Ed Lake's list of interesting podcasts

Created: Nov. 17, 2020  Last changed: October 13, 2021
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Podcasts are like radio talk shows, except that they are recorded,
and you can listen to them on your computer or on an MP3 player. 

Anyone interested in almost any subject should be able to
find a podcast that discusses that subject.  My favorite subjects
are science, history, current affairs, comedy and show business. 
Here are my top 10
favorite podcasts

#1: The Infinite Monkey Cage
Subject: science (but also very funny)
Hosts: Brian Cox (scientist) and Robin Ince (comedian)

Site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloads

#2: Big Picture Science
Subject: science
Seth Shostak (astronomer) and Molly Bentley (science journalist)
Site: https://bigpicturescience.org/episodes

Subject: astronomy (but with humor)
Hosts: Fred Watson (astronomer) Andrew Dunkley (journalist)
Site: https://player.fm/series/2381510

#4: Astronomy Cast
Subject: Astronomy (mostly)
Hosts: Fraser Cain (publisher of Universe Today) and Pamela Gay (astronomer)
Site: http://www.astronomycast.com/podcasts/

#5: Rationally Speaking
Subjects: Science and Logic
Host: Julia Galef
Site:  http://rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/

#6: The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
Subject: Science (mostly)
Host: Various scientists and writers

Site: https://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcasts

#7: Daniel and Jorge Explain The Universe
Subject: Science
Hosts: Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham
Site: https://player.fm/series/daniel-and-jorge-explain-the-universe-2445537

#8: The Naked Scientists

Subject: Science
Hosts: Dr. Chris Smith and Adam Murphy
Site: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/science-podcasts

#9: RadioLab

Subject: current affairs (and science)
Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich
Site: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/452538884/radiolab

5 Live Science Podcast
Subject: Science
Host: Dr. Chris Smith
Site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9ny/episodes/downloads

And here are other podcasts in alphabetical order that I also
occasionally listen to and can recommend:

AAAS Science
Subject: Science & Current Affairs

Host: Sarah Crespi & others (journalists)
Site: https://www.sciencemag.org/podcasts

The Ancient World
Subject: History
Host: Scott Chesworth
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/h3g82-2f28f/The-Ancient-World-Podcast

Are We There Yet?
Subject: Astronomy & Science
Host: Brendan Byrne
Site: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/470937634/are-we-there-yet

Armchair Expert
Subject: Interviews
Host: Dax Shepard
Site: https://armchairexpertpod.com/pods   

Cinema Science
Subject: Movies & Science
Hosts: Heidi Febinger & Anne Gibson
Site: https://cinemascience.podbean.com/

The Dollop
Subject: history (mostly)
Hosts: Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds (comedians)
Site: https://allthingscomedy.com/podcast/the-dollop

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
Subject: Movies & Games, Interviews
Host: David Barr Kirtley (writer)

Site: https://geeksguideshow.com/

Getting Curious
Subject: Interviews
Host: Jonathan Van Ness
Site: https://www.radio.com/podcasts/getting-curious-with-jonathan-van-ness-31101

Flash Forward
Subject: The Future
Host: Rose Eveleth
Site: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/PPY8359579005

Here's the Thing
Subject: Interviews
Host: Alec Baldwin
Site: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/HSW7089903000

In Our Time
Subject: History
Host: Melvyn Bragg & Guests
Site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl/episodes/downloads?page=1

Into The Impossible
Subject: Science & Physics
Host: Brian Keating
Site: https://player.fm/series/1294742

Joe Rogan's Podcasts
Subject: Interviews (of all kinds, which are also on YouTube)
Host: Joe Rogan (comedian)
Site: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/

Lex Fridman
Subject: Science, history, technology, psychology, etc.
Host: Lex Fridman (MIT AI research scientist)
Site: https://lexfridman.com/podcast/

Maritime History
Subject: History
Host: Brandon Huebner
Site: http://maritimehistorypodcast.com/episodes-maritime-history-podcast/

Mission Interplanetary
Subject: Space Exploration
Hosts: Cady Coleman & Andrew Maynard
Site: https://slate.com/podcasts/mission-interplanetary

