Nowadays podcasts are getting more popular. There are hundreds of science podcasts out there, with millions of audience around the world. But some are, of course, better than others. Here is a list of top 10 science podcasts.
Now in its 11th season, the show specializes not only in radio broadcasting but also in story telling. Episodes are well thought out so that they not only tell a story, but also leave the listener wondering. The episodes run about an hour long and are produced by WNYC.
Hosted by renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Rusian-born comedian Eugene Mirman, the show runs roughly 40 minutes or longer. In Tyson’s own words, the show covers “Everything under the sun; Or rather under the universe!”
Known as a comedy series, the show is hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. Topics include everything from science and cosmology to the origins of life. It is produced by BBC Radio with an airtime of about 30 minutes.
Big Picture Science (formally known as Are We Alone?) for whatever reason does not usually appear on other science podcast lists. However, hands down the show probably captures the mixture between comedy and learning better than any other show on this list. It is also hosted by Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute and runs approximately 50 minutes in length.
This podcast may contain a little less comedy than the ones listed above, however with topics ranging from quantum mechanics to stellar nurseries, it is hard to go wrong. Episodes are about 30 minutes long. Overall very solid and informative podcast, great production.
It is hosted by Steven, Jay, and Robert Novella. Also hostingthe show is Rebecca Watson and Evan Bernstein. In league with New England Skeptical Society and the James Randi Educational Foundation, the show explores and debunks everything from urban legends to modern day quackery. Overall it runs about 120 minutes in length and is produced weakly.
EUSci is a student-run science communication group which publishes a biweekly podcast as well as a biannual magazine. The show explores breaking news in science, and covers everything from Autism to Zebra Fish. The show usually runs slightly over 30 minutes.
It started in 2005 and is produced by the non-other than Nature magazine. This podcast is geared towards the more scientifically literate community as it tends to explore topics in greater detail as compared to its popular science counterparts. The show is currently hosted by Adam Rutherford and Kerri Smith and runs a little under 30 minutes.
Quirks and Quarks is a Canadian produced podcast hosted by Bob McDonald. The running time is roughly 50 minutes and is produced weekly. Like other shows in its category, the podcast covers mostly recent new in the world of science.
Exploration is hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku of the City College of New York. The show runs about an hour long and usually usually host famous guest scientists from all around the world. Topics range from global warming to rotating black holes.