Best polymath podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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Philip's Polymathic Podcart
 
Software engineers on design, careers, and life's varied experiences
 
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Polymath Pirate Radio
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Patrick Graham produces podcasts from his home in Houston, TX under the banner "Polymath Pirate Radio." His podcasts include "Boring-Ass Mornings Over Coffee" and "Patrick's Playlist."
 
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Polymaths - Chris Frosin
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A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. We definitely don't justify expertise, but we do have a wide and diverse field of... intrigue!
 
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(S4YM) Something For Your Mind, a Polymath Podcast with Francois Dion
 
Something for your mind - A polymath podcast with Francois Dion. Some episodes will have more Art content, some will have more Business content, some will have more Science content, and some will be a nice blend of different things. But for sure, the show will live up to its name and provide you with “something for your mind”. It might raise more questions than it answers, and that is fine too.
 
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The Economist: Babbage
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Named after Charles Babbage a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.
 
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Blunt Force Truth
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Emmy-winning Game show legend Chuck Woolery joins forces with polymath and serial entrepreneur Mark Young to tackle the toughest issues of the day, without the usual angry white guy banter. Part talk show, part Ted Talk, Blunt Force Truth features Chuck and Mark exploring topics one at a time by pulling back the curtain, setting aside the political rhetoric and laying out the truth using science, research and hard facts.
 
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Alan Turing: Centenary Lectures
 
Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June, 1912 - exactly one hundred years before this weekend meeting which celebrates his life and achievements. Although most well-known for his work at Bletchley Park in the pioneering days which saw the birth of modern practical computing; Turing had achieved fame well before the second world war, with a seminal account of theoretical computation and his solution to the Entscheidungs problem. An Olympic-class marathon runner, whose refusal to conform to t ...
 
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Two to Three Podcast
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Very brief ruminations for polymaths. Two to three minutes, two to three times a month.
 
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Skeptic Smash Talk
Weekly
 
Skeptic Smash-Talk is a weekly podcast full of News from the world of Science, Religion and Politics. Skeptic, Humanist, Polymath, Philosopher & Autistic, Jason smash talks topics that need smashing. Find me on Twitter https://twitter.com/skepticsmash Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jasonsmashtalk/
 
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Blunt Force Truth
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Emmy-winning Game show legend Chuck Woolery joins forces with polymath and serial entrepreneur Mark Young to tackle the toughest issues of the day, without the usual angry white guy banter. Part talk show, part Ted Talk, Blunt Force Truth features Chuck and Mark exploring topics one at a time by pulling back the curtain, setting aside the political rhetoric and laying out the truth using science, research and hard facts.
 
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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
 
Anyone who has ever been on a package tour with a group of strangers who soon become friends, and passed time swapping stories with them, would instantly identify with this timeless classic of English literature. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer recounts twenty different stories recounted by a diverse group of pilgrims who gather at The Tabard Inn in Southwark, near London, before setting out for the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. The Host of the inn proposes that they entert ...
 
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The Economist: Babbage
Weekly
 
Named after Charles Babbage a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.
 
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Maxwell's House (MP3)
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Stop by the house of polymath Ray Maxwell and see what he's investigating today. Ray is a teacher, color scientist, pilot, photographer, Photoshop wizard and raconteur who each week takes on different real-world applications of complex scientific notions.Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
 
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First Jasmines, The by TAGORE, Rabindranath
 
Rabindranath Tagore, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore i ...
 
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Clickspiral
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Each episode of Clickspiral takes you into the browser tabs of Jon Bruner and David Cranor, polymath researchers who go deep on anything related to technology, history, science, and business.
 
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Maxwell's House (Video-LO)
Weekly
 
Stop by the house of polymath Ray Maxwell and see what he's investigating today. Ray is a teacher, color scientist, pilot, photographer, Photoshop wizard and raconteur who each week takes on different real-world applications of complex scientific notions.Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
 
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The Economist: Babbage
Weekly
 
Named after Charles Babbage a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.
 
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Maxwell's House (Video-HI)
Weekly
 
Stop by the house of polymath Ray Maxwell and see what he's investigating today. Ray is a teacher, color scientist, pilot, photographer, Photoshop wizard and raconteur who each week takes on different real-world applications of complex scientific notions.Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
 
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The Pequilar Podcast
Monthly
 
The Pequilar Podcast is an audio exploration of what it means to be a young polymath while black in the 21st century. Come with me, learn with me, laugh with me, and spend this bread with me. In all seriousness guys, this is for the people, the culture, so no matter where you or I are, we can purchase from our community and help make it a stronger one. No you don't have tO be black to listen. THANKS FOR LISTENING!
 
