Best social sciences podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Social Science Bites is a podcast series interviewing major figures in social science, made in association with SAGE
 
The Science of Social Media is your weekly sandbox for social media stories, insights, experimentation, and inspiration. Every Monday (and sometimes more) we share the most cutting-edge social media marketing strategies from brands and influencers in every industry. If you're a social media team of one, business owner, marketer, or someone simply interested in social media marketing, you're sure to find something useful in each episode. It's our hope that you'll join our 14,000+ listeners ea ...
 
Welcome to the Mad in America podcast, a new weekly discussion that searches for the truth about psychiatric prescription drugs and mental health care worldwide. This podcast is part of Mad in America’s mission to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care. We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change. ...
 
Sound thinking: podcasts of current research
 
Welcome to the SSR or the Social Science Review. This podcast aims to enlighten anyone who wants to expand or begin their knowledge in social science. Within the SSR we look at Sociology Psychology Philosophy in weekly episodes. Thank you for listening.
 
A Fan of The Art of Charm, Jordan Harbinger, RSD, Pickup, PUA, Confidence, Relationship Advice, Social Science, and relationships
 
A podcast in which social scientists, philosophers and researchers discuss themes and works of science fiction
 
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Social Sciences
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Social Sciences
 
Welcome to the Mad in America podcast, a new weekly discussion that searches for the truth about psychiatric prescription drugs and mental health care worldwide. This podcast is part of Mad in America’s mission to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care. We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change. ...
 
Les podcast de la diffusion des savoirs.
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
This podcast is dedicated to the teaching and learning of HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) in all stages of school - with some general education thrown in there as well! Member of AEON.net.au
 
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Witness
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History as told by the people who were there.
 
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The History Hour
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An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
Social Sciences Courses
 
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
 
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Flash Forward
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A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
 
Social and Political Sciences
 
Each week Social Media Science explores cutting edge strategies for using technology and social interactivity to maximize both online and offline success. Their globally accessible podcast is called: Social Media Science Today. They provide valuable recommendations based on their own findings, as well as other leading experts. The topics are ideal for corporations, local businesses, SEO firms, PR/Reputation management firms, and any others looking to gain a competitive advantage in the new d ...
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
 
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Invisibilia
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Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
 
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Philosophy Bites
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top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
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Life Of Caesar
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A podcast about the life of Gaius Julius Caesar.
 
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Philosophy Now
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Podcasts from philosophynow.org, home of the most widely read philosophy magazine in the world, Philosophy Now.
 
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Hidden Brain
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Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
 
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The History Chicks
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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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What's The Point
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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.
 
The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.
 
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How To Do Everything
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We're half advice show, half survival guide. We answer all your questions, from how to find a date, to how to find water in the desert.
 
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Tides of History
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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
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Presidential
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The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward. New episode ...
 
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
 
A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.
 
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Very Bad Wizards
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Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
 
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BackStory
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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
 
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History of Japan
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A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast
 
Interviews with Historians about their New Books
 
We examine the lives and deaths of prominent people who changed history and influenced pop culture. We tell you their story, their achievements, their struggles, their secrets and take you on dramatic journey through the life and ultimate tragic death of those who have had an impact on society. With the help of voice actors, we attempt to honor these individuals by bringing their stories to life. New episodes are released every Wednesday. Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths is part of the Parcas ...
 
Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.
 
A podcast on the history of Germans.
 
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Philosophize This!
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Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
 
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds take on one subject from American history each week.
 
Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics
 
This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way. We will investigate the backstreets of the Papacy where the tour normally doesn't go.
 
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Thinking Aloud
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KBYU-FM Thinking Aloud Podcast
 
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Dr. Arezou Ghane is a health psychologist, yoga instructor, dancer, and founder of Auteur Health and Wellness. Her passion is to share her love of movement and the science of wellbeing to support others seeking to live healthy and intentional lives. Using embodied experiences, meditations, and narrative exercises as tools to overcome mental, em ...…
 
I had the honor of interviewing the talented Erin Claire Jones, a leadership coach who specializes in Human Design - a system which combines ancient and modern sciences, and has proven to be a valuable tool for human understanding. Erin helps leaders and teams step into their highest potential by offering them a blueprint to how they operate so ...…
 
Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSS feed Show Notes & Resources Mentioned: Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit Dr. Claudio Stöckle with the WSU Biological Systems Engineering Unit Contact Information: Contact Dave Huggins via email at dhuggins@wsu.edu. What is a podcast? For those of you who are newer t ...…
 
In this Science Set Free podcast, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon discuss the evolution of ethics, from its deep roots in our nature as social animals to its expansive possibilities for our spiritual potential. They ask how the modern period has changed the discussion of morality, why the cultivation of virtues can be considered a spiritual pr ...…
 
Flint still does not have clean water. What will it take to fully restore the city's water health? Why did this crisis happen in the first place? Let's discuss the social impacts, from socioeconomics, to race, to mental health.Sources:Gostin, L. O. (2016). Politics and Public Health: The Flint Drinking Water Crisis. Hastings Center Report, 46(4 ...…
 
