My favourite podcasts

I guess many people now download podcasts for easy listening while relaxing or exercising. I have listed my favourite and regular audio and video podcasts below.

These seem to fill my time (and mp3 player) but I am always interesting in hearing about, and trying, new science-related podcasts.

Regular podcasts on brain science. The content is “evergreen” with interviews and book discussions. Currently 52 podcasts are archived.See also Books and Ideas For Dr Ginger Campbell’s other podcast.
Podcast via RSS

Astronomy Cast

Evergreen content with a new astronomical subject each week. Interspersed with a podcasts answering questions from listeners.Subscribe
This is a weekly Podcast talkshow produced by the New England Skeptical Society (NESS) in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) : discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view. Podcast Feed
This broadcasts weekly and is hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The show offers programming for nonreligious listeners, as well as countering the religious-right domination with news and interviews related to the separation of church and state in the USsubscription link
Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history of ideas weekly. There are archived programmes on Science, Religion, Philosophy, History and Culture.Subscribe

Pat Condell’s Godless Comedy

Brief audio and video versions of Pat Condell’s regular humorous presentations of the problem of religion.Audio subscription:

Video Subscription:

Point of Inquiry

Regular interviews on the subjects of science, scepticism, philosophy and religion.RSS Subscription

Guardian Science Weekly

Weekly news and interview programme on scientific issues.Subscription feed

Perimeter Institute

Public lectures in theoretical physics – available as both audio and video.

Year of Darwin Lectures from Case Western University

Video collection of lectures commemorating the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and 150th anniversary of publication of The Origin of Species.

Darwin’s  Legacy

10 lectures from Stanford Univerity’s Continuing Studies course on Darwin’s Legacy. Each video presents a lecvture followed by a panel discussion

Zuke696’s YouTube Channel

A long list of science videos available to download

Richard Dawkins’ YouTube Channel

Collection of videos featuring Richard Dawkins. This collection includes many uncut interviews filmed for (but often not included in) TV programmes.

A video resource on scientific issues, Includes material from several conferences, including the three popular Beyond Belief conferences. Also includes interviews and discussions in the The Science Studio, The Science Reader, Raw Science and The Science Review series.
A news and links blog for a range of science podcasts

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2 responses to “My favourite podcasts

  1. This is a great list! I’m definitely bookmarking this for when I get home.

    On a more personal note, I’m not a big fan of Freethought Radio. Dan Barker seems very self involved and I don’t really care to hear his own recordings on every show, just who what they are suing/interviewing.


  2. I know what you mean about Dan Barker – but they sometimnes have good interviews.


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