Every year on February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) is observed to promote gender equality and provide women greater authority in all levels of STEM fields. This year’s emphasis is on how women and girls fit into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scope.
Promoting scientific topics, education, and career paths among women- particularly young girls is a crucial initiative that needs to be practiced by both parents and institutions. Some women who are a part of the field have taken it upon themselves to promote and encourage girls, and everyone, to take up science.
Podcasts are an interactive platform for people to connect with intellectuals, business leaders, and more. Many science wizards run the best science podcasts on various platforms to help spread knowledge and information about the field to the general public.
The top science podcasts on Spotify, apple, or several other platforms have a worldwide listener base and reach several girls. Instead of posters for an international day of women and girls in science, listening, supporting, and sharing these podcasts will have a greater impact.
1. This Podcast Will Kill You
Hosts – Dr. Erin Welsh and Dr. Erin Allmann Updyke
The podcast is run by disease ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke. “This Podcast Will Kill You” is a Bi-weekly podcast with episodes of about an hour. “The Erins”, as the hosts call themselves, started the podcast to make medical knowledge accessible to the general public.
The podcast is filled with Welsh talking about diseases affecting the modern world, followed by Updyke explaining the biology of epidemiology and history.
2. Lady Scientist Podcast
Host – Jocelynn Pearl
The Lady Scientist Podcast serves as a forum for the general public to engage scientists in discourse. The podcast dismantles complex barriers between the general public and science. They cater to their audience with a striking tone of cheerfulness in a typically terrible world by analyzing complex academic journals, research papers, and reports.
3. Super Women In Science
Hosts – Nicole George and Cordon Purcel
Platform- SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts
This is one of those podcasts that dig deep into finding out how things work. Consisting of interviews with women from the science community, the podcast is informative and inspirational.
4. Her STEM Story
Host – Prasha S Dutra
Platform- Spotify, Apple Podcasts
If you want to hear and learn about strategizing scientific tools, and bits of advice from experts right from the industry, this one is for you. Though the podcast was put to an end earlier this month, the 138 episodes of epic knowledge are available for you to absorb.
5. The Survey Like A Girl Podcast
Host – Kimberley Teale
The podcast celebrates female archaeological geophysicists. Through its series, the podcast explores the lives of eight inspirational women who have carved out a carer in science and archaeology.
6. The Naked Scientists
Hosts- Julia Ravey, Harrison Lewis
This group of Cambridge scientists is interested in understanding how things function, so they ask every conceivable question – why is Blu-Tak sticky, how do magnetic fields operate, what is IVF — and attempt to uncover the answers in the most outrageous manner imaginable.
7. Every Little Thing
Hosts – Flora Lichtman, Annette Heist, Phoebe Flanigan, Hadley Robinson, Stephanie Werner, and Carla Javier.
For the ones who quite literally explode with curiosity, this podcast answers every one of those little questions. You can type in your questions and have them answered live on-air and quench that curiosity with some scientific knowledge H2O.
8. Tumble Science Podcast
Hosts – Lindsay Patterson and Marshall Escamilla
Platform- Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music
Tumble is a science podcast for kids that the whole family may enjoy. With the assistance of scientists, we narrate tales about scientific breakthroughs! Join Lindsay and Marshall as they explore mysteries, pose questions, and explain the fundamentals of science.
9. Motherhood in ADHD
Host – Patricia Sung
This podcast is a bit different from the ones listed above. ADHD coach Patricia Sung helps mothers with ADHD rise above overwhelm and the nerves to build a life they love. She understands and advises mothers who go through while dealing with ADHD. The podcast gives several ADHD courses to grasp control over several issues that tag along an ADHD brain.
10. Science Drives
Host – Alley Denzenhouse Kelner
Platform- Spotify, Apple Podcasts
The host of this podcast is a therapist and clinical director. Having experience with counseling psychology, and child/adolescent development, she explores the worlds of science with the support of her existing knowledge.