Science Podcast Collection

  • All in the Mind iTunes Feed Web Site
    • An Australian podcast that explores the mental universe – neuroscience really – and takes a clear look at everything from addiction to artificial intelligence
  • Astronomy Cast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Take a weekly facts-based journey through the cosmos with Astronomy Cast.
  • Cambridge University Science Festival (Video) iTunes Web Site
  • CBC Quirks & Quarks Feed Web Site
    • Covers every aspect of science, from the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom…and everything in between.
  • Discovery Channel Space Podcast iTunes Web Site
    • Video podcasts that take you inside the world of NASA and deep space.
  • Discovery Channel Video Podcasts iTunes Web Site
    • A trove of video podcasts from Discovery.
  • Earth & Sky Clear Voices Feed Web Site
    • Earth & Sky reporters interview scientists from around the world. Interviews are generally 7 to 15 minutes in length.
  • Einstein and the Mind of God
  • Exploring Environmental History Feed Web Site
    • A podcast about human societies and the environment in the past. The periodic programmes feature interviews with people working in the field, reports on conferences and discussions about the use and methods of environmental history.
  • Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast - iTunesFeedWeb Site
    • Dr. Charles Lee and Dr. Frank Ling take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.
  • Hmmm…. Krulwich on Science iTunes Feed Web Site
    • NPR Science Correspondent Robert Krulwich demystifies what’s dense and difficult — even if you feel lost when it comes to science. Coverage that can be delightful, moving, funny, perhaps even upsetting.
  • Jet Streaming iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Every week Jet Streaming brings an insider’s look at the weather and climatology. It’s everything you wanted to know about the weather, but were afraid to ask.
  • National Geographic Magazine (The Best of) iTunes Feed Web Site
    • National Geographic needs no particular introduction.
  • National Geographic’s Wild Chronicles iTunes Feed Web Site
    • “See the natural world like never before through the eyes of National Geographic adventurers, scientists, researchers, and the extraordinary Crittercam.”
  • NASAcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of videos from NASA.
  • Nature Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Nature, a highly respected peer-reviewed science journal, offers well produced podcasts that feature scientists talking about their cutting-edge research.
  • New Scientist Podcast Feed Web Site
    • New Scientist’s weekly podcast on all the latest science and technology news and features, including guests from the world of science.
  • NOVA iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A series of short videos (“vodcasts”) from the world of science.
  • NOVA Science Now iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Irreverent stories and intriguing personalities from the world of science.
  • NOVA e = mc2 iTunes Web Site
    • Hear how 10 top physicists describe Einstein’s equation in a few minutes or less.
  • RadioLab Site, iTunes, Website
    • An hour-long science show from WNYC — each episode tackles a particular issue through several stories.
  • Science and Society iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A host of distinguished thinkers speak about innovations in science — nanotechnology, space explorations, life sciences and more.
  • Science Friday Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • From the well known NPR program hosted by Ira Flatow.
  • Science Friday Video iTunes Web Site
    • From the well known NPR program hosted by Ira Flatow.
  • Science Magazine Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Audiocasts from Science Magazine.
  • Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American iTunes Feed Web Site
    • The host, Steve Mirsky, explores the latest developments in science and technology through interviews with leading scientists and journalists.
  • Science Times iTunesRSS
    • Want to know more about black holes? Or progress in the cure for cancer? Learn about the latest news and trends in science, medicine and the environment from the reporters and editors of the popular Science Times section of The New York Times. David Corcoran is your host.
  • Slacker Astronomy:iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Lots of slacking and astronomy.
  • The Engines of Our Ingenuity: iTunes Feed Web Site
    • The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Explore technology’s spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.
  • The Missing Link Podcast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A podcast on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine put out by Prof. Elizabeth Green Musselman.
  • The Naked Scientists iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Dr. Chris Smith, of Cambridge University, takes an interactive look at different aspects of science, medecine and technology.
  • The Science Show iTunes Feed Web Site
    • One of the longest running and well-regarded science shows on Australian radio.
  • The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A weekly podcast that explores the world of the paranormal and fringe science. It’s hosted by Dr. Steven Novella is an academic neurologist on full-time faculty at Yale University School of Medicine.
  • This Week in Science Feed Web Site
    • Self describes as: “A weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each week TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination.”
  • This Week in Virology iTunes Feed Web Site
    • A weekly podcast hosted by two Professors from Columbia University. “We talk about viruses – the kind that make you sick. The podcast covers how viruses work, how they make you sick, and the latest in news about viruses.” You can find it at
  • USGS CoreCast iTunes Feed Web Site
    • From the US Geological Survey, CoreCast brings you straight science insight on natural hazards; climate change; satellite imagery and monitoring; water quality; human health and wildlife disease; and much more. Tune into CoreCast. It’s natural science from the inside out.
  • 60 Second Science iTunes Feed Web Site
    • From Scientific American, leading science journalists offer a brief commentary on the latest developments in the world of science. Presented by Scientific American.
  • 60 Second Psych iTunes Feed Web Site
    • Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute commentary on the latest developments in the science of brain and behavior. Presented by Scientific American.


