Science and SciComm

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Creation Date February 19th, 2020
Updated Date Updated May 7th, 2020
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Some highlights in podcasts about research, researchers, the history and hidden stories of science, technology and discovery.
  1. Welcome to Eurekanerd, bringing you the finest and funniest in science news. We are Leah and Will, two nerds going through the press releases collected in Eurekalert mailing lists and sharing the gems we find. Find all this and more at eurekanerd.com Questions? Comments? Leave them below, or email us at eurekanerdcast@gmail.com, and find us on twitter, @eurekanerdcast
  2. Join Hana, Suhail, Oz, and Alex for the podcast that mixes science and tech journalism and pop culture. With 2 PhDs and years of journalism between them, they dissect, discuss and dive into the most interesting stories, topics, and concepts in the world.
  3. A podcast of 'rial talk about all things materials hosted by award-winning materials scientist and engineer, Dr Anna Ploszajski
  4. The UK has the most exciting geeky comedy scene anywhere in the world and we're finally sharing it with everyone! In this podcast Steve Cross, comedian, troublemaker and nerd celebrity, showcases comedy sets, gigs, interviews, panel shows and other nonsense from the best performers on the entire scene. If you've ever found that life needs more laughs, or that laughs need more brains, or that brains might be delicious, you're in the right place.
  5. Formerly known as Science Showoff Bristol, cath up on all the SciXSW performances, including Agony Auncles, Bristol Know Show and more!
  6. Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
  7. The podcast that puts science under the microscope and dissects the topics you want to learn more about.
  8. Science Fact, Science Fiction and Everything in between. One of The Guardian's Favourite Podcasts 2018. Guests include Benedict Cumberbatch, Nichelle Nichols, Jill Tarter, Andy Weir and Chris Hadfield.
  9. ResearchPod science podcasts connect the research community to a global audience of peers and the public, raising visibility and impact. www.researchpod.org
  10. Environment, climate and sustainability podcast. We make big issues bite-sized, explaining the science behind what’s going on in the world, and exploring the things that we can do to help out. Hosted by Emma Brisdion and Lloyd Hopkins.
  11. 'Will my bacon sandwich kill me?', 'Is vaping better than smoking?', 'How do you become an astronaut?' - just some of the Big Questions we ask some of the brightest minds behind Oxford science. Join us in each podcast as we explore a different area of science.
  12. Conversations and real talk on women in STEM, the grad school grind, and inclusive science.
  13. Podcast by PhDrinking
  14. Each week we pair a comedian with a scientist, to break down the scientifically inaccurate elements of popular movies and TV shows. Warning: There will be spoilers.
  15. We help scientists integrate findings from the latest evidence-based research in social sciences and education into their outreach efforts. We curate, summarize, and discuss research studies and their applications to real communication contexts in a way that scientists can easily implement.
  16. Scientists have a bit of a reputation as a "straight man", dry humour, poor people skills, and very serious. But not every scientist is a straight man! Through SciCurious, get to know the queerer side of science, as I interview LGBTQ+ researches in STEM, and highlight the work they do in advancing science. I'm your host, Dr. Brynley Pearlstone, and I'm a triple threat; I'm a gay man, I have a Ph.D in Astrophysics, and now, I'm a podcaster! Join me each month as I talk with LGBTQ+ people in STEM, and get to know the queerer side of science!
  17. There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle football concussions, heartbreak, 5G networks, sleep, free healthcare, police use of force, asteroids and more.
  18. Are you searching for great stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science. <![CDATA[<a href="http://www.peoplebehindthescience.com/podcasts">Our website with show notes]] Greetings science fans! We’re elated to welcome you to People Behind the Science where we explore the lives and experiences of the people behind the research and scientific discoveries of today. People Behind the Science’s mission is to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of science. In each episode, a different scientist will guide us through their journey by sharing their successes, failures, and passions. We are excited to introduce you to these inspiring academic and industry experts from all fields of science to give you a variety of perspectives on the life and path of a scientist. Our esteemed guests will tell you: what motivates them and how they balance their competing responsibilities how they worked through some of the most challenging times in their careers advice to help you through your own journey through life and science Our Podcast People Behind the Science is a podcast focused on the people doing fascinating research through interviews with top scientists. We are proud to have interviewed so many inspiring scientists, including U.S. National Academy scientists like Josh Sanes, Nick Spitzer, Lou Muglia, Jacob Israelachvili, Gene Robinson, Larry Squire, John Dowling, James Berger, and David Spergel, as well as popular scientists in the media like Donna Nelson (science advisor for the TV show Breaking Bad) and Jack Horner (science advisor for the Jurassic park movies). We are honored to have shared their amazing stories with people in all 50 states in the USA and in over 120 countries across the world.
  19. Brain fun for curious people.
  20. The Synapse Science Podcast is a science & society podcast that highlights the interdisciplinary and socioculturally diverse attributes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Hosted by Alexa Erdogan and joined by a multitude of guests from various fields of science.
  21. PLOScast is a regular PLOS podcast dedicated to interviewing innovators and thought leaders on scholarly publishing developments, the future of academia and the changing experiences of scientists. Hosted by PLOS Staff Researcher Elizabeth Seiver, the show explores all things Open (science, access and peer review), including research tools, ideas for improving science communication and the realities of the academic job market. In short, this podcast is for scientists and those who love them. Note: The PLOS Biology Podcasts that were created on this channel a few years ago, are still available to be listened to, shared and downloaded.
  22. A production of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows, the Sci on the Fly podcast helps explain and illuminate the best stories shaping the world of science policy.

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