In this era of podcasts, there's a new audio show popping up every week. No matter what subject you're interested in, there's some witty, well-created podcast waiting to make your commutes and jogs more entertaining.
If you or someone you know is an avid fan of learning and science, here are some fantastic shows that teach listeners a thing or two without sounding like a boring college course. Give them a listen, then share your newfound knowledge with others throughout the day.
Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab dives into a fun mix of documentary-style shows. They tackle everything from scientific discoveries in the modern day to human experiences from centuries before. Even if you're not someone who could sit through science lectures in school, you'll have a great time listening to these two interview experts and tell creative stories.
It's almost impossible to be bored by science when Neil deGrasse Tyson is leading the show. He takes concepts from science and astrophysicist, then throws in a splash of humor to appeal to listeners of all kinds. Tyson also brings on comedians, celebrities and other fun voices as his co-host, so there's always a new voice on the podcast.
The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
Every week, Dr. Steven Novella presents a new concept in an effort to promote critical thinking and a public understanding of modern science. One day he might be discussing Hypatia's career as a Greek mathematician with another host. The next, he might be delving into the differences between stars and planets. No matter what episode you start with, you'll feel smarter right away.
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are both witty and intelligent as they take a look at the world they live in. They tackle topics like how the human voice works, why humans have immune systems and what an alien invasion really looks like. With more than 100 available episodes, The Infinite Monkey Cage is the perfect companion for your next big road trip.
Do you like to stay up-to-date on the newest developments in science? Then you'll need to check out this podcast by the Scientific American Team. They bring you fresh news in the world of science every week, and the best part is that it only takes a minute to get up to speed. Listen on your way to work so you're always prepped with an interesting conversation starter.
What other science podcasts do you love to listen to? Let us know in the comments.