Social Sciences Podcasts

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Sword and Scale

188 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days 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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Hidden Brain

298 episodes - Latest episode: 3 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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65 episodes - Latest episode: 6 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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Therapy for Black Girls

193 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day 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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765 episodes - Latest episode: 3 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

114 episodes - Latest episode: 17 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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This is War

51 episodes - Latest episode: 12 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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123 episodes - Latest episode: 2 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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Very Bad Wizards

203 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked ina...
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GraveYard Tales

138 episodes - Latest episode: 13 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.9K ratings
We tell the stories of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. And we have a few laughs while we're at it! Join your hosts ...


44 episodes - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
My name is John David Booter. I am not a podcaster. In fact, I've never made a podcast. I am an award winning documentary filmmaker from Davistown, Pennsylvania who has never made a film. Done Disa...
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114 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt.
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Anything Ghost Show

29 episodes - Latest episode: 24 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K 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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Personality Hacker Podcast

421 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.4K 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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Blurry Photos

368 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legen...
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Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

685 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 804 ratings
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting to...
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Inquiring Minds

366 episodes - Latest episode: about 8 hours ago - ★★★★ - 789 ratings
Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though scien...
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SciShow Tangents

220 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 776 ratings
SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schultz as they ...
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Behavior Bitches

88 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 729 ratings
Ever wonder why guys always assume you’re down to get dirty within 3 seconds of meeting them? Why you keep making the same bad decisions and getting back with your crummy ex? Why you can’t stick to...
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Earth Ancients

355 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★ - 717 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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Psych With Mike

128 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 522 ratings
Being human is hard work. Let Psych With Mike be your users manual to make it a little easier. Psych With Mike started as a radio show in 2017 and has now evolved into a podcast. The show explores ...
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The Terri Cole Show

274 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 497 ratings
If you enjoyed this episode of The Terri Cole Show, or you would like to learn more about practical psychology, achieving personal freedom, self-improvement, meditation, mindfulness practices, harn...
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Consider Before Consuming

34 episodes - Latest episode: 15 days ago - ★★★★★ - 479 ratings
Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of re...
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Rationally Speaking Podcast

248 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days 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...
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Somewhere in the Skies

207 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 455 ratings
Somewhere in the Skies is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing UFOs, the paranormal, and just plain weird. Hosted by author and UFO journalist, Ryan Sprague, the show features current UFO event...
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31 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 444 ratings
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 w...
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Therapy Chat

260 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 381 ratings
Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, co...
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This Jungian Life

158 episodes - Latest episode: about 8 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 362 ratings
Eavesdrop on three Jungian analysts as they engage in lively, sometimes irreverent conversations about a wide range of topics. Join them for discussion of news events, family dynamics, personal iss...
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Background Briefing with Ian Master's

600 episodes - Latest episode: about 13 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 345 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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Magical Mystery Radio: Conspiracy & Paranormal Review

72 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★ - 288 ratings
"Inane ramblings from the fringe, half-baked politics from suspect sources, 'open-minded' nonsense about paranormal topics." John and Adam explore trending and historical fringe topics in a sometim...