Pod O' Podcasts, Some of my Favorite Science Related Sounds.
I am the biggest podcast fan out there. I subscribe to about 26 podcasts and listen just about everyday. They range from The Joe Rogan Experience an interview style podcast, to scienc-y ones like TED Radio Hour, to ones about the economy like Planet Money or Freakonomics, Business oriented podcasts like StartUp, The Venture, and Open for Business. Below is a list of some great ones I listen to and love. Feel free to comment below, what do you like? What do you not like? Whats your favorite podcast? Recommendations?
The Joe Rogan Experience is hands down my favorite podcast. I cannot tell you how much I have learned from this podcast. It is a 3 hr interview style podcast with people from ALL walks of life. I recommend damn near everyone, because they all have some bits of knowledge to offer. If you are science focused guests I recommend:
Neil deGrasse Tyson- Famous astrophysicist and all around space genius. BLOWS YOUR MIND.
Sam Harris- Philosopher, atheist, who articulates things better then anyone I've ever heard.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick- Must watch for people interested in nutrition and the science behind it and how our bodies work. I WANT TO BE HER!
Joe Quirk- Independent floating countries out at sea AKA sea-steading
Lawrence Krauss- Theoretical Physicist
Amit Goswami- PhD, is a theoretical nuclear physicist.
Sean Carroll- Cosmologist. This guy taught me something about chemistry that I should have known and didn't and apparently most PhDs get this wrong. Listen and lmk if you figure out what it was.
Dennis McKenna- Ethnopharmacist and Psychedelic Proponent. WHOA DUDE!
Dr. Carl Hart- Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry. Known for research in drug addiction and abuse. Crazy views, really changed my perspective on A LOT! Fascinating and articulate human being.
Robb Wolf Former research Biochemist
Graham Hancock (journalist) & Randall Carlson (master builder & architecture designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist)- Theories adverse to mainstream egyptology. UMMM I became obsessed w/ Egypt after this.
THE LIST COULD SERIOUSLY GO ON AND ON! CHECK IT OUT! LMK.
BBC 5 live Science is a podcast hosted by Dr. Karl, Dr. Kris, and the Naked Scientists. They alternate between taking calls from anyone and everyone and answering their scientific inquiries and updating you on all the bitchin new research thats coming out! Runs about 50 minutes.
There are 2 podcast I like that are TED related, TED TALKS DAILY & TED Radio Hour. TED Talks Daily is just regular talks brought to you in audio format. TED Radio Hour is produced by NPR and hosted by Guy Raz. This podcast usually summarizes a couple TED Talks into one main idea at the end and its like OOOOOOOoOOoOoOoOoooo! WHOA DUDE! Radio Hour is an hour and TTD is 8-20 min.
SCIENCE VS. Is by Gimlet Media, one of my all time favorite production companies, THEY ROCK! ANYHOO, Science Vs. is dedicated to pinning fads, blogs, and strong opinions against science. Whats fact, whats not, and whats in between?
Episode Examples are: Gun Control (does it work?), Attachement Parenting (let them go brush!), Fracking(Not sure how I feel about this), Organic Food (LOL), The G-Spot (PAY ATTENTION), Forensic Science (this shocked me), DNA and the Small of death (yes you read that right). And much more! Fluctuates 30-55min- ish.
Hidden Brain is a really cool storytelling like podcast that helps curious people understand the world and themselves a little bit better. They explore the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape the choices we make, the things that direct the course of our relationships. More on the Psychological sciences but like I said I truly enjoy it all. I am big on self improvement so anything that helps me understand myself better is Rad. Runs about 25-30min.
Invisibilia is about the forces that control human behavior that we don't see. What ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. I see it as the science behind the self. Why do we do what we do? This has changed my life. I, like most people, am awesome, BUT I have faults. Sometimes I don't know what they are and this podcast helps shed lights on not only faults we may carry but why we may carry them. In doing this it has better helped me to recognize and correct negative behaviors. Runs about an Hr.
RadioLab is probably one of the oldest podcasts and it FUCKING ROCKS. If you are naturally a curious person this is for you. They storytell and enlighten on the most fascinating things. Sometimes its science related like 9 volt nirvana, where a shock to the temple at 9 volts alters your behavior to feel like your stoned, or shock you somewhere else and it energizes you like a cup of coffee. They also made one on CRISPR (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) and they also did one about the first transgender gondolier, and one about a families way of coping their sons death thru developing a video game. LISTEN TO IT! IT ROCKS! You may need tissues sometimes,I know I do. 30-70min average 30ish.
Science at AMNH or also known as The American Museum of Natural History has a podcast that showcases their event highlights which often reveal cutting edge research in paleontology, genomics, biodiversity, astrophysics, and evolutionary biology often from the museums own findings. Presentations are by scientists, authors, and researchers at the forefront of their fields.
"You may hear Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on here, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City since 1996. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003." (Wikipedia.com).