My Favourite Science Podcasts
What are you listening to? I am sure you know that there is so much you can gain from listening. Well, I have been listening to a lot of podcasts recently.
A podcast is essentially a digital radio, although some podcasts can be in video forms. Learn more about podcasts here. You can listen to almost anything on a podcast, from comedy to messages, to tips on running a business, motivational talks and lots more.
Listening to podcasts, are easy if you have access to the internet. Just find a podcast platform or app that suits you, find the podcast you will love to listen to and you are good to go. I listen to all my podcasts via the Apple podcast app, you can also listen via Google podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or any other podcast apps available. All podcasts are free, and most are available via different apps.
For me, listening to science podcasts is a fun way to learn on the go because these science communicators bring science to the public through their insightful narratives. I learn so much about science every day; on my way to work, while working in the lab, during lunch breaks or when I’m just bored, I find it easier to listen than to read sometimes, so thank you technology 😅😅
Here goes my list of favourite science podcasts to listen to, I am sharing them because you might just love them too and I do not want to learn alone😊
Sawbones: A marital tour of misguided medicine. This is actually my favourite podcast to learn from. Listen to the McElroys educate you on different topics in medical history, with a perfect slice of comedy. A lot of topics have been covered on the wrong and weird ways scientists have discovered and then tried to cure medical problems. You learn about medical myths and what is actually the right thing.
The show is hosted by Dr Sydnee McElroy and her husband, Justin McElroy.
2. This Podcast will kill you
There is no better explanation of this show than this excerpt from their website “Grad students studying disease ecology, Erin and Erin found themselves disenchanted with the insular world of academia. They wanted a way to share their love of epidemics and weird medical mysteries with the world, not just colleagues. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to have a cocktail while chatting about pus and poop?” The podcast will not kill you, but it covers so many diseases that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. The episode on tuberculosis definitely got me worried.
The show is hosted by an ecologist, Erin Welsh and an epidemiologist Erin Allmann Updyke.
3. The Research Her
Elissia Tenea is a PhD candidate at Purdue University, where she studies analytical chemistry. Her podcast explores research relevant to wellness and promotes the improvement of health disparities faced by women of colour, by discussing relatable topics.
Basically makes research a part of our conversations. The episodes are loaded with a lot of science-based information for women’s health.
I love how she talks with fellow female scientists on some episodes and for some reason, I love her voice 😅
This is a podcast celebrating the women transforming teaching and learning through technology. They showcase talented women as well as their achievements and provide them with the opportunity to take their work to a wider community.
Nevertheless has exposed me to brilliant STEM role models.
Tumble is a science podcast for kids. They tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists and they feature kids on their show too. As the hosts Lindsay and Marshall ask questions, they share mysteries, and what science is all about. In every episode, they connect scientists’ passion for their research to kids’ natural curiosity. Their stories have inspired kids to get curious and learn more and I love that.
The suffix -ology in the English language denotes a field of study. Alie Ward asks smart people (-ologists) questions and the answers might change your life. By listening to the show, you will take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions.
7. TED SCIENCE & MEDICINE
This podcast consists of TEDx video talks on science and medical research. I have learnt so much and discovered brilliant videos from the podcast that I ordinarily wouldn’t have found on the TEDx Youtube pages. So this is a good one.
8. SCIENCE VS
Hosted by Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman, Science VS takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. Science Vs is a team of friendly fact checkers that blow up your firmly held opinions and replace them with science. Science Vs dissects areas of scientific controversy and public confusion and trust me, there is an episode for every controversy.
So, I know I said eight and I know I said science podcasts, but this is a bonus (a.k.a Jara)
JESUS AND JOLLOF 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾
This is one of my best podcasts to listen to, I have learnt so much from these funny and beautiful Nigerian women. okay, #nuffsaid, make sure you listen to this one.
That’s about it! So do you have any recommendations for podcasts I should listen to? Let me know about it in the comment section. It doesn’t have to be science-related.
Also, what podcast do you think you’ll be trying from my favourite science communicators? Do not forget to subscribe to the blog before you leave 😁