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Lesser Hippias by PLATO (Πλάτων)
 
This work may not be by Plato, or his entirely, but Jowett has offered his sublime translation, and seems to lean towards including it in the canon. Socrates tempted by irony to deflate the pretentious know-it-all Hippias, an arrogant polymath, appears to follow humour more than honour in this short dialogue. (Summary by Kevin Johnson)
 
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Maxwell's House (MP3)
Weekly
 
Stop by the house of polymath Ray Maxwell and see what he's investigating today. Ray is a teacher, color scientist, pilot, photographer, Photoshop wizard and raconteur who each week takes on different real-world applications of complex scientific notions.Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
 
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Jellybean Podcast with Doug Lynch
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Jellybeans with Dr Doug Lynch, poorly differentiated doctor and pathological polymath.Emergency Medicine. Critical Care. Aeromedical Retrieval. Remote Area Medicine. Resource Poor Medicine. Disaster Medicine. Conflict Medicine. Ethics. Politics. Life. Death.These podcasts are atypical interviews with persons of interest.Critical conversations with Critical Carers. Carers like you.The people that listen to this podcast are insiders, movers, shakers and, I suspect, every listener is potentiall ...
 
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The first "MINI" episode of Reasonable Risk. These MINI-episodes will fill in some of in-between weeks of Reasonable Risk's intended bi-weekly schedule. The style and subject matter of the mini-episodes could be...just about anything! In this MINI-episode, I rant and gripe about the hypocrisy of my neighbors on both the right and the left, who ...…
 
Joe & jeremiah deliver another epic episode, covering quite a range of topics! Jeremiah discusses his struggle with the anniversary of his daughter Samantha's death, and the fellas welcome host of Podunk Polymath Chris Watson to discuss if the Atheist movement is eating itself alive.
 
Fine Music Radio — We all know the name Albert Einstein, not to be confused with the musicologist Alfred Einstein, and we know the famous e=mc 2 thing, even if we’re a bit hazy about what it means.But I certainly didn’t find the name Milankovitch rolling off my tongue – yet he should be commemorated as a very great scientist. Milutin Milankovit ...…
 
In A MIND AT PLAY, authors Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman restore polymath Claude Shannon, whose fingerprints on every modern device from email to DVDs, to his rightful place as founding father of the Digital Age.
 
I meet Stephen Schubert – a hugely accomplished artist, polymath, movie buff, judo expert and specialist in neurogastronomy. He started painting at the age of 33 – as Stephen describes in the interview, he literally woke up from a dream and pursued the creation of what he saw in that dream. The result was a fifteen year run of 3 dimensional bir ...…
 
Vinnie Mirchandani is President of Deal Architect Inc, a technology advisory firm. The firm helps clients take advantage of disruptive trends like cloud computing and business process outsourcing (BPO) before they go mainstream. Between this firm and previous role at the technology research firm, Gartner he has helped clients evaluate and negot ...…
 
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SHHH: The Poopcast (aka S**t and Shame with Shawn)
 
Legalizing green sanitation, kite safety through cartwheels, coming back from serious crisis, and all the ways your shower can kill you. In this special live episode, polymath Mathew Lippincott enlightens Shawn Shafner (The Puru) with his encyclopedic knowledge of everything. A designer who creates future technologies influenced by history, Mat ...…
 
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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
 
Henry David Thoreau, on his 200th birthday, is an American immortal who got there the hard way – against the grain of his town and his times. By now he’s the heroic non-conformist who modeled his brief life on religious convictions: that every human being has an original relation with divine spirit, and that on earth a man must become a majorit ...…
 
We are joined by Chris Watson of the Podunk Polymath Podcast! Website: www.thepodunkpolymath.com Twitter: @podunkpolymath ----------- * Al Shabaab attacks again in Somalia, and religion is the problem. * The Trump administration brings in Kansas Secretary of State; racist all-star voter suppression mastermind; and self-proclaimed "worst nightma ...…
 
Episode 033: For the Love of the Music with IV the PolymathIn this episode we have music producer, composer, and multi instrumentalist IV the Polymath on to discuss his musical background, the instruments he plays, how he stopped making music to play ball and how a major injury brought him back into music. We also talk about what is his definit ...…
 
