STEM PD: Podcasts

In this edition of STEM PD, I am sharing about podcasts. I am finding podcasts to be one of my favorite ways to learn about so many things so why not STEM? It can be a little difficult to find STEM podcasts, but I have been sampling a number of titles over the last three weeks. These are in no particular order and may be worth checking out. My commute to school is 40 minutes each way so I depend on audiobooks and podcasts during that time. 

I have more than three podcasts on my list so I'm going to break this up and do another post later on this topic.

1. Brains On

Brains On! is a podcast featuring science and kids produced by American Public Media. We ask questions and go wherever the answers take us. Sometimes that means talking to a food scientist or a snake handler, other times that means putting on a play about sound waves or writing songs about sleep. A different kid co-hosts each episode. We talk to them about the interesting stuff they’re doing and the things they think about. It’s a science lesson for your ears – so join us and turn your brains on!

Sample Episodes:

Deep Sea vs. Outer Space
Fart Smarts: Understanding the Gas We Pass
How Do Engines Work?

2. Everyday Einstein

"Why do apples turn brown? Could Jurassic Park really happen? I'll help you make sense of the science in your everyday life and give you the skills to solve the next science question that comes your way."

Sample Episodes:

How do we encourage more women in STEM?
Hidden Figure: Katherine Johnson

2. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs ( This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. 

Sample Episodes:

Best Movies for Engineering
Helping Kids Explore STEM Careers
Autism in the Engineering Classroom

1 comment

  1. Hi Julie, this might be a very dumb question, but how do you get to these podcasts? Thanks.


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