Biology Podcasts

The 10 Most Useful Biology Podcasts

Biology is life. Well, the study of life that is. And it serves as the basis for our understanding of living organisms. One of the most important sciences, it serves as a fundamental basis for all aspiring scientists.

But there are so many sub-disciplines of biology that it can be overwhelming, especially for those that are just starting out. From anatomy to evolution, from biochemistry to biophysics, and for everything in between, there is a vast array of information to be digested for biologists.

With so much information and so little time in our busy everyday lives, what better way than using podcasts to improve our understanding of biology?

And so, here are the 10 most useful biology podcasts that will improve your understanding of this fundamental science.

#1 Big Biology

Big BiologyBig Biology is a podcast that tells the stories of scientists tackling some of the biggest unanswered questions in biolo …

Big Biology is a podcast that tells the stories of scientists tackling some of the biggest unanswered questions in biology.

#2 Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular BiologyA broad variety of topical and detailed talks on specific aspects of molecular and cellular biology, including cellular …

A broad variety of topical and detailed talks on specific aspects of molecular and cellular biology, including cellular morphology and function, genome organization, genetic expression, morphogenesis, proteomics and somatic cell genetics.

#3 the bioinformatics chat

the bioinformatics chatA podcast about computational biology, bioinformatics, and next generation sequencing.

A podcast about computational biology, bioinformatics, and next generation sequencing.

#4 Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

Yale Journal of Biology and MedicineYJBM is a PubMed-indexed, quarterly journal edited by Yale medical, graduate, and professional students and is peer-revi …

YJBM is a PubMed-indexed, quarterly journal edited by Yale medical, graduate, and professional students and is peer-reviewed by experts in the fields of biology and medicine. All YJBM issues are open access on Pubmed. Each issue of the Journal is devoted to an exciting focus topic and through three episodes of this podcast, we will take you through the past, present, and future of the issue’s focus topic and interview experts in the field.

#5 This Week in Evolution

This Week in EvolutionThis Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology of what makes us tick. Hosts Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello take yo …

This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology of what makes us tick. Hosts Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello take you through the new evolution that has been revolutionized by the field of genomics and molecular biology.

#6 Life of the School Podcast: The Podcast for Biology Teachers

Life of the School Podcast: The Podcast for Biology TeachersThis is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts …

This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.

#7 RadioBio

RadioBioRadioBio is a podcast where UC Merced biology graduate students talk with seminar speakers for 30-45 minutes. Topics in …

RadioBio is a podcast where UC Merced biology graduate students talk with seminar speakers for 30-45 minutes. Topics in biology will range widely, from molecules to ecosystems. Our target audience is anyone interested in science and biological research.

#8 Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae

Fathers of Biology by Charles McRaeAn account given of the lives of five great naturalists (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Vesalius and Harvey) will not be …

An account given of the lives of five great naturalists (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Vesalius and Harvey) will not be found devoid of interest. The work of each one of them marked a definite advance in the science of Biology. There is often among students of anatomy and physiology a tendency to imagine that the facts with which they are now being made familiar have all been established by recent observation and experiment. But even the slight knowledge of the history of Biology, which may be obtained from a perusal of this little book, will show that, so far from such being the case, this branch of science is of venerable antiquity. And, further, if in the place of this misconception a desire is aroused in the reader for a fuller acquaintance with the writings of the early anatomists the chief aim of the author will have been fulfilled.

#9 The eLife Podcast

The eLife PodcastThe eLife Podcast: outstanding research in life science and biomedicine.

The eLife Podcast: outstanding research in life science and biomedicine.

#10 BioCurious

BioCuriousWelcome to the Biocurious podcast where you are encouraged to be curious about your biology! Hosted by health scientist …

Welcome to the Biocurious podcast where you are encouraged to be curious about your biology! Hosted by health scientist and seasoned biohacker, Kayla Osterhoff. Each week Kayla and guest experts will take you on a journey to explore your human potential. Discover secrets of your biology, explore evidence-based biohacks, and learn tangible holistic health practices that will elevate and optimize your life!

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