Keita just wrote a blog post about the podcasts he is currently listening. I was talking to him about the differences between our lists and realized something — that I love shows that present random and new ideas/topics. So here is my post in reply to his.
Here are my top favorites at the moment in no particular order:
Let me list some of the recent titles: The Landlord’s Game, Fountain Drinks, Butterfly Effects, and War & Pizza (99% Invisible); Adaptation, Quiet, Headspace, and Playing With Perceptions (TED Radio Hour). I love the fact that I have no idea what to expect from these two shows, yet almost every one of the episode has something I find interesting.
Freakonomics Radio is supposed to be about something related to economics, and Exponent is about the tech industry and its influence on the society. But both of them also bring broad-ranging subjects within the segmentation.
I keep going back to each of these four podcasts for new episodes. Give them a try! I hope you get hooked too.
For WordPress podcasts, I subscribe to these three and listen to about 50-70% of the episodes depending on the topic or guest.
I also subscribe to these, though I skip some of them if my playlist gets filled up (which happens a lot).
I sometimes listen to what Keita is playing on a speaker (= anything Siracusa, space/astronomy, and lots of The Incomparable!). Also, I like downloading individual episodes found in the “Recommendations from Twitter” section on Overcast.
I thought our top lists had more items in common, but they turned out to be very different. We’ll see how our interests shift in the future!