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Astronomy Cast Astronomy Cast offers you a fact based journey through the cosmos. Each week Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela Gay (SIUE / Slacker Astronomy) take on topics ranging from the nearby planets to ubiquitous dark matter. link
Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World A radical, inspiring, controversial idea from a global thinker from the world of philosophy, science, psychology and arts. link
Face the Nation on the Radio Bob Schieffer asks the biggest guests the smartest questions. link
ABC News - World News with Diane Sawyer - Podcast Audio-only edition. The complete broadcast of ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, updated every weekday.[1] link
ABC News - This Week - Podcast Audio-only edition. ABC 'This Week' features newsmaker interviews and panel debates on a wide range of issues and commentary. Brought to you by ABCNews.com. link
Big Picture Science Big Picture Science is a one-hour radio show and podcast that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways to illuminate the origins and evolution of life and technology on this planet... and beyond. link
CBS News Weekend Roundup CBS News Weekend Roundup link
Click How computers and digital technology affect our lives around the world. Presented by Gareth Mitchell. Available for download weekly on Tuesdays. link
Documentaries An indepth look at stories and issues from around the world. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive. link
Freethought Radio Freethought Radio by Freedom From Religion Foundation link
Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 Bringing you a satirical take on the week's news with The News Quiz and The Now Show from BBC Radio 4. Enjoy a satirical take on the week’s news with the cream of UK comedy talent. link
The English We Speak Make the English you speak sound more natural with The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. link
Computer Talk Radio with 'The Nerd'... Benjamin Rockwell Syndicated broadcast radio program on computers, technology, and your life. Benjamin Rockwell, host and computer nerd, serves as your expert guide through the technical jungle of jargon, and the valleys of viruses, to achieve power over your PC problems. link
Astronomy News A monthly round up of the latest news in astronomy. link
Australian monthly night sky guides Sydney Observatory monthly night sky guides for Australia link
Discovery The science documentary series that looks in depth at the most significant ideas, discoveries and trends in science. Available to download weekly on Mondays. link
Business Daily Examining the big issues facing the global economy, Business Daily demystifies the world of money. From giant industries like aviation and automotive to the smallest scale start-up, Business Daily asks the big questions about free trade, technology and in link
Cosmic Chatter Podcasts about astronomy and human exploration for the general punlic. link
Dave Ross Commentary Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross. link
CNN Radio News CNN Radio brings you an in-depth update on the news every Monday-Friday evening. Posted at 4:30pm eastern this podcast gives you personal stories you won't get anywhere else, as well as catching you up on some of the headlines of the day. (15-20 minutes) link
Ardent Atheist with Emery Emery Where Reason Reigns Supreme! link
Global News The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world including highlights from Newshour, Newsday and The Newsroom. Up to 30 minutes compiled twice a day from the 24 hour News coverage from the BBC World Service. link
LogicallyCritical In a world where gut feelings are given more authority than facts, where the average person is permitted to drive 2 tons of steel death, and ‘God did it’ is an acceptable answer to why something happened, your life may just depend on listening to this pod link
Living After Faith Life can be awesome even after you've lost your faith. Living After Faith. Come LAF with me! link
Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Other Weird and Interesting Ideas link
Listening Post iTunes feed for Listening Post link
NASACast Audio NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular "This Week @NASA" newsreel. link
History Podcast Feed How did that come about? Rear Vision explains those complex contemporary situations we don't quite understand. History crops up in many of our programs - you'll learn new things whenever you listen. link
KPFK - Pacifica Evening News Pacifica News produced by KPFA Berkeley CA. link
Learn Spanish with The Independent Learn Spanish with The Independent link
The Jodcast - astronomy podcast Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers. link
Learn to Speak Spanish with Discover Spanish Learn Spanish with Johnny Spanish link
Los Angeles, CA, 5-Day Forecast The Weather Channel Podcasts Your Los Angeles 5-day Forecast From The Weather Channel link
The Loh Down on Science The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it's a program for t link
KQED-FM: KQED's The California Report Podcast KQED's statewide radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population. link
Los Angeles, CA Forecast from The Weather Channel The Weather Channel Mobile link
MinutePhysics Cool physics and other sweet science - all in a minute! link
