Science Podcasts

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Sword and Scale

186 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 hours ago - ★★★★ - 48.4K ratings
The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder...
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Radiolab

198 episodes - Latest episode: 8 days ago - ★★★★★ - 33.9K ratings
Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, th...
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Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain

76 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 30.4K ratings
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 relat...
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Hidden Brain

293 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 27.5K ratings
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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Making Sense with Sam Harris

235 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 21.6K ratings
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the auth...
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Invisibilia

65 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 19K ratings
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 o...
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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

145 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 17.1K ratings
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 abo...
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This Podcast Will Kill You

73 episodes - Latest episode: 18 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11.8K ratings
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....
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Ologies with Alie Ward

173 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11.5K ratings
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 ...
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StarTalk Radio

633 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 9.3K ratings
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 astronom...
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Brains On! Science podcast for kids

197 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 7K ratings
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about t...
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Short Wave

270 episodes - Latest episode: about 16 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 3.9K ratings
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 hos...
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Science Rules! with Bill Nye

102 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.9K ratings
Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just abou...
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Therapy for Black Girls

188 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
The Therapy for Black Girls podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all...
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Science Friday

169 episodes - Latest episode: about 4 hours ago - ★★★★ - 3.6K ratings
Brain fun for curious people.
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American Innovations

173 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 3.5K ratings
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, someti...
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PARANORMAL PODCAST

63 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.4K ratings
America's Top Paranormal Podcaster interviews the best known names in the paranormal about UFOs, Ghosts, Bigfoot, and everything paranormal! Guests have included Josh Gates, Chip Coffey, George Noo...
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EconTalk

760 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.3K ratings
EconTalk is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philoso...
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911 Calls Podcast with The Operator

112 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
911 Calls Podcast with The Operator is an *award-winning podcast brought to you by The Operator and his trusty junior-assistant, Mr Luna (of Dark Topic and Monstruo fame). Each episode presents a...
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Wild Thing

46 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
Wild Thing is a podcast about the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations. It’s about the relationship between science and society. And it’s about wild places, wild people, and wil...
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Hillbilly Horror Stories

391 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror ...
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This is War

51 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
A raw look at the combat and homecoming experience from American veterans who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “This Is War” chronicles the trials of combat vets both abroad and ...
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Astronomy Cast

467 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
Take a fact-based journey through the cosmos. Tune in to hear weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. G...
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Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

126 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on...
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Real Ghost Stories Online

730 episodes - Latest episode: about 15 hours ago - ★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
A DAILY paranormal podcast filled with real ghost stories of horror, told by real people. Stories that encompass all areas of the paranormal, supernatural, demonic, ghost investigations, haunted ho...
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Darkness Radio

625 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
The Best in Paranormal Talk Radio Dave & Tim take listeners on an entertaining journey into all aspects of the supernatural, from ghosts and aliens, to monsters, mysteries, myths & legends with g...
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Gastropod

141 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K ratings
Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a diffe...
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Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

126 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.2K ratings
Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with ot...
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Skeptoid

118 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.2K ratings
The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medici...
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TheThinkingAtheist

427 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A ...