Good Podcasts

This post is a followup on Podcasts good and bad, to which some of you responded with excellent suggestions for podcasts.

I want to say that the criticisms I leveled in the previous post apply mainly to video podcasts in technolology that I’ve seen via the Roku on TWiT TV and other places, and really, on only a few of those. The following list is compiled from your comments but including only science and skepticism podcasts. I’ve added a few that you’all didn’t happen to mention.

Please suggest what is missing and I’ll add that in a future update.


  1. #1 Chris Lindsay
    December 23, 2010

    Astronomy Cast is probably the one that I would argue passionately for, should be on the list (embarrassingly, I forgot to mention it). Unless that’s also called Universe Today?

    It might be good to add “Aaron’s World” – because it’s such a short podcast, but has that old-time radio feeling in terms of a story/serial being played (along with good info. on dinosaurs and ancient animals). Plus, the young kid’s enthusiasm is pretty contagious.

    Great list. I’ll add a few of the suggestions here on my must-listen catalog.

  2. #2 Roger3
    December 23, 2010

    I’ll second Astronomy Cast.

    And LukeProg’s Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot is simply amazing. He’s a former fundie, now an atheist studying philosophy. It’s enthralling listening.

  3. #3 syliach
    December 23, 2010

    I enjoy “A Christian and an atheist”, The current Christian co-host is much better than the original.

  4. #4 gwen
    December 23, 2010

    Minnesota Theists podcast
    The Conspiracy Skeptic podcast (the host is sometimes annoying but he gets good information across.
    Current Science podcast
    60 second science podcast
    Dogma Free America podcast (I like their inane banter!! )
    Mr Deity video podcast
    Righteous Indignation podcast Merseyside Skeptics
    InKredulous podcast Merseyside Skeptics
    Rational Horizon podcast
    Strange Quarks podcast Merseyside Skeptics
    Little Atoms podcast Merseyside Skeptics
    Atheist Talk and The Non Prophets podcast Atheists of Austin
    The Thomas Jefferson Hour
    Chariots of Iron and Secular Nation podcasts
    Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast
    ERCast podcast (emergency medicine)
    The Skeptic Zone
    Token Skeptic

    I listen to most of what you have listed above too.

  5. #5 gwen
    December 23, 2010

    The first one should read ‘Minnesota Atheists’!!!

  6. #6 Markk
    December 23, 2010

    365 Days of Astronomy Podcast.

    The Best of Natural History Radio and
    Material World BBC podcasts.

    I like Science Magazines podcast better than Nature for some reason.

    The American Chemical Society has a nice Science Elements podcast.

    Nova’s podcast.

    I listen to these while I ride my bicycle trainer in the winter. They can make 45 minutes go by quick which would otherwise be boring. I like the sound podcasts over the video ones.

  7. #7 gruebait
    December 23, 2010

    My duh for the day – Yesterday I posted Frazer Cain’s website (Universe Today) rather than title of the podcasts (Astronomy Cast). These are at

  8. #8 Warren
    December 23, 2010

    Oo! Oo! The Secular Buddhist podcast – Buddhism from an atheistic perspective.

  9. #9 Jason Buell
    December 25, 2010

    A History of the World in 100 Objects ( has technically ended, but it’s pretty much the best thing on the internet.