Pharma can be a polarizing topic, but there’s no denying that pharmaceutical drugs have left an indelible mark on human health, both mental and physical. Trends in regulation, advertising, and the medications themselves will continue to be integral to how healthcare is administered. These podcasts will help anybody interested in the state and future of pharma learn what they need to know.

1. BioTech Nation Radio


Dr. Moira Gunn hosts BioTech Nation Radio, a weekly segment on the Tech Nation public radio program that’s packaged into podcast format. The focus is the global biotechnology sector, which Gunn informs listeners about via interviews with guests in the biotech space. Episodes last around 58 minutes.

Website: technation.com/about-biotech-nation.html

Twitter: @technationradio

Number of followers: 29

Itunes Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/biotech-nation-radio-podcast/id876041079


2. Breaking Biotech

Matthew LePoire is a biotech trader and also the host of Breaking Biotech, a show that ‘goes in-depth on various biotechnology companies to find good quality trading opportunities’. Episodes run between 20 and 30 minutes and new shows arrive every two weeks.

Website: breakingbiotech.com/

Twitter: @MatthewLepoire

Number of followers: 206

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-biotech/id1355557813


3.  Cell Culture Dish Podcast 

This is a podcast focused on the cell culture industry. Brandy Sargent is the editor of Cell Culture Dish and also hosts this podcast. Episodes run between 15 and 20 minutes and are released on an indeterminate schedule.

Website: cellculturedish.podbean.com/

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers: N/A

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cell-culture-dish-podcast/id1123755103


4. CHI Podcasts 

CHI stands for the Cambridge Healthtech Insitute, the body behind the CHI podcasts network. Each show, which is released on an unclear schedule, runs around the 6-10 minute marks, and includes ‘in-depth interviews with research and business leaders from many facets of biotechnology.’ Kaitlyn Barago is  Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s data hackathons, speed networking, and other special events, and she also serves as host for several CHI podcasts.

Website: healthtech.com/podcasts/

Twitter: @Allscripts

Number of followers: 21.2k

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chi-podcasts/id719533170


5. Clinical Trial Podcast

Kunal Sampat hosts the Clinical Trial Podcast, where he and expert guests discuss the best ways for listeners ‘to build and advance [their] clinical research career[s]’. New shows typically arrive every one to two months and last around an hour.

Website:
clinicaltrialpodcast.com/

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers: N/A

Player FM Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clinical-trial-podcast-conversations-clinical-research/id1272290761


6. Commercial Excellence in Pharma

This is a podcast about what it takes to succeed as a pharmaceutical marketer, both from the institutional and individual levels. Episodes run less than 20 minutes and are released monthly.

Website: player.fm/series/commercial-excellence-in-pharma

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers: N/A

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/commercial-excellence-in-pharma/id1346789602


7. CorConsult Rx: Evidence-Based Medicine and Pharmacy 

Mike Corvino, PharmD, BCPS, CDE and Cole Swanson, PharmD, host CorConsult, a show where they provide ‘evidence-based medicine and drug updates for pharmacists, physicians, NPs, PA-Cs, and students that are on the go’. Episodes drop at least once per month (and often more frequently), with each show lasting around an hour.

Website: corconsultrx.com/podcast

Twitter: @Corconsultrx

Number of followers: 746

iTunes Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/corconsult-rx-evidence-based-medicine-and-pharmacy/id1321782407


8. CRISPR Cuts 

Minu Prabhune, Ph.D., Kevin Bryant, Ph.D., and Bobby Moon (not a Ph.D.) host CRISPR Cuts, a where they pick experts’ brains about the latest in gene mapping and editing. Episodes typically run around the 20-minute mark and are released on what is, for now, an unclear schedule.

Website: synthego.com/podcast

Twitter: @Synthego

Number of followers: 4,223

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crispr-cuts/id1434115281?mt=2


9. Digital Biotech 

Digital Biotech is a monthly podcast where host Steve McCoy talks with guests who are ‘innovators at the intersections of science, data, and technology’. Shows generally run somewhere around 30 minutes long.

