40 Best NPR Science Podcasts

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Here are 40 Best NPR Science Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. The Point

The Point WCAI's award-winning public affairs program. Tuesday through Thursday, Mindy Todd hosts a lively and informative discussion on critical issues for... Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Coast. Every Friday is the News Roundup, as CAI News Director Steve Junker speaks with news editors and reporters from around the region.more
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6.7M 8.7M 6.7M 3 episodes / week Avg Length 46 min
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2. Science Friday

Science Friday US
Brain fun for curious people.
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 5 episodes / week Avg Length 20 min
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3. Short Wave

Short Wave US
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines - all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, usi...ng a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 3 episodes / week Avg Length 13 min
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4. Blue Dot

Blue Dot Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, nati...onal and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / week Avg Length 52 min
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5. Living on Earth

Living on Earth As the planet we call home faces a climate emergency, Living on Earth is your go-to source for the latest coverage of climate change, ecology, and hum...an health. Hosted by Steve Curwood.more
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6.7M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / week Avg Length 53 min
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6. Cool Science Radio

Cool Science Radio From the discovery of new dinosaurs to the science of an avalanche. From the secret technology behind Facebook, to nanotechnology. Deciphering science... and technology in an entertaining, amusing and accessible way. If we can understand it, so can you. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 3 episodes / month Avg Length 52 min
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7. Outside/In

Outside/In A show about the natural world and how we use it. We explore science, energy, environmentalism, and reflections on how we think about and depict natur...e, and always leave time for plenty of goofing off.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 2 episodes / month Avg Length 33 min
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8. This Green Earth

This Green Earth This Green Earth is a weekly, hour-long program that focuses on the environment and environmentalism. Co-hosts Christopher Cherniak and Nell Larson ex...plore the science, politics, economics and ethics behind the environment, natural resources and sustainability. The program includes interviews with local and national experts in the fields of water resources, air quality, environmental policy, fossil and renewable fuels, climate, conservation, ecosystems, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainability.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 4 episodes / month Avg Length 50 min
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9. Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Mississippi, US
Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your question...s about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, Veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 4 episodes / month Avg Length 45 min
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10. Looking Up

Looking Up Hosted by Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas and Anna Hehman, Looking Up brings you the latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced con...versation.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 2 episodes / month Avg Length 22 min
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11. Living Permaculture

Living Permaculture Permaculture is a design system for ecological and sustainable living, integrating plants, animals, buildings, people and communities. Living Permacul...ture airs on KDNK on the 4th Wednesday of every month.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / month Avg Length 28 min
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12. WXPR All Things Outdoors

WXPR All Things Outdoors From hunting to hiking and snowmobiling to water skiing, there's no shortage of outdoor recreation opportunities in the Northwoods.In WXPR's A...ll Things Outdoors, we talk with DNR Conservation Warden Tim Otto about what you need to know to stay safe and have fun while out in the woods.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / month Avg Length 6 min
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13. Teen Scientist

Teen Scientist Teen Scientist with host Rayna Malhotra brings you groundbreaking innovation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines enti...rely from a teenage perspective. The program highlights local, regional, and national STEM stories with young people and respected experts in their fields.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / month Avg Length 32 min
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14. Western Slope Skies

Western Slope Skies A bi-weekly short feature on astronomy, produced by members of the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / month Avg Length 4 min
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15. WXPR Field Notes

WXPR Field Notes On the second Tuesday of every month, we hear from our contributors in the field. Susan Knight and Gretchen Gerrish both work for the University of Wi...sconsin-Madison's Center for Limnology at Trout Lake Station. Scott Bowe is the Director of Kemp Natural Resources Station.more
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6.7M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / month Avg Length 5 min
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16. Radiolab

Radiolab Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through ...science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is hosted by Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser.more
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1 episode / day Avg Length 39 min
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17. The Loh Down on Science

The Loh Down on Science Pasadena, California, US
The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science -- in less than two minutes! Writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing... Loh explains the world of science with a dash of humor. It's a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!more
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91.1K 120.1K 25.8K 1 episode / day Avg Length 2 min
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18. A Moment of Science

A Moment of Science Bloomington, Indiana, US
A Moment of Science is a daily audio podcast, public radio program and video series providing the scientific story behind some of life's most perp...lexing mysteries.more
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8.9K 16.8K 1.6K 4 episodes / week Avg Length 2 min
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19. Arizona Science

Arizona Science Tucson, Arizona, US
Arizona Science explores the latest scientific research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizon...a. Catch Arizona Science each Friday during Science Friday on NPR 89.1.more
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25K 13.6K 5.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 6 min
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20. Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? Orlando, Florida, US
There's a lot going on up there. Join space reporter Brendan Byrne each week as he explores space exploration. From efforts to launch humans into ...deep space, to the probes exploring our solar system, Are We There Yet? brings you the latest in news from the space beat. Listen to interviews with astronauts, engineers and visionaries as humanity takes its next giant leap exploring our universe.more
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11.9K 6.5K 2.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 28 min
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21. The Pulse

The Pulse US
Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott. The Pulse will take you beh...ind the doors of operating rooms, into the lab with some of the world's foremost scientists, and back in time to explore life-changing innovations. It explores the questions that make people go, 'Yeah, why is that?' It tells stories from ground level, where illness, healing and discovery are personal. The Pulse celebrates science, and covers breakthroughs with healthy skepticism.more
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7K 7.8K 48.6K 1 episode / week Avg Length 50 min
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22. Higher Ground

Higher Ground Climate change is already here. On Long Island, communities must prepare, and people find ways to adapt to rising tides and extreme weather that threa...tens America's first suburbs. Higher Ground tells the stories of these communities exploring solutions that may or may not give them the best chance at survival and help save the places millions of people call home. Or they may discover that the only way forward for suburban America is retreating from the sea. Hosted and reported by J.D. Allen.more
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3.8K 2.3K 1.8K 1 episode / week Avg Length 23 min
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23. Petrie Dish

