With the continued popularity of podcasts, the LSU College of Engineering has put together a playlist for students! These suggested podcasts range from informational and technical to fun and entertaining. We’ve broken the list down into four groups: Engineering, Technology, Science, and College Life and Entertainment. Have any you would add to this list? Let us know!
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The Engineering Commons Podcast
This show is co-hosted by five engineers (one mechanical, one civil and three electrical). Topics range from a discussion about the need for engineers to take a greater leadership role in society; what it’s like for an engineer to be ‘in the zone’; the portrayal of engineers in literature; and the crucial skills needed by tomorrow’s engineering professionals.
Software Engineering Radio
A no-nonsense podcast offering intelligent discussion on topical issues for professional software engineers featuring highly respected researchers. Learn about data mining, analytics, open source, and practical tips for overcoming current challenges.
The E&T podcast
The IET’s Engineering and Technology magazine presents a rolling series of audio podcasts to accompany each issue of the magazine. A series of videos, webinars and interactive graphics which explore and explain technology and engineering issues in the news can also be found on the E&T website.
The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
This podcast provides career advice to engineers of all ages and experience levels. Engineering career coach and bestselling author Anthony Fasano, PE coaches engineers on the show ranging from recent engineering graduates to engineers from the best consulting firms on different career goals and challenges. Each show includes a motivational segment, a live coaching session with an engineer on real career challenges, and an engineer career-changing tip.
The Infrastructure Show Podcast
In these monthly podcasts some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern Infrastructure Technology Institute of which the host, Dr. Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University, is Director.
Engineering and Leadership Podcast
This podcast is all about leadership, management, business and productivity in an engineering context. The goal is to help listeners learn about the softer side of engineering, build their business acumen, and make real-world applications. If you’re an engineer who wants to step things up in your career, make a move into leadership role, or want to improve your business and management skills, this is the place for you.
Accidental Tech Podcast
The three hosts are all developers, so they really know their stuff. The show ranges from detailed explanations of the latest products to long-running jokes between tech friends. So, if you’re fascinated about everything tech—from the minutiae of programming languages to the latest industry news—ATP is the podcast for you.
As the name suggests, it focuses on the more human side of the digital age. In fact, one of the regular segments of the show is a review of the previous week’s #relayyourfeels tweets. Tune in if you find yourself thinking about how to integrate gadgets like the Apple Watch into your daily routine or how to find time for your weekend coding project.
The three female hosts talk about tech culture on one of the first and most popular all-female tech podcasts. The team’s made up of Mashable Senior Tech Correspondent and media specialist Christina Warren, game development and tech feminist Brianna Wu, and family gaming and diversity writer Simone de Rochefort. They have a knowledge and enthusiasm for tech, comics, movies, and video games.
This podcast is brought to you by an award winning podcast from author, and ex-CTO of Hewlette Packard, Phil McKinney. McKinney generously shares his experience and lessons learned building products and technologies for the past 30 years.
StarTalk Radio is Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s award winning talk show discussing cosmological wonders, cutting edge science technology, and hypothetical feats of imagination. Tyson’s humorous delivery and ability to spark the imagination sets out to change how we see the universe and ourselves.
Chemical Heritage Foundation: Distillations
History, tech, and science get distilled in this podcast series, hosted by Michal Meyer (historian) and Bob Kenworthy (chemist) of the Chemical Heritage Magazine. Listen to the science behind a Zombie Apocalypse, debunking CSI myths, why the chicken became a nugget and other tales of processed food, and the chemistry of art.
This Week in Science
This science and technology radio show pits a car salesman and an amateur physicist against neuroscientist Dr. Kirsten Sanford for compelling debates in science, from the practical to the highly theoretical.
The Science Magazine Podcast is a regular audio-cast from the world’s leading science journal, covering original research and current new topics including the NIH, controlling populations, psychedelic research, galactic gamma rays, and the hunter-gatherer gut.
Stuff You Should Know
This podcast and video series is published by the HowStuffWorks website and hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant, both writers at HowStuffWorks. The podcast educates listeners on a wide variety of topics and hosts a number of guests, including Bill Gates, who recently stopped by to talk with the show about the future of renewable energy.
COLLEGE LIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT PODCASTS:
Ted Radio Hour
TED Radio Hour is a weekly hour-long radio show and podcast co-produced by NPR and TED, and hosted by Guy Raz. Each show features segments of several TED talks – in addition to rich conversations with the speakers who gave them – all revolving around a shared idea. With the themes of each episode so emotionally and intellectually weighty – and topics ranging from humanity’s relationship with trust to the question of “Who am I?” – you are likely to leave inspired.
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is an hour-long game show produced for radio and podcast by NPR. Each week, host Peter Sagal invites listeners to tune in and play along as he quizzes the show’s panelists and celebrity guests on the latest stories in news and entertainment.
Specifically, Sagal challenges the show’s panelists, guests, and listeners to discern what information is real and what is not.
The College Info Geek Podcast
The College Info Geek Podcast is a show dedicated to helping students build a remarkable college experience. You’ll receive tips on how to learn better, get a job, and make money.
If I Were You
In this podcast, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of CollegeHumor’s YouTube channel focus on the theme of helping get listeners out of sticky situations. Topics include Tinder hookups, cool dads and studying. The hosts offer life lessons and personal advice in an entertaining format.
NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour
If you’re into current popular culture artists, events, music, etc., you’ll love NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour. This podcast features lively discussion about books, music, movies, television, comics, and pretty much anything that provokes opinions and prompts debate.
DJ BenHaMeen, Tatiana King-Jones and Chico Leo host this podcast with a revolving cast of guests from the comic, sci-fi and video gaming world. Fan Bros discusses the week in geek while keeping an ear to the street for the topics and controversies that affect the world of fandom.