Website: digitalbiotech.com/podcast

Twitter: @DigitalBiotech

Number of followers: 179

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/digital-biotech/id1341742374


10. DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

Kira Dineen hosts DNA Today, a podcast focused on genetics and related public health subjects. The show format includes ‘event coverage, news stories, book/movie reviews, and interviews’. Monthly episodes usually run somewhere around a half-hour. 

Website: dnapodcast.com/

Twitter: @DNApodcast

Number of followers: 3,013

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dna-today-a-genetics-podcast/id1209263436


11. The Drug Discovery World Podcast 

Drug Discovery World is a ‘quarterly business review of drug discovery and development’ hosted by Giles Jordan. This podcast is meant to be an audio supplement to the published findings in DDW journal. It’s audio versions of articles about ‘drug discovery; drug development; business; chemistry; enabling technologies; informatics; personalized medicine; screening; therapeutics, and much more’. Shows typically last between 15 and 25 minutes and are released every two weeks.

Website: ddw-online.com/media-info/p321171-ddw-podcast.html

Twitter: @DDWJournal

Number of followers: 1,896

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-drug-discovery-world-podcast/id1313272507


12. FirstWord Pharmaceutical News 

FirstWord’s pharma news podcast is published every 2-4 days. The show’s target audience is the ‘busy pharmaceutical professional’ who wants to hear the latest news from the industry. Episodes typically last less than five minutes apiece.

Website: 6player.fm/series/firstword-pharmaceutical-news

Twitter: @fwpharma

Number of followers: 44.2k

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/firstword-pharmaceutical-news/id203253902


13. From the Edge

From the Edge is a podcast for ‘helping entrepreneurs thrive by learning from the experiences of executives in the technology, biotech, and finance fields’. A rotating cast of attorneys from the firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo serve as hosts. While the show touches on biotech, it’s more generally a podcast about what it takes to start and maintain a successful business. Episodes usually run between 15 and 25 minutes and are released on no clear schedule.

Website: mintzedge.com/from-the-edge-podcast

Twitter: @Mintz_Law

Number of followers: 4,285

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/from-the-edge-insights-on-the-innovation-economy/id1311777130


14. GEN Sounds of Science Podcast

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) presents the Sounds of Science Podcast. Topics covered in the show include ‘the entire bioproduct life cycle, including drug discovery, early-stage R&D, applied research (e.g., omics, biomarkers, and diagnostics), bioprocessing, and commercialization’. Shows usually last between eight and 15 minutes and are published 2-3 times per month.

Website: genengnews.com/category/resources/podcasts/

Twitter: @GENbio

Number of followers: 48k

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gen-sounds-of-science-podcast/id1195688685


15. Information Network Podcast 

The biomed wing of the PHC Corporation of America spawned the Information Network Podcast, a show hosted by Bill White that ‘explores challenges, best practices, and applications for laboratory equipment used in life science, pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical and industrial laboratories’.  Episodes usually run between 15 and 20 minutes and come out on an unclear schedule.

Website: player.fm/series/information-network

Twitter: @PHCbiomed

Number of followers: 3,471

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/information-network/id1266702319


16. Medtech Talk 

The Medtech Talk podcast is the audio companion from those behind the Medtech Conference, hosted by Tom Salemi. It’s ‘a conversation with the innovators who will change how health care is delivered’. Episodes are 37 minutes long almost without fail and new shows arrive on what is an unclear schedule.

Website: medtechconference.com/medtech-talk-podcast/

Twitter: @MedtechTalk

Number of followers: 3,853

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/medtech-talk/id978000677?mt=2


17. Mendelspod Podcast 

Mendelspod is a  life science show hosted by Theral Timpson that’s chock full of ‘probing conversations and deep insight into the topics and trends which shape the industry’s future and therefore our future as a species’. The typical episode spans 30 minutes to an hour, with new shows released every couple weeks or so.

