Everything around us is science. Our curiosity has led us to break a lot of barriers and chart unknown territories. Be it the study of universe, nature, even our own bodies, every question finds an answer in science. From microorganisms to galaxies, from the bottom of the ocean to the boundaries of a black hole, there is no bound on the topics that fall under this subject. In fact, every other subject—history, language, geography—is a distorted form of science.
If you work in the field of science, then I don’t really know what to say to you. You smart being must already know a lot of things. But, I guess, no one knows everything, so this article might benefit you after all. My primary focus is on those who have always struggled with it; who eventually told themselves that science is only for geniuses. Here’s the list of top science podcasts. You can listen to several of these best science podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or even YouTube for free.
16. StarTalk Radio (2009- present)
If you want to be genuinely educated about science, you need to listen to a legit scientist. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and is the director of Hayden Planetarium. He also hosts shows like ‘Cosmos’ and has made cameos in shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory’. In this podcast, which also has a television version, he talks to fellow scientists and engages in conversations with celebrities to discuss the mysteries of the universe. Space tourism, Star Trek, football, time travel — they discuss everything that falls in the territory of science. You can listen to all episode of ‘StarTalk Radio’ here.
15. Main Engine Cut Off (2016- present)
Is any sci-fi story complete without space exploration? The endless universe out there has provided endless possibilities for humans to explore. And where are we with that? How close are we to commercial space flights? When will humans set foot on Mars? Who is most likely to be the founder of the USS Enterprise? (I know, Elon Musk!) ‘Main Engine Cut Off’ makes you inquire further and further. It airs a new episode every tenth day and shows you how close you are to being in the same world as your favourite sci-fi movie. You can listen to all episodes of the podcast here.