Curious Minds is a podcast (Radio-On-Demand) about Science, Technology, and History. Each episode brings interesting stories from a wide range of subjects: from Physics and Astronomy to Medicine, Art and Science Fiction.

Hosts: Ran Levi (B.Sc. EE) and Kelly O’Laughlin (Author,  “A Highly Sensitive Person’s Life”)

What The Listeners Say:

“There are a lot of history/science podcasts out there, but this one does a great job explaining complicated concepts in a tricky way; also, I always learn something from these shows, even if it was a topic I thought I already knew about. Great sound and music. I’ve added this to my weekly list and look forward to more.”

Top notch quality of production, not too hardcore science, excellent choice of subjects.
In short – best of breed in the history/science arena.”

“Ran! I never write to people, however given that you wrote me first, I’ll take the opportunity to say how much I love CMPod. It’s been a week and I’ve listened to everything you guys have done. It’s got a great format and the information and ideas are presented so clearly. Every bit of it is excellent. Also, please look into recording audio books. Your voice and accent is very great to listen to.” (N.D.)

  • All episodes are available for download free of charge.
  • The typical length of an episode is roughly 45 minutes.
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The People

Ran Levi

Ran Levi

(Pronounced ‘Rahn’ – rhymes with ‘run’). I’m the guy with the funny accent.

Born in Israel (1975), studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology. Worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.

In 2007 I started a podcast (in Hebrew) called ‘Making History’. Making History became the most successful podcast in Israel, with over 5 million downloads as of May 2016.

I authored 3 books (all in Hebrew):

  • Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines.
  • The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks.
  • Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

Kelly O’Laughlin

I’m a writer based in Southern California. I’m the creator of the Highly Sensitive Person Blog, podcast and author of A Highly Sensitive Person’s Life: Stories & advice for those who experience the world intensely


Dani Timor

Dani Timor (Business Manager of CMPod Podcast)An enthusiastic podcast listener, especially while mountain cycling. Born in Tel-Aviv Israel (1970), MBA from Manchester University and many years executive manager at the IT industry.

In 2013 I have realized that the Podcast  medium will take a major part of the media on demand revolution or as we look at it “From mass media to media of niche”, I have joined my podcast hero Ran Levi and together we have founded “Podcast Israel”

creating a sustainable business based on advertising and sponsorships is a challenging task especially in  a small country like Israel. In 2015 we have decided to launch Curious Minds, targeting the English speaking audience. we believe that we will be able to duplicate our success by developing a strong listeners community as of our Hebrew version one.

Nir Sayag

Nir Sayag (Sound Editor of CMPod Podcast)

Curious Minds’ Sound Editor. Nir is a programming manager for some of Israel’s radio stations and also hosts several music shows.

Dina Bar-Menahem

Dina Routin (Translator & Editor of CMPod Podcast)

Translator, Content and Text editor of Curious Minds. Has an M.A. in Literature. Grew up in the old city of Jerusalem, and currently resides in Michigan, USA. Also available for freelance work at dinabar@gmail.com


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Shalom,

    I love the podcast and the episodes have helped my Hebrew immensely. This may be asking a bit much, but are there any transcripts of the episodes available? Sometimes, I don’t always catch every word spoken. Todah!

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