Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Living Planet Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day.
Living Planet: Insects and us 2018-06-21 08:00:00 Most people think of insects as pests to get rid of â but our survival may be intimately tied to them. The problem is: Insects are in decline. Find out how the Berlin Philharmonic is drawing attention to the issue, why insects don't live at the seaside, and what makes bugs so important in the first place. 30 minutes
Living Planet: Building eco-metropolises 2018-06-07 09:00:00 Ever more people in the world are living in urban areas. But how can we make our cities sustainable? From the dangers of air pollution to shrinking natural spaces and our carbon footprint in cities â it's high time for action. 30 minutes
Living Planet: Africa's resource wars 2018-05-31 09:55:00 Fertile land in Nigeria is being eaten up drought, fueling conflict between herdsmen who need what's left to graze their animals and farmers who need it for their crops. Meanwhile in East Africa, tensions are rising over who controls the waters of the Nile. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Spring cleaning 2018-05-24 08:55:00 It's time for a bit of spring cleaning, whether it's your summer wardrobe, the local beach - or even the air we breathe! From the heart of Europe to China - we're cleaning up our act. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Batty about biodiversity 2018-05-17 10:00:00 There's bat appreciation day, international day for biodiversity and the day of endangered species - we're great at naming days after our animals, but is it enough? Are we treating our biodiversity wisely, or failing them badly? 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Journeys to Africa 2018-05-10 08:55:00 This week, three stories from the African continent: In Rwanda, we explore the mountain gorilla's complex relationship with its human neighbors; in Kenya, we uncover the ugly side of the flower industry; and in the Congo Basin, we find out about how the world's second-largest tropical forest is under threat. 29 minutes, 57 seconds
Living Planet: Climate action - walk the walk! 2018-05-03 08:55:00 Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem. 30 minutes
Living Planet: To the ends of the Earth 2018-04-26 08:55:00 Our planet is full of remote and risky places â and some people will do anything to protect them or unlock their secrets. From researchers uncovering hidden ecosystems in Antarctica to park rangers in Africa who risk their lives to defend wildlife, we take a journey to some of the harshest corners of the globe. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Bird's-eye view 2018-04-19 09:35:00 What's happening to our birds? French songbirds are disappearing, Berlin's pigeons are thriving, and wetland birds all over the world are suffering from lead poisoning. As they say, what's good for the goose is good for the gander â and what's bad for the birds is definitely bad news for us humans. 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Living Planet: Extreme weather and us 2018-04-12 09:55:00 From hurricanes in the Caribbean to drought in Africa and the Middle East âAs our planet warms, extreme weather events are becoming ever more frequent and intense. But people around the world are learning to adapt to these disasters and make a new, greener start. 29 minutes, 59 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.