Science Geek Radio

The Best Science Podcasts (2019)

You read about science, watch science shows, and geek out about the latest scientific discoveries. Now you can listen to non-stop talk about the latest breakthroughs and hot topics. Science Geek Radio on Scout FM is as easy as talk radio, but will teach you something new and interesting each day about psychology, space, medicine, and more!

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Curated by Joy Chen

Reads & writes. Has some MIT degrees. Claim to fame: 2nd place in high school National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Rides a bike and likes your shoes.

1. Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

Apr 15, 2019
The Sorting Hat
People are constantly trying to figure out where they belong, from Harry Potter houses to Myers-Briggs to Enneagram. But is any of it legit?
2. Science Vs

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.

Apr 19, 2019
Race: Can We See It In Our DNA?
But with the changing world of genetics, is race science back? For decades, we've heard that race is a social and cultural idea.
3. Science Friday

Weekly brain fun for curious people.

Apr 19, 2019
5G, Pig Brains, Privacy For Nature. April 19, 2019, Part 1
5G, the next step in wireless connectivity, is on the way. How is faster speed possible? How soon will consumers get their hands on it?
4. 60-Second Science

Apr 19, 2019
Gluten-Free Restaurant Foods Are Often Mislabeled
One in three gluten-free dishes tested at restaurants contained gluten, especially GF pizzas and pastas.
5. Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Apr 18, 2019
The Imp of the Perverse
In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe wrote a tale about a man overcome by the compulsion to confess to the heinous crime he sought to keep secret.
6. Curiosity Daily

7. Discovery

Apr 15, 2019
Carbon and climate
Throughout the history of planet Earth, the element carbon has cycled between the atmosphere, the oceans and the biosphere.
9. StarTalk Radio

Apr 19, 2019
Saving the Earth, with Al Gore
It’s now or never. Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with environmental activist and Nobel Prize winner, Al Gore.
10. Science Talk

Mar 13, 2019
Science Couple Phages Out Superbug
How can we use viruses to kill bacteria?
11. You Are Not So Smart

Apr 8, 2019
Behind the Curve
Behind the Curve is about motivated reasoning and conspiratorial thinking told through the lives of people who believe the Earth is flat.
12. Bad Science

Apr 16, 2019
Outbreak
Wash your hands and cover your mouth because you're about to dive into an Outbreak.
13. The Naked Scientists Podcast

The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.

Apr 15, 2019
Cooking with a Conscience
Putting a brand new type of oven to the test: Can it really, as the inventors claim, roast a raw chicken in 35 minutes?
14. The Guardian's Science Weekly

The award-winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk.

Apr 19, 2019
Why Does Coffee Smell So Good?
Coffee is a drink adored the world over. But have you ever wondered why a fresh brew smells better than it tastes?
15. Sean Carroll's Mindscape

Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.

Apr 15, 2019
Navigating Earth Orbit and Beyond
Recent years have seen a boom in the number of objects orbiting Earth, as satellite tracking and communications have become important.
16. The Story Collider

Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell.

Apr 19, 2019
Older and Wiser: Stories about growing up
Two stories of the children we used to be and how they grew up.
19. WSJ’s The Future of Everything

Apr 10, 2019
Instant Message: How Amazon Changed Delivery
This week, it's all about how we buy stuff and how that stuff gets to us.
20. TechStuff

Apr 19, 2019
TechStuff Goes on Autopilot
Who invented autopilot? How can autopilot maintain control of an airplane? What happens if the autopilot system fails?

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