Bite-sized interviews with philosophers on all kinds of topics.
This show ended after 100 episodes, but it's still the best tech podcast that ever was.
Short documentaries and stories about economic topics, I never miss an episode.
Kris Straub and Mikey Neumann make a very weird and very funny podcast. Don't miss the sponsorships.
Videogame news and reviews from the editors of Giant Bomb. Feels like hanging out with old friends.
Rebroadcasts of a 17-year-old radio show I used to listen to when I was in middle school, if you're into that.
Cards Against Humanity, Werewolf
Who are you and what do you do?
What podcasts do you listen to?
I curated most of the podcasts on the front page and I’m either a regular or occasional listener to most of those. When I want to get my brain going, I listen to This American Life, The Moth, or Philosophy Bites. Lately I’ve been enjoying Planet Money and Pop-Up Ideas. I recently discovered Intelligence Squared, which is a Oxford-style debate between four panelists on political and philosophical topics. What’s cool is that they poll the audience on their beliefs before and after the debate, and the team that persuades more people to change their minds wins. I save new episodes of Radiolab for long flights; there’s something nice about looking out at the clouds and having my mind blown. When I’m in the shower or working in Photoshop, I listen to more comedic or chatty stuff like the Giant Bombcast or WTF with Marc Maron.
Around the time when I graduated college, Dan Benjamin’s 5by5 network of tech and design podcasts became incredibly important to me – there was this magical few months where The Talk Show, Hypercritical, Build and Analyze, and Back to Work were all on at the same time and commenting on each others’ episodes. Those shows taught me about the mechanics and business of making stuff and also a lot about good taste.
On a more nostalgic note, there’s a new podcast that’s re-airing classic episodes of Loveline with Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew. I grew up listening to these and they remain hilarious.
How do you listen to podcasts?
The iOS Podcasts app is pretty bad. Since I almost exclusively listen to podcasts on my iPhone, I use a dedicated third-party podcatcher app like Instacast or Downcast (of the two, I prefer Instacast). They both let you download podcasts or stream them over the air and sync your subscriptions and played episodes across devices.