8 Amazing Podcasts For Academics

Series: featured, favorites April 16, 2017

Attention Academics! Do you spend your days pondering the world's toughest problems, or the life of some obscure historical figure? Are you infinitely curious and a whiz with a blackboard? So without further ado, here are 8 great podcasts for academics, students, scientists, and everyone who loves to learn..
    1. Data Skeptic: A detailed, yet extremely approachable podcast about data science, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning.
    2. Flash Forward: "A podcast in which we try to really overthink what the future has in store for us. Every episode will tackle one potential future scenario... and try to work out how that future would really go down."
    3. Freakonomics: "Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports."
    4. Hardcore History: Remarkably engaging (really) long-form podcasts about the most significant moments in history (and the people who lived through them).
    5. Hidden Brain: "Exploring the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior"
    6. Intelligence Squared US: "Intelligence Squared brings together the world’s leading authorities to debate the day’s most important issues"
    7. Little Atoms: "Little Atoms is a weekly show featuring the worlds of science, journalism, politics, religion, academia, human rights and the arts in conversation."
    8. Planet Money: In-depth stories that make economic issues interesting.

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