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5 Best Psychology Podcasts

Whether you’re traveling to work or taking a shower, listening to a podcast might just make your life a little bit more exciting. If you love learning – particularly about psychology – then these podcasts might peak your interest!

1) Shrink Rap Radio

source: iTunes

Hosted by David Van Nuys, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Sonoma State University, Shrink Rap Radio’s tagline is “All the psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous.” The show airs each week, with interviews from experts and practitioners who work in various fields of psychology.

Check out these episodes:
A New Paradigm for Thinking About Autism with Nick Walker
Exploring Gender Therapy with Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC

2) The Psychology Podcast

source: thepsychologypodcast.com

The very aptly named The Psychology Podcast brings you insights into the mind, brain, behavior, and creativity. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, and features a guest in each episode.

Check out these episodes:
Reducing Anxiety Through Play with Charlie Hoehn
Brené Brown on Creativity, Courageous Vulnerability and Wholehearted Living

3) Hidden Brain

source: npr.org

Using science and storytelling, host Shankar Vedantam discusses fascinating topics in NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast, such as the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct our relationships.

Check out these episodes:
Slanguage
Our Politics, Our Parenting

4) The Psych Files

source: podbay.fm

In brief 20-30 minute episodes, The Psych Files shows you how ideas from the field of psychology can be applied to everyday life. The show is hosted by Michael Britt, who is a psychology professor in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Check out these episodes:
Transvestism – Is It Normal? What Is Normal
Why Replications Sometimes Don’t Agree with the Original Study

5) Invisibilia

source: npr.org

The Invisibilia podcast mixes storytelling with scientific research that will make you look at your life differently. The podcast is mostly about the invisible forces that control human behavior, and is co-hosted by writers and journalists Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin, and Alix Spiegel.

Check out these episodes:
The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes
The Personality Myth


If you have any other recommendations that were not mentioned in this list, feel free to leave a comment below!

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Written by Sophie Poulsen

Hello! I'm Sophie. (: I am a regular contributor here on Psych2Go. I'm currently doing my BSc in Communication and Media, but psychology has always been one of my interests. I am particularly interested in criminal psychology and how the mind of a psychopath works, though I am interested in all areas of psychology. I hope you enjoy my articles and if you would like to contact me, please feel free to do so at sophiepoulsen47@gmail.com.

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5 Best Psychology Podcasts