Recommended Podcasts

Expand your brain and learn about awesome gadgets, innovations, and gaming information with podcasts! They’re the perfect companion for your commute, workout, or for when you just want to kick back and relax—and they’re free!


Science Vs.
Sceptics that hear about the latest fads and immediately question their veracity. Science journalist Wendy Zukerman wades through the mass of information so you don’t have to.

This one puts a new spin on the genre. As the name suggests, it focuses on the more human side of the digital age. In fact, one of the regular segments of the show is a review of the previous week’s #relayyourfeels tweets.

A new podcast about tech and culture hosted by TechCrunch Reporter Megan Rose Dickey and Editorial Director Henry Pickavet.

This one sticks to its name and its formula. The round-table discussion with two hosts and two industry guests is always under 30 minutes and always features a range of topics—from Windows 10 to cord cutting to online advertising.

The three female hosts talk about tech and geek culture on one of the first and most popular all-female tech podcasts.

The Talk Show
This is industry pundit John Gruber’s podcast about the tech company of the 21st century. By following the podcast, you’ll not only know all about what’s up with Apple, but you’ll also hear unique stories about the company, its products, and its history.

Mac Power Users
The podcast does cover topics related to the Mac, but it also focuses on other Apple products and how to best use them all. The co-hosts are lawyers who just happen to be tech lovers, so the show is full of tips about making the most of devices in different situations and professions.

This Week in Google
Get ready to go into the world of Google and all the innovations and interest surrounding it.

Tech Talker’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Navigate the Digital World
Yes, it’s more-than-a-mouthful of a title, but don’t let it fool you—this is by far the shortest of all the podcasts on this list.

Accidental Tech Podcast
ATP, as the show is known to its legions of fans, is a true tech podcast phenomena. The three hosts are all developers, so they really know their stuff, and following their in-depth conversations feels like you have a backstage pass to a gathering of the best of the best in the industry.

People that like to ask the important questions in life like ‘Why is bird poop white?’ and ‘How do one-way mirrors work?’.

Flash Forward
People intrigued by the amazing possibilities – and downsides – that the future holds. Each month Rose Eveleth imagines a possible future scenario based on current innovations.

Main Engine Cut Off
Those who prefer something a little more out of this world. Anthony Colangelo keeps you updated on the latest space missions, Astro-strategy and general life outside Planet Earth.

Future Thinkers Podcast
Futurologists that look at life philosophically. This covers everything from AI to exploring human consciousness.

IDEO Futures
Those who care about whether our future looks aesthetically pleasing, and whether it can earn us money. “Where entrepreneurship meets design” – combining art and science to bring cool things to life.

The Making Good Podcast: Ethical Business, Social Enterprise and Making Good Stuff Happen
Ethical individuals that want to be inspired and advised by even more ethical business owners and social entrepreneurs.

Generation Anthropocene
Those who want to understand how society – as well as the Earth – is responding to mankind’s influence over planetary change.

The Minimalists Podcast
Well, minimalists, and anyone who is interested in making room for more time, experiences and growth in their lives. The podcast has established an audience of more than 20 million people, so they must be onto something.

Costing the Earth
Those anxious about mankind’s effect on the environment and eager to hear about the progress being made to look after our planet

How to Do Everything
Advice-seekers that want to know everything from how to keep their fries crispy to the best way to open Velcro bags quietly.

The Highly Sensitive Person Podcast
Delicate souls. This podcast demystifies sensitivity, negating any stigma associated with it and encouraging their listeners to be observant, conscientious and appreciate other people’s feelings.
StarTalk is an incredibly entertaining podcast devoted to all things space. It’s hosted by science popularizer and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey fame). StarTalk Radio bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor, and passion. Hilarity ensues as Tyson is joined each week by a large variety of comedian co-hosts, celebrities, and other special guests.

The Infinite Monkey Cage
A witty, irreverent look at the world around us through two scientists’ eyes. The show isn’t afraid to tackle the big concepts of science, but a fantastic selection of guests and some great humor make it infinitely entertaining. Featured guests include a mixture of scientists, comedians, and innovators.

60 – Seconds Of Science
Being up-to-date on the newest developments in science doesn’t have to take long. Tune in every weekday for quick reports and insightful commentaries on the world of science — it’ll just take a minute.

Science Friday
Lovingly called SciFri by its fans, this clever show has been around since 1991. It regularly produces award-winning science coverage and some of the most original content online, covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. Hosted by veteran NPR science correspondent Ira Flatow, the podcast is brain fun, for curious people. A science classic.

Talk Nerdy
A new but highly recommended podcast featuring the talented Cara Santa Maria. Cara has dedicated her life to improving science literacy by communicating scientific principles across media platforms. She is also the newest member of the wonderful Skeptics’ Guide to The Universe podcast featured below. Talk Nerdy combines clever interviews with a inspiring curiosity for everything science. One of our favorites.

