Best Biology podcasts — Theories, lectures and scientific researches (Updated October 2018; image)
Related podcasts: Biology Education Science Education Science Education Natural Sciences Vce Medicine Higher Education Mr Craig School Education Papapodcasts Arapahoe Douch Wanganui Barlow Victoria K-12 Andrew Australia  
public [subscription 845]
show episodes
 
This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth.
 
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a science writer explain how viruses work and how they cause disease.
 
This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology behind what makes us tick.
 
The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
 
E
Evolution Talk
Monthly
 
Voice artists, music, and effects bring Charles Darwin and others to life in this educational introduction to the oldest story ever told. Brought to you by Rick Coste Productions.
 
B
Breaking Bio
Monthly+
 
A group of biologists brings you into the world of evolution and biodiversity research by interviewing the people making new and exciting discoveries about our world.
 
N
Natures Talk Show
Weekly+
 
Natures Talk Show is dedicated to helping save and preserve Nature by helping people understand that every living thing has a place and a reason to be here. Conservation, preservation and habitat are of huge interest on our show. We are going to be doing more youth oriented programs and things that we hope will help save all the amazing things that life has to offer.
 
The Mosaic Science Podcast - audio documentaries and audio versions of our weekly longread. Mosaic is a digital magazine that publishes compelling stories exploring the science of life. Produced by the Wellcome Trust. More at mosaicscience.com.
 
b
biobytes
Monthly
 
biobytes is a series of life sciences news podcasts highlighting original scientific research published in Journal of Cell Biology. Each show features interviews with leading scientists from across the globe.
 
A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science, and related topics. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. Click here for more information about ASM.
 
ACS Chemical Biology publishes free Podcasts highlighting articles and news pieces published in the journal and discussing the latest activities on its community web site. These include interviews with our authors, editorial board members, editors and science writers.
 
ACS Synthetic Biology introduces a series of podcasts highlighting articles published in the journal.
 
S
Science at AMNH
Monthly+
 
Current science and the latest research from scientists at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and guest speakers.
 
Periodic audiocasts from Science Signaling, the signal transduction knowledge environment.
 
B
BioLogic
Rare
 
The logic behind the science: Conversations with Broad researchers exploring what they do and why they do it, from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
 
D
Douchy's Biology
Monthly+
 
A podcast focussed on the Victorian VCE Unit 3/4 Biology course.
 
This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.
 
ACS Nano produces regular podcasts that feature interviews with contributors and editors.
 
Loading …
show series
 
"Losing enjoyment of food and drink is a common complaint for people who lose their sense of smell. You can taste sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami with your tongue. More complex flavours – like grapefruit or barbecued steak – depend on smell. But for Nick, as for many people who can’t smell, there’s another category of loss altogether." Los ...…
 
The TWiV team notes the passing of Tom Steitz, an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis in the US, a continuing Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, respiratory vaccinia due to inhalation of ground up rabbit skin, and how a human papillomavirus capsid protein directs virus-containing endosomes towards the nucleus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despom ...…
 
The jay is one of Britain’s most colourful birds. A kaleidoscope of fawns, pinks, greys, black and white, alongside striking blue wing patches which, if you’re lucky enough to get close to see, alter in graduated shades of blue and prove unmistakable in a discarded feather. Colourful they may be, for many of us though the normal view of a jay i ...…
 
Chris Chou is science teacher at Longmont High School in Longmont, Colorado. She currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and Forensic Science and coordinates the Medical & BioScience Academy program. In addition to her teaching, Chris advises a Students Modeling a Research Topic or SMART team. Chris is a member of the BSCS/NABT AP Bio ...…
 
Melioidosis is a bacterial infection that quietly causes thousands of deaths each year. Meet the doctor who made it his mission to make the world take notice. Written by Carrie Arnold Read by Michael Regnier Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: Apple Podca ...…
 
The TWiVumvirate reviews this years crop of Nobel Prizes, and how cells prevent leakage of mitochondrial double-stranded RNA into the cytoplasm, which would otherwise lead to the production of interferon. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a p ...…
 
