be hosted by actual scientists, comedians Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger are some of the smartest, funniest podcasters you’ll find. Each episode focuses on a very broad topic, from how to harvest the ocean’s energy to how many blueberries one can safely eat.
Lister to:Renewable Energy

The Naked Scientists
Coming out of Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Educations (ICE), The Naked Scientists’ podcast is comprised of a group scientists and doctors who aim to help the general public understand the big things happening in science and boil down some of the more complex material.
Listen to:Eels: A Source of electricity?

The Story Collider
The Story Collider looks to explore the human side of science. While it’s easy to get weighed down on the technical aspects, this podcast finds the stories of how science has affected people on a personal and emotional level. Check out these personal stories and find out how science is shaping the lives of people around the world.
Listen to:The Bacon Sandwich

Science for the People
The Science for the People podcast has one main goal: to put science in context. The show examines hot button issues in science and discusses the technical evidence that backs it and what its potential is. Listen as this team explores science, popular culture, history, and public policy.
Listen to:Women in STEM

Science Friday
One of the leaders in podcasts in the science genre, Science Friday discusses current topics in science with a panel of expert guests. Science Friday has done a huge amount of expanding since its establishment in 1991, and now fans can soak in this wealth of information via podcast, video, or text story.
Listen to:New Climate Polls, A Comet Mystery, and Puppy Love

Little Atoms
The focus of Little Atoms’ podcast may be on science, but this show offers insight into a whole spectrum of ideas. Combining science, politics, and comedy, Little Atoms’ podcast has a little something for everyone.
Listen to:Ian McEwan

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