6 of the Best Podcasts for Teachers, Autodidacts, Critical Thinkers & Other Interesting People

My Favourite Podcasts

Number 1: WYNC RadioLab

This is my favourite podcast of them all. Episodes are hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich and tackle a range of fascinating topics. Slick, clever and interesting. Get them all! Visit WYNC RadioLab here.


Number 2 (Tied): Stuff You Should Know

I can listen to Josh and Chuck’s banter for hours. As it turns out, you really should know this stuff. Subscribe for weekly updates. (Oh, and don’t forget to try ‘Stuff to Blow Your Mind’ by the same crew.) Go to: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/hsw-shows/stuff-you-should-know-podcast.htm


Number 2 (Tied): The Naked Scientist

Titillation for your neurons! This is science for us common folks by Dr. Chris Smith and the (fully-clothed) team from Cambridge University. Knowledge was never this sexy! Visit The Naked Scientist here.

Number 4: 60 Second Science / Mind / Earth / Space / Health / Tech (Scientific American)

Got a minute? Then try any of the six 60 Second podcasts. Perfect for listening to during a workout or a lunch-break. Like all of the podcasts on this list, the 60 Second series are all available on iTunes. 60 Second Science / Mind / Earth / Space / Health / Tech are each available separately. Of course, if you have a little more time, and prefer a bit more depth, you can try the longer Science Talk podcasts. Go here and take your pick!

Number 5: Point of Inquiry

Point of Inquiry is hosted by Chris Mooney and Indre Viskontas. Check them out here.


Number 6: Quirks and Quarks

Quirks and Quarks… and everything in-between. Join Bob McDonald here.


Enjoy. Learn. Laugh.



About Sean Hampton-Cole

Fascinated by thinking & why it goes wrong➫ (Un)teacher ➫iPadologist ➫Humanist ➫Stirrer ➫Edupunk ➫Synthesist ➫Introvert ➫Blogger ➫Null Hypothesist.
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