Website: mendelspod.com/

Twitter: @mendelspod

Number of followers: 3,117

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mendelspod-podcast/id988565102


18. Naked Genetics 

Phil Sansom hosts Naked Genetics, a (surprise!) genetics-focused podcast that offers ‘in-depth interviews, the latest news from the world of genetics, answers to your questions, and [the] gene of the month’. Episodes usually last 30 minutes with no clear timetable for new releases. 

Website: thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-genetics

Twitter: @NakedGenetics

Number of followers: 533

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/podcast/naked-genetics-taking-a-look-inside-your-genes/id527187069?mt=2


19. Nature Biotechnology Podcast 

Brady Huggett hosts The Nature Biotechnology Podcast, which offers listeners interviews with ‘founders, financers, and developers from biotech’s past, present, and future.’ Episodes feature in-depth conversations that run over the hour mark more often than not. New episodes are released every month or so.

 

Website: nature.com/nbt/podcast

Twitter: @NatureBiotech

Number of followers: 124k

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nature-biotechnology-podcast/id562626393


20. Max Planck’s Florida Neurotransmissions Podcast 

Researchers Ben Scholl, Ph.D., Joe Schumacher, Ph.D., Jeremy Chang, Ph.D, and Misha Smirnov, Ph.D co-host the Florida Neurotransmissions Podcast, a show that explores ‘the intersection between science and society’. Episodes typically run between 20 minutes and an hour and are released every couple weeks.

Website: mpfi.org/news-media/podcast/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwqs3rBRCdARIsADe1pfQ3uvDW18hpz4CnPxPjX6aI-fq6FZKNc_osd5b96jalAzM81BlKvhEaAh-yEALw_wcB

Twitter: @MPFNeuro

Number of followers: 1,856

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/max-planck-floridas-neurotransmissions-podcast/id1094746923


21. Pharma Intelligence 

Pharma Intelligence is a market intelligence provider for the pharma and Medtech markets, so it’s fitting that they sponsor this podcast, Pharma Intelligence. It’s a news-heavy show covering the topics of ‘drug, device, company, clinical trial and market intelligence’. Episodes typically run somewhere between 8 and 25 minutes, and new shows arrive weekly. Pharma Intelligence deputy editor Reed Miller Informa hosts.

Website: pharmaintelligence.informa.com/resources/thought-leadership/podcast

Twitter: @Pharma_Intell

Number of followers: 2,867

iTunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pharma-intelligence-podcasts/id923189836


22. pharmaphorum Podcast 

Pharmaphorum is a respected name in pharma coverage, and this podcast was created to dissect ‘big issues and opportunities facing pharma, biotech, and healthcare today’ through interviews with industry insiders. Pharmaphorum Creative and Editorial Director Dominic Tyer hosts. Episodes are released on an indeterminate schedule and typically last between 20 minutes and an hour.

Website: pharmaphorum.com/podcast/lung-cancers-patient-information-gap

Twitter: @pharmaphorum

Number of followers: 18.1k

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pharmaphorum-podcast/id1405602673


23. PharmaTalkRadio

A roster of rotating hosts grill guests about ‘strategies, business models, leadership, technologies & innovations in advancing drug development for the benefit of patients’ on PharmaTalkRadio. Episodes typically run between 15 and 45 minutes and new shows arrive weekly.

Website: blogtalkradio.com/pharmatalk

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers: N/A

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pharmatalkradio/id691284606


24. Pharmaceutical Executive Podcast 


A rotating cast of pharmaceutical executives serve as hosts of The Pharmaceutical Executive Podcast, the show from the print magazine of the same name. Each show aims to ‘examine current trends, key conferences, and critical topics in the industry’. Episodes typically last between 10 and 30 minutes and are released bi-weekly. 

Website: pharmexec.com/pharmexecpodcast

Twitter: @PharmExec

Number of followers: 30.4k

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pharm-exec-podcast/id1340449607


25. Prognosis

Prognosis is a podcast from Bloomberg that ‘explores the leading edge of medical advances, and asks who gets—or should get—access to them’. It’s a critical way of looking at medicine, and that’s what makes it unique among otherwise technical healthcare podcasts. The typical episode runs around 30 minutes long and new episodes drop once to twice per month. Different Bloomberg reports and staffers cover hosting duties.


