25 Best UK Science Podcasts

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UK Science Podcasts

Here are 25 Best UK Science Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Science Weekly

Science Weekly London, England, UK
Twice a week, the Guardian brings you the latest science and environment news
8.5M 10.9M 5.8M 1 episode / day Avg Length 21 min
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2. Science In Action

Science In Action London, England, UK
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
61.1M 40.6M 347.9K 1 episode / day Avg Length 29 min
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3. New Scientist Weekly

New Scientist Weekly London, England, UK
Keep up with the latest scientific developments and breakthroughs in this award winning weekly podcast from the team at New Scientist, the world's mos...t popular weekly science and technology magazine. Each discussion centers around three of the most fascinating stories to hit the headlines each week. From technology, to space, health and the environment, we share all the information you need to keep pace.more
3.5M 4.4M 2 episodes / week Avg Length 24 min
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4. CrowdScience

CrowdScience London, England, UK
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
59.8M 40.6M 1 episode / week Avg Length 30 min
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5. Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast London, England, UK
The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the mo...st exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.more
500.7K 2.3M 1 episode / week Avg Length 26 min
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6. 5 live Science

5 live Science Salford, England, UK
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and an...alysis.more
442.4K 675.7K 72.7K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 51 min
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7. Unexpected Elements

Unexpected Elements London, England, UK
The news you know, the science you don't. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connec...tions from around the globe. From Afronauts, to why we argue, to a deep dive on animal lifespans: see the world in a new way.more
7.3M 551.9K 175.1K 1 episode / week Avg Length 51 min
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8. BBC Inside Science

BBC Inside Science London, England, UK
A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
916K 533.4K 1 episode / day Avg Length 30 min
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9. The Naked Scientists Podcast

The Naked Scientists Podcast Cambridge, England, UK
Based at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), the Naked Scientists are a team of scientists, doctors and communicators ...whose passion is to help the general public to understand and engage with the worlds of science, technology and medicine.more
74.8K 53.7K 2 episodes / week Avg Length 32 min
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10. The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Infinite Monkey Cage London, England, UK
Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.
921.8K 533.4K 15.6K 8 episodes / quarter Avg Length 30 min
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11. Physics World Stories Podcast

Physics World Stories Podcast Bristol, England, UK
Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the ...Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out the Physics World Weekly podcast, a science-news podcast presented by our award-winning science journalists.more
597.6K 381.8K 1 episode / week Avg Length 46 min
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12. The Life Scientific

The Life Scientific London, England, UK
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their dis...coveries might do for us in the futuremore
915.9K 533.4K 21.7K 8 episodes / quarter Avg Length 29 min
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13. Physics World Weekly Podcast

Physics World Weekly Podcast Bristol, England, UK
Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winni...ng journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology.more
596.5K 381.8K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 36 min
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14. People doing Physics

People doing Physics Cambridge, England, UK
Join us at the Cavendish Laboratory on the first Thursday of every month as we get up close and personal with the researchers, technicians, students, ...teachers, and people that are the beating heart of Cambridge University's Physics department. Each episode also covers the most exciting and up-to-date physics news coming out of our labs. If you want to know what goes on behind the doors of a Physics department, are curious to know how people get into physics, or simply wonder what physicists think and dream about, listen in!more
319 5.7K 1.3M 1 episode / month Avg Length 37 min
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15. Fun Kids Science Weekly

Fun Kids Science Weekly UK
Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space. Fun ...Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere.more
8.3K 9.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 27 min
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16. Not Another Science Podcast

Not Another Science Podcast Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Not Another Science Podcast is the science radio show from the Edinburgh University Science Magazine. Join our hosts Helena Cornu and Tom Edwick as th...ey talk to staff and students about all the fascinating research and projects happening at the university. Intrigued by sourdough? Passionate about climate change? Love to keep it science? Then this is the show for you.more
1.2K 1.9K 1 episode / month Avg Length 32 min
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17. Life Sciences Connect

Life Sciences Connect London, England, UK
Life Sciences Connect explores the big issues, the emerging trends and the cutting edge innovations that are shaping the Life Sciences industry. Each ...month, we will connect with industry experts and leaders from the Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices industries to discuss how key trends, explored in our research reports, are charting a new, sustainable future for the Life Sciences Industry.more
1.6M 75.5K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 29 min
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18. Ri Science Podcast

Ri Science Podcast London, England, UK
Thought provoking lectures from the world's sharpest minds. Science talks from the Royal Institution every month.
149.2K 114.8K 76.6K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 60 min
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19. Mysteries of Science

Mysteries of Science UK
In each episode, the team behind The Week Junior's Science Nature magazine investigates a different unexplained phenomenon with the help of expert gue...sts.more
8.3K 9.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 21 min
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20. Scientifically...

Scientifically... London, England, UK
The home of the best science programmes from BBC Radio 4, from the ingenuity behind everyday objects to the biggest questions facing our planet. Relea...sed weekly, this podcast is introduced by Dr. Alex Lathbridge.more
916K 533.4K 21.7K
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21. BlueSci Podcast

BlueSci Podcast Cambridge, England, UK
What's the latest in science these days? How can scientific advances help improve our world? And what's it like to be a scientist, anyway? Every two w...eeks we delve into the intersections between science, technology, and society, featuring guest researchers who present a fresh perspective on their work, what goes on behind the scenes, and the latest developments in their fields.more
1.5K 1.8K 270
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22. The Slightly Scientific Podcast

The Slightly Scientific Podcast London, England, UK
3 teenagers and a scientific podcast. What could go wrong?From black holes to biochemistry, this is The Slightly Scientific Podcast!
9 20 3 episodes / year Avg Length 33 min
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23. Small Screen Science

Small Screen Science Bath, England, UK
Explore the unusual and unexpected science behind your favourite TV shows, with Karen Collins and Emma Brisdion. From the forensic pathology in Silent... Witness to the science of attraction that underpins Love Island.more
88 361 385
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24. Monday Science

Monday Science London, England, UK
Monday Science is a engaging podcast bringing you the latest research in Science, Technology and Health. Hosted by award winning scientist Dr Bahijja ...Raimi-Abraham, she also answers your questions or finds experts in the field to answer them for you!more
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UK Science Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering UK Science. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
BBC Radio 5 Live bbc.co.uk 56
New Scientist newscientist.com 40
The Naked Scientists thenakedscientists.com 36
Immediate media podcasts.apple.com 32
Springer Nature Limited nature.com 27
BBC World Service bbc.co.uk 25
BBC Radio 4 bbc.co.uk 22
Our Media podcasts.apple.com 9
Ri Science Podcast rigb.org 6
Cavendish Laboratory phy.cam.ac.uk 6
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