An InExact Science
This pearl of an indie podcast is one of our favourite discoveries of recent months. In each episode, researcher and producer Lisa Cantrell explores questions of psychology. Given that its a field in which imperfect human beings are trying to understand other imperfect human beings, it's not surprising that it's literally classified an inexact science. But Cantrell doesn't resist the messiness of psychology; she sinks into it, marvels at its uncertainty. Episodes are grouped in loose series - about religious belief, about memory, about love - but each individual story is different, sometimes expansive and questing (e.g. attempting to answer the question of why and how we fall in love) at other times anecdotal and first-person. They are all beautiful and a little strange, and when you take the whole together, it's unlike much else we've heard. New episodes are released intermittently, with 11 available now.
Gateway episodes: Forgetting Who We Are (8 Oct 2015) / Remembering to Remember (8 Oct 2015) / Romantic Love and Mate Choice (15 Oct 2015) / a color (29 Feb 2016)