I have never gotten into podcasts. Are there any that you listen to everyday?
Not every day, but the Savage Love Podcast on Tuesdays is one I listen to pretty regularly.
This American Life from NPR is another good one, and I like some of the other NPR compilations like Technology and On The Media.
As a non-science person, I really like AstronomyCast as a basic-level series about sciency stuff. The Freakonomics Podcast is usually interesting, but it seems they update very infrequently these days.
WNYC's Radiolab is good one too - similar to This American Life but with a "hipper" vibe.
Randi Rhodes. Her show isn't on air where I live so I have to listen this way.
Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan is a pretty good one by the TV critic at huffpo and a writer from AV Club if you are interested in TV stuff.
Nerdist has some really interesting ones and you can stream the whole library for free. I often put them on in the background while I am working. I am especially fond of the TV writer's series they have done.
KCRW's Left, Right and Center which drops on Friday afternoon and is a weekly debate/roundup of news and politics.
Slate's sports blog
NPR's Intelligence Squared, a panel debate on a variety of topics, complete with the audience voting on the winners (who changes the most minds). But it doesn't update very frequently.
I like the Stuff You Should Know/Missed series
The Wall Street Journal daily podcast is pretty good, though I'm not a daily podcast listener.
New Yorker Out Loud which are outtakes from the weekly magazines.
R2, you can stream her show through affiliate radio stations. Welcome to the internet!
I love the Ronna and Beverly podcast. Two hilarious gay-friendly Jewish women - they crack me up.
Lake Wobegon. Wait, wait don't tell me. Joe rogan.
Various NPR news.
I use it through Apple TV a lot rather than watching commercial news.
I do that as well, R6. Smart ass.
I love Coverville, and some of the Luxuria Music podcasts.
Also enjoy Stephanie Miller's "Right Wing World' segments in small doses.
Jillian Michaels. It is taped about 3 times per month but its funny and I've grown to like her. She's very candid about her life and gives great weight loss tips.
I enjoy the "In Our Time" podcasts from the BBC. They take a topic of historical, cultural, scientific and/or philosophical interest and have a vivid, humorous and engaging conversation among academics in a manner that can be easily understood and enjoyed. They're not condescending or dry. The Brits can do the mix of the academic and enjoyable well. A topic I recall was "Hadrian's Wall".
Bob & Tom.
I really miss the TV Guide Podcast. That was my favorite.
KCRW has a lot of great content.
Watch what crappens listen to #37 first I lmao all the time.
You have to hear them do Mama Elsa from rhom.
They ripped Aviva a new one.
This American Life
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Ask Me Another
Anything put out by KCRW
Same as others listed here, but for the wooo wooos types here:
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Gay Pimpin' is excellent, start with 8/22/12
I listen to a lot of comedian's podcast,Marc Maron,Greg Fitsimmons I also listen to a couple of Kevin Smith's podcasts and Savage Love Cast and Risk with Kevin Allison.I tried listening to Johnny McGovern's podcast but I guess I'm just not quite gay enough to really get into it plus it's like 2 hours long!Are there any really sexually explicit gay podcasts?
I'm really liking "Getting On with James Urbaniak". It's comedy but it sounds like an old timey radio program. I listened to the first episode 5 times already. Good fun.
I like the Frangela 'Idiot of the Week' podcast. They're funny.
Slate culture gabfest
KCRW The Business
WTF with Marc Maron
And Thus American Life
I tried NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, but I hate the podcasters.
LOVE Feast of Fun
Ronna and Beverly are great. I only listen when there's a guest I like but I'm always really impressed by their commitment to character - they seem almost too real.
R23 speaking of hating the podcasters, the only Slate podcast I listen to now is the sports one. It's the only one without Emily Beazon. She offers zero insight and yet she's on two of the major Slate podcasts. I resent her for keeping me away from Slate's political and cultural podcasts.
Emily Bazelon is not on the Slate's Culture Gabfest. You're confusing her with Dana Stevens, movie critic aka the fast talker. Emily Bazelon is a lawyer and resident legal wonk.
I'd like to eventually start.
Mysterious Universe. 2 blokes from Australia recapping the weird. Has a nice following. I love it.
What's wrong with Emily Bazelon? I listen to Slate's political gabfest every week, and while she's sometimes not so insightful, overall she adds to the discussions.
I also like KUCI radio's "Writers on Writing" author interviews, as well "Books on the Nightstand".
R27, maybe I got it mixed up but I do remember Bazelon being on two of the Slate podcasts. Maybe it wasn't the cultural one and/or she's now just doing one.
In either case, one is one too many. I listened to the political podcast for the first time in over a year because of the election. Yep, Emily is still offering very little in terms of insight or even interest. She has that way of downplaying her contribution which she hopes conveys her modesty but really is an insecurity mechanism because she knows she's offering pap. I gave up after a podcast on a legal issue and though she is supposed to be the legal eagle, her contribution was lame compared to everyone else. If she can't shine in her area of expertise, what is the point of her spouting on other things she can't contribute to?
Emily Bazelon needs to work on the vocal fry. I can't listen to her for that reason alone.
Any good music ones? I used to love electronic periodic, but they seemed to have stopped it.
Ronna and Beverly from Marblehead. Laughing out loud funny
Josh and Ross on Toad Hop Network!
Feast of Fun, Gay Pimpin, Darkness Radio (Way better than Coast to Coast), Ground Zero, Exploring Astrology and sometimes others. I listen to them during my commute & on walks mainly.
I love Podcasts. I like to binge listen to channels. Right now I'm binging on Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin and the Strangers podcast.
Not daily but if you rotate through the list there will likely be something to listen to every day
- This American Live (the archive is free and online or you can buy the app and get access to all the old episodes on your smartphon0
- The Moth Radio Hour (or just The Moth)
- Serial (while it was running)
- The Dinner Party Download
I am forgetting some
I love true crime topics:
Sword & Scale
I listened to Serial but didn't really get the hype. I hope they pick a better topic for season #2.
Also I love:
The Crab Feast
For Crying Out Loud
The Adam Carolla Show
How Stuff Works
Dennis Hensley's podcast, Dennis Anyone? is good. Lots of gay guests like Jack Plotnick, Leslie Jordan, Drew Droege, Guy Branum etc.
All Songs Considered-NPR Music & Cool Stotes in Music.
Sorry, misspelling. Cool Stories in Music.
R39, how are they? I've never heard of the strangers.
I have a few podcasts I listen to on a regular basis:
Throwing Shade - gay & feminist topics with humor
99 Percent Invisible - design
Backstory - American history
Thank God I'm Atheist - humorous atheist takes on religion by two ex-Mormons
There are a few others that I listen to occasionally, including several of the "How Stuff Works" podcasts and a couple of other atheism and history ones. I would like to find a good podcast for books/literature.