37 episodes

We tell the stories behind the pioneering research and pivotal breakthroughs reshaping our world. Change how you see the world. Produced out of The University of Chicago.

Big Brains UChicago Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 121 Ratings

We tell the stories behind the pioneering research and pivotal breakthroughs reshaping our world. Change how you see the world. Produced out of The University of Chicago.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

tylergchan ,

Fresh insights

For the last few years as a student at UChicago, I have listened to the Big Brains podcast and really enjoyed the freshness of the insights which the conversations bring out.

J2019! ,

If You’re a Curious One...

... then this is the podcast for you. Each episode discusses the research of a different UChicago faculty member. The host Paul Rand has an incredible way of making the guests feel comfortable. Unlike in other academic podcasts, the research is described in a way that makes sense to the public, minus the jargon and minutiae. Even if you have no affiliation with the University of Chicago, this podcast is smart, fun, and interesting, and it satisfies my hunger for new ideas during my 30-minute drive to work.

Listentome cuzimgood ,

A Cure for Boredom

I like listening to podcasts when I’m bored or while multitasking and I have to say Big Brains has some of the best content I have come across. The podcasts are like surprises because they jump into all sorts of topics - many of which I have seldom thought of but that now make my brain tick.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To