Spellbook The Best Science Podcasts  

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Ranked list of the best science podcasts currently available on iTunes and online, as voted on by science enthusiasts like yourself. Whether it's physics, astronomy, geography or biology, these podcasts shed light on fields of science and make them interesting for people who wouldn't necessarily love the subject. Science has become somewhat of a mainstream field of study these days, with The Big Bang Theory being one of the most popular shows on television, and the Facebook page "I Fu*king Love Science" having millions of likes from people who certainly aren't scientists.

Don't worry if you don't have iTunes or a smartphone, as many of these are available to stream online via your laptop or desktop computer. Including Radiolab, Stuff You Should KnowBrain Stuff and StarTalk Radio, this list of popular science podcasts currently airing new episodes is your definitive guide to the best podcasts about science, medicine, and other scientific subjects.

Vote for your favorite science podcasts regardless of how popular they are. 

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53 17
Stuff To Blow Your Mind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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49 19
Stuff You Should Know is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
jason-morgan added Stuff You Should Know

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35 10
The Skeptics' Guide to the... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

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28 11
Radiolab from WNYC is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Radiolab from WNYC

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36 18
StarTalk Radio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
StarTalk Radio

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23 8
Science Friday Audio Podcast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Science Friday Audio Podcast

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20 7
BrainStuff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
BrainStuff

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17 5
MinutePhysics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
MinutePhysics

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15 5
Hubblecast HD is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Hubblecast HD

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11 2
Brain Science Podcast is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Brain Science Podcast

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15 6
Astronomy Cast is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Astronomy Cast

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20 11
60-Second Science is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
60-Second Science

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14 8
NOVA | PBS is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
NOVA | PBS

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15 9
Mysterious Universe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Mysterious Universe

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9 5
60-Second Mind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
60-Second Mind

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8 4
Wired Science Video Podcast tv... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Wired Science Video Podcast tv series

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7 3
Quirks and Quarks Complete Sho... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

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8 5
Science Magazine Podcast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Science Magazine Podcast

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7 4
Hidden Universe HD: NASA's Spi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Hidden Universe HD: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

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7 4
TERRA: The Nature of Our World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
TERRA: The Nature of Our World

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4 1
Talk Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Talk Nerdy

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10 8
NOVA E=mc2 | PBS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
NOVA E = mc2 | PBS

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10 8
Science Talk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Science Talk

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3 1
The Naked Scientists is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
The Naked Scientists

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5 4
Instant Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Podcasts
Instant Anatomy