Grantland's Bill Simmons discusses sports and pop culture with celebrities and media personalities.
Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR's Planet Money, you'll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks -- all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.
Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head.
Who are you, and what do you do?
Sean Blanda, managing editor of the 99U, where we provide the missing curriculum for making ideas happen.
What podcasts do you listen to?
I’m big into sports, so the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons is my favorite. He also occasionally gets news makers on the program as well. A favorite recurring feature is where he and Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Cousin Sal guess the lines for each NFL game. High entertainment for a football junkies like me.
I used to read the newspaper everyday, but now I just listen to the Planet Money podcasts. Ever since the financial crash of 2008, they dig deep into economic issues and present them in a relatable way. It’s the best podcast to listen to for cocktail party conversation fodder. Marijuana Arbitrage is one of my all-time favorites, it provides the economic impact of the drug’s legalization in some states but not in others.
And lastly WTF with Marc Maron. The episode with Onion writer Todd Hansen was so bracing that I missed my highway exit when listening to it, just so I could hear the entire thing. A must listen.
How do you listen to podcasts?
Nearly always on my walk home from work and on the subway using my iPhone and the podcast app. I travel a decent amount, so I always try to have a few queued up. Occasionally I’ll use a Jawbone Jambox at home.