Top Educational Podcasts: A Global Snapshot

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In keeping with the informative and educational theme this week, we are looking at some of the top podcasts from the education genre in different countries. Denmark, Portugal, Mexico, Netherlands and Hong Kong; this is what the locals are listening to and learning about. 


Hjernekassen på P1 (The Brain Box on P1)
Peter Lund Madsen is visited by experts every week. All subjects are open for discussion – from human gut flora to expeditions on alien planets. And the host always makes sure to tie the stories together with his own personal expertise in brain science and psychiatry. Host: Peter Lund Madsen.
Language: Danish

Bedre Mode (Better Fashion)
Loved Clothes Are Sustainable Clothes – Better Fashion Podcast has a mission to give everyone more wardrobe joy. Through interviews with Denmark’s leading wardrobe and fashion researchers, Johanne Stenstrup explores how a new clothing culture can lead to a more sustainable wardrobe and clothing industry.
Language: Danish


Philosophize This!
In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
Language: English

45 Graus (45 Degrees)
45 Graus is an independent podcast where you can listen to intense conversations with those who think about the great themes of Science, Society, Economics, Politics, Philosophy and much more. José Maria Pimentel – curious by nature and economist by training – welcomes experts and thinkers from various fields for an uncompromised discussion.
Language: Portuguese

The Netherlands

NRC Onbehaarde Apen (Hairless Monkeys)
Hairless Monkeys is NRC’s weekly science podcast. Lucas Brouwers, Hendrik Spiering and Gemma Venhuizen discuss small discoveries, wild theories, earth-shattering insights and everything in between.
Language: Dutch

Leven Zonder Stress (Live Without Stress)
Conversations about stress, happiness, meaning, money, sexuality, burnout, depression, fear, love, status, ego, work, meditation, thinking, relaxation, sadness, joy, free will, suffering, pain, pleasure, relationships, illness , faith, gurus, education, therapy, talent, conflict, humor, awareness, buddhism, zen, yoga, mindfulness and more. Interviewer: Patrick Kicken (ex-3FM and Radio Veronica)
Language: Dutch


La Verdadera Historia de México (The True History of Mexico)
A look at short periods of Mexican history, both vibrant and reflective. Interesting and informative, this Podcast looks into the history in one country in short passages accesible to all. 
Language: Spanish

Dementes con Diego Barrazas
Conversations with people who are changing the way we do things. Discover a different way of seeing your work, relationships and life through their stories, experiences and advice.
Language: Spanish

Hong Kong:

Stuff You Should Know – iHeartRadio
If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Language: English

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
Language: English

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