For clarity and maybe search-ability lets go
Format (podcast/audiobook) - Name - Genre (Science/gardening/whatever) - brief synopsis
I'll start with some of my favorites.
Podcast - Probably Science - Science - Two guys who initially did undergraduate degrees in the Sciences but ended up becoming Comedians instead talk about the Science they still find interesting.
Podcast - Gastropod - Food - A food podcast that looks at the culture, history, art and Science behinds certain foods.
Podcast - RISK! - Story telling - where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. ** what I will say about his one is that a lot of people find Kevin Allison annoying at first BUT he will either grow on you or just fast forward through his intros best this is a stellar podcast.
Podcast - Waypoint Radio - Video games - Probably the most worth listening to conversations about video games as a medium and creative endeavors on the internet.
Audiobook: Sci-Fi: Autonomous by Annalee Newtiz - First fictional work co-founder of i09 and current editor at Ars Technica Annalee Newtiz "features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. A notorious anti-patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack’s latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America".
As fantastical as all that may sound I think it is one of the best Sci-Fi novels to come around in many many years. It is a more cogent meditation than Bladerunner on what synthetic life will mean for humanity.
A note regarding access to audiobooks: there is an audiobook/music/video streaming service that many public libraries offer with membership. It's called Hoopla, its worthwhile checking if your library has access to it as you can get 8 free audiobooks a month with it. Its catalog isn't as good as paid for services but its free.
Edited by 425nm, 29 November 2017 - 11:00 PM.