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Best Science Podcasts: Episodes & Shows of October 01, 2020

Top Science Episodes

If we could recommend a science episode or series to start off with, check out the top episodes each month as voted upon by the Repod community.
The list of the top 10 Science episodes for October 2020 is compliled from Repod’s podcast app chart data. The list below is updated monthly, daily Science charts can be found inside the app.
  • 1
    The Peter Attia Drive
    The Peter Attia Drive#126 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D.: Sleep and immune function, chronotypes, hygiene tips, and addressing questions about his book
    "Matt Walker on the benefits of sleep and how to improve the quality of it. Some takeaways: 🕰 Fall asleep and wake up at the same time every day 🌡 Keep your room temp cool 🗓 Have a wind down period (I.e. read a book) 📱 No electronics b4 bed. Equally important dont check your phone immediately after waking up as it causes anxiety and stress 🌚 Keep your room dark"
  • 2
    Every Little Thing
    Every Little ThingWhat Sparked That Wildfire?
  • 3
    Science Diction
    Science DictionRocky Road: Why It Sounds So Dang Delicious
    "Rocky road is a fan favorite (and mine personally 🤤) but what makes it such hit? This ep looks at the subliminal and linguistic naming of “rocky road”."
  • 4
    Curiosity Daily
    Curiosity DailyHow Blind People Describe Animals, Plague Myths About “Ring Around the Rosie,” and Radiation Shields Made from Fungus
    "Using fungus as a radiation shield in space? Crazy. I keep hearing more and more about using organisms in really unique ways (plastic eating microbes, bacteria that eat CO2). Fascinating. "
  • 5
    Hidden Brain
    Hidden BrainBeyond Doomscrolling
    "I had never heard of the term "doomscrolling" before, but it is such a perfect word for what scrolling through my newsfeed feels like each day. I love all of the points raised in this episode, definitely one to listen to if you're feeling overwhelmed by the constant negative headlines. "
  • 6
    Gastropod
    GastropodThe Most Dangerous Fruit in America
  • 7
    Cautionary Tales
    Cautionary TalesCautionary Tales Presents: Brave New Planet
    "Great episode from Cautionary Tales featuring the new podcast to Pushkin Industries, Brave New Planet. I’m looking forward to this new podcasts, definitely subscribing and adding it to the queue. "
  • 8
    Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
    Armchair Expert with Dax ShepardDay 7
    "Gosh- being in the public eye would be so hard. Good on Dax for being willing to be so vulnerable about his mistakes."
  • 9
    Short Wave
    Short WaveRandall Munroe's Absurd Scientific Advice For Real-World Problems
    "Really enjoyed this brief interview with Randall Munroe! I used to love reading his xkcd comics when I was in high school, but I haven't really kept up with his work since then! Also, I had no idea chicken pox parties were a thing? Bizarre."
  • 10
    Science Diction
    Science DictionUmami: A Century Of Disbelief
    "Heard about this podcast via @Travis. Interesting background about umami. Had no idea it was a thing for as long as it has. "

Editors Choice: Top Science Shows

From podcasts that cover technology to science-based research, we created a list of our recommendations of the best science podcasts in 2020. These podcasts shows to follow will fuel your brain and we promise you that you can’t go wrong with any of these shows. Get your science experiment on!
The list of the top 10 best Science podcasts of 2020 is a compilation of the editor’s choice + collaboration with the Repod community.
  • The Dropout
    The Dropout
  • Patient Zero
    Patient Zero
  • The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
    The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
  • Radiolab
    Radiolab
  • StarTalk Radio
    StarTalk Radio
  • Science Vs
    Science Vs
  • Are We There Yet?
    Are We There Yet?
  • Gastropod
    Gastropod
  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
    The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
  • BrainStuff
    BrainStuff

Travis Osterhaus

Science may not always seem the most approachable by the masses. However, podcasts have made research and science topics a whole lot more digestible and, dare we say... even fun?! Whether you want to know how to apply hard science to everyday life, listen to historical science stories, or be a part of the discussion about the power of breaking scientific developments. While you might be most familiar with shows such as Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk Radio, an entertaining science and space podcast talking about all things in the universe, what are you supposed to do when you're looking for a story on science, space, human beings or universe-related podcasts? Look no further. We are excited to share different genres of science podcasts that you may not be as familiar with yet.