Updated Feb 2017
The podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest (that’s us!) – asks whether findings from psychology can be used in real life. Our latest episode asks whether psychology can help us stop procrastinating. We’ve previously covered: attraction and dating, breaking bad habits, wining arguments, gift giving, language learning, sarcasm, competing like an Olympian, whether we can trust psychological studies and working in teams. Sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Presented by Christian Jarrett.
The Hidden Brain project from NPR helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. Presented by Shankar Vedanta.
A podcast about all things brain, body, mind and culture, not necessarily in that order, hosted by neuropsychologist Deborah Budding.
School of Psych
Featuring insightful interviews and stories from experts in psychology, culture, and relationships to help you know yourself, understand others, and live thoughtfully. Presented by Jared DeFife.
All in the Mind
From BBC Radio 4 and presented by Claudia Hammond. All in the Mind examines how we think and behave.
Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things), from NPR, is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.
The Methodology for Psychology Podcast
Interviews with psychology researchers.
You Are Not So Smart
Interview-based podcasts from David McRaney, author of the book You Are Not So Smart.
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.
A neuroscience-focused podcast from the journal Nature in association with the Dana Foundation.
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
The Perception and Action podcast
Explores how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Produced and hosted by Rob Gray, Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.
Who cares? What’s the point?
The podcast about the mind for people who think. Presented by psychologist Sarb Johal
The Human Zoo [no longer updating]
The Human Zoo from BBC Radio 4 explores the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species – us.
N of Us [no longer updated]
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.
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]