Science for the people
Science for the People is a syndicated radio show and podcast based in Edmonton, Alberta, that broadcasts weekly across North America. They explore the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help you understand the evidence and arguments behind what’s in the news, in your life, and on the shelves. In a nutshell, they explore a plethora of fascinating topics, using curiosity and critical analysis.

The Guardian Science Weekly
An incredible mix of breaking science news and deep analysis, this podcast is science journalism at its best. The Guardian’s science team bring you the current topics and fascinating interviews from the worlds of science and technology — all wrapped into a magazine-style format.

The Skeptic’ Guide to The Universe
A weekly science podcast discussing news in the world of science and pseudoscience. This entertaining and all-around amazing show is dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, and the public understanding of science. A science podcast leader on iTunes! Skeptical? Check it out for yourself!

Radiolab is a podcast and radio show that cleverly weaves together stories and science into sound- and music-rich documentaries. It covers all kinds of interesting topics, guided by its central theme of scientific curiosity. The podcasts unique concept reinvents audio storytelling. It’s where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Highly recommended

Stuff you Should Know
How do landfills work? How do oceans work? How do mosquitos work? Your curious mind has so many questions, but where can you find entertaining and enlightening answers? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the science behind the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos. SYSK Covers lots of interesting facts about all the common things around us and how they work.

The Story Collider
Science surrounds us. Even when we don’t notice it, science touches almost every part of our lives. The amazing folks at the Story Collider believe that everyone has a story about science — a story about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level. They find those stories and share them in their wonderful podcasts. Each week they bring together scientists, comedians, librarians, and other disreputable types to tell true, personal stories of times when, for good or ill, science happened. New episodes every week, often live from New York and Boston.

Quirks & Quarks
Quirks & Quarks is the award-winning radio science program of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. For the past 39 years, Quirks & Quarks has brought its listeners to the cutting edge of scientific inquiry. Every week, the program presents the people behind the latest discoveries in the physical and natural sciences — from the smallest sub-atomic particle to the largest objects in the sky and everything in between. The program also examines the political, social, environmental and ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. A program for people fascinated by the world around them.

Professor Blastoff
This show isn’t exactly … science. It’s more science adjacent. Essentially, it’s three comedians who love science having a weekly conversation with a special guest about topics ranging from science to philosophy to the metaphysical. It’s wild, funny, interesting — and definitely worth a listen.

Stuff To Blow Your Mind
A powerful podcast that examines neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and the technological underpinnings of our transhuman future. The perfect podcasts to get your friends and family member excited about science. Prepare for a trip down the rabbit hole!

Probably Science
Four professional comedians/incompetent scientists take you through this week in science. Incompetently. A refreshing look at all sorts of fascinating topics, featuring a rotating cast of special guests from the worlds of comedy and science.

The Highly Sensitive Person Podcast
Delicate souls. This podcast demystifies sensitivity, negating any stigma associated with it and encouraging their listeners to be observant, conscientious and appreciate other people’s feelings.

Nature Podcast
A weekly, high-quality show produced by, highlighting content from the week’s edition of the magazine including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world.

Physics Central
Served up fresh weekly, the Physics Central podcast connects you with the most engaging research and personalities in the world of physics. It makes physics easy to understand with range of interesting and accessible features that open up the subject to anyone with a bit of curiosity. Lots of fun.

The Naked Scientists
Describing themselves as “a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who strip science down to its bare essentials and promote it to the general public”, the Naked Scientists are a likable team that find and explain mindblowing topics week after week. British humor included.

What do the symbols on the U.S. one-dollar bill mean? Why do feet stink? How do instant cameras work? Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on Marshall Brain and the BrainStuff team to explore and explain the everyday science in the world around us.

The Science Show
Long form, quality episodes that dive deep into a huge variety of fascinating topics. A great source for what’s making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show is one of the longest-running programs on Australian radio. Give it a spin!

NASA Silicon Valley Podcast
NASA in Silicon Valley, a new podcast series from NASA’s Ames Research Center located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Whats Good Gaming
A relatively new podcast that has taken the industry by storm. What makes it particularly unique and refreshing is that its four co-hosts are all women. The gaming industry, dominated by males, has sorely needed a more visible female perspective, and this quartet of industry veterans delivers exactly what we needed.

Kinda Funny Gamescast
Hosted by Greg Miller and Tim Gettys, this gaming podcast drips with energy. Miller, an industry entertainment superstar, brings knowledge, experience, and humor to Kinda Funny Gamescast, which covers industry news, along with analysis and opinions. They frequently bring special guests on the show for interesting and unique perspectives, and all episodes are recorded as videos as well.

