Social Sciences Podcasts

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Sword and Scale

372 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★ - 57.8K 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

417 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 33K 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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82 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 20.9K 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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Mysterious Universe

111 episodes - Latest episode: about 14 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 4.4K ratings
Mysterious Universe is a weekly podcast featuring fascinatingly strange reports from all over the world. Always interesting and often hilarious, join hosts Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy as they ...
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886 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.7K ratings
EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem and Stanford's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes ...
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GraveYard Tales

193 episodes - Latest episode: about 17 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 2.5K 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 ...
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197 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.4K 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 alternativ...
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Very Bad Wizards

231 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 2.2K 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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Anything Ghost Show

44 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month 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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Personality Hacker Podcast

484 episodes - Latest episode: 5 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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Blurry Photos

391 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 1.3K 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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SciShow Tangents

379 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1K ratings
SciShow Tangents is the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, and Sam Schultz as they try to one-up...
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Behavior Bitches

129 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 988 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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Therapist Uncensored Podcast

266 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 929 ratings
Learn to use the sciences of the mind to help you understand what makes you emotionally tick. Two Austin therapists and their world-recognized guest experts break down the research in modern attac...
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Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

739 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 863 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

406 episodes - Latest episode: 25 days ago - ★★★★ - 814 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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The Terri Cole Show

380 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 800 ratings
Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and expert at turning Fear into Freedom. Helping people all over the world face their fears, get unstuck from the past, move past the...
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Somewhere in the Skies

317 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 731 ratings
Somewhere in the Skies is a weekly podcast covering UFOs, culture, and the extraordinary world we live in. Hosted by author and television host, Ryan Sprague, the podcast covers past and present U...
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This Jungian Life

221 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 603 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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Consider Before Consuming

62 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 598 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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Deeply Human

13 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 565 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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Psych With Mike

189 episodes - Latest episode: about 16 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 489 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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Rationally Speaking Podcast

266 episodes - Latest episode: 30 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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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

907 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 454 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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48 episodes - Latest episode: 29 days ago - ★★★★★ - 392 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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Hot Take

46 episodes - Latest episode: 8 months ago - ★★★★★ - 346 ratings
A holistic, irreverent, no-bullshit look at the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking—and not talking—about it. We take a feminist, race-forward lens to the biggest story of our time. Some ...
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Alpha Male Strategies

436 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 328 ratings
Teaching men real alpha male qualities. Support this podcast:
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Origin Stories

65 episodes - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 323 ratings
This award-winning show combines science and narrative to explore our human story and explain why we are the way we are. Listen and explore human evolution one story at a time.
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Decoding the Gurus

46 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★ - 323 ratings
An exiled Northern Irish anthropologist and a hitchhiking Australian psychologist take a close look at the contemporary crop of 'secular gurus', iconoclasts, and other exiles from the mainstream, o...
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Podcast UFO

246 episodes - Latest episode: about 14 hours ago - ★★★★ - 309 ratings
Podcast UFO is place where you can listen to audio podcasts about UFOs, close encounters and people associated with the UFO phenomenon. Witnesses involved in such things as sightings, views on cove...