Podcasts & Blogs


  • A Pulgarita is a blog created by a bioengineering Ph.D. student. She is a transplant to the USA from Portugal and shares her travels, research, and advice. The hopes are to inspire, encourage, and support other young full-time researchers to travel and explore while conducting research.
  • The female Scientist is a community that aids in promoting and encouraging women scientists by creating a more realistic female research landscape that is often excluded from public media resources.
  • The Fossil Guy has a beautiful website designed to explore fossil sites, discuss ancient animals, help with fossil identification, talk about fossils and paleontology, and he also has interviews with paleontologists.
  • Life in the Cenozoic Era is a blog that covers everything to do with the Cenozoic. Aaron is a paleontologist and artist and produces wonderful images and written work.
  • GeoSciTweeps is a Twitter account that rotates weekly with new geoscientists and earth scientists producing the content. This provides the opportunity to learn about (and from) a variety of scientists. Learn more on their website: here.
  • Musings of a Clumsy Palaeontologist is a blog of a recent palaeontology PhD graduate sharing their experiences.
  • Palaeo Poems is a blog that showcases the creativity of palaeontology related poems in one space.
  • Small Pond Science is a website about how scientists conduct research, teach, and mentor in a variety of academic institutions.
  • The STEMulus is a vlog that explores a variety of topics from STEM history to experiments on a launch base.
  • Scott Hartman, paleoartist who draws the skeletons of different extinct animals with a focus on dinosaurs, and blogs about his creations and science.
  • Mountain Beltway, a blog hosted on AGU’s Blogosphere, written by Callan Bentley (assistant professor at Northern Virginia Community College) about local, regional, and global geology.


  • Common Descent is a podcast and blog run by two vertebrate paleontologists who explore different fossil species, geologic events, and themes.
  • Dinosaur Podcast a podcast that interviews scientists and researchers to explore the journey and story behind dinosaur discoveries!
  • Femmes of STEM is a podcast that explores the history of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each episode discusses a new woman that has made contributions to STEM fields and was likely not fully recognized for her accomplishments.
  • Female of the Species is a podcast hosted by a professional paleontologist who provides heartfelt and fun conversations with other women scientists. Conversations encompass topics such as navigating academia, work-life balance, and focusing on the positives in life.
  • Lab Talk with Laura is a weekly podcast in which Laura Fattaruso, a geoscience PhD student, interviews different scientists from the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
  • Ologies is a podcast about science knowledge and insane stories, and what fuels scientists’ obsessions and passions.
  • Outside/In is a show about the natural world and how we (as humans) interact with it. Base in New Hampshire, this is a show that is for city folks to backcountry hikers.
  • Palaeocast is a collection of podcasts in which scientists discuss different extinct animals, aspects of evolution, and evolutionary events. Podcasts are separated by Era and Epoch for ease of use.
  • Palaeo After Dark is a hosted by a group of scientists that get together biweekly to discuss recent scientific papers over a few drinks. Their aims are simple, to showcase that scientists have regular lives that include hobbies outside their work.
  • People Behind the Science is a podcast exploring the lives and minds of today’s scientists. This podcast is free and provides personal stories, advice, and lots of amazing scientific research.
  • Ph.D. Trekkers is a podcast run by graduate students that take you on a journey through their life, science, activism, and other aspects of their lives.
  • Ph.D. in Progress is a podcast and blog run by two recent Ph.D.s on the progress of education, career, and life during a Ph.D. program.
  • StarTalk is a radio show that is where science, pop culture, and comedy collide. Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and a variety of co-hosts.
  • Superwomen in Science is a podcast that discusses the past, present, and future of women in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). The primary goal being to increase exposure of women in STEAM to aid in motivating young students and provide a supportive community.
  • Warm Regards is a podcast about the warming of planet Earth. Episodes explore climate, climate change, and similar issues through a variety of methods.