Sunday, 11 March 2007

Psychology podcasts: a clickable list

Updated July 2015

PsychCrunch (episode 2 just released -- on breaking bad habits)
The new podcast from the British Psychological Society's Research Digest - asks whether findings from psychology can be used in real life. Our pilot episode tackles dating and attraction.

N of Us
Why we are the way we are - from why we love who we love, to when we're at our best. Presented by Aleks Krotoski and funded by the British Psychological Society.

All in the Mind
From BBC Radio 4 and presented by Claudia Hammond. All in the Mind examines how we think and behave.

Invisibilia
Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things), from NPR, is about the invisible forces that control human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.

You Are Not So Smart
Interview-based podcasts from David McRaney, author of the book You Are Not So Smart.

60-Second Mind
Minute-long commentaries on the latest news in behavior and brain research, from Scientific American.

The Psychology Podcast
From psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman. "Each episode will feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in."

Psycomedia [recently re-started after a hiatus]
A comedy podcast dedicated to the funny side of psychological research.

Very Bad Wizards
A philosopher and a psychologist ponder the nature of human morality.

Secret Psychology of Persuasion
Interview-based podcasts presented by Nathalie Nahai.

Psychology of attractiveness podcast
"a monthly science show that covers the most interesting and cutting edge research on the psychology of attraction and relationships." Produced by Dr. Rob Burriss, a research fellow at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Interview-based podcasts, presented by Raj Persaud and others.

Shrink Rap Radio
All the psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous. From US clinical psychologist David Van Nuys.

All in the Mind (from ABC Radio in Australia)
An exploration of all things mental, All in the Mind is about the brain and behaviour, and the fascinating connections between them.

Neuropod
A neuroscience-focused podcast from the journal Nature in association with the Dana Foundation.

The PsychFiles
The Psych Files is a Psychology podcast hosted by Michael A. Britt, Ph.D. The Psych Files is aimed at anyone curious about human behavior

Group Therapy [no longer updated]
From London's Resonance FM - Each week, a 'confession' was posed to a panel of three commentators (a psychologist, academic and comedian) who came together to explain the universal themes and theories around the problem, offering insights and opinions along the way.

Psychtalk [last updated in 2013]
"explores the human mind at every scale, from neurons in the brain, to individual behavior, to society and culture."

My Three Shrinks [no longer updating]
a podcast by three psychiatrists, each with a different perspective.

Autism podcast [no longer updating]
Over 100 episodes produced by the father of a child with autism.

This Week in the History of Psychology [no longer updating]

Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

19 comments:

  1. I'd like to let your readers know about a psychology podcast I started about a month ago. It's called "The Psych Files" and you can find it at http://www.thepsychfiles.com. I'm also in iTunes. I'm a former (tenured) assistant professor of psychology who now works in online learning. The podcast is something I do on the side. In it I discuss how psychological theory relates to everyday life. I'd appreciate it if you'd put The Psych Files in your list above. Thanks!

    Michael Britt

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  2. Hi Michael
    Thanks for letting me know - I've added your site to the list.
    Keep up the good work
    Christian

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  3. Anonymous5:37 p.m.

    This list is missing some sites.

    http://channeln.blogspot.com/
    Which has nice collection interesting brain science videos
    (I'm not sure if this belongs to this list)

    Neuroscience videos and audio from National Institutes of Healt
    http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp?c=16

    -
    Mxrn

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  4. Thanks Mxrn - these are great resources. To stick with audio, I've left out the video site, but I've added the NIH site with podcasts.
    Christian

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  5. One of my favorites:
    This Week in the History of Psychology:

    http://www.yorku.ca/christo/podcasts/

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  6. ooh, thanks Dana, that's a good one! I've added it.
    Christian

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  7. Would www.psychjourneypodcasts.com count as an appropriate one?

    and coachradio.com.au

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  8. Christian,
    Thanks for the mention in your psych podcast list. We try to keep it interesting at My Three Shrinks (or, at least, not too boring). Please consider adding our blog to your blogroll (Shrink Rap).

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  9. Gareth - thanks for both those suggestions, they look great. I've added them both.

    Roy - no problem, I'll add Shrink Rap to the blog roll now.

    Thanks
    Christian

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  10. An excellent webiste with prorams related to psychology, psychiatry and menal health in general is at http://www.lcmedia.com/mindprgm.htm , home of the infinite mind radio program. Not podcasts per se, in that you can only listen to the shows (and maybe record them if you wish too) but you cannot download them. Most programs stay on for a few months before they are archived to be purchased. All in all a remarkable series dating back to 1997, in both the depth and breadth of the issues covered.
    Can't believe how no one's posted this yet.

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  11. I've listened to just about all the Berekley psych podcasts--they are really well done. I can't recommend them more highly.

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  12. nice list!

    I'm fond of the Brain Science Podcast at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/

    (and thanks for the link to my blog. :-) )

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  13. oh, and in the popular press department, the New York Times "Science Times" podcast often features psych / neuroscience stuff. See New York Times & scroll down to Science Times, or subscribe in iTunes.

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  14. thanks CogSci Librarian - I have added your suggestions.

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  15. Hi Christian,

    I'd like to suggest my podcast, The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast, which is a monthly show that highlights new research on mate choice, relationships and related topics.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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  16. Here's a more recent psychology and neuroscience podcast based on a great talk radio program: PsychTalk (psychtalkradio.com).

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  17. Please include www.thepsychologyfaculty.org on your list. We have over 30 video podcasts by lecturers from the University of Leeds, all speaking on topics directly from the A-level Psychology curriculum.

    Thanks,

    James
    www.thefaculties.org

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  18. Hi Christian,

    Though we're certainly nowhere near as high profile or, you know, professional as the podcasts on your list, perhaps you might like to include our show Psycomedia (psycomedia.wordpress.com). Each week myself and co-host Tim discuss weird, unexpected and occasionally disturbing contributions to our awesome field. We aim to amuse, or failing that to educate (and vice versa), and we certainly give a lot of love to the BPS research digest for inspiring many of the topics and studies. If you're after something a little more frivolous, with a reasonable chance of accidentally learning something, maybe give Psycomedia a try.

    Thanks,
    Ben
    psycomedia.wordpress.com

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  19. Sophie3:06 p.m.

    Hi

    I'd like to let you know about a radio series called Group Therapy on Resonance FM, London's leading community radio station. It would be great if you could add GT (grouptherapyradio.com) to your list.

    Each week, a 'confession' is posed to a panel of three commentators (a psychologist, academic and comedian) who come together to explain the universal themes and theories around the problem, offering insights and opinions along the way.

    This week's episode was on gender and identity with psychotherapist Philippa Perry, evolutionary biologist Simon Watt and comedian Claire Parker.

    You can catch up on all the Group Therapy episodes on grouptherapyradio.com

    Thanks
    Sophie

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