Science helps us understand the world around us. From understanding why a soda fizzes when opened to how gravity keeps us firmly planted on the ground to how the universe was created, science has helped mankind gain the knowledge of how the world develops and works today and in the past.

Science helps us understand the world around us. From understanding why a soda fizzes when opened to how gravity keeps us firmly planted on the ground to how the universe was created, science has helped mankind gain the knowledge of how the world develops and works today and in the past. To help you truly “geek out” on the latest hot topics and news in science, here are a few science podcasts to listen to.

Star Talk Radio: If the final frontier of space captivates you, the Star Talk Radio podcast hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is devoted to all things space. Along with helping people understand science with clarity, deGrasse Tyson also discusses pop culture. Joining deGrasse Tyson is a variety of comedians, celebrities and other special guests. Find it: https://www.startalkradio.net/.

The Infinite Monkey Cage: Hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage podcast features a “witty and irreverent look at the world according to science.” Along with topics such as the apocalypse and space travel, Cox and Ince also welcome a mixture of scientists, comedians and innovators to the conversation. Find it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloads.

60-Second Science: For the science buffs who want the most up-to-date news on what is going on in the world of science, the 60-Second Science podcast gives listeners what they need to know in just a minute. The daily podcast also features commentaries on the news of the day. Some topics include, “Is Lying a Good Strategy?”, “Fitness Bands Fail on Calorie Count,” and “New Concrete Recipes Could Cut Cracks.” Find it: https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/60-second-science/.

Talk Nerdy: Hosted by science communicator, television host, producer and journalist, Cara Santa Maria is hoping to improve science literacy by making scientific principles easier to understand. Santa Maria is joined by numerous guests including NASA astronaut Ron Garan, paleontologist Dr. Shaena Montanari and applied mathematician Dr. Steven Strogatz. Find it: http://carasantamaria.com/podcast/.