20 Best Genetics Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about genetics ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best genetics podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Genetics Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Genetics Unzipped

  • Publisher: The Genetics Society
  • Total Episodes: 89

From Mendel’s peas to personal genome sequencing, Genetics Unzipped brings you stories from the world of genes, genomes and DNA. In association with The Genetics Society.

Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning

  • Publisher: Razib Khan
  • Total Episodes: 29

Razib Khan engages a diverse array of thinkers on all topics under the sun. Genetics, history, and politics.

Food, We Need To Talk

  • Publisher: WBUR
  • Total Episodes: 16

One woman’s quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more.

In Those Genes

  • Publisher: In Those Genes
  • Total Episodes: 17

In Those Genes is a podcast that uses genetics to decode the lost histories AND futures of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture.

Biblical Genetics

  • Publisher: Dr. Robert Carter
  • Total Episodes: 45

Biblical Genetics is a vlog/podcast by Dr. Robert Carter. His posts explore modern genetics through the lens of biblical history, and vice versa.

DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

  • Publisher: Kira Dineen
  • Total Episodes: 152

The radio show/podcast educates the public on genetic and public health topics through event coverage, news stories, book/movie reviews, and interviews. Guest include genetic counselors, researchers, patient advocates and professors in the field of genetics.


  • Publisher: Genetics in Medicine
  • Total Episodes: 136

Genepod is the podcast from the journal Genetics in Medicine, produced in association with Nature Publishing Group. Join us as we delve into the latest research in medical genetics and genomics, featuring highlighted content from this leading journal.

Apsara Skin Care: Tips, Remedies & Info for Flawless Skin & Beautiful Hair

  • Publisher: sheetal rawal
  • Total Episodes: 171

Tips, ideas, information and homemade skin care remedies. Expert Sheetal is a scientist in human genetics and the founder of www.apsaraskincare.com. In these informative segments Sheetal teaches you reliable and effective ways to get glowing, ageless and healthy skin; as well as gorgeous hair. Apsara Skin Care is a natural personal care company based on Ayurveda. Go natural. It is good karma!

The Genetics Podcast

  • Publisher: Sano Genetics
  • Total Episodes: 63

Exploring all things genetics. Cambridge University Alumnus and current CEO of Sano Genetics Dr Patrick Short analyses the science, interviews the experts and helps share the stories of people who have been personally affected by genetic conditions. To take part in the latest research studies mentioned in this podcast please visit sanogenetics.com/research

The Squeal, by PIC.com

  • Publisher: The Squeal
  • Total Episodes: 79

Hello and welcome to ‘The Squeal’, PIC’s swine management podcast, featuring in-depth conversations on topics that matter to you. PIC is the global leader in swine genetics. At PIC, our goal is to make our customers the most successful pig producers by providing them with the best genetics. We know our business success depends on yours.

Patient Stories with Grey Genetics

  • Publisher: Grey Genetics
  • Total Episodes: 83

Genetics isn’t always black and white. And the emotions and decisions surrounding genetic testing can be even more complex. Hosted by genetic counselor Eleanor Griffith, the show brings you the personal experiences of patients and genetic counselors.

Risky Talk

  • Publisher: Ilan Goodman
  • Total Episodes: 16

How can we best communicate the risks and the evidence on the most pressing issues of the day – from genetics and nutrition, to climate change and immigration? David Spiegelhalter is joined by the world’s top experts to tackle urgent, practical challenges which affect us all.

Head Shepherd

  • Publisher: Mark Ferguson
  • Total Episodes: 39

Mark Ferguson from neXtgen Agri brings you the latest in livestock, genetics, innovation and technology. We focus on sheep and beef farming in Australia and New Zealand and the people doing great things in those industries.

Dark Horse Live!

  • Publisher: Dark Horse live
  • Total Episodes: 59

A weekly cannabis show featuring Dark Horse Genetics. Breeder and cannabis Industry leader interviews

Genotypecast with Grey Genetics

  • Publisher: Grey Genetics
  • Total Episodes: 17

Genetics isn’t always black and white. News stories related to genetics often raise more questions than they answer. On Genotypecast, we bring you insight from genetic counselors. Your host, Eleanor Griffith, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and the founder of Grey Genetics, an independent telehealth genetic counseling and consulting service.

Cannter Cannabis Podcast

  • Publisher: Scott and Adam
  • Total Episodes: 33

Exploring all things cannabis. Discussions with industry professionals and people with stories to tell. We delve into cultivation and agronomy, business, legal frameworks, patient stories, genetics and many other hot topics.

Heredity Podcast

  • Publisher: Heredity
  • Total Episodes: 116

An official journal of the Genetics Society, Heredity publishes high-quality articles describing original research and theoretical insights in all areas of genetics. Research papers are complimented by News & Commentary articles and reviews, keeping researchers and students abreast of hot topics in the field.

Good Medicine On The Go

  • Publisher: Kara Ware
  • Total Episodes: 24

Join us as we embark on a real-time series following long-time business partners—functional medicine doctor Nathan Morris, MD, and Kara Ware, NBCHWC—learn with them as they explore relevant topics for every functional medicine practitioner such as integrating genetics into your practice, marketing to your ideal patient and how to integrate a health coach to increase efficiency for a more dynamic practice.

Genetic Drift

  • Publisher: Anthony Godddard
  • Total Episodes: 25

Genetic drift is a science podcast like no other. Join the duo of Anthony and Juliet as they take a deep dive into the world of genetic diseases and medical genetics. In this show, we will lead you through the biology of each disease including the molecular genetics that can determine the outcome of these hereditary conditions. We then discuss the medical history of the disease as well as what we know of it’s origins from the genes themselves before discussing their future alongside common misconceptions and stigma surrounding each illness. This is a must try podcast to introduce you to the world of genetics and disease.

Empowered Patient Podcast

  • Publisher: Karen Jagoda
  • Total Episodes: 641

Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda is a window into the latest innovations in digital health, the changing dynamic between doctors and patients, and the emergence of precision medicine. The show covers such topics as aging in place, innovative uses for wearables and sensors, advances in clinical research, applied genetics, drug development, and challenges for connected health entrepreneurs.

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