Name of Podcast Hosts Website or Platforms Description and Target Audience
Freakonomics Stephen Dubner http://freakonomics.com/ A broad discussion of behavioral economics, but it involves interviews with lots of psychologists who do work on decision making
You are not so smart David McRaney https://youarenotsosmart.com/ a fun exploration of the ways you and everyone else tends to develop an undeserved confidence in human perception, motivation, and behavior
Invisibilia Hanna Rosin, Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam https://www.npr.org/series/423302056/hidden-brain Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, and the biases that shape our choices.
On Wisdom Igor Grossmann & Charles Cassidy https://onwisdompodcast.fireside.fm/ On Wisdom features a social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom
Making Sense Sam Harris https://samharris.org/podcast/ A neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author—as he explores some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events.
So Strangely Podcast Finn Upham http://sostrangely.com So Strangely features recent research projects recommended by music science academics. Music, psychology, neuroscience. Target audience: mainly academics but with a strong cross-discipline bent.
Very Bad Wizards David Pizarro & Tamler Sommers https://verybadwizards.fireside.fm/ Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
Tatter Michael Sargent https://tatter.fireside.fm/ Hosted by social psychologist Michael Sargent, this podcast has become a place for conversation about policy and politics, where Sargent talks with people who nerd out on the topics, bringing extensive knowledge, including knowledge of the limits of their knowledge.
The Black Goat Sanjay Srivastava, Alexa Tullett, and Simine Vazire. https://www.theblackgoatpodcast.com/ Open-science movement, meta-science, doing science, research practices, the "replication crisis," and scientific integrity.
Two Psychologists Four Beers Michael Inzlicht & Yoel Inbar https://fourbeers.fireside.fm/ Interviews with leading psychologists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and more. Especially good for learning more about evolutionary approaches.
Everything Hertz James Heathers & Dan Quintana https://everythinghertz.com/ A podcast by scientists, for scientists. Methodology, scientific life, and bad language. Co-hosted by Dr. Dan Quintana (University of Oslo) and Dr. James Heathers (Northeastern University)
Circle of Willis Jim Coan http://circleofwillispodcast.com/ Fun interviews that go behind the scenes with psychologists to understand what they study and why they study it
Psyphilopod Cory Clark & Bo Winegard https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8mHb9VLBbrlvzRRwwGgL5w "Ruthlessly truthful and highly insightful conversations on psychology, philosophy, politics, and academic culture."
The Dissenter (double mention) Ricardo Lopes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dissenter/id1451347236 My name is Ricardo Lopes, and I am from Portugal. I started my project, The Dissenter, in February 2018, in which I’m trying to bring people interviews and talks with intellectuals and academics from a variety of areas and disciplines, ranging from the Arts and Philosophy to the Social Sciences and Biology. You will certainly find a subject of your interest covered here.
WorkLife with Adam Grant Adam Grant https://www.ted.com/podcasts/worklife Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to explore the science of making work not suck. From learning how to love criticism to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.
The Psychology Podcast Scott Barry Kaufman https://scottbarrykaufman.com/podcast/ Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode will feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility!
Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel https://www.estherperel.com/podcast In each episode, Esther Perel who is a couples therapist has a consultation session with real couples.
Stronger Minds (Psychology Bite episodes) Kimberley Wilson https://play.acast.com/s/strongerminds/ The Stronger Minds Podcast is where I bring you everything you need to know to build a healthier brain and a stronger mind, including food and nutrition, psychology, lifestyle, mental habits and debating big ideas. From Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson.
Marginally Significant Andrew Smith, Twila Wingrove, Andrew Monroe, Chris Holden https://marginallysignificant.fireside.fm/ Four psychologists from a comprehensive university provide a unique perspective on life in academia, issues with scientific research, and current events.
reproducibiliTea Amy Orben, Sam Parsons, Sophia Cruwell https://soundcloud.com/reproducibilitea Serving mugs of Reproducibili☕️: Blends include transparency, openness and robustness + a spoonful of science. Brewed by @OrbenAmy, @Sam_D_Parsons and @Cruwelli
Half Hour of Heterodoxy Chris Martin https://radiopublic.com/half-hour-of-heterodoxy-GAOokZ A podcast for all social scientists and humanities scholars. Topics include civility, polarization, propaganda and pedagogy. Previous guests include Jon Haidt, John McWhorter, Alice Dreger, Glenn Loury, Cristine Legare, Nick Christakis & Christopher Federico.
Jedi Counsel Brandon Saxton & Katie Gordon https://jedi-counsel.com/category/jedi-counsel-podcast/ Clinical psychologists discuss mental health and psychological science through TV shows, movies, current events, and interviews with expert guests.
The Psych Files Michael Britt http://www.thepsychfiles.com/ The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, Ph.D., in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
Brain Science Dr. Ginger Campbell http://brainsciencepodcast.com Interviews with leading psychologists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and more. Often discussion is on the base of a book or about the research career of a scientist/writer.
Radiolab Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab Exploring a strange world.
Science Vs. Wendy Zukerman https://gimletmedia.com/shows/science-vs Science Vs is your team of friendly fact checkers that blow up your firmly held opinions and replace them with science. Wondering whether you should drink detox teas like an insta-celeb, or believe your drunk uncle's rant about gun control? Science Vs has an ep for that.
Econtalk Russ Roberts https://www.econtalk.org/ Includes discussions of behavioral economics and the choices people make. Russ is the godfather of economics podcasts.
The Moral Science Podcast Amber Cazzell https://anchor.fm/amber-cazzell0 A new podcast, past and future guests include Larry Nucci, Jesse Graham, Kurt Gray, Mark Sheskin, Darcia Narvaez. "A psychologist who is endlessly fascinated with human morality interviews experts who dedicate their careers to understanding it."
The After On Podcast Rob Reid
PsychCrunch Christian Jarrett, Ginny Smith https://digest.bps.org.uk/podcast/ Aimed at the general public - how should we live according to psychological science, covering topics like habits, sleep, dating, procrastination, studying etc.
Behavioral Grooves Kurt Nelson, PhD & Tim Houlihan https://behavioralgrooves.com/ Why-we-do-what-we do discussions with academics, practioners and Accidental Behavioral Scientists to talk about the applications of behavioral science to work and life. We also mix music and off-the-cuff banter into post-guest discussions where we diver deeper into the topic.
Psychology of Video Games Jamie Madigan https://www.psychologyofgames.com/podcast/ Examining how psychology explains why video games are made how they are and why gamers behave as we do.
The Actor's Mind Profs. Kateri McRae & Anne Penner http://theactorsmind.com The Actor’s Mind is a podcast that explores acting from a psychological perspective. We describe and discuss popular acting tools that are commonly used in actor training, rehearsals, and performances. Then we identify the parallel psychological processes that are likely in play when actors use these techniques.
The Happiness Lab Laurie Santos https://www.happinesslab.fm/ You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think abou