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Top Rated Social Sciences Podcasts

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.

Hidden Brain

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

EconTalk

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

Sword and Scale Rewind, hosted by Matt Fondiler and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, is the aftershow for the popular true-crime podcast Sword and Scale.

The Vanished Podcast

The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she explores each case often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers.

Hellbound with Halos

Our Podcast is comprised of 2 Firefighters from New York (Kev & Sully), and a Law Enforcement Analyst from California (Crystal). 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, Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play, Stitcher, Podbean, 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/hellboundwithhalos Instagram - www.instagram.com/hwhpodcast Twitter - www.twitter.com/hellbound_halos Podcast Sponsor - www.kbarsoapco.com "Ditch the Bar, Grab a Grenade" 100% Organic Homemade Soap, Veteran Owned & Operated Code - "hellbound" will get you a great discount!

True Crime Brewery

Jill and Dick are a married couple who love to drink beer and discuss true crime. Join them at the quiet end of the bar. Dick will bring along an excellent beer from the region where the crime occurred. He will give us a little beer lesson and review before Jill starts off their true crime discussion. The discussions are well-researched and in depth. Dick is a physician and often shares his medical expertise at Jill's urging.

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

This podcast is a collection of interviews & lectures, some of which are recorded specifically for this podcast, and some that are from his university courses, public lectures, documentary interviews, and YouTube videos from his channel: Jordan Peterson Videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos). The podcast offers discussion and information concerning a variety of complex ideas: How moral & pragmatic values regulate emotion and motivation; Psychometric models such as the Big Five; The significance of hero mythology; The meaning of music, and the structure of the world as represented through religion and spiritual belief.

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.

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.

Mysterious Universe

Mysterious Universe brings you the latest news and podcasts covering the strange, extraordinary, weird, wonderful and everything in between.

Superego

SUPEREGO: Profiles In Self-Obsession. Improvised, analyzed, and brought to you by Drs. Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins. Guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, Neko Case, John Hodgman, Jason Sudeikis, Greg Proops, Erinn Hayes, Andy Daly, Kristen Schaal, Thomas Lennon, and many more. SUPEREGO: SEASONS 1, 2, 3, MP3s, LIVE AND BONUS EPISODES available at HOWL.fm. Enter promo code : SUPEREGO for one month free.

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.

Here Be Monsters

A podcast exploring the dark corners of the human mind. Stories from artists, scientists, philosophers and journalists. Decidedly brainy and always interesting.

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, overfishing, whale hunting, fish poaching and more.

Point of Inquiry

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.

So Dreamy

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.

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. To join our email list and get updates on new episodes and announcements, click here

Semi-Intellectual Musings

Podcast focusing on the social sciences, humanities and arts.

Economics Detective Radio

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.

The Horror of Dolores Roach

A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone, Dolores is recognized only by an old stoner friend, Luis, who gives Dolores room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands Dolores” is driven to extremes to survive. A new scripted fiction podcast, The Horror of Dolores Roach stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale. Written by Aaron Mark.

Monstruo

The heart of a man is darkness...No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. The worst of the worst cases have occurred all over the world.  Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred.  Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be unexplored.Based on actual events, this immersive audio experience will shock you, terrify you, and possibly make you ill. From the creators of Sword and Scale, Dark Topic & The Westside Fairytales comes MONSTRUO, the most terrifying podcast you will ever hear.

All Things Therapy

Lisa Tahir is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing as an Intuitive Psychotherapist. My emphasis is on promoting personal growth and transformation by bringing you interviews with leaders in the: psychological, social, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, financial, physical, artistic, entertainment, and business communities and industries. We hope to motivate and inspire you to your own greatness. Support this show at: patreon.com/allthingstherapy Listen live Thursday 1 PM (PST), on LA Talk Radio (latalkradio.com)

Our Strange Skies

On the Our Strange Skies podcast, we delve into the UFO events, incidents, and myths that contribute to the American identity in an attempt to figure out what they mean and what they say about ourselves. We do it with a splash of humor and a guest from time to time. "Literally… when I think of it I envision, like, a box set of encyclopedias about aliens, and it's labeled 'Our Strange Skies.'" - Sam Fredrickson, Not Alone Podcast