Petrie Dish San Antonio, Texas, US
A weekly explainer on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with science journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio.
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34.4K 21.6K 14.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 7 min
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24. Manu Minute

Manu Minute Need a break in your day? Whether you're in your car or your kitchen, or still in bed, Manu Minute brings you the rich sounds from Hawai'i'...;s native forests and shorelines. Each week, we feature a different Hawai'i bird and its unique song and talk about its environment and conservation.more
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24.3K 8.7K 9.8K 1 episode / month Avg Length 2 min
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25. WXPR The Stream

WXPR The Stream Rhinelander, Wisconsin, US
Water in Wisconsin's Northwoods and Michigan's Upper Peninsula serves as the basis of life and health. With countless lakes, rivers, springs, ...and aquifers, water is also linked with the very identity of this region.more
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3.8K 1K 1.4K 1 episode / month Avg Length 6 min
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26. Attribution with Bob McKinnon

Attribution with Bob McKinnon Long Island City, New York, US
Why do some people make it, while others don't? How do the facts of our lives differ from our perception of it? And how does our psychology shape ...how we view ourselves and others? Attribution is, where people from all walks of life, reflect on who and what has contributed to where they ended up. Our hope is after each episode, you feel a little more inspired, grateful, or supported, than when you first hit play.more
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3.3K 251 4 episodes / quarter Avg Length 53 min
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27. Invisibilia

Invisibilia Washington, District of Columbia, US
Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia Latin for invisible things fuses narrative storytel...ling with science that will make you see your own life differently.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 2 episodes / year Avg Length 36 min
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28. Science Diction

Science Diction What does the word 'meme' have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it 'Spanish flu' when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a po...dcast about words and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered.more
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 1 episode / year Avg Length 18 min
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29. InHospitable

InHospitable Phoenix America's hottest and fastest-growing big city is on the frontlines in the fight against drought, extreme heat, and wildfire. We bring you... stories of how these global problems affect real Arizonans, and what is being done to solve them.  more
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30. ADAPT

ADAPT In the ADAPT podcast, host Brendan Rivers talks with six people who are working to help Northeast Florida adapt to sea-level rise and climate change. ...Guests include Florida's first-ever Chief Resilience Officer and an environmental psychologist who teaches people how to talk about climate change.more
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31. Focus On Technology

Focus On Technology Ann Thompson reports on the latest trends in technology and their effects on medicine, safety, the environment or entertainment.
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6.8M 8.7M 6.7M 30 episodes / year Avg Length 5 min
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32. Chronic Catastrophe

Chronic Catastrophe Chronic Catastrophe is a four-episode podcast about the impacts of cumulative climate change-induced disasters on our minds, bodies, and spirits.
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33. Natural Selections

Natural Selections Conversations about the natural world with Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley, from member-supported North Country Public Radio. 010329
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34. Science on the Radio

Science on the Radio 'Science on the Radio' is a 90-second science information segment featuring Marvin Druger, retired chair of the Department of Science Teaching and pro...fessor of biology and science education at Syracuse University.more
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35. NOVA Now

NOVA Now Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
From the PBS science series NOVA, a biweekly podcast digging into the science behind the headlines. Alok Patel takes you behind the scenes with the pe...ople scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians and more working to understand our world. Now it's more critical than ever to distinguish fact from fiction and find science based answers to the most pressing questions of our time.more
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36. The Environment Report

The Environment Report Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
The Environment Report, hosted by Lester Graham and other Michigan Radio reporters, explores the relationship between the natural world and the everyd...ay lives of people in Michigan.more
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NPR Science Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering NPR Science. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
LAist 89.3 omny.fm 113
WNYC Studios npr.org 82
Mindy Todd npr.org 69
Science Friday and WNYC Studios npr.org 38
Science Friday wnycstudios.org 28
Dave Schlom npr.org 24
World Media Foundation loe.org 24
Jason Klein npr.org 23
AZPM podcasts.apple.com 21
NHPR npr.org 19
Steve Junker npr.org 16
Marian Summerall wmfe.org 15
Bonnie Petrie tpr.org 13
Ann Thompson npr.org 13
Katie Thoresen npr.org 10
CAI npr.org 10
Arizona Public Media podcasts.apple.com 9
Nell Larson npr.org 8
Dean Regas npr.org 8
John Basile npr.org 8
ira flatow wnycstudios.org 6
Katie Mullaly npr.org 6
Lynn Ware Peek npr.org 6
Rayna Malhotra npr.org 6
Chris Cherniak npr.org 5
Brendan Byrne wmfe.org 4
Claire Wiley npr.org 4
Shoshannah Buxbaum wnycstudios.org 3
Scott Bowe npr.org 2
Liz Lerner npr.org 2
Dan Tritle npr.org 2
Susan Knight npr.org 2
Rasha Aridi wnycstudios.org 2
Jerome Osentowski npr.org 2
Vanessa Harmony npr.org 2
WXPR Public Radio npr.org 2
Charles Bergquist wnycstudios.org 1
Amy Vince npr.org 1
Brian Engles npr.org 1
Eve Zuckoff npr.org 1
Casey Crownhart wnycstudios.org 1
Arielle Duhaime-Ross wnycstudios.org 1
J.D. Allen npr.org 1
d. peterschmidt npr.org 1
Gretchen Gerrish npr.org 1
Patrick Hart npr.org 1
Bob McKinnon wliw.org 1
Dessa Wander wnycstudios.org 1
Diana Plasker wnycstudios.org 1
Flora Lichtman wnycstudios.org 1
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