The following podcast links include STEM-related podcasts and Youtube channels we listen to or view.
Some are purely STEM related whilst others include a wider variety of topics (some searchable &/or with transcripts etc) beyond a narrow STEM definition and incorporate how science and technology is helping produce powerful art for our STEAM - powered civilization. A link to Q-CTRL’s learning center even offers to teach you quantum computing!
Some are deadly serious and others are more light hearted. However ALL are interesting and / or inspiring and / or thought provoking. ENJOY!
Do let us know if you have your own particular favourites we have missed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love some recommendations for good engineering podcasts!
Green – STEAM and making our civilisation more sustainable for AllTheUs on our little blue dot
PODCASTS AND YOUTUBE CHANNELS
Network / Podcast Name
ABC Big Ideas
ABC Future Tense
ABC Ockhams Razor
ABC Science Friction
ABC Science Show
ABC Sum of All Parts
BBC Digital Planet
BBC Inside Science
BBC Live Science
BBC Material World
BBC Science Focus
BBC The Science Hour
CBC Quirks & Quarks
Oz Branch Out
Oz Space Nuts
US Adafruit (not just podcast, many tech resources, advice, knowledge n wisdom)
US Embedded fm (Visit the homepage &/or have a peak at some transcripts)
US IRL Online Life Is Real Life (podcast by Mozilla, the non-profit behind Firefox)
US Science AAAS
US The Joy Of x
D.O.R.K.S – (“Discussing Our Research and Knowledge Socially”) Co-hosted by Kelly Wienersmith and Scott Solomon of Rice University this channel features people discussing their STEAMY passions in a loosely conversational style with audience questions.
Kurzgesagt (German for ‘In A Nutshell) - This edutainment channel beautifully blends science and philosophy.
Mark Rober - Former NASA & Apple engineer now doing great videos
MinutePhysics – Quick (not tiny!) cool physics and other sweet science.
Qanta Magazine – As an award-winning, editorially independent magazine published by the Simons Foundation it is great for coverage of physics and mathematical research developments (see podcasts too)
Sabine Hossenfelder – A great channel for succinct, information dense presentations from a professional scientist.
SciShow – For the curious about the curious
Smarter Every day - Aerospace engineer Destin Sandlin tackles science questions, performs experiments, and shows how gadgets work or how they’re made.
The Backyard Scientist - making instruments & doing science/chemistry experiments.
The Science Asylum - Nick Lucid is passionate about science and math. He educates and engages you with the excitement of it all.
The Slow Mo Guys - Great science in slow motion!
Veritasium – Dr Derek Mueller makes videos blending physics, everyday objects, and issues relevant to life and science education.
Vsauce - The channel’s videos span scientific topics and range across philosophy, mathematics, pop culture, technology, and psychology.(Their Curiousity Box subscription product raises funds for Alzheimer research and science communication).
ENGINEERING – Making the world a better place - YOUTUBE CHANNELS
"You can look at practically any part of anything manmade around you and think, 'Some engineer was frustrated while designing this.' It's a little human connection." Randall Munroe
Interesting Engineering – Engineering is continuously transforming the world. IE tells you how with stories that help you understand how mechanisms are put together to create astounding things.
Learn Engineering - LESICS Videos that clear misconceptions and explain technology in a simple way.
Practical Engineering Deconstructing the built world, infrastructure and civil engineering with, usefully, a real civil engineer (Grady Hillhouse).
MATHEMATICS – Pure, provable knowledge (or knot!) – Youtube Channels
Numberphile – For the love of maths
Stand Up Mathematics – Matt Parker making maths fun
Scott Hanselman Computer Stuff They Didn’t Teach You
Q-CTRL is offering to teach you quantum computing here