Natural Disasters
Subject: History - Disasters
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/cy582-9c39d/Natural-Disasters-Podcast

Never Not Funny
Subject: Interviews
Host: Jimmy Pardo

Site: https://www.nevernotfunny.com/

Subject: Science & Current Affairs
Host: Laurence Krauss (theoretical physicist)
Site: https://player.fm/series/the-origins-podcast-with-lawrence-krauss

Physics Central
Subject: Science & Physics
Site: https://www.physicscentral.com/explore/multimedia/podcasts.cfm

Pod Save America
Subject: Current Affairs
Hosts: Jon Favreau, Daniel Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor
Site: https://podbay.fm/p/pod-save-america

Point of Inquiry
Subject: History & Current Affairs
Hosts: Jim Underdown & Leighann Lord
Site: https://pointofinquiry.org/all-episodes/

Probably Science
Subject: Science
Hosts: Matt Kirshen & Andy Wood
Site: http://www.probablyscience.com/

PNAS Science Sessions
Subject: Science
Host: Various
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/78qr8-a16dd/PNAS-Science-Sessions-Podcast

Revisionist History
Subject: History
Host: Malcolm Gladwell
Site: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/revisionisthistory

Sam Harris (Making Sense)
Subject: Current affairs
Host: Sam Harris
Site: https://wakingup.libsyn.com/podcast

Science for the People
Subject: Science
Host: Rachelle Saunders
Site: http://www.scienceforthepeople.ca/episodes

The Science of Everything Podcast
Subject: Science
Host: James Fodor (student)
Site: https://fods12.podbean.com/

The Science Show
Subject: Science
Site: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/feed/2885480/podcast.xml

Science Rules! with Bill Nye
Subject: Science
Host: Bill Nye
Site: https://player.fm/series/science-rules-with-bill-nye

Science Vs.
Subject: Science
Hosts: Alex Blumberg and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/dbs97-399ab/Science-Vs-Podcast

Sean Carroll's Mindscape Podcast
Subject: Science, Psychology, Interviews
Host: Sean Carroll (Cal-Tech theoretical physicist)
Site: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/

Shirtloads of Science
Subject: Science
Host: Dr. Karl
Site: https://shirtloadsofscience.libsyn.com/

Slate Political Gabfest
Subject: Politics
Hosts: David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson
Site: https://slate.com/podcasts/political-gabfest

Subject: Interviews
Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett
Site: https://www.radio.com/podcasts/smartless-40278

Stuff to Blow Your Mind
Subject: Life Sciences
Hosts: Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/hvgx5-1177c/Stuff-To-Blow-Your-Mind-Podcast

Stuff You Missed in History Class
Subject: History
Hosts: Holly Frey & Tracy Wilson
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/c6maj-11774/Stuff-You-Missed-in-History-Class-Podcast

Stuff You Should Know
Subject: Science, history, society and culture
Hosts: Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/5th9c-caf0/Stuff-You-Should-Know-Podcast

Talk Nerdy
Subject: Science, current affairs
Host: Cara Santa Maria
Site: https://www.carasantamaria.com/podcast/asheley-landrum

Tim Ferriss
Subject: Various
Host: Tim Ferriss
Site: https://tim.blog/podcast/#new-episodes

This Week in Science
Subject: Science
Site: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/9zqxd-2f26e/This-Week-in-Science-%E2%80%93-The-Kickass-Science-Podcast

The Titanium Physics Podcast
Subject: Physics and Astronomy
Host: Dr. Ben Tippett
Site: https://podbay.fm/p/the-titanium-physicists-podcast

WTF with Marc Maron podcast
Subject: Interviews
Host: Marc Maron (comedian)
Site: https://podbay.fm/podcast/329875043
Key podcast: Barach Obama: **** http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_613_-_president_barack_obama

You Are Not So Smart
Subject: Psychology
Host: David McRaney
Site: https://youarenotsosmart.com/podcast/


And, if you what some history in a different form, you can download old time
radio shows in MP3 format, everything from Dragnet to Fibber McGee and Molly.
Site: http://www.radioechoes.com/?page=alpha