10 Best Science History Podcasts
Science History Podcasts
Here are 10 Best Science History Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. Surprisingly Brilliant
A science history podcast uncovering the little-known stories and less-talked-about people behind well-known science & tech. Written & Hosted by Maren Hunsberger & Greg Foot for Seeker
Play⋅ 8.2M⋅ 464.6K ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 58 min Get Email Contact
2. Distillations | Science History Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.
Play⋅ 41.1K⋅ 25.1K ⋅10 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 36 min Get Email Contact
3. The Mad Scientist Podcast
Boston, Massachusetts, US
The Mad Scientist Podcast is a comedy show about the history and philosophy of science and pseudoscience. Hosted by Chris and Marie, join our intrepid hosts as they talk about all the weird stuff your science textbook left out. Because sometimes, the best way to learn how to think like a scientist is to talk about all the bad science floating around out there!
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Play⋅ 6.7K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 55 min ⋅ Sep 2017 Get Email Contact
4. Science History Podcast
Flagstaff, Arizona, US
Monthly interviews on important moments in the history of science.
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Play⋅ 718 ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 104 min ⋅ Dec 2017 Get Email Contact
5. A Reader's History of Science Fiction
A biweekly podcast exploring the history of science fiction from the Renaissance to the present day. Astrophysicist and sci-fi enthusiast Alex Howe explores how the classic books, movies, and TV shows influenced the development of the genre and continues to do so today, with book recommendations for each episode.
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Play⋅ 74 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact
6. Disappearing Spoon: a science history podcast by Sam Kean
A topsy-turvy science history podcast by Sam Kean. I examine overlooked stories from our past: the dental superiority of hunter-gatherers, the crooked Nazis who saved thousands of American lives, the American immigrants who developed the most successful cancer screening tool in history, the sex lives of dinosaurs, and much, much more...
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 19 min Get Email Contact
7. New Books in the History of Science
Interviews with historians of science about their new books
Play 4 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 53 min Get Email Contact
8. The Complete History of Science
The History of Science is told from the beginning. Scientific knowledge is a vast edifice, upon which our society is built. However, it's not always well understood how the great scientific discoveries of the past were made. Each episode of this podcast explores how we made these discoveries, what led to these breakthroughs, and ultimately how science has shaped our world.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 21 min Get Email Contact