Here’s whats on my iPod these days. I definitely try to listen to the following three each week. They are all about an hour so they fit into my drive home from work.
Quirks and Quarks: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s weekly radio science show. I used to listen to it as a child. The first host was former scientist and current environmentalist David Suzuki. It is now hosted by Bob McDonald.
The Science Show: This is Australia’s long running radio science show hosted by the inimitable Robyn Williams
Radio Lab: Possibly the most innovative thing ever on radio. If you’ve never listened to radio lab, your missing out on a fantastic experience.
I sometimes listen to these. The philosophy shows are half an hour or shorter while Econtalk is often longer than an hour so they are not as convenient to listen to on my drive.
Philosopher’s Zone: A show that is probably only viable in Australia, which has a vibrant philosophical community. Host Alan Saunders is also a food expert.
Philosophy Bites: These are usually quite short but informative
Econtalk: Salon-like conversations between George Mason economist Russ Roberts and a guest covering a wide range of topics in economics and beyond Although Roberts is a self-professed believer in markets his show is fairly well-balanced with different viewpoints.
I used to listen to these shows more but find myself dialing them up less for some reason these days:
All in the mind: I find this half hour radio show a little too melodramatic at times but it can be interesting
The Naked Scientists: This is a very popular radio show/podcast out of Cambridge, England. I find it a little too flip at times and the hosts sometimes make mistakes.
In addition to these regular podcasts, I also listen to university lectures, mostly in philosophy, available on iTunes U.