A podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio files which a user can download in order to listen.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast
On this page, you will find a list of podcast recommendations that cover critical thinking, science, philosophical questions, and social phenomena.
Each podcast is tagged with a quote from their official website (visited 2019).
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is dedicated to promoting critical thinking and science literacy through insightful content and resources including an award-winning weekly podcast.www.theskepticsguide.org/podcasts
Skeptoid Media encourages public science literacy and critical thinking worldwide by producing free, STEM-focused educational and entertainment content.skeptoid.com
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 Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature’s journalists and editors.feeds.nature.com/nature/podcast/current
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.freakonomics.com/archive
Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.npr.org/podcasts/452538884/radiolab
The award-winning Science Weekly podcast is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics – and sometimes even maths. Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good!theguardian.com/science/series/science
NPR Planet Money
The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening.npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money