Science is amazing in all its forms — and if you don't have enough time to grab the latest issue of Nature, there are still many ways to keep up to date on the weird and wonderful new discoveries coming out of STEM all over the world. Enter podcasts. Perfect for a commute, an afternoon in, or a sneaky/productive listen while we're supposed to be doing other things, podcasts open up a whole new world. They've been particularly great as a platform for women, who are often a minority in scientific industries, to talk about the science they love. Whether your tastes run to the creepy, the intricate, the broad or just whatever's new, there's a science podcast out there to make you appreciate the wonders of science and the natural world.
The best podcasts blend a particular "take" on their corner of their subject with an evolving, fresh array of guests and ideas. From the science of appearance to death, the history of women in STEM to interviews with the scientists shaping the future right now, these podcasts take on strange and complicated subjects with humor and properly cited studied. And a majority of them feature women kicking ass behind the microphone. Get your earbuds and prepare to be amazed.