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 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. The Naked Scientists Podcast

The Naked Scientists Podcast 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.
Podcast thenakedscientists.com
Hosts Chris Smith, Ed Kessler, Meryem Kalayci, James Smith
Apple Rating 4.6 / 5Facebook Followers 74.8KTwitter Followers 53.6K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 33 min Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact

3. Science Weekly

Science Weekly Twice a week, the Guardian brings you the latest science and environment news. This podcast, brought to you by The Guardian, dives deep into the latest scientific breakthroughs and environmental news. Stay informed on cutting-edge research and discoveries that are shaping our world.
Podcast theguardian.com
Apple Rating 4.3 / 5Facebook Followers 8.9MTwitter Followers 10.9MInstagram Followers 5.8M Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 18 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

4. Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of the Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and provide in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
Podcast shows.acast.com
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 500.7KTwitter Followers 2.2M Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 27 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

5. 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 29 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

6. 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

7. Fun Kids Science Weekly

Fun Kids Science Weekly 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!The Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux.There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that's also a little bit deadly!You can listen to Dan on Fun Kids (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at funkidslive.comPlus, when you become a Fun Kids Podcasts Plus subscriber, you get this show and 30 others! ad-free and support the work Fun Kids does in bringing you high-quality, entertaining, and safe content for your family.
Podcast funkidslive.com
Apple Rating 4.4 / 5Facebook Followers 8.6KTwitter Followers 9.5KInstagram Followers 1.9K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 29 min Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact

8. Instant Genius

Instant Genius Whether you're curious about getting healthy, the Big Bang or the science of cooking, find out everything you need to know in under 30 minutes with Instant Genius. The team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine talk to world-leading experts to bring you a bite-sized masterclass on a new subject each week.New episodes are released every Monday and Friday and you can subscribe to Instant Genius on Apple Podcasts to access all new episodes ad-free and all old episodes of Instant Genius Extra.
Podcast cms.megaphone.fm
Apple Rating 4.3 / 5Facebook Followers 36.3KTwitter Followers 27.4KInstagram Followers 28.7K Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 31 min Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact

9. Physics World Weekly Podcast

Physics World Weekly Podcast Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning 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.
Podcast blubrry.com
Host James Dacey
Apple Rating 4.1 / 5Facebook Followers 596.5KTwitter Followers 381.8K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 34 min Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact

10. 5 live Science

5 live Science 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 analysis.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Facebook Followers 442.4KTwitter Followers 674.6KInstagram Followers 78.8K Frequency 3 episodes / month Avg Length 52 min Get Email Contact

11. 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

12. New Scientist Weekly

New Scientist Weekly Keep up with the latest scientific developments and breakthroughs in this award winning weekly podcast from the team at New Scientist, the world's most 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.
Podcast newscientist.com
Facebook Followers 3.5MTwitter Followers 4.4M Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact

13. Ri Science Podcast

Ri Science Podcast Thought provoking lectures from the world's sharpest minds. Science talks from the Royal Institution every month.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 733KTwitter Followers 115.7KInstagram Followers 161.3K Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 50 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

14. Mysteries of Science

Mysteries of Science In each episode, the team behind The Week Junior's Science Nature magazine investigates a different unexplained phenomenon with the help of expert guests.
Podcast funkidslive.com
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 8.3KTwitter Followers 9.5K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 22 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

15. Physics World Stories Podcast

Physics World Stories Podcast 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.
Podcast physicsworld.com
Host Andrew Glester
Facebook Followers 597.6KTwitter Followers 381.8K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 48 min Get Email Contact

16. The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Infinite Monkey Cage Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Brian Cox, Robin Ince
Facebook Followers 921.8KTwitter Followers 532.1KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 32 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

17. 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

18. People doing Physics

People doing Physics 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!
Podcast phy.cam.ac.uk
Facebook Followers 319Twitter Followers 5.7KInstagram Followers 1.3M Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 38 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

19. Not Another Science Podcast

Not Another Science Podcast Not Another Science Podcast is the science radio show from the Edinburgh University Science Magazine. Join our hosts Helena Cornu and Tom Edwick as they 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.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Facebook Followers 1.2KTwitter Followers 1.9K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 33 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

20. 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

21. Small Screen Science

Small Screen Science 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.
Podcast smallscreensci.podbean.com
Facebook Followers 88Twitter Followers 361Instagram Followers 380 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

22. BlueSci Podcast

BlueSci Podcast 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 weeks 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.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Facebook Followers 1.5KTwitter Followers 1.8KInstagram Followers 278 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

23. The Slightly Scientific Podcast

The Slightly Scientific Podcast A group of science sleuths in year 12 at Ibstock Place School unite forces to have fun, be nerdy, and adventure through science to spread enthusiasm on the topic. Our aim is to make science fun and accessible, exploring the latest breakthroughs and interviewing experts in the field. From talking vaccines with Dame Sarah Gilbert to uncovering the great mysteries of biochemistry. We are proud to present the Slightly Scientific Podcast.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Twitter Followers 30 Frequency 3 episodes / year Avg Length 33 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

24. Life Sciences Connect

Life Sciences Connect 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.
Podcast lifesciencesconnect.libsyn.com
Facebook Followers 1.6MTwitter Followers 74.5KInstagram Followers 11.6K Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 29 min Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact

25. Monday Science

Monday Science 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!
Podcast audiomack.com
Twitter Followers 1.7K Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

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UK Science Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering UK Science. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Role Podcast Link Total Episodes Twitter Handle
Roland Pease Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnb/episodes/player @peaseroland
Chris Smith Host thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists-podcast 44 @drchrissmith
Ed Kessler Host thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists-podcast 44
Meryem Kalayci Host thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists-podcast 44
James Smith Host thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists-podcast 44
Caroline Steel Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc/episodes/player 29 @carolinesteel3
Anand Jagatia Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc/episodes/player 29 @anandjagatia
Marnie Chesterton Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b036f7w2 27 @amsterdammed
Victoria Gill Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b036f7w2 27 @vic_gill
James Dacey Host blubrry.com/physicsworldweeklypodcast 25
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