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Top Rated Social Sciences Podcasts

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Sword and Scale
The Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the dark side of humanity and human nature. Our stories delve into the worst of the worst and include murder, rape, dismemberment and cannibalism. No crime is too brutal and no victim is too pure. The worst monsters are real.
Invisibilia
Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
EconTalk
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EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty (econlib.org) and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.
Sword and Scale Rewind
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Sword and Scale Rewind, hosted by Matt Fondiler and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, is the aftershow for the popular true-crime podcast Sword and Scale.
On the Media
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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
Mysterious Universe
Mysterious Universe brings you the latest news and podcasts covering the strange, extraordinary, weird, wonderful and everything in between.
The Weeds
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Blurry Photos
A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird.
Here Be Monsters
A podcast about fear, curiosity and the unknown. Unusual audio documentaries produced by Jeff Emtman, Bethany Denton and other independent producers since 2012.
Murder in the Land of Oz
Who said nothing ever happens in Brisbane? Join hosts Jessica Kate and Ellen Rose as they dig up the skeletons buried in our own back yard and take you on a macabre tour around Australia’s third largest city - home to the Stefan Needle, the Brown Snake, the crushing feeling that you’re trapped in a dead-end town that you can never leave, and some of the most brutal murders in Australian history.
Hellbound with Halos
Take your mind off life for a while. Our Podcast is comprised of 2 Firefighters from New York (Kev & Sully), a Law Enforcement Analyst from California (Crystal), a LEO from NY (Lauren) and Marine Veteran/Model "The Combat Barbie" (Rianna). They originally created the podcast for First Responders and combatting the effects of PTSD through comedy and entertainment. We like to think of the show as sitting around a mid-summer campfire with friends. Being so easily relatable, you can come and listen to other perspectives on varieties of topics and hear opinions from everyday people. We interview celebrities and notable people from time to time, to give our viewers a chance to meet them and hear their stories through us. New episodes are released weekly. Have you ever thought to yourself, 'I'm gonna go to hell for this' and did it anyway? We have, and we know you have too. We are broadcast on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, Castbox, Spreaker, YouTube Channel and ALL other Podcast Apps. The Podcast is a production by Girl’s Gone Grunt, LLC, with all rights reserved. Our Podcast is sponsored by K Bar Soap Co. New episodes are released weekly... Business Spotlights are released when available.**Episodes 1-11 were from our previous Facebook Live Feed, prior to podcasting**Website - www.hwhpodcast.com - Become a member of HellboundNation today and get a FREE decal package, as well as exclusive discounts on merch! And no, we don't use your information like Facebook did. Pinky swear.​- Subscribe on your favorite podcast app & Follow Us on our Social Media -​iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hellbound-with...Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0QVtyfx7yVAeDVEWmsd...iHeart Radio - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/hellbound-with-hal...Facebook - www.facebook.com/hellboundwithhalosInstagram - www.instagram.com/hwhpodcastTwitter - www.twitter.com/hellbound_halosWant to make MONEY FAST???!! Hell, who doesn't?? Check this out!https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=70&u=2216775&m=47&urllink=&afftrack=Podcast Sponsor - www.kbarsoapco.com "Ditch the Bar, Grab a Grenade"100% Organic Homemade Soap, Veteran Owned & OperatedCode - "hellbound" will get you a great discount!
Once Upon A Crime | True Crime
Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.
Hackable?
We see lots of movies and TV shows where hackers can infiltrate our lives with just a few keystrokes. But is it real? We’re here to find out. Malicious cat photos, sketchy Wi-Fi networks, rogue rentals, all-knowing webcams - those are just a few topics tackled in Hackable?, where we let our hackers shed light on just how secure we really are. Winner of Best Branded Podcast - 10th Annual Shorty Awards.
Very Bad Wizards
Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits
Alysa Lucas hosts Best Forevers: A Podcast for Kindred Spirits with the goal of starting a movement to love more on our best friends, bros, and bosom buddies through sharing stories of friendship and talking about the most important topics to keeping those friendships afloat. www.bestforeverspod.com
Our Strange Skies
Our Strange Skies is a biweekly podcast that delves into the stories of ordinary people encountering the "unidentified" in hteir backyards and beyond. Each episode explores the UFOs and otherworldly beings that inhabit UFO subculture, and looks at what's left once you remove skepticism and belief.
Point of Inquiry
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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
The Marble Garden
A podcast about cemeteries, and the stories they tell.
So Dreamy
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SO DREAMY is a podcast (or better yet, an "earsnack"!) made BY people who love talking about dreams, FOR people who love talking about dreams. If you don't have someone in your life who LOVES to listen to your sleepy brain adventures and tell you about theirs, then this is the earsnack for you! If you do have someone in your life like that, then you're lucky, and this is still the earsnack for you! Rachel and Hannah will read or play audio clips of their and others' dreams and sleep walking/talking stories, and they might do some light armchair dream analysis (for which they are wildly unqualified!), but mostly their aim is just to have fun hearing and sharing sleepy brain tales! Send us your dreams and stories, either recorded audio or written out, to SoDreamySnack@gmail.com, or call and leave a voicemail (3-minute limit) at 312-600-5538. You can also connect with us through our “So Dreamy” Facebook group and on Twitter/Instagram: @SoDreamySnack.
What's In Your Hometown?
Two frequently confused women who graduated from law school giggle, squirm, and cringe their ways through the true crime stories and urban legends where our listeners live. We want to know: What's In Your Hometown?
The Vocal Fries
The podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk.
Semi-Intellectual Musings
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Podcast focusing on the social sciences, humanities and arts.
El Abrazo del Oso Podcast
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El Abrazo del Oso es un proyecto de radio cultural que se emite a través de las ondas y de internet en su portal www.elabrazodeloso.es. Desde hace casi catorce años un grupo de inquietos sin ánimo de lucro han ido creando esta idea en la que lo más importante es la participación de sus decenas de colaboradores y la búsqueda de conocimientos sobre aquello que de verdad importa. La ciencia, el misterio, la literatura, el cine o la ecología son algunos de los temas habituales que te podrás encontrar durante sus emisiones, y todo ello cuajado de buen humor y mucho amor por la radio artesanal. Radio abierta, por y para la gente, dispuesta a hacerte un hueco al calor de algo tan clásico y actual como la hoguera delas ondas hertzianas.
Unpopular Culture
A psychotherapist dives into the broken underbelly of society, shining a light on more neglected topics in Pop Culture, Psychology, & Modern Media
Economics Detective Radio
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Economics Detective Radio is a podcast about markets, ideas, institutions, and all things related to the field of economics. Episodes consist of long-form interviews, and are generally released on Fridays. Topics include economic theory, economic history, the history of thought, money, banking, finance, macroeconomics, public choice, Austrian economics, business cycles, health care, education, international trade, and anything else of interest to economists, students, and serious amateurs interested in the science of human action. For additional content and links related to each episode, visit economicsdetective.com.