I don’t listen to as many podcasts as I would like to, so I asked people on Twitter to recommend some. Here’s a list of some of my favourites and suggestions from the Twittersphere, in no particular order.
The podcast of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. This is the place to start if you’re interested in the latest research.
Lots to explore, far too much to include here. A wide-ranging exploration of the human mind, presented by Claudia Hammond. Recent episodes include anxiety, imposter syndrome and childhood play.
A must listen if you’re interested in how people learn. A great companion to Psychology in the Classroom. Lots more on the Learning Scientists website.
“Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.”
A range of psychology and educational topics, including mental health, creativity and leadership.
From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, this podcast focuses on the specific, practical questions that often arise for parents and caregivers during the critically important period of early childhood.
Wide ranging discussions on the mind, behaviour and creativity. Pretty much something for everyone.
The Neuromantics – Will Eaves and Sophie Scott
Presented by writer Will Eaves and neuroscientist Sophie Scott, the Neuromantics podcast takes a look at the relationship between literature and neuroscience, taking in many other topics on the way. My favourite podcast at the moment.
“Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.”
Reasons to be cheerful –Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Okay, so it’s not a psychology podcast, it’s simply one of the best podcasts around.
How did we get here – Claudia Winkleman & Tanya Byron