Website:
bloomberg.com/prognosis-podcast

Twitter: @business

Number of followers:  5.6M

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/prognosis/id1440051086?mt=2%3Fsrnd%3Dprognosis-podcast


26. Publish, Perish or Podcast

Hosts Christopher Gibson and Andy Stapleton steer the show Publish, Perish or Podcast. It’s a look ‘behind the scenes of science’ with the three researchers-hosts sharing their own stories from the modern scientific landscape. Most episodes last a bit over an hour, and new shows come out once to twice per month.

Website: soundcloud.com/publish_perish_or_podcast

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers:  N/A

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/publish-perish-or-podcast/id1108392119


27. Purple Pen Podcast

Kristin Xenos and Dan Guidone host the Purple Pen Podcast, a bi-weekly show providing ‘education and news for pharmacists with a focus on Australian clinical practice’. Episodes typically run between 20 and 40 minutes long.

Website: purplepenpodcast.com/

Twitter: @purplepenpod

Number of followers:  1,004

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-pen-podcast/id1170353608?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


28. Rad Scientist 

Margot Wohl hosts Rad Scientist, a podcast that explores the lives of San Diego’s ‘raddest’ scientists. It’s a human-centered approach that will teach listeners what it takes to start and thrive in the San Diego science scene.

Website: kpbs.org/podcasts/rad-scientist/ 

Twitter: @RadScientistPod

Number of followers:  394

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rad-scientist/id1293907801


29. RARECast

Journalist Daniel Levine hosts RARECast, a podcast sponsored by Global Genes. The show ‘focuses on the intersection of rare disease with business, science, and policy’. The typical episode lasts between 20 and 45 minutes, and new shows arrive weekly.

Website: globalgenes.org/rare-cast/

Twitter: @dslevine

Number of followers:  1,334

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rarecast/id954082143


30. Rob Kress’ Root Pharmacist Radio

Rob Kress is the man behind the mic on Root Pharmacist Radio. It’s a functional and lifestyle medicine-intensive podcast that focuses on ‘Diet, nutrition, exercise, mind-body medicine to reverse the trends of disease in an over-medicated society’. Episodes can last anywhere from five to 30 minutes and are released based on an unclear schedule.

Website:  anchor.fm/rootpharmacist

Twitter: @Robkressrx

Number of followers:  53

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/functional-pharmacy-functional-health-solutions-for/id1346213942


31. Rx Radio: Pharmacy’s Podcast

Richard Waithe, PharmD hosts Rx Radio, a podcast for pharmacy professionals. The idea is to inspire innovative approaches to pharmacy administration through interviews with and stories from those in the industry. Episodes arrive weekly and typically run between 25 minutes and an hour.

Website: rxradio.fm/pages/listen

Twitter: @RxRadioFM

Number of followers:  1,800

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rx-radio-pharmacys-podcast/id1268537797


32. Science Friction 

Science Friction is a podcast about ‘science, culture and everything in between’ hosted by Natasha Mitchell. That’s a pretty wide swathe of content packaged into 20-30 minute weekly episodes.

Website: abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sciencefriction/

Twitter: @DocCom

Number of followers:  75

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-friction-abc-rn/id1224525821


33. Science Vs 

Science Vs. is a podcast from Gimlet Media that explores ‘what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between’. This means host Wendy Zukerman analyzing data and doing the dirty work, with topics in the latest season being ‘alcohol, fasting diets, DNA tests, race, and the fertility cliff’. Each show lasts between 15 and 45 minutes and 

Website: gimletmedia.com/shows/science-vs/episodes#show-tab-picker

Twitter: @sciencevs

Number of followers:  16.5k

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-vs/id1051557000


34. Sounds of Science 

Eureka presents Sounds of Science, a monthly podcast about how things in science begin hosted by Mary Parker. Topics are in the vein of ‘how a molecule becomes a drug, how a rodent elucidates a disease pathway, how a horseshoe crab morphs into an infection fighter’. These issues have clear implications for and connections to the state of healthcare today, and each show lasts between 10 and 25 minutes.

