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Top Science Podcasts 2019

What are the top science podcasts for 2019? We have selected the best science and educational podcasts, updated daily which we highly recommend for your listening pleasure. If you enjoy science or science-related podcasts, sit back and enjoy this hand selected list of our recommended free science themed podcasts. Here are the top science podcasts for 2019.

TED Radio Hour
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections.

In & Out Of Love
2019-11-21 21:01:00
We think of love as a mysterious, unknowable force. Something that happens to us. But what if we could control it? This hour, TED speakers on whether we can decide to fall in — and out of — love. Guests include writer Mandy Len Catron, biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, musician...
51 minutes, 58 seconds


Science for the People
Science for the People is a weekly syndicated long-format interview radio show and podcast which explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what is in the news and on the shelves. Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.

#543 Give a Nerd a Gift
2019-12-06 20:00:00
Yup, you guessed it... it's Science for the People's annual holiday episode that helps you figure out what sciency books and gifts to get that special nerd on your list. Or maybe you're looking to build up your reading list for the holiday break and a geeky Christmas sweater to wear to an upcoming...
1 hour


Radiolab
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations.

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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.

Cosmic Queries - Edge of the Universe
2019-12-06 14:31:43
What lies beyond the edge of the universe? Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about higher dimensions, the multiverse, the Big Bang, and much, much more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers...
54 minutes, 17 seconds


The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest.

Episode 83: Feeling Feeble WIMPS and Axions
2019-11-29 23:26:56
Today's guest is a marvel! It's the host of the Drabblecast: Norm Sherman! Norm joins Dr. Ken Clark and Dr. Katelin Schutz, experts in dark matters.  today we talk about dark matter candidates: our best guesses for what is causing the crush we feel but cannot see. 
1 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds


The Science of Happiness
Research-based tips for a meaningful life. A co-production with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

How To Be Less Hard on Yourself
2019-12-05 03:00:00
Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.
20 minutes, 37 seconds


The Science Show
RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio.

Teenagers design museum galleries
2019-12-06 17:05:16

1 hour, 20 minutes, 56 seconds


Science Friday
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.

Best Science Books and Board Games of 2019. Dec 6, 2019, Part 2
2019-12-06 14:53:41
In a year jam-packed with fast-moving science news and groundbreaking research, books can provide a more slower-paced, reflective look at the world around us—and a precious chance to dive deep on big ideas. But how do you decide which scientific page-turner to pick up first? Science Friday...
47 minutes, 19 seconds


Big Picture Science
Big Picture Science weaves together a universe of big ideas from robots to memory to antimatter to dinosaurs. Tune in and make contact with science.

Skeptic Check: Betting on Pseudoscience
2019-11-25 07:55:12
Psychics may not be able to predict the future or sense your thoughts.  Nonetheless, they rake in hundreds of millions of dollars every year.  But the harm from pseudoscience can go far beyond your wallet - especially when it promotes unscientific treatments for serious disease.  Find out what...
50 minutes, 31 seconds


Gastropod
Gastropod looks at food through the lens of science and history. Co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode every two weeks.

Are Insect Guts the Secret to the Most Delicious Kimchi?
2019-12-03 13:05:59
This side dish of spicy, bubbly, funky pickled vegetables is such a staple in Korea that no meal is considered complete without it—but, recently, kimchi has found its way into burgers, pasta, grilled cheese, and even tacos. This episode, we trace the behind-the-scenes story of the "kimchi...
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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 - Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology.

Pioneering Ketamine treatments: alcohol dependency
2019-12-05 21:00:32
Ketamine might sound like an unlikely candidate for treating addiction and depression. But a growing number of scientists believe the drug could help. Over the next two episodes of Science Weekly, Hannah Devlin speaks to two experts who are using ketamine in their work in very different ways. In...
19 minutes, 23 seconds


Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.

Inflammation and the brain, NASA visits the Sun, climate shrinks birds, ancient paint from lake goo, smelling without olfactory bulbs, and tweeting birds.
2019-12-05 21:10:00
Our brains could be collateral damage in our body's fight against infection; NASA's mission to touch the sun releases its first results; Songbirds are shrinking, probably because of climate change; Ancient indigenous people made durable rock paint from lake goo; Scientists surprised to discover...
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Nature Podcast
The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to neuroscience, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.

05 December 2019: Genomic sequencing and the source of solar winds
2019-12-04 10:21:53
This week, exploring two very different issues with genomic sequencing, and the latest results from NASA's Parker Solar Probe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28 minutes


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: The deal with recycling
2019-12-05 07:00:00
How good are you at recycling? While it's good to reduce how much we consume, and reuse what we can, most of us do have to dispose of items and packaging, usually on a daily basis. But what happens to all of our containers and bottles and cardboard after we take them to the curb? Today on the show,...
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Science and Creativity from Studio 360
Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005.

How Time-Travel Stories Borrow from Einstein
2016-12-19 13:04:07
It's hard to believe, but the words "time" and "travel" were never really linked until H.G. Wells' 1895 novel,  "The Time Machine." James Gleick, author of "Time Travel: A History"  discovered that everything from Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine to Doc Brown's DeLorean can be traced back to Wells....
8 minutes, 14 seconds


Are We There Yet?
When it comes to human space exploration, we're on the brink of something big. Join host Brendan Byrne as he explores the advances in human space exploration. From conversations with the engineers and scientists building the technology one day heading to Mars, to talks with visionaries and leaders who want to take humankind to deep space, the Are We There Yet? podcast reveals the next chapters in human space exploration.

From Cave To Cosmos: A History Of Human Exploration
2019-12-03 15:37:17
Exploration is hardwired into our DNA. From early humans in sub-Saharan Africa to the Apollo moon walkers, humans have always had a thirst for knowledge and the need to understand the world around them.  Andrew Rader is a SpaceX mission manager. He's one of the many new-age explorers now reaching...
28 minutes


Top Science Podcasts

We have hand picked the top science podcasts of 2019.
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In & Out Of Love
We think of love as a mysterious, unknowable force. Something that happens to us. But what if we could control it? This hour, TED speakers on whether we can decide to fall in — and out of — love. Guests include writer Mandy Len Catron, biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, musician Dessa, One Love CEO Katie Hood, and psychologist Guy Winch.
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#543 Give a Nerd a Gift
Yup, you guessed it... it's Science for the People's annual holiday episode that helps you figure out what sciency books and gifts to get that special nerd on your list. Or maybe you're looking to build up your reading list for the holiday break and a geeky Christmas sweater to wear to an upcoming party. Returning are pop-science power-readers John Dupuis and Joanne Manaster to dish on the best science books they read this past year. And Rachelle Saunders and Bethany Brookshire squee in delight over some truly delightful science-themed non-book objects for those whose bookshelves are already full. Since...
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