15 Best BBC Science Podcasts

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BBC Science Podcasts

Here are 15 Best BBC Science Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Science In Action

Science In Action The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Roland Pease
Apple Rating 4.3 / 5Facebook Followers 61.1MTwitter Followers 40.6MInstagram Followers 427.1K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 31 min Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. CrowdScience

CrowdScience We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Caroline Steel, Anand Jagatia
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 59.8MTwitter Followers 40.6M Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 30 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

3. BBC Inside Science

BBC Inside Science A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Marnie Chesterton, Victoria Gill
Apple Rating 4.4 / 5Facebook Followers 916KTwitter Followers 532.1K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 29 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

4. Unexpected Elements

Unexpected Elements The news you know, the science you don't. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. From Afronauts, to why we argue, to a deep dive on animal lifespans: see the world in a new way.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Marnie Chesterton, Camilla Mota, Alex Lathbridge
Facebook Followers 7.3MTwitter Followers 561.6KInstagram Followers 427.1K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 50 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

5. Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley

Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley If time is tight, what's the one thing that you should be doing to improve your health and wellbeing? Michael Mosley reveals surprisingly simple top tips that are scientifically proven to change your life.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Michael Mosley
Facebook Followers 915.8KTwitter Followers 532.1KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 16 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

6. Sliced Bread

Sliced Bread The series investigates the latest ad-hyped products and trending fads promising to make us healthier, happier, and greener. Are they really 'the best thing since sliced bread'? Science presenter Greg Foot finds out. Greg speaks to experts on a bunk-busting mission to test the latest consumer trends chosen by listeners. Do they live up to the hype? Or are they just marketing BS? Greg chats to the experts, dives into the data, performs tests, and crunches the numbers before putting his findings back to the listener so they can decide if it's worth spending their hard-earned money on.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Sliced Bread, Sean Farrington, Greg Foot
Facebook Followers 926.6KTwitter Followers 532.1KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 29 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

7. The Life Scientific

The Life Scientific Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Jim Al-Khalili
Facebook Followers 915.9KTwitter Followers 532.1KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 30 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

8. Scientifically...

Scientifically... The home of the best science programmes from BBC Radio 4, from the ingenuity behind everyday objects to the biggest questions facing our planet. Released weekly, this podcast is introduced by Dr. Alex Lathbridge.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Alex Lathbridge
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 916KTwitter Followers 532.1KInstagram Followers 33.3K Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

9. The Big Green Money Show

The Big Green Money Show Dragon's Den's Deborah Meaden talks to some of the world's biggest business names about the biggest problem facing the planet: climate change.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Deborah Meaden
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10. The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Dr Adam Rutherford, Dr Hannah Fry
Facebook Followers 926.6KTwitter Followers 532.1KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / year Avg Length 30 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

11. 28ish Days Later

28ish Days Later What do you really know about the menstrual cycle? India Rakusen explores the whole bloody story, discovering facts that could change your life. Periods are just the beginning.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
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Email Role Podcast Link Twitter Handle Twitter Followers
Roland Pease Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnb/episodes/player @peaseroland
Caroline Steel Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc/episodes/player @carolinesteel3
Anand Jagatia Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc/episodes/player @anandjagatia 897
Marnie Chesterton Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b036f7w2 @amsterdammed 3.8K
Victoria Gill Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b036f7w2 @vic_gill 15.6K
Marnie Chesterton Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmt2/episodes/player @amsterdammed 3.8K
Camilla Mota Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmt2/episodes/player @cavmota 5.9K
Alex Lathbridge Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmt2/episodes/player
Michael Mosley Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p09by3yy @drmichaelmosley 117.3K
Sliced Bread Co Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07012sf
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