August 1, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 14)
Strong Points: Highlights different aspects of genetics, geared toward a wide audience
Weak Points: None
Featuring perhaps the grooviest theme song you’ll encounter in a biology podcast, DNA Today is an educational and interesting podcast that covers various aspects of genetics such as basic research, medical implications, and biotechnology applications. Most episodes take the form of interviews with scientists or genetics professionals. However, there is some variety, as certain episodes feature news, educational lessons, and coverage of genetics-related events. (On the podcast’s website each episode is clearly labeled according to its type—e.g., interview vs. news coverage.) With more than sixty episodes, the podcast remains active to this day. Typically, one or two new episodes—each approximately thirty minutes in length—are released each month. Geared toward a diverse audience, DNA Today will appeal to students, researchers, clinicians, and anyone with an interest in the practical applications of genetics in society today.