Category Archives: Podcasts

Summer Podcast Picks

Whether you’re traveling, working an internship, or just enjoying the amazing weather, summer is a great time to catch up on podcasts.

The very first post on this blog – way back in 2006 – gave a brief list of Science & Engineering podcasts, and check out our Podcasts category tag for some other suggestions.

Here are a few more popular podcasts you might enjoy:

Scientific American – including 60-Second Earth, 60-Second Space, and 60-Second Science

This Week in Engineering (or available via iTunes)

TED Talks

Video: (or available via RSS or iTunes)
Audio: available via RSS or iTunes

How Stuff Works

Stuff of Genius (origins of inventions):
Tech Stuff
Stuff from the Future
More choices here


iTunes has compiled a collection of recommended space-related podcasts. Go to iTunes Picks: Podcasts and click on Outer Space.

Do you have a favorite Science & Engineering podcast we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments!

Engineering Career Assistance Center Podcast

All the help and info you need from the ECAC – Now online, 24/7

The ECAC Podcast highlights valuable job search information provided for students in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

ECAC provides resources for students ranging from resume tips, job counseling, workshops, internship and externship programs, and yearly career fairs.

If you want a job, ECAC can help. Be sure to tune in and subscribe today!

Science & the City | Webzine of the New York Academy of Sciences

Science & the City delivers a podcast featuring interviews, conversations, and lectures by noted scientists and authors including:

Biodiversity and the Evolutionary Roots of Beauty
Gordon Orians

Ecologist Gordon Orians discusses how our aesthetic responses to our environment are rooted in evolutionary history, and considers why cultures have been so captivated by the unusual and rare in nature, in his talk at the American Museum of Natural History.

Where Ecology Meets Art AMNH’s Art/Science Collision

Environmental artist Brandon Ballengée spoke at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City about the historical relationship between art and science, and discussed his projects including one that documents aquatic organisms found at local seafood markets and a webcast of a laboratory experiment. This is an enhanced podcast.

How to Be Happy A geneticist-turned-monk takes a scientific approach to a spiritual life

Matthieu Ricard was a geneticist at Institut Pasteur before becoming a Buddhist monk. He spoke at the New York State Psychiatric Institute about his new book, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, and about research published in PNAS in 2004 suggesting that meditation can induce long-term neural changes.