Top Podcasts under Topic Academic

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

By: Steve J. Dubner and Stitcher

Rating:

4.5 (609 ratings)

Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. The panelists — a mix of leaders in science, politics, sports, and comedy — grill the contestants and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to filter out the bull. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard. Produced in association with Stitcher.

Surprisingly Awesome

Surprisingly Awesome

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

4.0 (1032 ratings)

Taking on subjects that appear boring and explaining why they’re actually awesome.

Every Little Thing

Every Little Thing

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

5.0 (518 ratings)

A show about the small stuff. From Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.

Science Friday

Science Friday

By: Science Friday

Rating:

4.5 (959 ratings)

Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.

Science Vs

Science Vs

By: Gimlet

Rating:

4.0 (2043 ratings)

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 immigration, climate change, true love and artificial sweeteners.

Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

By: Stephen Dubner & WNYC Studios

Rating:

4.5 (4618 ratings)

Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling "Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts such as “Radiolab," "Death, Sex & Money," and "On the Media."

Live from the Poundstone Institute

Live from the Poundstone Institute

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (138 ratings)

Paula Poundstone is on a quest to gather all of the world's knowledge. Or, as she puts it, "to get less stupid, one topic at a time." Follow her search as she looks to scientists, researchers, and experts for evidence about everything from what music cats like to the fluid dynamics of spilling coffee. "Every week, we'll keep looking for knowledge," says Paula, "because we know we left it somewhere."

Hidden Brain

Hidden Brain

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (2024 ratings)

The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

The Story Collider

The Story Collider

By: The Story Collider

Rating:

4.5 (466 ratings)

Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!

Invisibilia

Invisibilia

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (3287 ratings)

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

HBR IdeaCast

HBR IdeaCast

By: Harvard Business Review

Rating:

4.5 (307 ratings)

A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.

Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel

Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel

By: Audible

Rating:

4.5 (1065 ratings)

Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So…where should we begin? New episode every Friday, starting Oct. 20th. Season 2 drops on Audible Oct. 24th.