Today’s fashion for self-built homes may have started a few decades ago, but for nearly 200 million years, a family of insects have been quietly developing their own, des res. Depending on where you come from, they are sometimes known as ‘straw worms’, or ‘case worms’, but for most they are simply called ‘caddis’. The origin of the word "caddis ...…
 
The TWiM team describe the involvement of a microbiome in snail metamorphosis, and using Listeria to kill tumors. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Get the entire ASM Podcast Network via our Microbeworld app. Become a Patron of ...…
 
In a world obsessed with beauty, living with a facial disfigurement can be hard. Neil Steinberg explores the past and present to find out what it’s like to look different. Written by Neil Steinberg Read by Pip Mayo Produced by Barry J Gibb Edited by Geoff Marsh Subscribe to our podcast: Apple Podcasts itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id9649282 ...…
 
From the 13th International Symposium on dsRNA viruses in Belgium, Vincent speaks with Harry Greenberg about his career and his work on rotaviruses, noroviruses, hepatitis B virus, and influenza virus. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Harry Greenberg Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this ep ...…
 
In this episode, Lindsey Chapman will bring this story up to date since this episode was first broadcast in 2008, offering some up to date thoughts on all things molluscan.It is not often on the Living World that the largest or biggest of any species is discovered. Yet in this episode Lionel Kelleway is in search of a large slimy creature. Thou ...…
 
Using sleep deprivation to lift people out of severe depression may seem counterintuitive, but for some people, it’s the only thing that works. Written by Linda Geddes Read by Rebecca McIntosh Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: Apple Podcasts itunes.appl ...…
 
Anne Simon joins the TWiV team to talk about plant viruses, including plum pox virus that devastates nut and stone fruit trees, and a geminivirus protein that regulates viral DNA synthesis. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker, and Anne Simon Click arrow to play Download TWiV 512 (62 MB .mp3, 103 ...…
 
Ghosts of the Moor are how the pale grey male hen harrier is sometimes referred to as it glides seemingly without effort across an upland landscape. To find out more and to revel in actually seeing a hen harrier on the wing, in this episode Brett Westwood & lolo Williams are on the Berwyn Moors in Wales in search of this enigmatic bird of prey. ...…
 
The TWiM team considers the increasing tolerance of Enterococcus to handwash alcohols, and how the study of DNA in ancient dung reveals the diet and parasite burden of extinct New Zealand birds. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbewor ...…
 
Nels and Vincent reveal that female-specific DNA associated with sex in strawberries has repeatedly changed its genomic location, possibly linking new genes with sex. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO Jumping sex genes in strawberries (PLoS Biol) Red Queen by Matt Ridley Image credit Letters read on TWiEVO 35 Sci ...…
 
Kelcey Burris is currently the science department chair at Union High School in Camas, Washington. Kelcey has been teaching AP Biology for nearly 2 decades and has also participated as a reader for many AP Biology Exams. Kelsey has worked as a College Board consultant for AP Biology and AP Insight, a role in which he has presented one-day and w ...…
 
How have the farm animals of today been shaped by centuries of domestication and selective breeding? Sujata Gupta investigates. Written by Sujata Gupta, read by Kirsten Irving, produced by Barry J Gibb, edited by Geoff Marsh For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://itunes.a ...…
 
Ned Landau joins the TWiV team to discuss restriction of HIV replication by SAMHD1, and a viral antagonist that can be used to produce a dendritic cell vaccine. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Guest: Ned Landau Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Support Viruses Gordon Confer ...…
 
Smiling is one of the fundamental ways people communicate, so what happens if your face can’t do it? Written by Neil Steinberg Read by Charlotte Hussey Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: Apple Podcasts itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 R ...…
 
Vincent and Dickson travel to the 44th Retrovirus meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, where they speak with John Coffin, Stephen Hughes, Ya-Chi Ho, and Matt Takata about the meeting and their work on HIV-1. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier Guests: John Coffin, Stephen Hughes, Ya-Chi Ho, and Matt Takata Become a patron of ...…
 
