Podcasts for the enquiring mind. My top 4

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I was asked to recommend my favourite podcasts by a colleague recently.  I decided to share my top 4 with you all, and hope to get some good ones back.  If you have an enquiring mind and you haven’t heard these, then I highly recommend listening.  If you prefer gossip, hyperbole and sensationalism, then ignore this and continue reading Grazia:

Top of the pile is Skeptoid
I highly recommend this podcast. 
In a world where media is dominated by press releases, pseudo science, poorly researched nonsense, Oprah and the like, this podcast cuts through the bs and applies a critical look at pop culture phenomena and pseudoscientific beliefs.  From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred.  Snackable.  Each podcast is only 10 min long.  Do start from episode #1. itunes

Dr Karl on Triple J.
Dr Karl is a legend downunder.  The format of the podcast is taken from his weekly guest appearance on a national radio station in which listeners phone in seeking answers to those niggling pub type “why does…?” questions. itunes

Radiolab
On Radiolab, science meets culture and information sounds like music. Each episode of Radiolab® is an investigation — a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centered around One Big Idea. itunes

Stuff You Should Know
The podcast, released every Tuesday and Thursday, educates listeners on a wide variety of topics, often using popular culture as a reference giving the podcast comedic value.Episodes are normally around 30 minutes in length, although for more in-depth topics the show has run as long as an hour. When the show first started recording, episodes were very short, often less than 10 minutes. itunes

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