Found: 24 Fascinating Podcasts For Students

Series: featured July 09, 2017

Are you a student with an ear for the facts? Do you love exploring interesting questions, little-known historical tidbits, and fascinating new ideas? Good news! We've searched through the wide world of podcasts to find 24 amazing podcasts for college, high-school, and graduate students, and anyone with a passion for knowledge.

    1. Creative Mornings:

    breakfast lecture series for the creative community

    2. Data Skeptic:

    A detailed, yet extremely approachable podcast about data science, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning.

    3. 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."

    4. 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."

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    5. Fresh Air:

    Weekly discussions of current events and the arts

    6. Hardcore History:

    Remarkably engaging (really) long-form podcasts about the most significant moments in history (and the people who lived through them).

    7. Hidden Brain:

    "Exploring the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior"

    8. How I Built This:

    NPR's Guy Raz interviews highly-successful entrepreneurs in every industry about how and why they succeeded.

    9. Intelligence Squared US:

    "Intelligence Squared brings together the world’s leading authorities to debate the day’s most important issues"

    10. Little Atoms:

    "Little Atoms is a weekly show featuring the worlds of science, journalism, politics, religion, academia, human rights and the arts in conversation."

    11. Magic Lessons:

    Inspiring interviews with authors and creators

    12. Morning Short:

    One amazing short story every day, read to you by a soothing narrator.

    13. NBC Nightly News:

    The day's news, summarized in 20 minutes by Lester Holt and team.

    14. NPR Politics:

    Political roundups, in-depth stories, and exclusive political interviews

    15. PBS News-hour:

    Daily, publicly-funded news roundup.

    16. Planet Money:

    In-depth stories that make economic issues interesting.

    17. Reply-all:

    Exploring the internet, one in-depth story at a time.

    18. Revisionist History:

    Author Malcolm Gladwell reinterprets old stories in new and interesting ways.

    19. Stuff You Missed In History Class:

    Covering the interesting subjects your history teacher skipped over, one subject per episode.

    20. Stuff You Should Know:

    SYSK breaks down complex topics you should know about into entertaining stories. Listen to their episode on public relations. It's amazing.

    21. Surprisingly Awesome:

    From mold to interest rates, SA takes supposedly "boring" topics, reframes them and tries to prove they're interesting (and they usually do).

    22. TED Radio Hour:

    "A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds."

    23. This American Life:

    Explores One interesting theme per episode in multiple "acts" of thoughtfully-reported stories.

    24. Writing Excuses:

    Writing Tips From Best-selling Authors in a concise, entertaining format.
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