Some types of lab work can be done safely and accurately while listening to music, audiobooks, or podcasts. In a laboratory, this should only be done using speakers, not headphones or earbuds. Many universities prohibit the use of headphones or earbuds in laboratories, for safety reasons.
Here are some podcast episodes that at least one of us really enjoyed. This list is a work in progress — suggestions very welcome! For more listening ideas, visit this post on the Dynamic Ecology blog.
Podcasts About Ecology & Evolution
Slightly Evolved Podcast: a whole series of interviews with researchers in ecology and evolutionary biology (host: Toby Fountain)
This American Life, Episode 518: Except For That One Thing: Act Three is about a fascinating plan for a species introduction that never happened, but would have been…interesting…
Fresh Air: Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored
Radiolab: archive of all hour-long episodes
Radiolab Extra: Henrietta Lacks
Radiolab Update: CRISPR
Radiolab: Funky Hand Jive
Radiolab: Wild Things
Radiolab: Patient Zero Updated
Radiolab: Patient Zero
Radiolab: A War We Need
WSJ The Future of Everything: Battling the Superbugs
Podcasts About Race (in America)
Seeing White: A 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works.
This American Life, Episode 562: The Problem We All Live With – Part 1
This American Life, Episode 563: The Problem We All Live With – Part 2
Fresh Air: How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’
Race Matters (planning to listen to this soon — haven’t yet)