11/16/17

My top 10 podcasts

Mysteries, the law and movies: podcasts for everyone by @Lihsa


A quick post: I'm not feeling very well--Houston allergies.

Fun fact: if you move to Houston, you will develop allergies within 2 years of moving here. Because it is abnormally warm, allergy cycles are accelerating. Tomorrow it is going to be 84 degrees Fahrenheit with 71% humidity. Ugh.

Nevertheless, the post must go on. Today's topic? Podcasts.


Here's a quick and dirty list of the podcasts I'm currently obsessed with:

  1. S-Town
  2. 99% Invisible
  3. You Must Remember This
  4. Lawyer 2 Lawyer
  5. This American Life
  6. Hidden Brain
  7. RadioLab
  8. The Moth
  9. The Daily
  10. My Favorite Murder
S-Town, produced by Serial and This American Life, is a deep-dive romance, mystery and legal conundrum of a small Alabama town and its amazing citizen, John. 10 episodes.

99% Invisible explores the thought, science and design behind items we may otherwise not notice. Weekly.

You Must Remember This gives behind-the-scenes glimpses into the Hollywood film history. Weekly.

Lawyer 2 Lawyer is hosted by Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams and presents current events through the filter of the law, bringing on industry experts. Two to three times a month.

This American Life is practically an NPR institution, developed by Ira Glass and showcasing slices of America. Ira picks a theme and presents 3 acts that address the topic. Weekly.

Hidden Brain is hosted by Shankar Vendatam,explaining things like what your parking habits say about you. He weaves neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and economics into compelling stories. Weekly.

RadioLab addresses the intersection between science and philosophy. One of my favorites examined the ethical decisions raised by autonomous vehicles. Weekly.

The Moth is a story lover's dream. Themed episodes feature 3 stories by individuals from around the world. Weekly.

The Daily is produced by the New York Times. Covering a top story, it takes a deep-dive with the reporting journalist and adds additional color and background. Five days a week.

My Favorite Murder captures personal tales of brushes with murderers and mayhem. It's almost too scary for me and I have to take long breaks between listening. Some may have a stronger constitution and can handle it. Beware: very quirky and giggly. Weekly.

So there you have it. Good night, dear readers. Share your favorite podcasts in the comments--I'd love to learn about some new ones.

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3 comments:

Charlotte said...

Podcast to the People- a Focus social justice issues.
Radio Atlantic- interesting interviews if you can’t find time to read the magazine
More perfect- gives you the story behind landmark cases

Tim Baran said...

Nice list. I've tried dozens if not hundreds over the years but tire of most and have a quick trigger finger. Here are a dozen among my rolling list of 20 subscriptions:

1. Pod Save America
2. HBR IdeaCast
3. Bregman Leadership Podcast
4. The Ezra Klein Show
5. Revisionist History
6. Stay Tuned with Preet
7. Freakanomics Radio
8. ProBlogger Podcast
9. Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin (testing based on recommendation)
10. Radiolab Presents: More Perfect (testing)
11. Finding Mastery (testing)
12. Free Agents (testing)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Anonymous - the host answers anonymous calls from random people. They tell their story--he's not allowed to hang up and they can say whatever they want.

 

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