Creative polymath and surfer Toddy Stewart of Picture Farm Gallery brings us behind the scenes of "Two Moons" a side by side exhibition of legendary lensman Mike Nelson and boundary pushing Matt Clark. Also a visit with artist Patrick Meagher who uses collage and stock images of surfers and waves to explore questions about our virtual selves, a ...…
 
My guest for today is Ian Bushfield, executive director of the British Columbia Humanist Association. According to his bio, “Ian Bushfield was the first Executive Director for the BC Humanist Association and lived for two years in the UK where he worked on campaigns with Sense About Science. He has a background in physics and non-profit managem ...…
 
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Auckland Writers Festival
 
AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 2017According to science writer and polymathic thinker James Gleick, H.G. Wells was the first to combine the words ‘time’ and ‘travel’, thus creating an entirely new mode of thought. Gleick’s latest book Time Travel: A History distils literary criticism, philosophy, and physics in an investigation of our obsession with ...…
 
A podcast about movie making and the scifi featurette, Daughter of God, with Director Shri Fugi Spilt, (Dan Kelly). Daughter of Godcast, Episode 042, Everything. http://dog.movie/media/episode_042.mp4 We’re back with the Daughter of Godcast, Episode 042, Everything. For the last few episodes I took a break from the history and riffed on the now ...…
 
Architecture Masters is a new podcasts about the people behind the buildings: a series of short conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world aroun ...…
 
Returning to the show today is Ashton P. Woods. He is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Houston, and is the co-chair of the Black Humanists Alliance, which we talked about the last time he was on the show. Today we’re going to talk about some recent stuff going on with tone policing, free speech, and racism.Links:•Ashton’s website: http://w ...…
 
Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, the inventor of email and polymath, holds four degrees from MIT, is a world-renowned systems scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. He is a Fulbright Scholar, Lemelson-MIT Awards Finalist, India’s First Outstanding Scientist and Technologist of Indian Origin, Westinghouse Science Talent Honors Award recipient, and a nom ...…
 
Tim Chang is a polymath, a longtime Burner, an accomplished musician, and a forward-looking VC who invests in the positive side of technology. As Managing Director of Mayfield, Tim blends his background in engineering and business development with a customer-first approach to supporting breakthrough products and services. I’ve worked with Tim s ...…
 
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The Tim Ferriss Show – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
 
“Trusted third parties are security holes.” – Nick Szabo Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. The phrase and concept of “smart c ...…
 
Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He's a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. The phrase and concept of "smart contracts" were developed by Nick with the goal of bringin ...…
 
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TheOutliersInn's podcast
 
Topic: Logistics, what's it all about? It's a lot more than that dusty warehouse scene at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Join us as we talk about warehouse management, supply chain management, transportation and library stock management. Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society & The XONITEK Group of Companies Benjamin Taylor, Mana ...…
 
It's another repeat guest, this time with educator and polymath Mike Austin. He discusses the Dorothy Sayers essay "Why Work?", which espouses the virtue of an honest 8 hours a day in the salt mines...or the equivalent. He also makes an impassioned plea for everyone to read her fiction.The sponsor for this week is liturgicalcalendars.com-Modern ...…
 
If you’re someone with multiple interests, you’ve probably been branded a “Jack of all Trades, Master of None” more times than you can remember. And those of us with many interests sometimes struggle because we can’t be put into a box and labelled as an expert in a specific field. But during the Renaissance, a polymath was seen as a perfected i ...…
 
This week the singular polymath behind The Secret Sun -Christopher Knowles- returns to the show to review and dissect Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant. Naturally that means the show contains quite a few spoilers if you have yet to catch the film. Although I would point out it is actually very difficult to spoil the plot of an Alien film: Humans en ...…
 
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The Psychology Podcast
 
Today’s guest on The Psychology Podcast is the polymath Daniel Schmachtenberger, a social engineer, evolutionary philosopher, and strategist. This episode discusses a wide range of consciousness-raising issues, including the biology of dysfunction, the philosophy and scientific implications of creating systemic cultural and personal changes, th ...…
 
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Science, Futurism, Emotional Intelligence
 
In this video I go true polymath by starting to sift through my 1,427 Evernote files and disseminate facts and thoughts from what I have written down over the last few years. We cover spacetime, evolution, human essence, self-actualization, motivation, philosophy, government, role models, the matrix, and ESTEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Techn ...…
 
One of the biggest challenges any creative faces is what to make and who to make it for. How do you determine if an idea is a good fit for you, or if anyone will pay attention long enough to buy it?Being a full-time writer doesn't necessarily equate to writing "full-time". I don't sit at my desk for eight hours every week day and pound away at ...…
 
