This week we bring you some of the top education podcasts to keep your brain ticking. If you have some free time in quarantine, why not use it wisely and listen to one of these podcasts to learn something new.
Ted Talks Daily
An obvious favourite when it comes to education podcasts. Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world’s leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new. What’s even better, Ted Talks Daily is available in a variety of languages.
The 80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin
The concept is simple, but the outcome could be incredible. It is show about the world’s most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them.
Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
Listen to Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues talk straight, loose, and fearlessly about the issues of our time in a new podcast. It’s essentially investigative reporting on global issues, and its interesting.
The Secret History of the Future
Slate describes the podcast as a journey into the past where you’ll discover the secret history of the future. From the world’s first cyberattack in 1834, to 19th-century virtual reality, the Economist’s Tom Standage and Slate’s Seth Stevenson examine the historical precedents that can transform our understanding of modern technology, predicting how it might evolve and highlighting pitfalls to avoid. Discovering how people reacted to past innovations can also teach us about ourselves.
Happy (and educational) listening!