It’s really tough to be curious about everything. Who has the time to become an expert on just the history of venereal diseases? Or The Rum Rebellion of 1808? Or Socrates philosophies? Well, we are giving you the resources, and I suppose you’ll just have to find the time to fall in love with them. We have gathered our favorite educational podcasts to appease your inquisitive brains.
Learn about infectious diseases with “This Podcast Will Kill You.” Or if law is more your thing, we can bring “Court Appointment” up to the stand. Maybe you are finally dedicating yourself to understanding philosophy, which “Philosophize This!” can most definitely help you with. No matter what you’re interested in, there is truly something for everybody.
Learn about the weird and wacky, the far and wide, or the deadly and nasty right here. These are 9 of the best educational podcasts to satisfy your mind and help you during your next bar trivia.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Starting off with a classic, “Stuff You Missed in History Class” covers all the topics you wished you learned in school. Hosts Holly and Tracy are schooling us on the history that’s made us who we are today. From spoiled milk crises to the people your history textbook skipped, “Stuff You Missed in History Class” is one of the top podcasts worldwide for a reason.
“Science VS” is a podcast for people who just don’t understand what’s happening. What’s 5G? What’s the difference between these dog foods? Is the Yellowstone volcano going to kill us all? When it comes to anything remotely scientific, “Science VS” has it covered. From Gimlet Media and Spotify, this podcast is addressing COVID-19, football head injuries, President Garfield’s assassination and everything else we want explained.
Lawyer Mike Meadows and brother-in-law Tommy Smirl host a legal podcast for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. “Court Appointed” covers cases from the past and cases of the present to discuss how they’ve shaped the legal system and the laws that run it. From the birth of West Virginia during the Civil War to Taylor Swift’s battle for her masters, they cover the cases that are defining our system. Politics, embezzlement, sports and marital law, learn about it all with “Court Appointed”.
This Podcast Will Kill You
Hosts Erin and Erin just want to share their love of infectious diseases with the world. Erin Welsh, PhD is a disease ecologist and epidemiologist studying tick-borne disease transmission, while Erin Allmann Updyke, PhD is an epidemiologist and disease ecologist. So they truly know their stuff. If you like oozing pus, vicious diarrhea, or just a good old fashioned brain-eating amoeba, the “This Podcast Will Kill You” may spare you.
50 Things That Made the Modern Economy
Does anyone really understand how the economy works? I’m not convinced any of us do, except maybe host and economist Tim Harford. “50 Things That Made the Modern Economy” tells the story of the ideas and innovations that made the economy what it is. From the sewing machine to the Gutenberg Press, to Prohibition and GPS, find out how the economy works through its evolution. For anyone looking for educational podcasts, this is the best bang for your buck.
For anyone who wants to understand philosophy but doesn’t want to earn a PhD to do it, “Philosophize This!” is a beginner friendly podcast for thinkers. Best listened to in chronological order, host Stephen West takes us through the history of philosophy (since philosophy only continues to build on itself). Learn about the thinkers that have broken down our world to its individual atom, and the philosophers after them who continue to expand and explain the world in which we live.
80 Days: An Exploration Podcast
For anyone bitten by the travel bug, “80 Days: An Exploration Podcast” is the antidote. Each episode is an exploration of a little-known country, territory of city, taking you through its history, culture, geography, religion, music, industries, everything that makes it unique. “80 Days: An Exploration Podcast” is putting stamps your passport one episode at a time.
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward is obsessed with other people’s obsessions. On “Ologies with Alie Ward”, she interviews various -ologists on their areas of expertise. There’s oologists, UFOlogists, selachimorphologists, phallologists. Or, in layman’s terms, doctors and experts on eggs, UFOs, sharks and penises. Earn a semester’s worth of knowledge from the world’s leading experts in the world’s most specific topics. “Ologies with Alie Ward” is funny, informational, bizarre and outrageous, which is why it’s constantly topping the podcast charts.
Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
Figured we’d also end it with a classic. “Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine” is one of the funniest and most educational podcasts you’ll find. Dr. Sydnee McElroy and husband Justin McElroy discuss the weirdest, grossest, ooziest, and gooiest ways we’ve tried to fix people. You’ll learn, you’ll laugh, and you’ll cringe, but most importantly, you will ask how the human race ever made it this far.