This week Wendy Queen, Director of Project MUSE; Barbara Kline Pope, Director of Johns Hopkins University Press; Dean Smith, Director of Cornell University Press; and Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries offer their thoughts on the ...…
 
Links from the show below. Newish to Bitcoin? Confused? Overwhelmed? We feel you. Follow us on YouTube, Medium and here for useful breakdowns of news, the social & economic implications of bitcoin and easy to follow howtos. We're just making the leap from learn to teach, your early support is huge. 🌍🌎🌏If you find value in this content, please s ...…
 
In September, the 10K crew went on location to the 2017 Ontario Universities’ Fair, to interview a dozen higher ed leaders about trends in innovation. Alan Wildeman has served as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Windsor for a full decade. (He was appointed in July 2008 and recently announced his retirement for the end of J ...…
 
This week we take a closer look at a few of the downsides of the modern internet, and some of the security and privacy challenges that are becoming increasingly troublesome. Rachelle Saunders speaks with cyber security expert James Lyne about how modern hacking differs from the hacks of old, and how an internet without national boards makes it ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 12, where JAY VAN BAVEL and I discuss the effect of moralizing language on political debates, how scientists--how we all--use social media to settle disputes, and how a kid from Fox Creek, Alberta manages to become a renowned social scientist at New York University. Jay is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Scien ...…
 
Hey there, remember us? Yeah, we know. We thought we were done with the hiccups in the schedule, but this thing called February happened. Things didn’t get better in March. And April was not shaping up to be any kind of improvement. Sure, we had content in the hopper, we had stuff we wanted to talk about, and we wanted to talk to you all. Probl ...…
 
International Edition delivers insight into world news through eye-witnesses, correspondent reports and analysis from experts and news makers. We also keep you in touch with social media, science and entertainment trends.
 
Sam Crowell is professor emeritus at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the founder of the Masters Program in Holistic and Integrative Education and is also a founding member of the Network in Spirituality and Education. Currently, he serves as a doctoral faculty member at Cal State and is an affiliate faculty of the UNESCO Chai ...…
 
Margaret McCormack, Irish Property Owners Association, Dr. Rory Hearne, Post Doctoral Researcher Social Science at Maynooth, Roisin Shortall, Social Democrats Co-Leader
 
It’s hard to change a habit, even if there’s a good reason for it. And comedian Nato Green thinks he has a pretty darn good reason. I’m one of the great comedians of our time. But I’m also dumb. Because I’m not a vegan. Even though I claim to believe in science and the science is overwhelming that the best thing we can do for climate change is ...…
 
Want to hear a British guy & Polish girl discuss differences in their countries, their views on being patriotic to one’s country as well as the “separation of church & state” or lack thereof as well as numerous other topics? Well then be sure to check out part 2 of episode 19 of Genuine Chit-Chat! In this part, Mike & Justyna continue their dis ...…
 
In which Shree talks to Dr. Saurabh Jha, an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania who tweets @RogueRad. He’s very interested in how people enjoy social media, and why tweets should be informative and incisive rather than being politically correct. He initially trained in surgery at various hospitals ...…
 
Notice how I said think. I'm not saying I am but I think I am. My content may never find an audience or provide any value, but in the event that it doesn't, I wanted to let you know why I think I act the way that I do. So here goes, the reasons Why I Think I'm So Creative: Genetic predisposition - I come from a long line of creatives, alcoholic ...…
 
Social Immune Systems The Hidden Psychology of High-Stakes Organizational Decisions Some of the very best critical thinking research in the world has been done with flight crews and medical teams. There is an almost endless number of fascinating cases to explore. There’s one, though, that I’ve become more obsessed with than others. It happened ...…
 
Topics include:-- Blockchain and the advantages it provides to entrepreneurs.-- Over-regulation in the pharmaceutical and medicinal industries.-- How blockchain, the message of liberty and feminism all come together.About the Guests:Cindy Chin, CEO CLC Advisors. LLC. CLC Advisors, LLC is a firm of trusted advisors and management consultants foc ...…
 
This segment is called Speaking Spirit because it is literally the Holy Spirit speaking through me to the Holy Spirit trying to shine through you. It exists behind your ego's consciousness logically insane world. The paradigm in which we live, being based in western science, seems reasonable, but only from an entirely false premise of separatio ...…
 
Show Overview: There are still no friends in episode, but we are truly connected anyways. Before going on to other topics, I will cover what happened. This is not about, but I should probably get this out of the way. If this helps tilt the tables towards the existence of something "more", then that would be a great because that is exactly what ...…
 
Melissa Dahl (@melissadahl) is a senior editor covering health and psychology for New York's The Cut. In 2014, she co-founded New York magazine's popular social science site Science of Us. Her first book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, is out now. What We Discuss with Melissa Dahl: Awkwardness does not have to make us feel alone -- in f ...…
 
Soroush Vosoughi from MIT's Laboratory for Social Machines and and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center talks with us about his research into how false spreads differently than true news in Twitter. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.…
 
We break down the thing in your life that is holding you back from getting what you want… On this episode, we share our PASTE system. A simple way of building and maintaining a more positive mindset so that you are armed for dealing with obstacles, challenges and disappointments on the journey from Zero to 100. We’re both Black kids from South ...…
 
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