5 Educational Podcasts You Need to Listen To

5 Educational Podcasts You Need to Listen To

Ryan Chadha 30/11/2020 6
5 Educational Podcasts You Need to Listen To

Let’s face it, with the expansion of the variety of media on offer these days, not everyone, has the time to sit down and read detailed articles.

Which is why podcasts and videos have become such popular mediums of content consumption. Podcasts in particular, are a great way to listen to good content while on the move. Best of all, podcasts can be heard even when you’re just lazing on the couch post a sumptuous meal.

Lately, we’ve been poking around and trying to find podcasts which match the Tinkerbola vibe — interesting, off-beat learning opportunities which rouse curiosity. Luckily for you, dear reader, there are so many! In this article, we list 5 of our favourites.

  1. Stuff you should know — Abbreviated to SYSK, this is one of the longest running podcasts in the world, and currently boasts of more than 1400 episodes. That’s enough listening time to keep anyone engaged during any length of lockdown! This is THE podcast to go to if you are generally curious and want to dip in and out of topics that take your fancy. The topics covered are fascinating as they are random, and with the amount of content on offer, they have something for everyone! It is available on Apple podcasts, Spotify and also through the official website.

  2. Encyclopedia Womannica — This is an incredible podcast that lets you learn about all the remarkable women in history. The best part about this podcast is that it doesn’t always have women who are famous — the curators believe in stories that are worth telling and is therefore a great way to learn about women you may not have heard of. Available on Apple podcasts and Spotify.

  3. Climate Cast — A superb way to learn about climate change and its impacts on our lives. The show is hosted by Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) chief meteorologist Paul Huttner and offers the latest research on climate change and its nuances. If you believe that we are currently in the midst of a climate change emergency (like we do!), then you should definitely listen to this show. Climate change affects us in more ways than one would imagine. Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

  4. 50 things that made the modern economy — Not a conventional podcast per se, but something every person interested in economics and finance should listen to. It is essentially a series on 50 ideas and innovations that helped make the economy we all engage in today. What do the Gutenberg Press, slot machines and Tulips have in common? Give this fascinating podcast a listen to find out! This podcast is available from the BBC website.

  5. You are not so smart — Born out of one man’s deep dive into his own perception biases, this is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in the power of our brains to delude us into thinking and believing things that aren’t necessarily true. It is part psychology, part self-development. If you are familiar with the work of Kahneman and Tversky, you are sure to love this one. Get started here.

There are plenty more amazing educational podcasts out there. But these are a good way to start listening to ideas that we don’t come across too often in the popular radio.

If you come across a podcast that you think we should definitely be listening to, do let us know in the comments below!

Oh, and if you haven’t listened to the Tinkerbola Show yet, do give it a listen here! It is Tinkerbola’s own podcast, where we bring you fresh insight and gyaan into the world of education, skilling and learning.

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  • James Morley

    I have listened to Climate Cast and learned so many insightful things

  • Saqib Noman

    Listening to a podcast at night makes me feel more inspired and energetic. One day I will start my own podcast !

  • Andy Carr

    SYSK is a nice one

  • Rikesh Shrestha

    Thanks for the info

  • Matthew Grosart

    I recommend Freakanomics !!

  • Jay Wiltshire

    Each podcast is different but has a little something for everyone.

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Ryan Chadha

Learning Expert

Ryan is an entrepreneur based in Bangalore who believes that the most rewarding learning experiences are driven by curiosity. He runs a school in Bangalore called Jigyasa The School, where the emphasis is on allowing children ample opportunity to learn by doing, making and collaborating in an environment which nurtures the freedom of movement and expression. Additionally, he is one of the lead instructors at The Crypto University, an online school where he teaches people from all over the world about the various quirks and innovations in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He holds a BSc from Loughborough University, MFIN from University of Cambridge and has passed the CFA exams.

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