Top 10 Science & Medicine Podcasts

1. Radiolab

By WNYC Studios

Description: Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab (a two-time Peabody Award-winner) is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. The show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. The ‘scientific' concepts in the show are rendered in a desirably fascinating way. It's a testament to the skills of the hosts in their use of the audio format that they can cruise through really complex stuff and give the ordinary listener entertainment and learning in a single scoop.

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2. Hidden Brain

By NPR

Description: The Hidden Brain project helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. It is a good show to open your mind with unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

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3. Invisibilia

By NPR

Description: Yet another great show from NPR. Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

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4. StarTalk Radio

By StarTalk Radio

Description: The show was created by StarTalk Radio and is a mixture of Science, comedy and pop culture. Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Neil deGrasse Tyson is such an intelligent host. Listen to them as they uncover facts of Science in a very humorous way.

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5. Science Friday

By Science Friday

Description: Covering everything about science and technology — from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies — Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more. You’ll end up having your questions answered by the end of every show.

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6. How To Do Everything

By Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth

Description: I can say that this show has it all. They cover all topics you need to know which are also vital in every aspects of life. They tackle almost all the questions asked, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert. The hosts are great in talking about topics and still keeping it funny and interesting.

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7. Only Human

By WNYC Studios

Description: Hosted by Mary Harris, Only Human is a show where we’re not afraid to have uncomfortable conversations, and experiment with possible solutions. It talks about making the most of health, whether we’re training for a marathon, overcoming an illness, or trying not to go broke paying for healthcare. The show is so powerful in detailing genuine stories about health and wellness. A podcast worth subscribing to.

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8. Sword and Scale

By True Crime Media

Description: The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions, proving that the worst monsters are very real. They cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing person’s cases. If you like podcasts like Serial, Criminal, True Murder, Generation Why, Thinking Sideways, Mystery Show, Lore, or Last Podcast of the Left, give this a try. The show is very engaging, informative & well crafted.

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9. Science Vs

By Gimlet

Description: Hosted by Wendy Zukerman, the show that pits facts against fads. The show is refreshing and has an unbiased approach to facts. If you like podcasts about scholarly work, investigative journalism, humour , talk radio, NYC, and want to learn about the natural world around you, you’ll definitely like this one too. They are releasing more interesting episodes in 2016 so watch out for that.

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10. Scientific Theory

By La Trobe University

Description: A podcast about science, life, the universe, and everything else along the way. If you’re into these topics, this show is just the right one for you.