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

StartUp Podcast

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.

http://feeds.hearstartup.com/hearstartup

The Bottom Line with Evan Davis

Weekly panel discussion about current hot business topics with Newsnight’s Davis.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/bottomline/rss.xml

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.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/moreorless/rss.xml

Freakonomics Radio

Journalist Stephen Dubner looks at economics and tangental topics through the Freakonomics lens.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/freakonomicsradio

Comedy

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.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/fricomedy/rss.xml

Comedy of the Week

A random selection from that week’s Radio 4 output.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/comedy/rss.xml

Answer Me This!

It’s like QI with more swearing.

http://answermethis.libsyn.com/rss/

Documentaries

Serial

The Podcast that put Podcasting on the map. Have to say the second series wasn’t nearly as engaging as the first.

http://feeds.serialpodcast.org/serialpodcast

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.

http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/talpodcast

Food Programme

BBC’s weekly look at food and the food industry. Recent one about Coffee an example of it at its best.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/foodprog/rss.xml

Seriously…

A random selection from Radio 4’s documentary output. Some cracking stuff in here.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/r4choice/rss.xml

99% Invisible

Fascinating stories on the theme of design of everyday things.

http://feeds.99percentinvisible.org/99percentinvisible

TED Radio Hour

I think I might be over the whole “Waving arms around profoundly” TED thing. But also includes less arm-wavy interviews.

http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510298

The Allusionist

A programme about etymology. Which shouldn’t be confused with entomology.

http://feeds.theallusionist.org/Allusionist

Surprisingly Awesome

Like QI but more American.

http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/surprisinglyawesome

Sampler

A podcast about podcasts. Not nearly as meta as that might sound.

http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/samplershow

Science
Radiolab from WNYC

Awesomely beautiful radio about matters science.

http://feeds.wnyc.org/radiolab

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Panel discussion show with physicist and keyboardist Brian “Hasn’t he got lovely hair” Cox.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/timc/rss.xml

Science Vs 

Another Gimlet show, giving a scientific breakdown of common topics.

http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/sciencevs

Sport

From the Rookery End

Essential match-by-match coverage of life as a Watford fan.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/rookeryend

Football Weekly

More relevant now that Watford are in the top flight, but can verge on the Bantz a bit.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/series/footballweekly/podcast.xml

Hornet Heaven

If you aren’t a Watford fan, this will make no sense at all.

https://audioboom.com/channels/4789029.rss

Tech

Reply All

Forays into the world of the interwebs.

http://feeds.gimletmedia.com/hearreplyall

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