Podcasts

I’ve been a big podcast listener for several years. Here’s roughly the current list of podcasts I subscribe too, organized by how vehemently I recommend them.

Everyone Must Listen To

These are so good, it’s not worth explaining why, just listen to:

I Recommend

  • Planet Money 🔗
  • Tim Hartford 🔗
    • 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy 🔗
    • Pop-Up Ideas 🔗
  • Flash Forward 🔗
  • BBC Analysis 🔗
  • TED Radio Hour 🔗
  • EconTalk 🔗
  • Embedded 🔗
  • BBC World Service Documentaries 🔗
    • It’s downright humbling to realize how diverse the world is.
  • BBC Seriously… 🔗
    • This one gets extra credit for being so sonically interesting.
  • Seminars about Long Term Thinking – The Long Now Foundation 🔗

I also listen to

Which is a recommendation in itself, just less strongly than the above.

  • ProPublica 🔗
  • C-Span After Words 🔗
  • NPR Story of the Day 🔗
  • Codebreaker 🔗
  • Intelligence Squared 🔗
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage 🔗
  • Reply All 🔗

Honorable Mention

I don’t really listen to these, but that’s no fault of theirs. They are worth checking out.

  • Hardcore History with Dan Carlin 🔗
  • The Joe Rogan Experience 🔗
  • Song Exploder 🔗
  • Democracy Now! 🔗
    • These guys do great journalism. I’ve contributed to them. I just can’t spare an hour a day on the daily news cycle.
  • Death, Sex and Money 🔗