Sam Sternberg discusses his work on exploring and exploiting CRISPR-Cas immune systems, beginning as a graduate student with Jennifer Doudna, at a biotech start-up, and in his laboratory at Columbia University. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Sam Sternberg Become a Patron of TWiM! Links for this episode Sternberg Laboratory at Columbia Mechanis ...…
 
Kirstin Milks is a science teacher at Bloomington High School South in Bloomington, Indiana. Kirstin is also a senior fellow of the Knowles Teacher Initiative and is editor-in-chief for outreach of the foundation’s publication Kaleidoscope. Kirstin’s professional development work also includes working with the BSCS/NABT AP Biology Leadership Ac ...…
 
Women predisposed to ovarian cancer can reduce their risk with surgery, but with it comes early menopause. To avoid this, some doctors propose delaying part of the procedure. But is this safe? Charlotte Huff explores the costs of buying time. Written by Charlotte Huff, read by Kirsten Irving, produced by Barry J Gibb For more stories and to rea ...…
 
The TWiV team considers whether those who can do, can't teach, and newly discovered viruses of planarians and Aplysia with the largest RNA genomes. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Support Viruses Gordon Conference KNAW Beijerinck Prize Bi ...…
 
A disease that killed millions in the 20th century still lingers – and with it the threat of a new epidemic. Why? The answer may have been staring us in the face all along, as Michael Regnier discovered when he travelled to Guinea with scientists searching for the key to a medical mystery. Written by Michael Regnier, read by Michael Regnier, pr ...…
 
Jens returns to present a brief history of bioweapons, with a focus on the program in the Soviet Union, the largest ever undertaken, and his experience working in the decommissioned Soviet bioweapons laboratory known as Vector. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Jens Kuhn Become a patron of TWi ...…
 
The TWiMpeeps discuss two symbioses: a parasitoid bacterium of a heterotrophic protist, and fungal parasites in cicadas. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Parasitoid bacterium of protist (bioRxiv) Fungal symbiont recruitment in cicadas (PNAS) Fly by virus (TWiEVO 33) The Atlantic “How to Tame a Zombie Fungus” by Ed Yong Image cre ...…
 
Mary is a science teacher at Weston High School in Weston, Massachusetts. Throughout her teaching career, Mary has taught a range of biology classes including AP Biology, CP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biotechnology. She also serves as the assistant director and instructor for the Advanced Biotechnology Institute at Roxbury Latin Schoo ...…
 
Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why they exist. Carl Zimmer talks to a master immunologist with a controversial answer. Written by Carl Zimmer, read by Kirsten Irving, produced by Barry J Gibb For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Sub ...…
 
The TWiV team discuss the biology of Ebola viruses, and how localization of the membrane proteins of vaccinia virus drive function: the fusion machinery sits at the tips of virions, and binding proteins are at the sides. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Become a patron of ...…
 
David Tuller returns to provide an update of his investigative work to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE trial for ME/CFS. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: David Tuller Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Articleby Lubet and Tuller (STAT) David's Australian trip (virology blog) Sir Simon scores own goal (vi ...…
 
Nels and Vincent discuss how the loss of an enzyme in marine mammals millions of years ago now makes them at risk for neurotoxicity caused by human-made organophosphorous pesticides. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO Ancient lossesof paraoxonase I (Science) Big Yellow Taxi (YouTube) Image credit Letters read on T ...…
 
Twenty-five years after the discovery of the gene behind Huntington’s disease, Peter Forbes reports on the potential first treatment for this devastating condition. Written by Peter Forbes, read by Brian Yim Lim, produced by Graihagh Jackson. For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTun ...…
 
The TWiVniks explain how the three-dimensional structure of the giant Cafeteria roenbergensis virus suggests a new mode of assembly, and the apparent elimination of dengue fever in an Australian city by release of mosquitoes harboring Wolbachia. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Become a patron of TWiV ...…
 
