Amazing Podcasts Just Waiting to be Discovered
Vol.6 Issue 4

The wonderful world of podcasts offers a treasure trove of knowledge just waiting to be mined. Gleaming nuggets of knowledge are just a click away from being discovered. This month, we’re featuring a handful of podcasts that discuss topics near and dear to the hearts of many FAA employees. Such topics include discussions on engineering, aviation, drones, flight, STEM AVSED, and much more.

Feel free to check out some of these podcasts on your favorite podcast hosting platform!

13 Minutes to the Moon podcast

13 Minutes to the Moon
Epic stories of NASA’s missions to the Moon. Season 1 discusses the people who made the Apollo 11 Moon mission happen. Season 2 is the extraordinary story of Apollo 13, told by the people who flew it….and saved it.

Women Tech Charge podcast

Women Tech Charge
Women Tech Charge is hosted by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon, the CEO of, and takes a look at the incredible women revolutionizing our lives through technology.

Engineering Word of the Day podcast

Engineering Word of the Day
An informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Hosted by interdisciplinary engineer Pius Wong.

Brains On! Podcast

Brains On!
Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world. Their mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history… but there’s no age limit on curiosity. Episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone!

The Fighter Pilot podcast

The Fighter Pilot Podcast
The Fighter Pilot Podcast is a thrice-monthly internet radio show that explores the fascinating world of air combat: the aircraft, the weapons systems, and–most importantly–the people. Each episode lasts about an hour and features a guest who helps explain a relevant topic such as what an ejection seat is or how aerial refueling is performed. There is also a Q&A segment to answer listener questions.

The Discovery Files podcast

The Discovery Files
An upbeat, entertaining look at the latest advances in science and engineering. Often fun and always fascinating, each episode covers a project funded by the National Science Foundation

Unprofessional Engineering
Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.

Ask Drone U podcast

Ask Drone U
Ask Drone U is a daily podcast by The Drone U, an online community offering courses and training resources to drone pilots all around the world. Ask Drone U targets drone operators and discusses topics such as insurance, business strategies, videography, drone tips, flight techniques, drone tricks, expert advice, cameras, gimbals, and more.

Engineering People podcast

Engineering People
Ryan Carson, CEO and Founder of Treehouse, interviews the world’s leading engineering managers - so we can learn from their experience and ideas.

Airline Pilot Guy Show podcast

Airline Pilot Guy Show
This airline Captain shares "the view from my side of the cockpit door." He discusses a wide range of topics including weather, piloting, aviation safety, layovers, all with a good dose of humor. He talks about news in the industry, travel-related stuff, incidents and accidents, and answers listener feedback.

Air Safety Institute podcast, "There I Was…"

There I Was…
The AOPA Air Safety Institute invites you into the cockpit with pilots as they encounter unpredictable scenarios and fly safely out of them.

FAA’s "The Air Up There" new podcast to be announced soon.

The Air Up There
A new FAA Podcast is soon to be released! "The Air Up There" is an exciting look into the world of aviation and the FAA. Podcast episodes will discuss topics such as how air traffic control works, the many uses of drones, facts and trivia about aviation, as well as interviews with subject matter experts. Stay tuned!

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the podcasts listed above are those of the authors and presenters, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the FAA or any agency of the U.S. government. Some podcast content may not be suitable for children. Listener discretion is advised.

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