1. Stuff You Should Know, "All we know about Zika so Far":
The podcast is recorded by two men based out of Atlanta who take topics, do their research and report on what they know with a comedic and informative spin. This episode from September 22, 2016 gives an overview of what is and is not known about the Zika virus.
Recommended by Leah Howard
2. The Pulse, "Awe": The Pulse, produced by WHYY, airs weekly and focuses on health and science topics. In the episode "Awe", host Maiken Scott discusses emotions such as awe and wonder, emotions that can be especially relevant during the cheerful holiday season. In particular, the podcast discusses how awe is triggered by perceptual and conceptual vastness. Events like space travel can inspire moments of awe, and awe-inspiring events can even be the catalyst for personal growth and development.
Recommended by Taylor Eisenstein
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4. Undone, "The Ancient One": This episode of Undone delves into the story of what happened when human remains were found in Kennewick, Washington State in 1996. The skeleton was approximately 9,000 years old and proved to be one of the oldest and most complete ancient remains found in the country. However, this discovery launched a heated debate. Scientists and local Native American residents went head to head questioning what the remains told us about ancient American history, and battled for the right to lay claim on the body.
Recommended by Maggie Cherneff
5. Radiolab, "Bringing gamma back": This podcast features episodes about science, philosphy, history, and the human expeirence. It has a wealth of fascinating and innovative episodes. The episode featured here gives an overview of how light can impact the brain and possible lead to some new insights on Alzeheimer's Syndrome.
Recommended by Dr. Jennifer Sarrett