I listen to a fair amount of podcast these days. Here’s what my Podcast Player is shuffling through (I use BeyondPod, for the record)…
Business & Economics
The first of a few from New York-based Gimlet Media, Startup in its first season followed the trials and tribulations of setting up a podcasting company, in the second the story of a dating site, and more recently a bunch of different startups.
The Bottom Line with Evan Davis
Weekly panel discussion about current hot business topics with Newsnight’s Davis.
More or Less: Behind the Stats
The Undercover Economist Tim Harford and team unpick (and usually debunk) dubious statistics that are currently capturing the media’s attention.
Journalist Stephen Dubner looks at economics and tangental topics through the Freakonomics lens.
Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Satire from either Dead Ringers, The Now Show or The News Quiz, except during the summer when obviously satire stops and goes on a short break to Benidorm.
Comedy of the Week
A random selection from that week’s Radio 4 output.
Answer Me This!
It’s like QI with more swearing.
The Podcast that put Podcasting on the map. Have to say the second series wasn’t nearly as engaging as the first.
This American Life
Documentaries about American Life. Something of a NPR stalwart. Check out the edition a year or so ago that spent a month in a car dealership.
BBC’s weekly look at food and the food industry. Recent one about Coffee an example of it at its best.
A random selection from Radio 4’s documentary output. Some cracking stuff in here.
Fascinating stories on the theme of design of everyday things.
TED Radio Hour
I think I might be over the whole “Waving arms around profoundly” TED thing. But also includes less arm-wavy interviews.
A programme about etymology. Which shouldn’t be confused with entomology.
Like QI but more American.
A podcast about podcasts. Not nearly as meta as that might sound.
Radiolab from WNYC
Awesomely beautiful radio about matters science.
The Infinite Monkey Cage
Panel discussion show with physicist and keyboardist Brian “Hasn’t he got lovely hair” Cox.
Another Gimlet show, giving a scientific breakdown of common topics.
From the Rookery End
Essential match-by-match coverage of life as a Watford fan.
More relevant now that Watford are in the top flight, but can verge on the Bantz a bit.
If you aren’t a Watford fan, this will make no sense at all.
Forays into the world of the interwebs.