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

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

StarTalk Radio

  • Publisher: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Total Episodes: 678

Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.

The Science Show – Full Program Podcast

  • Publisher: ABC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 353

The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

Quanta Science Podcast

  • Publisher: Quanta Magazine
  • Total Episodes: 168

In-depth news about mathematics, physics, biology and computer science. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org.

The Titanium Physicists Podcast

  • Publisher: Brachiolope Media Network
  • Total Episodes: 96

Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.

The Hyperfine Physics Podcast

  • Publisher: Derek Padilla and Zak Espley
  • Total Episodes: 25

Physics puzzles and deep dives into physics topics.

The Book Club

  • Publisher: The Spectator
  • Total Episodes: 232

Literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith.

The Physics Teaching Podcast

  • Publisher: Thomas W-P and Robin Griffiths
  • Total Episodes: 104

A podcast for Teachers of Physics, made by Physics Teachers

Physics World Weekly Podcast

  • Publisher: Physics World
  • Total Episodes: 152

Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out our monthly podcast Physics World Stories, which takes a more in-depth look at a specific theme.

Physics Frontiers

  • Publisher: Jim Rantschler
  • Total Episodes: 56

Jim Rantschler and Randy Morrison discuss physics from elementary particles to cosmological effects at the limits of our theoretical knowledge or have recently emerged.

Mind Over Matter: Podcast

  • Publisher: Heather Hakes
  • Total Episodes: 341

The Mind Over Matter podcast focuses on power of thought, quantum physics, mindset and perspective. Ultimately, you create your reality. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heather-hakes/support

Physics Alive

  • Publisher: Brad Moser
  • Total Episodes: 19

Physics Alive is the podcast where host Brad Moser, Ph.D., sparks new life into the physics classroom. He speaks with researchers and textbook authors on the frontiers of physics education, life science and health professionals who use physics on an everyday basis, designers and engineers who learn from the natural world, teachers who employ innovative and active learning styles, and students who want the most out of their education.


  • Publisher: Juju ♋
  • Total Episodes: 126

The metaphysics and the physics of our existence. Astrology, spirituality, psychology, and just about anything that deals with the deep existence that makes us who we are. Old instagram @LA_PASIONATE CURRENT: Juju_the_mystic TELEGRAM: Juju_the_mystic Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/juju777/support

Why This Universe?

  • Publisher: Dan Hooper, Shalma Wegsman
  • Total Episodes: 31

The biggest ideas in physics, broken down. Join theoretical physicist Dan Hooper and soon-to-be physicist Shalma Wegsman as they answer your questions about dark matter, black holes, quantum mechanics, and more. Part of The University of Chicago Podcast Network.

Talk Tennis

  • Publisher: Tennis Warehouse
  • Total Episodes: 95

Created for the tennis enthusiast! Get a peek behind the scenes from touring pros, industry experts, the physics behind tennis & gear guides! You’ll stay up to date & well versed in all things tennis and learn more than you can imagine about gear (think: racquets, shoes, strings and MORE)! Powered by Tennis Warehouse.

Math & Physics Podcast

  • Publisher: Parker Levesque, Rayhan Walia
  • Total Episodes: 62

Two University of Toronto students in the math and physics program discuss interesting topics in the field.

Into the Impossible With Brian Keating

  • Publisher: Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination
  • Total Episodes: 137

A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. For show notes go to: https://briankeating.com/podcast.php

Vedic Worldview

  • Publisher: Thom Knoles
  • Total Episodes: 46

Join philosopher, educator and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences Thom Knoles for conversations with leaders, teachers, authors and professors designed to inspire and provoke deeper insight. Thom is an renowned expert on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda. For over 40 years, he has personally taught meditation to tens of thousands of students and consulted to governments and private corporations.

The Micah Hanks Program

  • Publisher: Micah Hanks
  • Total Episodes: 427

The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

Jim Robbie and the Wanderers

  • Publisher: Crossroad Stations
  • Total Episodes: 51

Jim Robbie and the Wanderers is a bi-monthly radio drama podcast. A troupe of musicians is traveling a surreal post-apocalyptic America with their robot companion Jim Robbie, entertaining and sticking their noses where they don’t belong. The United States that the Wanderers inhabit is full of all sorts of strange and wonderful surprises, from zombies, cactus people, underwater kingdoms to vampires, messed up physics and mad scientists.

Space Radio

  • Publisher: Paul M. Sutter
  • Total Episodes: 132

Space Radio is your weekly guide to the universe, featuring the latest news in astronomy, physics, space travel, and discussions on the nature of science and the relationship between science and society. The best part: answers to your questions about space and time! Hosted by astrophysicist and "Agent to the Stars" Paul M. Sutter.

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