I love podcasts for the variety and the ability to listen whenever I want (versus tuning in to a radio station at a certain time each day). I see my podcasts app as my “DVR for radio”. I usually have a podcast playing during work or long, solo drives.
Here’s an alphabetical list of podcasts that I currently subscribe to (as of Nov 1, 2014):
The Apple Byte – A fun way to keep up on Apple news. At times, this podcast is cheesy but still entertaining.
Aquarium of the Pacific – One of my favorite Aquariums. I’m also a member and live just a few miles away.
Betty in the Sky With A Suitcase – Hilarious stories from pilots, flight attendants, and people she’s met in her travels.
C|Net Update – a quick, daily look at tech news. I like Bridget Carey’s (host) subtle commentary on the news.
Freakonomics Radio – I like the “story-fied” take on world economics.
Human Needs – Interesting and current stories that give me another insight to the world.
Insights Per Minute – Insights from designers (and other creatives). Been a while since they’ve updated.
KCRW Good Food – Evan Kleiman (host) does a wonderful job covering local and world food trends. Fun show.
KCRW Today’s Top Tune – Love discovering new artists through the top tune podcast.
KCRW Press Play – Madeline Brand’s daily show about Los Angeles (and national, sometimes world) news.
KEXP Song of the Day – Another way to discover new music.
Korean Class 101 – I’m learning.
The Moth – Great stories shared by people from all backgrounds.
NPR How to do Everything – It’s just interesting.
NPR Sunday Puzzle – Keeps the mind sharp… or, reminds me how unsharp my mind is.
One with Farai – Fantastic interviews/conversations with a lot of diverse views and insights.
Radiolab – Fun, educational show that covers a variety of topics.
Serial – New, interesting way to report a news story (over a series of podcasts).
Shots of Awe – Interesting, to say the least. Quick bursts of forward thinking.
Stuff You Missed in History Class – I really wish my history classes were taught like this.
Stuff You Should Know – I like learning about… things.
Tekzilla – I like tech news.
TED Talks HD – On occasion, I’ll listen to a bunch of TED talks for inspiration.
Terra: The Nature of Our World – Interesting short films/documentaries on environmental issues.
This American Life – I love human interest stories.
This is Your Life – New to my library of podcasts, it was recommended to me by a colleague. Still evaluating.
Travel With Rick Steves – Feeds my travel lust.
And, all of Scientific American’s 60-second podcasts. I like their short scientific stories that sometimes prompt me to Google for more info.