PBS Short video stories from the world of science link
NPR: Playback Podcast 25 years ago. Don't really remember what happened? Or maybe you weren't even around then. Each month, NPR Playback combs the NPR radio archives to connect past with present. Hosted by Kerry Thompson. link
NPR People: Hmmm.... Krulwich on Science Podcast Correspondent link[2]
PBS Short audio stories from the world of science link
NBC Meet the Press (audio) Meet the Press audio from NBC News and NBCNews.com link
NBC Nightly News (video) NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams video from NBCNews.com link
NPR Columns: Sunday Puzzle Podcast Word Games with Will Shortz. More NPR podcasts at NPR.org/podcasts. link[2]
NPR Programs: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up. link
NPR Topics: Business Story of the Day Podcast Editor's Pick. More podcasts at NPR.org/podcasts link
NPR Topics: Economy Podcast Insightful reporting that explores all aspects of the nation's vibrant economy. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs. link
NPR Topics: Environment Podcast Environment. More podcasts at NPR.org/podcasts link
NPR Topics: Pop Culture Podcast Pop Culture. More podcasts at NPR.org/podcasts link[2]
NPR Topics: Religion Podcast Religion. More podcasts at NPR.org/podcasts link[2]
NPR Topics: Story of the Day Podcast Editors' Pick. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs. link
NPR Topics: Technology Podcast Technology. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs. link[2]
NPR Topics: World Story of the Day Podcast NPR's Foreign Desk picks the top story from the day's international coverage from Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs. link
NPR: Foreign Dispatch Podcast Foreign Dispatch is a weekly podcast of the biggest news and best stories as covered by National Public Radio's Foreign correspondents from around the world. link
NPR: It's All Politics Podcast "It's All Politics" features Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin. They dissect the latest news from inside the beltway, along with other political stories from around the country. link
NPR: Planet Money Podcast Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR's Planet Money, you'll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks -- all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy. link
NPR: Radio Diaries Podcast Since 1996, Radio Diaries has been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories. Our podcast is a combination of first-person diaries, sound portraits, and historical documentaries that bring the past to li link
NPR: StoryCorps Podcast StoryCorps is a national nonprofit that records the stories of everyday people and preserves them at the Library of Congress. Hosts Michael Garofalo and Nadia Reiman share stories and conversations from StoryCorps' recording booths. Updated weekly. link
NYT's Science and Environment (Video) New York Times Video link
Not Just Another Story with Harley Carnes link
The night sky this month Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month. link
NPR: 7AM ET News Summary Podcast A five-minute NPR News summary you can take with you. link
Podcast for audio and video - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The latest video and audio features from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. link
Savage Lovecast Dan Savage, America's only advice columnist, answers your sex questions and yaps about politics. To record a question for Dan to be answered in a later podcast, call 206-201-2720. For a much longer version of the show, with no ads, visit savagelovecast.co link
On the Media The smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of On the Media is your guide to how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government tr link
Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science Space exploration, astronomy and planetary science. (Weekly) link
Point of Inquiry Science, Skepticism, Rationalism, Humanism -- The Podcast and Radio Show of the Center for Inquiry link
PRI's The World: Geo Quiz The Geo Quiz from PRI's The World challenges your knowledge of people and places, geography and culture. Created by journalists in the newsroom of PRI's The World, each Geo Quiz question comes with its own answer, a fascinating report or interview that r link
PRI's The World: Latest Edition The World is a US-based international news and analysis program co-produced by the BBC, PRI, and WGBH. Hosted by Marco Werman. link
PRI's The World: Science Each week, The World's Rhitu Chatterjee brings you the latest and greatest science news from all four corners of the globe. The World is a US-based international news and analysis program co-produced by the BBC, PRI, and WGBH. link
PRI: Living on Earth Sound Journalism for the Whole Planet link
Professor Brian Cox: Meet the Author Professor Brian Cox, OBE, the presenter of the hugely popular BBC2 series Wonders of the Solar System, appeared at the Apple Store in Covent Garden on 17th November 2010 to talk about his book, which accompanied the series. Professor Cox was interviewed w link
Radiolab from WNYC On Radiolab, science meets culture and information sounds like music. Each episode of Radiolab® is an investigation -- a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centered around One Big Idea. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab link
