Podcasts to listen to while doing homework

Do you feel that listening to music when you’re doing homework isn’t motivating enough or it doesn't help improve your productivity? Try listening to podcasts when you’re studying. A podcast that is relaxing and funny can help you focus on the task at hand. Any podcast episode can expand creative thoughts for your mind and make your process of learning more exciting.

Although listening to podcasts while doing homework isn’t for everybody, you won’t know until you try it! So, we've gone through 100s of podcasts, and here are the best ones to enjoy while studying or doing homework. Throw those headphones on and happy listening!

99% Invisible

by Roman Mars


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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.


by WNYC Studios


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View the Episode Archive » Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes | RSS. #smartbinge Radiolab podcasts

Binaural Beats Podcast

by Charlie McCormick


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Providing you with binaural rhythms to enhance your life and manage common issues such as stress/anxiety, sleep, study, pain and more.

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

by iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks


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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future.

Freakonomics Radio

by Freakonomics Radio


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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” 

StarTalk Radio

by Neil deGrasse Tyson


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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.

In Our Time

by BBC Radio 4


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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

TED Radio Hour

by NPR


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Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.