Top 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.

Hidden Brain

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

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.

Mysterious Universe

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

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.

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


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Viral is a public health podcast for both public health nerds and the general public hosted by Linsey Grove and Quinn Lundquist. Public health consists of too many topics and professionals to name–but we’re going to try to cover it all. From baby bottle tooth decay to social justice, we will discuss the historical context, cultural relevance, and current connections to each topic while interviewing our colleagues in the field. You don’t have to work in public health to appreciate its quirky, omniscient existence. Welcome to Viral.


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 ( can access the full archive, all ad-free.

Wealth of Nations Podcast

The Wealth of Nations is a podcast about the causes of global development and underdevelopment. Why is the average income of an American almost a hundred times greater than that of the average person in the Central African Republic? Why do people still die of tuberculosis, malaria and yaws, diseases that were eradicated decades ago in the US? Why are two thirds of the people in Niger and South Sudan illiterate? I hope to examine the historical, political and economic forces at the root of these questions in this podcast.

Podcast UFO

Podcast UFO is place where you can listen to audio podcasts about UFOs, close encounters and people associated with the UFO phenomenon. Witnesses involved in such things as sightings, views on cover-ups and more. Listeners are welcome to interact with guests, visit the website to find out how. Shows are recorded live on YouTube stream every Wednesday evening, 8:00 to 10:00PM EST.

Be Reasonable

Be Reasonable is a podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, with Hayley Stevens and Michael Marshall. Each monthly interview will examine beliefs from outside of the mainstream, exploring how those views are constructed and what evidence people feel supports their case. We believe in approaching subjects with respect and an open mind, engaging with people of differing viewpoints in an environment where debate is polite and good-natured, yet robust and intellectually rigorous.

Weird Darkness

Host Darren Marlar brings you true stories of the paranormal, supernatural, unexplained, unsolved, and all else creepy and macabre. Stories submitted by published authors and fans of the show. Follow the show online at

Magical Mystery Radio: Conspiracy & Paranormal Review

"Inane ramblings from the fringe, half-baked politics from suspect sources, 'open-minded' nonsense about paranormal topics." John and Adam explore trending and historical fringe topics in a sometimes-frustrating, occasionally profound, always entertaining quest for truth.

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Cristen gets down to the business of being a woman and all the stuff Mom never told you about bodies, boys, the female brain and more.

How To Do Everything

We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.

Inquiring Minds

Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers. Produced by Adam Isaak in partnership with Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact of a changing climate and consisting of The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.

Talk the Talk

A weekly show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth. | Conferencia on line de Éric Laurent en las XVI Jornadas de la ELP: Principio identitario y políticas del síntoma

En el marco de las XVI Jornadas de la ELP (Yo soy...todos somos... El psicoanálisis ante las nuevas identidades), Éric Laurent, miembro de l’École de la Cause Freudienne, dictó una conferencia on line que llevó por título “Principio identitario y políticas del síntoma”.

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Teoría del delito en Derecho Penal

Estos recursos son material didáctico elaborado por la Universidad Interamericana para el Desarrollo, en ellos se presentan diversos temas que describen los fundamentos constitucionales del derecho penal, así como las definiciones y delimitaciones del delito.

Mind Tasting

Stimulating psychological and mental growth through mindful introspection and curious conversation.

Procesos Psicológicos Básicos

En esta colección se encuentran videos y audios que explican conceptos y casos de los procesos psicológicos que nos permiten el aprendizaje y la convivencia social.