Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
StarTalk Radio Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! 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.
StarTalk Presents: A First Look at a New Podcast, "Akimbo" hosted by Seth Godin 2018-06-21 04:01:04 Hey StarTalk Fans. Today we have an opportunity to introduce you to a new podcast that we're very excited about. No, it's not another StarTalk spinoff - although we may have some interesting news for you on that front in a couple of months, so stay tuned. No, this is a new podcast called Akimbo, and it's hosted by our favorite evidence-based-marketing thought leader, Seth Godin. Seth is one of the most successful and influential business writers of all time, and some of us here at StarTalk are big fans. Akimbo is a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something. You can subscribe to Akimbo in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or at Akimbo.me, and right now, you can listen to the first two episodes exclusively on StarTalk. So, without further ado, we happily present, Akimbo. 51 minutes, 47 seconds
#ICYMI - Extended Classic: Planet Soccer, with Neil deGrasse Tyson 2018-06-15 16:00:04 In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Re-visit Planet Soccer as we gear up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Chuck Nice, Gary O'Reilly, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and former NY Cosmos assistant coach and MLS All-Star Alecko Eskandarian. Now extended with physicist John Eric Goff telling us all about the new Telstar 18.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-planet-soccer-with-neil-degrasse-tyson
Photo Credit: XiXinXing/iStock 1 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
Extended Classic - Cosmic Queries: A Powerful Potpourri 2018-06-15 15:00:14 Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice tackle an eclectic mix of your questions that take us from the boiling surface of the Sun to the dark side of the moon. Now extended with more questions on aliens, Isaac Newton as a dinner guest, Panspermia, and the James Webb Space Telescope.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-a-powerful-potpourri/
Image Credit & Copyright: Bob Franke. 52 minutes, 48 seconds
Remembering Anthony: "A Seat at the Table with Anthony Bourdain Parts 1 & 2" 2018-06-10 15:00:54 To celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain, Neil deGrasse Tyson is revisiting his two-part interview with him from 2013, as a single, commercial-free episode with new thoughts and recollections by Neil. Featuring comic co-host Eugene Mirman and NYU Professor of Nutrition Marion Nestle.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/remembering-anthony-a-seat-at-the-table-with-anthony-bourdain-parts-1-2/
Photo Credit: Brandon Royal. 1 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
The Evolution of Journalism, with Katie Couric 2018-06-08 15:00:14 Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the search for the truth, the devaluation of facts, staying fair and balanced, debunking "fake news", and the evolution of modern journalism with Katie Couric, co-host Eugene Mirman, Buzz Machine's Jeff Jarvis, and data journalist Mona Chalabi.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.
Photo Credit: Brandon Royal. 51 minutes, 49 seconds
#ICYMI - Motorsports - Physics & Technology, with Will Buxton & Mario Andretti 2018-06-07 15:25:34 In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Chuck Nice and Gary O'Reilly race down the track, hairpin through the corner, and kick it into high gear as we explore the science-filled spectacle of auto racing with F1 journalist Will Buxton, physics professor Richard Bower, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and legendary driver Mario Andretti.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/motorsports-physics-technology-with-will-buxton-and-mario-andretti/ 51 minutes, 35 seconds
Clean Meat, with Paul Shapiro 2018-06-01 15:01:02 Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of clean meat and animal agriculture with comic co-host Maeve Higgins, author and animal advocate Paul Shapiro, and Dr. Liz Specht, Senior Scientist at The Good Food Institute.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/clean-meat-with-paul-shapiro/
Photo Credit: World Economic Forum (File: The Meat Revolution Mark Post.webm (7:53)) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. 54 minutes, 52 seconds
#ICYMI - Motorcycle Racing: Physics on 2-Wheels 2018-05-31 17:41:02 In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... We kick it into top gear as hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the physics of motorcycle racing, riding, and assembly alongside adventure journalist Jim Clash and physics professor and motorcycle aficionado Charles Falco.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/motorcycle-racing-physics-on-2-wheels/
Photo Credit: SCrider (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons. 42 minutes, 14 seconds
Cosmic Queries - The Science Around Us 2018-05-25 15:01:02 Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about The Planetary Society and space exploration, climate change, the competitive nature of scientists, the EPA, NASA, extra-terrestrials, dark matter, and much more.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-the-science-around-us/
Photo Credit: Ben Ratner. 55 minutes, 17 seconds
#ICYMI - American Ninja Warrior: Science, Skills, and Strategy 2018-05-24 15:39:26 In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel... Enter the wild, high-flying world of American Ninja Warrior with hosts Gary O'Reilly, Chuck Nice, ANW hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Ninjas Drew Drechsel, Najee Richardson, and Joe Moravsky, and executive producer Anthony Storm.
NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/american-ninja-warrior-science-skills-and-strategy/
Photo Credit: Ben Ratner 43 minutes, 52 seconds
Best Science Podcasts 2018
We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
The Person You Become Over the course of our lives, we shed parts of our old selves, embrace new ones, and redefine who we are. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the experiences that shape the person we become. Guests include aerobatics pilot and public speaker Janine Shepherd, writers Roxane Gay and Taiye Selasi, activist Jackson Bird, and fashion executive Kaustav Dey.
#478 She Has Her Mother's Laugh What does heredity really mean? Carl Zimmer would argue it's more than your genes along. In "She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity", Zimmer covers the history of genetics and what kinship and heredity really mean when we're discovering how to alter our own DNA, and, potentially, the DNA of our children.