Non-Music Monday: Expand Your Mind Edition

After the laugh-fest that was the inaugural Non-Music Monday, this week we decided to switch gears a little and bring you some of our favorite brain-boosting, tech-savvy listens. Our selections cover everything from astronomy to Zuckerberg, so get ready to listen, learn and impress your friends with newfound knowledge.

Journey across the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Cosmos) in StarTalk Radio Show as he sits down with various leaders in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and culture to talk about anything and everything. Recent guests have included sex columnist Dan Savage and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. This podcast is a little bit comedy, a little bit technology and a whole lot of entertainment.

There’s no way you’re too busy for BrainStuff, which delivers new five-minute episodes every day. In less time than it takes to heat up a Hot Pocket or fill your tank with gas, BrainStuff will teach you the science behind simple questions like:

  • Why can’t we breathe under water?

  • How much does planet Earth weigh?

  • How does fusion power work?

Because each episode is so short, you can discover the answers to everything you ever wanted to know on your morning coffee run, on breaks during your sports game, or while waiting for your train to work. BrainStuff will expand your mind—and make you the science guru among your friends. BrainStuff is also a great pairing with any of the How Stuff Works family of podcasts also available on iHeartRadio (#shamelessplug).

This Week In Tech offers a glimpse into the latest and greatest tech news with weekly roundtable discussions that’ll draw you in, whether you geek out at all the latest developments in the tech world or have never read a tech blog in your life. This podcast features guests who discuss everything from what’s going on with the Apple Watch to the latest in virtual reality.

From computers, the Internet, iPods and cell phones to camcorders, digital cameras, gaming systems and home theaters, Leo Laporte provides entertaining tech talk that appeals to the inner geek in us all. The Tech Guy airs every weekend in over 170 cities in the US and Canada, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET every Saturday and Sunday.