33 episodes

Direct Current is a podcast about energy -- the kind that lights our homes, powers our lives and shapes our world. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s digital team in Washington, D.C., Direct Current brings you fresh, insightful stories of how we generate and use electricity, what that means for the planet and the cutting-edge science that’s driving a global energy revolution.

Direct Current - An Energy.gov Podcast Energy.gov

    • Government & Organizations
    • 4.7, 81 Ratings

Direct Current is a podcast about energy -- the kind that lights our homes, powers our lives and shapes our world. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s digital team in Washington, D.C., Direct Current brings you fresh, insightful stories of how we generate and use electricity, what that means for the planet and the cutting-edge science that’s driving a global energy revolution.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

peebles ,

Unreal quality and killer content

I listen to podcasts every day, and none sounds as good as this one. The audio is impeccable. The content is even more impressive -- I'm consistently amazed by the quality of work, diversity of interviews and topics, and depth of understanding this team shows. Proof positive that podcasts about science and government can be nerdy and cool at the same time.

New user 401 ,

Grease, crap, and algae episode

I am encouraged to see the possibilities to turn problems into solutions. My tax dollars are well spent when the labs do this research. I know that corporations will never fund this type of research with their short term quarterly earnings approach to investing. The earth has massive carrying capacity and we need to take care of this. Thankyou for this meaningful difficult work!!

Buddykicker50000 ,

A Podcast That’s Found it’s Stride

After a pretty cheesy first season with plenty of samples and quirky humor, I truly believe this show has found it’s stride. The topics are very interesting, and they do a great job of going into the perfect depth with the topic. It is interesting to see the topics change from renewable energy and up and coming research to more conservative-based episodes in Season 3 (nuclear power and the interviews). I appreciate the balance, but I hope they are not all like episode 3.2. The biggest drawback is the rarity at which podcasts are uploaded. I imagine it’s a small operation and these are not the host’s full time jobs, but would enjoy more content!

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