Best Educational Podcasts

The Best Educational Podcasts

These are the best educational podcasts I've found.

Invisibilia

hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin, and Alix Spiegel

Podcast Summary: Invisibilia explores the hidden drivers of human behavior, weaving science and narrative storytelling in discussions of ideas, emotions, assumptions, and beliefs. Some of my favorite episodes include How to Become Batman and Frame of Reference.

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99% Invisible

hosted by Roman Mars

Podcast Summary: A show about design and how it impacts the way we live. Episodes are well-executed and contain great storytelling while still being short and to-the-point (usually less than 15 minutes). Some of my favorite episodes include Heyoon, Guerrilla Public Service, The Gruen Effect, and Walk This Way.

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Stuff You Should Know

hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. (Chuck) Bryant

Podcast Summary: the two hosts, Josh Clark and Charles W. (Chuck) Bryant, are what make the show work. They are great off-the-cuff and present topics in a well-researched and balanced manner without being boring or stuffy. Some of my favorite episodes include How Street Gangs WorkHow Mosquitos Work, and Does the Five-Second Rule Work?

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TED Radio Hour

hosted by Guy Raz

Podcast Summary: Based on talks given by speakers on the TED stage, every episode focuses on a different theme and offers new ideas and new ways of thinking about the world around us.

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