I listen to quite a few science podcasts but up until about a year ago they were mostly British or US-based. Since then I’ve got involved in the Scibernia podcast with Lenny Antonelli, Triona O’Connell, Sylvia Leatham, Gavin Byrne and several other enthusiastic contributors. I’ve noticed that there is a good handful of Irish-based science podcasts and radio shows around and I hope educators are giving them a listen and maybe bringing them into the classroom.
Here’s my list and I’d like others to add to it and then I can split it off as a tab on this website and share it with others for reference.
Irish science podcasts and radioshows
Scibernia: A weekly science podcast (that I work on!) produced at Near FM in association with Discover Science and Engineering
Science Chat: An independent podcast by science communicator Sean Marshall
Futureproof: A weekly Newstalk radio show presented by Jonathan McCrea every Sunday at 6pm
Science Spin: A weekly show on 103.2 Dublin City FM from science journalist Sean Duke
Icons of Irish Science: A radio series produced by RTE and available for download through iTunes
Science Gallery: Sadly no longer being made but there is a good archive of previous podcasts
The Skeprechauns’ Podcast: A regular podcast from Skeptic Ireland
Science Safari: This is a series of podcasts to accompany a walking science tour of Trinity College Dublin
Surgery Now: A new podcast from the Royal College of Surgeons that “aims to help surgeons access the latest information about clinical practice and surgical technology”.
The Green Scene: An environmental magazine-style programme aimed at the general public. Broadcast on Phoenix FM every Wednesday at 8pm