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July 17th, 2015
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Podcast Recommendations
I frequently listen to podcasts, but I've had trouble finding things I like. There's TED.com, but the quality is unreliable. There's Blogging Heads, but I want more variety. There's Hello Internet (recommended by dcseain), which is intelligent, pleasant, and charming, but somehow I don't get around to it very often.

Cool Tools (the online descendant of The Whole Earth Catalog) is doing a survey to find podcasts to recommend, and I'm checking out their list. Any other recommendations?

99% Invisible


Bulletproof Radio

Cool Tools Show

Design Matters


Here's the Thing

The Ihnatko Almanac

In Our Time

The Infinite Monkey Cage


The James Altucher Show

The Joe Rogan Experience

Latest in Paleo

Little Atoms

Love + Radio

The Memory Palace

Mystery Show

New Yorker Out Loud

Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Radio Lab

Reply All

Science... Sort of


Smart Drug Smarts

Snap Judgment

Song Exploder


Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

Theory of Everything

The Tim Ferriss Show

This American Life

This is Actually Happening


The Truth

You Are Not So Smart

WTF with Marc Maron

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Date:July 17th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
I don't much like podcasts as a medium; it takes an active effort for me to keep listening, much more than it does with print, which I can read at my own pace. I do listen to some of Philosophy in Action, from Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). Her primary influence is Ayn Rand, but she did her dissertation on Aristotle's moral philosophy, and she has a very common sense approach to a lot of the issues she discusses, which generally works for me, though of course I sometimes disagree with her.
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Date:July 17th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
I occasionally listen to EconTalk and used to listen to BBC 4's In Our Time podcast. I'm trying to keep up with a few data science podcasts, but often I'm too preoccupied with getting in my background audio for language learning (I average 155 minutes a day). +So most of the podcasts I do listen to regularly are not in English.

Edited at 2015-07-17 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Date:July 19th, 2015 11:44 am (UTC)
To the best of our knowledge, from wisconsin public radio. An hour on a topic, in depth
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Date:July 19th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'm not familiar with your list, but The Hidden Almanac is funny, bizarre, fictional, and very short--just a few minutes per ep. It might amuse you.
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Date:July 20th, 2015 03:20 am (UTC)
I've been listening to three conceptually related podcasts: History of England, British History (which started much earlier, chronologically), and History of English. I'm enjoying them, but it does help to be both a history and language geek.

I also like Lexicon Valley, which talks about language use and word origins.

And for fiction, I listen to Escape Pod and PodCastle.

I used to subscribe to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Science Friday, and This American Life, but my listening time is limited, and they got cut in the triage when I deleted things until they matched what I could keep up with.
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