Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Podcast recommendations from our staff

Podcasts (online audio series which you can download or subscribe) have become very popular and we asked our staff the podcasts they'd recommend. Here's a selection:

"Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season. Each season, we follow a plot and characters wherever they take us." - Serial

Winner of a Peabody Award.

Plumbing the Death Star
The hosts ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes. Is Daredevil a better Batman? Are there better ways to invade Middle Earth?

100 Women
Podcast looking at the lives of women around the world.

Planet Money
Twice weekly podcast. "Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money." - Planet Money

The Penguin Podcast
Richard E Grant interviews authors who bring along 5 objects that mean something to their work.

Ted Radio Hour
"Hosted by Guy Raz Ted Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create." - Ted Radio Hour.

Conversations with Richard Fidler
"Conversations is an immersive experience. The format is simple: an hour spent in the life of someone else. " - Conversations

The Joe Rogan Experience
"Voted the Best Comedy Podcast of 2012 on iTunes. Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a long form conversation hosted by comedian, UFC color commentator, and actor Joe Rogan with friends and guests that have included comedians, actors, musicians, MMA instructors and commentators, authors, artists, and porn stars." - Joe Rogan Experience

A podcast about movies and television.

Stuff You Missed in History Class
From HowStuffWorks, the hosts explore stories from the past.

A podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Updates Mondays.

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