Science – United Kingdom – Popular podcasts

  • From outsiders like a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to such thought leaders as scholar James Lindsay and feminist Helen Lewis, BBC journalist Andrew Gold takes us away from our comfort zone and into the worlds of people on the edge. New episodes every Monday - with trailers on his Twitter page: @andrewgold_ok (https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok) and Instagram page: @andrewgold_ok (https://www.instagram.com/andrewgold_ok/) . 

    With an open mind and a wry sense of humour, Andrew alternates the theme of guest. Some weeks it'll be with somebody totally 'on the edge' - whether it be the woman who married a sociopathic bigamist or the Australian Coffin Confessor, who is paid to reveal secrets at funerals . Other episodes will have interviews with such leading minds as Conservative peer Lord Daniel Finkelstein and feminist Helen Pluckrose.

    It was picked in Apple's prestigious New & Noteworthy category and has been a top Editor Pick for Castbox and Stitcher, who also placed it in their 'What we're listening to'. Get in touch or leave a review - it helps boost it up those charts!

    About the Host: 

    Andrew is an award-winning journalist and TV presenter who has been making documentaries about bizarre, unusual and remarkable people around the world for a decade. He's done battle with an exorcist and hunted for UFOs - all while living in six different countries and learning to speak five languages. 

    In this podcast, he aims to get to the humanity of people living on the fringes, and introduce these diverse figures to the listener. 

  • Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

  • Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.

  • Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.

  • Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4

  • We’re having an impact on nature like never before: polluting the skies and seas, burning up fossil fuels, and pushing nature to the brink of extinction faster than it can restore itself. But it’s not too late.

    Join actor, presenter, and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman as he discovers how every one of us can make a difference in the fight to save our planet.In each episode, Cel meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment, and teams up with a top wildlife expert to dig deeper into the threats we’re facing.

    What’s the real impact of climate change, single use plastic, food choice or fast fashion on our planet? And most importantly of all: what can we do to help?

    Join the conversation on social media too using #CalloftheWild, and make sure you subscribe so that you never miss an episode! The Wild is calling. It's time to act.

  • St Marks Hospital is the world's only bowel disease podcast, where we have world leading experts discuss all aspects of colorectal surgery and bowel-related pathologies.
    St Marks was originally founded in 1835 by Frederick Salmon originally named “the benevolent dispensary for the relief of the poor afflicted with fistula and other diseases of the rectum”. St Mark’s Hospital remains the UK’s only specialist bowel hospital and is dedicated to all aspects of bowel pathology.

  • Have you ever wanted to know more about nutrition but felt overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting information on the internet? You're not alone.

    Join NHS surgeon Dr Joshua Wolrich and lawyer-turned-current nutrition PhD Alan Flanagan as they aim to cut through the state of nutritional discourse whilst encouraging collaboration between different healthcare professionals. Whether you're a layperson that wants to understand if celery juice can actually cure your eczema (spoiler; it can't) or a GP who wants to know what the current research is about low-carb diets for diabetes, this podcast is for you.

  • Leading surgeon and founder of cult brand MZ SKIN, Dr Maryam Zamani and ex-Vogue editor-at-Large, Fiona Golfar present The Guinea Pig podcast!

    Fiona and Maryam share their honest opinions and hilarious real-life experiences and give essential safety advice to those considering any kind of aesthetic procedure.

    For adults only, this bi-weekly podcast covers the latest aesthetic treatment reviews by the resident guinea pig, Fiona Golfar, supported by necessary medical advice and insights from Dr Maryam Zamani.

    Fiona tries the treatments - so you don’t have to - allowing the listener to decide for themselves once they are armed with the necessary knowledge, questions to ask and potential risks. 

    Maryam and Fiona chat openly and candidly about products and procedures aided by experts & high-profile friends to offer advice and insights to anyone considering a treatment.

    So if you, or someone you know is thinking of changing their moisturiser, dealing with tired looking eyes, or even having a neck-lift, The Guinea Pig is here to help you!

  • The Origins Podcast features in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world about the issues that impact all of us in the 21st century. Host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, will be joined by guests from a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, and journalism. The topics discussed on The Origins Podcast reflect the full range of the human experience - exploring science and culture in a way that seeks to entertain, educate, and inspire.

  • Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

  • The science podcast that’s not about the science.

  • Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. What happened in Dr Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.This is a Somethin' Else production.

  • The Sociology show hosted by Matthew Wilkin conducts interviews with a range of different people within the world of Sociology.

  • Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside

  • Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!

  • British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multi-media information portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine. We contribute to innovation (research), education (teaching and learning) and knowledge translation (implementing research into practice and policy). We use web, print, video and audio material to serve the international sport and exercise medicine community.
    * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

  • After a seven-year hiatus, the RVC podcast returns with Dominic Barfield taking the reins and talking to the researchers at all stages in their careers about the work that they are doing at the UK’s oldest veterinary school. Continuing from the back catalogue from Dr Mattias Kleinz (episode 1 to 20) and Dr Mark Cleasby (episode 20-50) Dom with the help of Brian Cox will get you back up to speed with how the Royal Veterinary College, the University of London's veterinary school, is pushing the frontiers in veterinary medicine and basic science. We will provide you with an insight to the current research being undertaken and those dedicated researchers in the pursuit of answering those questions to benefit animal health and welfare, today, tomorrow and beyond. We hope that you enjoy.

  • A podcast by criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley. Making sense of crime and society's response to it.