Science Podcasts

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Sword and Scale

384 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★ - 57.6K 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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83 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 21K 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

352 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 18.1K 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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Ologies with Alie Ward

345 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 15.9K 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 s...
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This Podcast Will Kill You

140 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 14.7K 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...
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Brains On! Science podcast for kids

254 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 10K 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

691 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 5.4K 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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Wild Thing

99 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.6K ratings
Wild Thing is a long-form, narrative podcast about the obsessions that capture our imaginations. This sound-rich and deeply reported show examines the relationship between science and society—that ...
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Hillbilly Horror Stories

825 episodes - Latest episode: about 14 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K 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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GraveYard Tales

210 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
We tell the stories and history of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. And we do it with a comedic twist! Join your hos...
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527 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 2.4K 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. ...
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This Week in Virology

456 episodes - Latest episode: about 21 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 1.8K ratings
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick.
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Anything Ghost Show

53 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.8K ratings
Since 2006, Anything Ghost has been sharing people's personal paranormal experiences. The stories are sent to Lex Wahl, who reads the experiences and sometimes adds music and effects to the backgro...
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The ZDoggMD Show

670 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
Healthcare's only unfiltered voice. Interviews, medical deep-dives, and uncensored rants on a broad range of health and wellness topics hosted by UCSF/Stanford-trained physician Dr. Zubin Damania (...
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Personality Hacker Podcast

545 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
Make better decisions based on how your mind works. Personality Hacker teaches you the coding language of your mind and how to use it to create great relationships - a fulfilling career and happine...
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Flash Forward

146 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.5K ratings
Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a f...
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Paranormal Mysteries Podcast

633 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
Join Nic Ryan as he takes you on a weekly journey into the strange, but true world of unexplained, and supernatural phenomena. Show topics include historical accounts, and listener experiences invo...
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Earth Ancients

506 episodes - Latest episode: about 11 hours ago - ★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
Earth Ancients chronicles the growing (and often suppressed) evidence of known and unknown civilizations, their ruined cities, and artifacts developed from advanced science and technology. Erased f...
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TED Health

268 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★ - 957 ratings
What does exercise do to your brain? Can psychedelics treat depression? From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, welcome to TED Health, with host Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider. TED ...
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Unsung Science

21 episodes - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 924 ratings
Hear the untold stories of mind-blowing achievements in science and tech. Host David Pogue, six-time Emmy winner and “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent, takes you behind the scenes into the...
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Completely Arbortrary

81 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 833 ratings
Tree zealot Casey Clapp and tree agnostic Alex Crowson review and rate your favorite arboreal friends. A semi-educational, basically pleasant, and fully unnecessary romp through the annals of treed...
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TED Talks Science and Medicine

336 episodes - Latest episode: 25 days ago - ★★★★ - 710 ratings
Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can ...
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Dogman Encounters Radio

421 episodes - Latest episode: about 24 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 692 ratings
Everyone has heard about Bigfoot. Not many know that there's a much more terrifying cryptid stalking the deepest, darkest woods of North America and beyond. Tune in every Friday night, at 9PM EST...
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Deeply Human

39 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 665 ratings
Why you do what you do! Exploring our loves, our fears, our habits and hopes, Dessa takes a deeply personal look at what lies behind our thoughts and behavior. Can a better understanding of human n...
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Science... sort of

360 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 660 ratings
Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. A member of the Brachiolope Media Network.
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Plenary Session

299 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 562 ratings
A podcast on medicine, oncology, & health policy. Host: Vinay Prasad, MD MPH from University of California San Francisco. Tweet your feedback to @Plenary_Session or e-mail [email protected]
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UFO Chronicles Podcast

285 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 524 ratings
First-hand witness encounters of the Strange and unexplained. The host Nik will take you head first down the rabbit hole in a refreshing and different podcast format. Witness accounts from everyday...
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227 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 492 ratings
Pick an animal.
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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

1,025 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 472 ratings
Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news,...
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Rationally Speaking Podcast

266 episodes - Latest episode: 6 months ago - ★★★★★ - 464 ratings
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and scien...