Why Listen To Science Podcasts & How To Find The Best Ones

Written by Aara Jones
1 · 04 · 23

As a bioscientist, you are most likely constantly engaged in some important projects and assignments. One thing that people tend to forget, though, is that you are also constantly in the process of learning. You cannot rely on the knowledge that you have gained in college and refuse to gain any more of it, because that is precisely what makes people fail as scientists. Instead, you need to work on constantly improving your knowledge and staying up to date with the new developments. Speaking of developments, have you heard of a podcast yet, a term further explained here?

Well, okay, this doesn’t really qualify as a scientific development, but it does actually have something to do with you and your work. Basically, a podcast is sort of like a program that is available digitally and that you can download to listen on your device. Those can be in audio or in video form, and they have actually proven to be quite a hit all over the world.

What do these have to do with science, though? Well, in the simplest words possible, there are actually science podcasts out there created specifically to be listened by you and your colleagues. You may think that those might be a waste of time, especially if you’re not used to using such technological developments in your research, but the truth is that these can be quite useful.

Why Listen To Science Podcasts

You won’t just take my word for it, though, will you? I wouldn’t expect you to. Instead, you will want to get a better idea about how podcasts for bioscientists could be useful for you. In different words, you want to check if there are any reasons why you should listen to these, because you are not planning on wasting your time on those programs if they are not useful.

This could help you figure out if they are useful: How_Podcasts_Can_Benefit_Science

Why Listen To Science Podcasts & How To Find The Best Ones 2

1. They Are Quite Accessible And Convenient

I have mentioned above that the world of bioscience is constantly changing, and you need to stay up to date with everything. Gaining all the knowledge you need in a timely manner can turn out to be pretty difficult, though. You might not be able to find certain books you need, and some papers and other sources may also be difficult to access at certain points.

Podcasts, on the other hand, are always accessible and extremely convenient. You can download them when you want and listen to them at your own convenience and when you find the time. Accessibility is not something you should be worried about when trying to gain the necessary knowledge, and these digital programs actually resolve that accessibility issue in an instant.

2. They Can Provide Access To Some Hidden Knowledge

Great discoveries and important information are always shared in the scientific journals. Yet, those journals tend to sum things up and give you the gist of it, so to speak. Of course, the articles will still be comprehensive and useful, but some things can be lost along the way. Some subtle, yet important, information may be left out, because their nature is such that they are much better communicated face to face. Well, podcasts could be the closest thing you have to those face to face conversations with certain colleagues of yours.

How To Find The Best Ones

Once you realize how useful podcasts for bioscientists can actually be, you will want to proceed towards finding the best ones for you. We have made it clear that you don’t have time to waste, which basically means that you want to find the best of the best, instead of roaming around in the dark and listening to some programs that might not be of great quality. Well, let me help you do that right now.

First things first, you may want to check if some of your favorite scientific sources have certain podcasts to offer. You may have specific article sources, and your task now is to check if they have their own podcasts, or if they can provide you with certain recommendations regarding those. Speaking of recommendations, the next thing to do is ask other bioscientists if they have some programs to recommend. These two steps will help you find what you’re looking for, but feel free to make a change if you find that some of these podcasts are not as good as you expected them to be.

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