We can’t get enough science and reason at Smart Apparel, so to get our daily fix we often turn to podcasts. If you don’t listen to podcasts—they are extremely enjoyable to listen to especially while on long drives, winding down at night, or (often in our case) while designing a new shirt. Due to our love of these podcasts, we want to share some of our favorites—but in return we want to know what some of your favorites are as well!
*We would have a hard time listing these in order of most liked and wouldn't want to try. So for that reason, these are in no particular order which is why they are not numbered.
Waking Up is hosted by neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris. He explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. These episodes are not weekly and you never know when the next one will be released, but when you get an email from Sam announcing a new episode—you can’t wait to listen to it.
To receive that email from Sam, just sign up for his newsletter via his website.
Dogma Debate is hosted by David Smalley and features discussions and debates about politics, civil rights, religion, and equality. This podcast is great for long car rides as most episodes are 2-3 hours long, but they are packed full of important content and great discussions.
This next podcast needs no introduction, but for those new to planet earth—StarTalk is a podcast on space, science, and popular culture hosted by “Your Personal Astrophysicist” Neil deGrasse Tyson, with various comic and celebrity co-hosts and frequent guests from the worlds of science and entertainment. This radio show has also turned into a television show on the National Geographic Channel—we of course highly recommend it as well!
The Atheist Experience
The Atheist Experience is a weekly webcast and cable access television show in Austin, Texas, first aired on October 19, 1997. The show is hosted and co-hosted by rotating regulars Matt Dillahunty, Martin Wagner, Russell Glasser, Don Baker, Tracie Harris, Jen Peeples, and John Iacoletti. Frequent topics are religious dogma, morality, ethics and application of the scientific method.
The Thinking Atheist
The Thinking Atheist is a weekly radio podcast hosted by author and video producer Seth Andrews. It is arguably the most popular atheist podcast/show after The Atheist Experience. It must also be said that Seth has one of the best if not the best voices in the podcast world, and because of that—The Thinking Atheist is a wonderful choice before bed as his voice is so relaxing!
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly, 80-minute podcast hosted by Steven Novella, MD, and a panel of "skeptical rogues". The show features discussions of myths, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, the paranormal, and many general forms of superstition, from the point of view of scientific skepticism. The show also features discussions of recent scientific developments in layman's terms, and interviews authors, people in the area of science and other famous skeptics.
The Infinite Monkey Cage
The Infinite Monkey Cage is a British chat show hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince and consists of a panel of other scientists, comedians, and celebrities. Each show has a loose topic of discussion like space exploration.