There’s a treasure chest full of awesome science podcasts out there. I’ve actually thought of starting my own, although that would require cloning myself in order to have the time. But maybe … just maybe.
I have several favorites, but I’d love to hear yours too. Reblog with your picks or reply and we can give each other hours of entertainment and enlightenment.
- Radiolab: This is by far the most interesting show around. When I meet people that don’t completely love it, I just look at them as if maybe I should have them committed. Jad and Robert are master storytellers, and every episode will leave you saying “wow”. They also have a Tumblr, which you should follow. I’m still waiting for them to follow me, because I really want to be friends with you, Radiolab. Must-listen episode: Lost & Found (I cried at the last segment, Finding Emilie)
- Nerdist: Chris Hardwick isn’t a scientist. He’s a geek hero. A hilarious geek hero. It’s roughly hour-long, meandering conversations with today’s most interesting, funny and intelligent entertainers and thinkers. Sure, interviewing magician Penn Jillette might not seem like science stuff, but wait until he starts to talk about the psychology of magic and thinking skeptically. And when people like Neil Tyson and Cara Santa Maria show up, it’s a burrito of pure science awesome. Must-listen episode: Any of them, but I enjoyed Jon Hamm immensely.
- StarTalk Radio: It’s a science show hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Like really, what more could you possibly need to know? Must-listen episode: Time Lords: The Science of Keeping Time
- The Story Collider: Ben Lillie has created a science show where the stories are center stage. It’s recorded live in front of an audience, and each episode features an adventure that winds through a scientific experience. It’s equal parts human and information. Must-listen episode: Carl Zimmer’s “Holes in the Net”
There’s many more out there. What are your favorites?