Science

The best science podcasts to answer both adult’s & kid’s curious minds about biology, chemistry, physics, the solar system, and how science is part of everyday life in ways that we never really think about.

// List of 11 of the best science podcasts
Teaching Your Brain to Knit

As well as loving knitting, friends Margaret & Catherine from California, also discovered they are both fascinated by brain science. And their podcast revolves around both. They chat about knitting, patterns & yarns, and each episode also includes a fact about the brain that they find fascinating.

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    Sounds Bites

    Take your nutrition to the next level and allow dietitian & nutritional expert, Melissa Jay Dobbins, explain the science & psychology behind it all.  As a diabetes educator & weight management specialist, she chats with experts in all sorts of fields to separate fact from fiction when it comes to food.

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      Girl In Space

      This multiple award-winning Sci-Fi podcast is about, you guessed it, a girl in space. The story centers around a young scientist abandoned on a ship in space, where she must fight for survival against unknown & dangerous entities, as well as staying patient with the bossy onboard A.I.

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        Sci-Fi Onscreen

        This podcast centers around science fiction, horror, fantasy & comic book filmed entertainment. Listen to films & TV shows broken down scene-by-scene. As well as comparisons between originals & remakes, and special edition episodes covering genre topics that the host finds interesting.

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          Tumble

          Tumble is a science & discovery podcast for kids ages 8 – 12, created by a science journalist and a teacher. Together they tackle some fascinating science subjects in a way that even those with no science background can comprehend. It’s a great podcast to get young kids more interested in science.

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            Stuff You Should Know

            From the creators of HowStuffWorks, this podcast explains, in a teen-friendly, way how everyday things work, from El Nino to satanism, true crime to racial diversity, alcohol, and war. With over 1,000 episodes so far, you might never run out of stuff to learn.

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              But Why

              But Why, is an incredibly informative and entertaining NPR show led by the questions that kids send in to be answered. Focusing on everything from nature to politics, and even the scientific aspects of the end of the world, it’s probably more suited to kids older than the age of ten.

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                Science V’s

                Science V’s tackles the myths, fads, and trends of today’s world with scientific knowledge and fact-checking in order to establish what’s truth, and what’s not. Topics covered include the coronavirus vaccines, COVID-19 conspiracy theories, screentime & magic mushrooms.

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                  Science Friday

                  Described as ‘brain fun for curious people’ Science Friday is an entertaining podcast about science, technology, and lots of other interesting stuff. Primarily geared toward teenagers, the podcast has become successful among curious adults too.

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                    The Tim Ferris Show

                    The Tim Ferris Show podcast explores the world’s top performers in various categories and deconstructs their tactics and routines, in order to teach others their tools of accomplishment. Explore leaders in sports, business, art, investing & more.

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