Reporters Notebook Get the stories behind the stories from CBS News Reporters around the world. link
Ockham's Razor - Program podcast William of Ockham was an English monk, philosopher, theologian, who provided the scientific method with its key principle 700 years ago. 'What can be done with fewer assumptions is done in vain with more,' he said. That is, in explaining any phenomenon, w link
Slacker Astronomy podcast An irreverent astronomical road-less-traveled. link
Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine link
Science Talk A weekly exploration of the latest developments in science and technology link
Science in Action New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service. link
Scientific American Video Videos from the world of science and beyond link
This I Believe: 1950s Podcast Classic Essays from the 1950s Edward R. Murrow Series link
Science The latest health and science news. Updates on medicine, healthy living, nutrition, drugs, diet, and advances in science and technology. Subscribe to the Health & Science podcast. link
A Taste of TEDTalks Ideas worth spreading from the TED Conference link
Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku link
Start the Week Start The Week sets the cultural agenda for the week ahead, with high-profile guests discussing the ideas behind their work in the fields of art, literature, film, science, history, society and politics. link
Science Friday Audio Podcast Science Friday is a discussion of the latest news in science, tech, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. We interview scientists, authors, and policymakers, and take your questions. Hear it weekly on NPR stations nationwide, or online here! link
Science Friday Video Podcast Science Friday is a discussion of the latest news in science, tech, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. We interview scientists, authors, and policymakers, and take your questions. Hear it weekly on NPR stations nationwide, or online here! link
Science Times A roundup of the topics addressed in this week's Science Times. link
StarStuff with Stuart Gary Hosted by Stuart Gary, StarStuff takes us on a weekly journey across the universe to see the death of stars and the birth of new worlds. StarStuff's tour of the cosmos examines those ultimate questions: where do we come from?; and are we alone? From Eins link
TEDTalks (video) TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. On this feed, you'll find TEDTalks video to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and pa link
TEDTalks Science and Medicine Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, link
TEDTalks Society and Culture Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos link
The Science Show - Full program podcast RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. One single audio file o link
This I Believe: Podcast A public dialogue about belief—one essay at a time link
StarDate Podcast StarDate, the longest-running national radio science feature in the United States, tells listeners what to look for in the night sky, and explains the science, history, and skylore behind these objects. It also keeps listeners up to date on the latest res link
Science Magazine Podcast Science Magazine Podcast link
Sex With Emily Hosted by Emily Morse, Sex With Emily is a talk show about sex and relationships. Sex With Emily is produced at the studios of Stitcher Radio. www.stitcher.com link
Stuff You Missed in History Class Stuff You Missed in History Class link
We The People Stories Programs from the National Constitution Center, a non-profit, non-partisan museum and education center in Philadelphia, PA link
Your Health News and commentary about personal health, medicine, healthcare, drugs, diet, recipes, and nutrition. Download the Your Health podcast and subscribe to our RSS feed. link
World News Roundup Complete coverage of the day's news from the nation's longest-running news broadcast. link
What's in the News with Steve Kathan link
60-Second Tech A quick take on technology. link
60 Minutes - Full Audio Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television. link
60-Second Civics Podcast 60-Second Civics Podcast link
60-Second Earth A weekly podcast discussing the science of the environment and the future of energy. link
60-Second Health A quick weekly take on health. link
60-Second Mind A weekly commentary on the latest in brain and behavior studies. link
60-Second Science A daily quick take on science. link
60-Second Space A quick take on space science link
The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of the year. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for indivi link
Video: CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley The day's news presented by CBS News[3] link
Vermont Public Radio: WVPS-FM: Eye On The Night Sky Podcast Assorted stories from WVPS-FM link

Notes

  1. Some time ago, ABC choose to stop providing a video podcast of their evening news :(
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Dead Podcast (1503100723/.229)
  3. As of December 18th, 2013, CBS choose to discontinue their evening news video podcast, providing now, only an audio version in the iTunes store. Note: 12/17/13, was the last video posted on the video download link. The website http://www.cbsnews.com/evening-news/full-episodes/ does offer a daily full video (w/ commercials) web player version :(