US

RECOMMENDATIONS

US
By SG
Fri, 09, 20

I am sure you will fall in love with learning!

Want to keep learning during your free time when you are too tired to read or too weary to join a study group? Download Stitcher or Google Podcast apps on your smartphone and give these educational podcast channels a try. I am sure you will fall in love with learning!

Every Little Thing

On this podcast, the hosts, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, explore fun questions like: how to spot a spy?

How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? Can cursing make your stronger? How squirrels track their nuts? You aren’t going to find answers to these questions in the book!

The great thing is if you have a question in mind that needs answering, you can also send an audio message to [email protected]

Lexicon Valley

Language students, this one’s for you! Hosted by linguist John McWhorter, Lexicon Valley is a show about language from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Some of the episodes you are going to enjoy are “Zombie English”, “The internet loves the exclamation point!!” and “The language of female friendships”.

Surprisingly brilliant

This podcast isn’t about boring science! It tells the true stories of the wild experiments, bizarre journeys, and strange ideas that led to incredible discoveries, life-saving medicines, and evidence of where we all came from. Writers and hosts Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot, delve into the true crime science history about a famous chef who served her entrees with a special side … of death; they share the untold story of a woman who happens to be responsible for modern computing; and they talk about a special tree that cures malaria, and shaped the development of the modern world as we know it. The podcast is full of such interesting episodes that you can listen to on the go and feel inspired!

Brain Drop Puzzles

A show all about puzzles, games, brainteasers, mysteries, riddles, and lateral thinking. It’s an exploration of the quandaries of our lives, a journey through the mysteries of the world, driven by curiosity and wonder. Either that, or it's a bunch of audio files with some puzzles thrown in. Depends on how cynical you are.

Harvard EdCast

This is some serious stuff to listen to, but it’s always good to learn about how educational systems work around the world. The Harvard EdCast is a weekly podcast about the ideas that shape education, from early learning through college and career. On the podcast, teachers, researchers, policymakers, and leaders of schools and systems in the US and around the world talk and look for positive approaches to the challenges and inequities in education.

The Wild with Chris Morgan

The Wild with Chris Morgan explores how nature survives and thrives alongside (and often despite) humans. Taking listeners across the Pacific Northwest and around the world, host Chris Morgan explores wildlife and the complex web of ecosystems they inhabit. He also tells the stories of people working in and protecting the wild around us. “Grizzlies in politics and social media”, “how squirrels help us get to Mars” and “how sperm whales survive the crushing depths of the ocean”, are some of the most trending episodes on the podcast.

Graveyard Tales

Hosts Adam and Matt tell the stories of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. This podcast will give you the creeps and make you laugh at the same time.

The Next Big Idea

Think bigger. Create better. Live smarter. Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. Where do you even start? Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, The Next Big Idea brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. Each episode dives deep into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

This is a fairy tale podcast for young girls about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narrated by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders and warriors!

Compiled by SG