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  1. Darius says . . . | March 2, 2007 / 7:37 am

    Great list. You might want to add the feed for New Scientist:

  2. Chris says . . . | March 2, 2007 / 10:03 am

    Earth and Sky just launched a new PodCast series called Clearvoices. It’s one of the best Science podcasts around.

  3. Andrew says . . . | March 2, 2007 / 10:10 am

    You might want to add CBC’s science program Quirks & Quarks.

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  4. JT says . . . | March 2, 2007 / 11:43 am

    Please don’t forget This Week In Science – certainly the most entertaining science podcast I’ve found. Plus, every week and interview with a real scientist!

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  5. Brian says . . . | March 2, 2007 / 11:52 am


  6. Fraser Cain says . . . | March 3, 2007 / 1:44 pm

    How about Astronomy Cast. A weekly discussion about space and astronomy.

  7. Craig Damlo says . . . | March 7, 2007 / 1:11 pm

    I do a podcast called Singularity that is about physics, with the tag line “Were physics and understanding come together.” the link is

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  9. randy says . . . | April 2, 2008 / 7:04 pm

    Earth & Sky has two science podcasts. It has a short daily podcast (called Earth & Sky). And then it has the longer Clear Voices podcasts. They both feature the voices of scientists.

  10. Matty Byloos says . . . | January 26, 2009 / 10:41 am

    The Discovery Channel stuff is amazing!

  11. Portland Roofer says . . . | January 26, 2009 / 10:42 am

    Both the Guardian Unlimited programs on science as well as the NOVA specials are truly not to be missed. Thanks for collecting them in one place!

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  16. Ed says . . . | January 6, 2010 / 7:12 pm

    Don’t forget some of Australia’s own best independent ones

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  21. Karl says . . . | November 14, 2010 / 10:56 pm

    Thanks very much for putting this together. I am a science teacher and was looking for a resource for my students. I wonder if you might add the ‘Science Times’ podcast from the NY Times?

  22. Joe says . . . | January 24, 2011 / 7:31 pm

    You might want to look at the Planet Earth podcast

  23. Giraffe says . . . | February 12, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    The Missing Link is no longer being maintained, and the audio files are down.

  24. Skip Huffman says . . . | March 3, 2011 / 5:03 am

    Great list

  25. Portland Roofer says . . . | June 26, 2011 / 6:06 pm

    Jet Streaming Program is awesome!

  26. Michael says . . . | September 23, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    A compendium of lectures, interviews and book reviews on modern neuroscience by Virginia Campbell, MD. At 77 episodes and counting, this articulate and informative podcaster provides a stimulating look at what is happening in this science. No connection other than being an avid listener.

  27. Michael says . . . | September 23, 2011 / 3:01 pm

    Apologies for including the link in the wrong location.

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