10 top podcasts for students to listen to

by Anita Naik

Podcasts are an amazing way to enhance your learning, find out more about key theories, hear from experts and keep abreast of the latest theories and trends. Plus they make a change from traditional pedagogic strategies. Here are 10 of the best podcasts to listen to.

The Joe Rogan Experience

The biggest podcast out there is hosted by MMA commentator and comedian Joe Rogan. It's an entertaining and thought-provoking podcast and full of insights and thoughts about human behaviour, pop culture, and relevant socio-economic affairs. Guests range from comics to renowned scientists and game-changers like Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey.

The Intelligence Podcast

This is a current-affairs podcast, published every weekday by Economist Radio, 
that provides a fresh perspective on the events shaping the world. It's a great podcast to listen to if you're studying history, geography, politics and economics, as it will keep you up to date with the world's general affairs and political news.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

One of the best-known science podcasts hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. Here you will find everything discussed from - Does time exist? To What is life and the History of Rock (real rock)? It's witty and irreverent and a must for anyone interested in or studying science.

The Hidden Brain

One of the world's most popular podcasts it covers the theme of social psychology and human behaviour. Episodes give a fascinating insight into the world and cover a range of topics such as how money impacts human relationships, to the psychology of why we laugh, and how to find meaning in work.

Freakonomics Podcast

Featuring interviews with Nobel laureates, entrepreneurs and social scientists, this podcast looks at the weird and wonderful aspects of human nature such as why we cheat, commit a crime or play sports. This is great content if you are looking to learn more about human nature, psychology and behaviour in general.

On Being

An award-winning podcast on what it means to be human and how we want to live. Each episode is a conversation with a great thinker, artist, activist, or spiritual leader. A fantastic podcast to listen to if you want to expand your thinking and ponder the spiritual.

The Accidental Creative Podcast

Todd Henry has spent years breaking down the secrets of highly effective creatives. so this is a great listen for anyone studying art or design. It's designed to share tips on how to thrive in life and work. It's great for any creatives looking to turn their art into a profession, as it provides you with ideas for creating effective habits for success.

Hardcore History

In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? Entertaining and thought-provoking.

College Info Geek Podcast

A must for all students, The College Info of Geek features in-depth, actionable advice for boosting your productivity, getting better grades. Download episodes on How to Build Strong Habits, Exam Prep Checklist, and the Life Skills Every Student Should Know.

The Tim Ferris Show

A fantastic business podcast with author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. Here you'll find interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Popova, and Rick Rubin. Every episode shows you the routines of expert performers in order to give you useful tactics, tools, and routines for your own life. Great for self-development and business insight.