One of the biggest challenges any creative faces is what to make and who to make it for. How do you determine if an idea is a good fit for you, or if anyone will pay attention long enough to buy it?Being a full-time writer doesn't necessarily equate to writing "full-time". I don't sit at my desk for eight hours every week day and pound away at ...…
 
One of the biggest challenges any creative faces is what to make and who to make it for. How do you determine if an idea is a good fit for you, or if anyone will pay attention long enough to buy it?Being a full-time writer doesn't necessarily equate to writing "full-time". I don't sit at my desk for eight hours every week day and pound away at ...…
 
In this week's episode of TheMediaBriefing, we talk to author, blogger and podcaster polymath Emma Gannon about the death of 'the influencer', balancing authenticity and commercial concerns, and the relative value of corporate and personal brands.In the news round-up Chris and Esther talk about Facebook's original video programme being delayed ...…
 
This is the premier episode of I’m Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). Welcome! In this episode, we’ll talk about who this podcast is for. No doubt, that if you’ve found your way here this is for you but I still want to talk to you about the backstory of how I found my audience. So, sit back, get comfy, and let’s get started!…
 
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Quality Remarks - The Podcast
 
Polymath? Generalist? Autodidact? A lot can be said about my pal Damian Synadinos, and it’s usually focused on getting better at software testing and communication. In my book, anyone who quotes Kierkegaard in their bio deserves to have a listen, so check us out as we discuss testing, stand up comedy, pedantic arguments and what’s going on over ...…
 
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Random Sampling
 
Kerry Facthttps://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/jul/09/hemingway-failed-kgb-spyWas Hemingway a KGB spy?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_HemingwayErnest HemingwayJessie Facthttp://www.nydailynews.com/autos/photos-man-escapes-african-desert-doom-turns-wrecked-car-Diy-motorcycle-article-1.1107099This bonehead stranded himself in the desert wh ...…
 
This week we are following up our last episode with an interview we did with Dustin Williams, of the Atheist Nomads Podcast, that we didn’t get to include as well as our guest, Brigid Fitch who has dealt with repercussions from her family because of her lack of faith. We finally have some more details on Secular Saturday! Here they are:Secular ...…
 
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The Bold Life Movement with Kimberly Rich
 
Emilie Wapnick is what she calls a “multipotentialite”. And recently I learned, I'm one too. There’s a good chance if you’re reading this, you have some multipotentilite tendencies as well. According to Emilie’s site: "Multipotentialites generally have diverse interests across numerous domains and may be capable of success in many endeavors or ...…
 
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Your Favorite Band
 
Up-and-comers Polymath come on the show to talk about their new EP, and what it was like working with Mike Maines.
 
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Misfits: Wisdoms with unconventional Singaporean
 
Aaron Maniam is the Director (Industry Division) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore. He has received numerous awards including (but not limited to), Asia Society’s “Asia 21 Young Leaders’ (2006), Singapore Youth Award (2012), and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2013). Aaron's poems have won many awards including the Natio ...…
 
Impromptu bulshit session with Chris of Podunk Polymath. We are dorks. you know like a whale penis?https://thepodunkpolymath.com/A Project i am involved with.www.protruthpledge.org/Take the test, write a comment or send me an email with the results.www.16personalities.com/free-personality-testtdtfpod@gmail.comMusic Purpleplanet.comSupport me @w ...…
 
My guest for today is author and podcaster Matthew O’Neil. He received his MA in Theology from Saint Michael's College and is a certified Humanist chaplain and celebrant. He is the author of "What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't) Say About Sex," "After Life," and "You Say That I Am." And he also hosts the For God’s Sake podcast with Natalie ...…
 
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TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
 
The TORCH Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse network hosted a talk on ''Ernst Kantorowicz on Methods and Postage Stamps' given by Professor Robert Lerner (Northwestern) The talk will treat two unpublished sources: Kantorowicz's notes for his "Methods" course for graduate students at Berkeley, 1948-1950, and his paper, "Postal Stamps and the Histo ...…
 
Was Shakespeare really who we think he was? Or maybe it was the polymath Francis Bacon? Or various Earls...or, what about Elizabeth I? She didn't have a lot to do of an evening...
 
Was Shakespeare really who we think he was? Or maybe it was the polymath Francis Bacon? Or various Earls...or, what about Elizabeth I? She didn't have a lot to do of an evening...By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
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