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Top Natural Sciences Podcasts

Radiolab

A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

Varmints!

The Varmints! podcast is an education/comedy podcast that's all about animals! Every week two nerds name Paul and Donna do a whole bunch of research to bring you a mix of science, education, pop culture and comedy about all things that creep, crawl, slither, fly, jump, hop and swim on this planet one animal at a time.

StarkCast

StarkCast is hosted by Joe Stark. Shows will often feature guests where we will discuss various topics. Science, entertainment, pop culture, whatever comes to mind!

Two Bit Geeks

A two-nerds-talking podcast exploring science, philosophy, education, art, literature, geek culture, technology, and other human endeavors. New episodes roughly twice monthly.

Cool Facts About Animals

This is a podcast by and for kids giving you the coolest facts about the coolest animals. We research our episodes carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, focusing on the things that really make these animals unusual. Thanks for listening!

Science Vs

Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.

The Confessionals

Have you ever experienced the unexplained? Are you drawn to the strange and mysterious? You are not alone… The Confessionals is a podcast where witnesses of the unexplained share their stories and encounters. Join host Tony Merkel as he explores the fringe side of life, from Bigfoot to UFOs to paranormal activity, and everything in between. We welcome you to join us as we delve into the unknown.Connect with us!Website: www.theconfessionalspodcast.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/TheConfessionalsFacebook: www.facebook.com/TheConfessionalsPodcastTwitter: @TConfessionalsEmail: theconfessionalspodcast@gmail.com

Outside/In

Our connection to the outdoors runs deep in our DNA, but our relationship to the natural world can be complicated. From the unintended human costs of clean energy, to the murky ethics of high-risk rescue missions, to our seemingly eternal conflict with invasive species, we dive head first into those complexities with stories, in-depth reporting, and a touch of nerdiness. You don’t have to be a conservation biologist, a whitewater kayaker, or an obsessive composter to love Outside/In. It’s a show for anyone who has ever been outdoors. In short, it’s a show for *almost* everyone. Hosted by Sam Evans-Brown, Outside/In is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

Dogs in Our World

Host Adam Winston explores topics such as history, science, and philosophy in his quest to know more about the domestic dog. Each episode includes a teacher, author, or expert who shares their discoveries about the dogs in our world. Join the audience at dogsinourworld.com.

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

History Goes Bump Podcast

Podcast dedicated to the side of history that goes bump in the night. Every episode's content features community time that includes listener mail and experiences, a “Moment In Oddity” and “History Of The Day” segments and then interviews and discussions about a historic location, event or person and the hauntings associated with the subject of the particular show. The tagline for the show is “Ghost tours for the theater of the mind” and our goal is to entertain you while creeping you out just a bit.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue raises awareness of the variety of ocean science and conservation projects conducted all around the world. It educates you, the listener, on the different Ocean Conservation Projects that are happening around the world. By listening to our guests, I hope to inspire you to live an ocean-friendly life through their stories and the information I provide to guide you towards a living a life that will be healthy for the Ocean. On the podcast episodes, I discuss, sharks, marine mammals (whales, dolphins, manatees, sea lions, seals), seabirds, fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod, etc) as well as ocean issues like climate change/global warming (ocean acidification, increased sea temperatures, sea level rise, arctic melting, changing weather patterns), water pollution, plastic pollution (single use plastic), coastal development, over fishing, whale hunting, fish poaching and more.

Strange Animals Podcast

A podcast about living, extinct, and imaginary animals!

Paradox: The Time Travel Podcast

Authors Nick Hurwitch and Phil Hornshaw dive through the wormhole of your favorite time travel movies, TV shows and stories to attempt to make sense of timelines, time machines and paradoxes.

Skaana | Orcas and Oceans Podcast

Mark Leiren-Young, author of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World and inventor of “eco-comedy”, meets the people who are making waves to save our oceans, orcas and environment. Find out how you can make waves too. You can use the affiliate links below to support the pod. Join the Pod…… https://www.patreon.com/mobydoll Skaana home….. https://www.skaana.org Facebook……….. https://www.facebook.com/skaanapod/ Twitter…………... @leirenyoung

Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering

Zengineering Podcast is for everyone who loves Science & Technology and also cares deeply about the beauty of Life's Big Questions. We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern Science, Technology & Engineering meet Philosophy, Art & Spirituality. We have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed. It's the place where mental models are born, and that's what we're really chasing. Are you? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zengineering-podcast/support

The Beer Drinking Scientists

Modern science issues tackled over a beer. Marc and Darren talk all things science, and chat to the punters in the pub.

Hollywood Science

Have you ever watched a film and thought “that scientific principle is being completely violated to solely serve the needs of the protagonist in their efforts at overcoming this character-building obstacle”? Well that’s what this show is about. Each episode focuses on an a particular film to see how the science fiction holds up to the science fact.

The Science Show - ABC RN

The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

American Birding Podcast

The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond. Join host Nate Swick every other Thursday for news and happenings, recent rarities, guests from around the birding world, and features of interest to every birder.

Featured Creatures

The hosts Alan, Alex, and Garrett discuss a new monster each week.

Your Online Coffee Break

Science, entertainment and inspiration await you at Your Online Coffee Break! Software guru, astronomy & space buff Chuck Fields interviews scientists, writers, business leaders, directors & producers, musicians and more--all in a short & sweet format to fit into your busy schedule. Take your coffee break with us to get inspired, geek out, or learn something new. New episodes weekly.

Skeptoid

Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive, all ad-free.

Spacepod

Hear stories about the alien moons orbiting our Sun, of cold stars, and the future of space exploration. Every week, scientist Dr. Carrie Nugent chats about an amazing part of our universe with an expert guest. Spacepod is the podcast that gives you an inside look into space exploration. Learn more: http://listentospacepod.com