The Giant Bomb
One of the better known video game podcasts, The Giant Bombcast is packed with great content, and runs longer than the rest of the podcasts on this list (which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the listener); each week, a three-hour episode is released. Those who don’t have the time to listen to that long of a podcast could be scared off. However, if you get the time, it’s worth checking out. The hosts are funny, and the quality is far superior to most podcasts.

8-4 Play
Hosted by Greg Miller and Tim Gettys, this gaming podcast drips with energy. Miller, an industry entertainment superstar, brings knowledge, experience, and humor to Kinda Funny Gamescast, which covers industry news, along with analysis and opinions. They frequently bring special guests on the show for interesting and unique perspectives, and all episodes are recorded as videos as well.

The Patch
Hosted by The Rooster Teeth production company, The Patch is a unique podcast and video series that primarily focuses on gaming. And while the meat of every podcast is about video games, you’ll also get a lot of entertaining news stories and side discussions. But unlike some podcasts that have only been around for a few months, The Patch has been around for quite a while. As a result, there are more than 150 episodes available for download.

Gamers With Jobs
For adult gamers with careers and families, the gaming world can seem a bit immature at times. It’s largely comprised of kids and it’s easy to feel as if you’re an outsider. Enter the Gamers With Jobs podcast. Each week, the hosts take a look at different video games and issues affecting the industry – with an extremely mature tone made for an audience of seasoned gamers.

Go Nintendo Podcast
It’s nice to find a reliable video game podcast. While the ones ranked on this list are all pretty dependable, it’s fairly common to see a podcast emerge and then disappear after just a few months. The GoNintendo podcast hasn’t missed a week in more than a decade, which means you’re guaranteed to get fresh content on a regular basis. Plus, the host, Kevin Cassidy is absolutely hilarious.

Idle Thumbs
For those more interested in the design and development side of gaming, Idle Thumbs is a great podcast. Hosted by Nick Breckon, Chris Remo, and Sean Vanaman, the show is refreshing in that it discusses a lot of indie games. When you tune in, you aren’t going to hear the same old gaming news that’s regurgitated on most internet message boards and amateur podcasts.

Three Moves Ahead
If you’re a strategy gamer, Three Moves Ahead is your gaming podcast. Founded in 2009, the podcast actually became part of the Idle Thumbs network a few years back. While there are three regular panelists, a number of high profile guests join in on different episodes to talk about both classic and modern strategy games. The conversation tends to be very analytical and often looks at design elements, strategy, and user interfaces.

The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
The beauty of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast is that it’s strikingly familiar. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a group of friends who are casually talking about board games, miniatures, card games, video games, and other geeky topics. It’s a round table type of discussion that’s funny, entertaining, and surprisingly enlightening.

You might not be able to play video games all day, but you can certainly find time to listen to a few of these gaming podcasts every week. Not only will you be entertained, but you may also learn a thing or two.

The Art of Charm
Who this is for: Insatiable networkers that want as many love-life, lifestyle and career tips in their arsenal as is humanly possible.

The Tim Ferriss Show
Who this is for: Super-humans. Tim Ferriss, “the world’s best human guinea pig”, deconstructs how billionaires and icons got to where they are – and how you can do it too.

All in the Mind
Who this is for: Those after a broad listening experience covering lots of human quirks – presented by the BBC’s own Claudia Hammond.

Hidden Brain
Who this is for: A deeper, longer analysis into individual psychological issues. Psychology-storytelling at its best.
Hidden brain looks at issues around psychology – and, in one episode, a certain Swedish furniture giant.

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast
Who this is for: Brain-trainers. Presented by Mark Divine, a retired Navy Seal commander, this covers everything from the philosophical and emotional to self-defence, fitness, and elite physical performance.

The Psychology of Eating
Who this is for: Healthy eaters and people that want to change their relationship with food. It’s all about self-care and positive body image – no fat shaming welcome.

Who this is for: People that want a bit of “come again?” from their listening experiences. This is a bi-weekly podcast about mysterious real life events that still evade explanation today.

Lost Origins
Who this is for: People who believe in aliens and alternative history. Or listeners who are fascinated by these kinds of beliefs and want to enter a whole new world of weird.

Everyone Else
Who this is for: Voyeurs and nosy parkers. This is a fascinating project that asks strangers to say whatever they want for however long they want.

The Lineup Podcast
Who this is for: Those who want to apply some forensic psychology to their paranormal ponderings.

The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry
Who this is for: Science sleuths Dr. Adam Rutherford and Dr. Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.

The Game Informer Show
Who this is for: Gamer who want to be informed on breakdowns of the weeks biggest releases, reveals or want exclusive information.



Got any recommendations? Please feel free to comment and we’ll check’em out. Any recommendations will possibly be added to this list.


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