The TWiM hosts reveal how to test antimicrobial susceptibility in less than 30 minutes, and a carbonate-sensitive phytotransferrin in diatoms that controls iron uptake. Become a Patron of TWiM! Links for this episode: Legionnaire’s Disease with Michele Swanson Antibiotic susceptibility in less than 30 min (PNAS) S. saprophyticus growing in micr ...…
 
In celebration of International Cat Day and to honor the legacy of zoologist and conservationist Alan Rabinowitz who died August 5, we’re re-publishing a talk he gave at the Museum in 2014. Rabinowitz shares his journey to conserve the jaguar, a species that despite its past resilience, is now on a slide towards extinction. In a story of tenaci ...…
 
Britt Czupryna is a biology teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL. Throughout her teaching career, Britt has taught a variety of courses including AP Biology. Additionally, she has supervised several extracurricular activities with a STEM focus, including the Stellar Girls program, where elementary students are brought to the high sch ...…
 
"We gaze into the eyes of a chimp and see a reflection of ourselves. We glance at a crow and see an alien being that under some jurisdictions can be exterminated with impunity - bringing a sinister second meaning to the phrase "a murder of crows". Such biases affect ordinary people and academic experts alike, skewing our understanding of what n ...…
 
The TWiV hosts review persistence of Ebola virus after the end of the Liberian outbreak, and the potential role of two herpesviruses in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Support Viruses ...…
 
The world under the waves or the wilds of the land? Which creatures—marine or terrestrial—are the most compelling, intriguing, and inspiring? Comedian and journalist Faith Salie leads two teams of scientific luminaries in this tongue-in-cheek “debate,” featuring categories like “Next Top Predator” and “Sexy Beast.” Panelists include conservatio ...…
 
More and more people are donating organs, but demand still far exceeds supply. What can the world learn from the country that does it best? https://wellc.me/2mIsHDt Written by Chris Baraniuk, narrated and produced by Graihagh Jackson. For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes itunes ...…
 
The TWiVerinos discuss Nipah virus and the recent outbreak in India, and the first cast of polio in Papua New Guinea in 18 years. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Support Viruses & Cells Gordon Conference TWiV 501: Outbreak Nipah virus infec ...…
 
Vincent speaks with John Warhol about state microbes, the Periodic Table of the Microbes, and why microbiology is cooler than astrophysics, but they have better TV shows. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: John Warhol Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Get the entire ASM Podcast Network via our ...…
 
In this less farty episode, FU, white-eyes (again) and Jinfengopteryx. News World o' News: Junzi the gibbon, Chinese hominins at 2.2 Ma, and books books books. A Cash 4 Question (no we don't do those anymore) on bovids and domestication. And our main event: Speculative Zoology.
 
Nels and Vincent are astounded by the finding of an insect-derived virus in a fungus that manipulates the behavior of flies. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO Virus in fungus in fly (bioRxiv) On a leaf, no one can hear you scream (TWiV 443) Nels gives Benzer Lecture (YouTube) Domestication of fungal fly pathogen ...…
 
"Cholera has killed nearly 9,000 Haitians. More than 730,000 people have been infected. It is the worst outbreak of the disease, globally, in modern history. Hundreds of emergency and development workers have been working alongside the Haitian government for five years, trying to rid the country of cholera, and millions of dollars have been dis ...…
 
Vincent, Rich and Kathy travel to ASV 2018 at the University of Maryland to speak with Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon about their work on viruses that infect plants. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Simon laboratory Folimonov ...…
 
This week I have been at the Center for BioMolecular Modeling (CBM), taking the workshop “Modeling the Molecular World.” This is one of several professional development workshops that introduce teachers to modeling materials and provides them with the experience necessary to confidently use them in their classroom. The Modeling the Molecular Wo ...…
 
Meet the scientists finding out how we can defeat our inner trolls and build more cooperative digital societies. Written by Gaia Vince, narrated by Kirsten Irving, produced by Graihagh Jackson. For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-scie ...…
 
Google login Twitter login Classic login