In the course of our work here at CCC, and due to our own personal hunger for knowledge, we try to keep up — at least on a basic, laypersons’ level —on top-notch scientific information. And, like many other people, we find podcasts are an efficient and effective means of keeping up on science topics of interest. My commute time ( or occasional mid-afternoon power nap ) is almost completely allocated to listening to podcasts – radio content on demand and on my schedule.
I asked a few of my colleagues what they listened to in the “keeping up with science” mode and learned of a few I hadn’t heard of. The resulting list of science podcasts (see below) is something we thought might be of interest to share and grow with our Velocity of Content readers.
Note I: As with any media product, personal tastes and preferences are subjective; and as with any information product, one should be critical of the sources before opting to like/subscribe/follow. They are each available on most major podcast platforms without direct cost to subscribers.
Note II: CCC has business relationships with several of these podcast producers.
- In Machines We Trust (MIT) A pro-technology series that takes on future-facing topics.
- The Antigen (Pfizer) Explaining how vaccines are developed, and how they work.
- AAAS Podcasts Similarly to Nature, this series of podcasts focuses on a wide swath of scientific topics in great detail.
- How Research Changed the World This podcast series from Taylor & Francis highlights the dedicated people behind the research results.
- IEEE Spectrum An occasional series of podcasts, more on the engineering side.
- Nature Podcasts Nature Publishing covers a wide range of in-depth scientific topics.
- Podcasts, from NPR Science Friday For those who enjoy (and there are many of us) the “NPR treatment.” Science Friday focuses on a few (different) key topics each week.
- See You Now (J&J) A collaborative effort with the American Nurses Association, this series of discussions covers the nursing profession and the issues nurses face in technology and other developments affecting their work.
- The Inspiring STEM Podcast (independent podcaster) Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Medical (STEM) information – when reliable – carries social benefits to the public at large. This podcast highlights opinion and analysis from the frontiers of the “open science” movement.
- This Study Shows (Wiley) A behind-the-scenes look at the research process and the hardworking professionals involved.
- Voices for Health (Roche) Exploration of health policy issues from a scientific perspective.
That’s plenty to take a look at for now. We encourage our listeners to submit their top picks at the link below.