Over in the Science Podcasts Facebook group, there has been some discussion of the best biology/ forensics podcasts for high school students. Here are five favourites.
Michelle tells true crime stories, and explains how forensic science contributed to how the crime was solved.
Instagram: @testtubetestimony, including slides of the research papers used in each episode.
Wendy Zukerman presents a critical look at forensic science.
This podcast is funny, without being sweary.
Incorporating TV clips, SFX, ‘hallelujah’ noises, a fun romp through forensic sciences of all kinds.
Learn: what the ‘oldest maggot’ can teach you about how time of death estimates.
3. Off Track
Each episode features beautiful photography of the subject
Presenter Ann Jones grew up in country Victoria in a family of birdwatchers and keen picnickers. She presents Off Track for ABC.
Ryan’s enthusiasm for his subject is infectious, plus Into The Wild has the best intro music of all time.
Ryan’s recent guests include wildlife filmmakers and presenters, explorers, field biologists, broadcasters, authors and national treasures alike. Don’t miss it.
Jasmine Leonas and Erica Masini from the Chicago Botanic Garden interview a scientist, horticulturist, or educator at the Garden who dives into the botany behind our favorite stories.
I LOVE this show. Sadly no longer active, but binge the archive for some wonderful botany and plant stories.