Website: eureka.criver.com/podcast/

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers:  N/A

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sounds-of-science/id1383839069


35. St. Paul’s Morning Report

St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada is the institution responsible for St. Paul’s Morning Report, a podcast led by a cast of doctors and employees from the hospital. Its aim is to interview doctors with different specialties and perspectives about leading healthcare issues of the day. Episodes usually last between 30 minutes and an hour and are released on an unclear schedule.

Website: player.fm/series/st-pauls-morning-report

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers: N/A

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/st-pauls-morning-report/id1343014146?mt=2


36. The SynBioBeta Podcast

Founder and CEO of SynBioBeta John Cumbers hosts the SynBioBeta podcast, a weekly show through which he talks to ‘biology’s leading thinkers on building a better world with biology’. He explores the edge of where tech meets bio with listeners along for the ride. Each episode lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.

Website: synbiobeta.com/podcast/

Twitter: @SynBioBeta

Number of followers: 18.4k

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-synbiobeta-podcast/id1471288046


37. Talking Biotech

Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli host Talking Biotech, a weekly podcast about modern technologies in medicinal and agricultural biotechnology. Specifically, the show’s hosts and guests aim to explain what genetic engineering in the biotech field really are beyond the hype and hysteria. Most episodes last somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes long.

Website: talkingbiotechpodcast.com

Twitter: @talkingbiotech

Number of followers: 3,647

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-biotech-podcast/id1006329802


38. The Bio Report

Daniel Levine hosts The Bio Report, a podcast illuminating the intersection between biotechnology and business, science, and policy. Episodes typically run between 15 and 40 minutes, with new shows released weekly.

Website: levinemediagroup.com/podcasts/

Twitter: @dslevine

Number of followers: 1,334

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bio-report/id911156078


39. The Elective Rotation

The Elective Rotation is ‘A Critical Care Hospital Pharmacy Podcast’. You are in the target audience if you are a ‘Pharmacy Student, Resident, Pharmacist, Nurse, Physician, or Critical Care Practitioner in a hospital, intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency department looking to improve your practice’. Each show runs less than 7 minutes, with new episodes arriving every few days. Pharmacy Joe hosts.

Website: stitcher.com/podcast/allegeant/healthcare-simplified-clarity-transparency-solutions

Twitter: N/A

Number of followers: N/A

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthcare-simplified/id1252042347


40. The Long Run

Luke Timmerman is the host of The Long Run, a podcast that offers ‘in-depth, thought-provoking conversations with biotech newsmakers pursuing these great opportunities of the 21st century’. ‘These opportunities’ refers to the possibilities of improving human health through technologies and resources never before available in human history. Bi-weekly episodes run just over an hour.

Website:  timmermanreport.com/the-long-run/

Twitter: @ldtimmerman

Number of followers:  27.9k

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-long-run-with-luke-timmerman/id1282838969?mt=2


41. The Readout LOUD 

Damian Garde and Adam Feuerstein host The Readout LOUD, a weekly, biotech-focused podcast from STAT. Hosts and guests will be analyzing ‘the latest news, digging deep into industry goings-on, and giving you a preview of the week to come’.  Episodes typically run between 15 and 30 minutes.

Website: statnews.com/category/readout-loud/

Twitter: @statnews

Number of followers:  93.5k

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-readout-loud/id1354473987


42. The Stem Cell Podcast

Dr. Daylon James hosts The Stem Cell Podcast’, a show with the stated aim of ‘culturing (get it?) knowledge in stem cell research’. We know that stem cells will play an increasing role in anti-aging and other forms of medicinal practice, and this is the podcast to learn more about the state and future of stem cells. Shows typically run around the hour-and-a-half-mark, with new episodes dropping every 1-2 weeks.

Website: stemcellpodcast.com/

Twitter: @stemcellpodcast

Number of followers:  3,278

Itunes Link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-stem-cell-podcast/id711463982?ls=1&mt=2


 

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