I love podcasts more than most things. They have 100% become my favorite form of entertainment and learning. I listen to podcasts while I get ready in the morning. I listen to them on my commutes to and from work. I listen to podcasts while I’m knitting, cleaning, sewing, working out, when I can’t fall asleep.
It’s a serious love affair.
My choice of podcast at any given moment depends entirely on my mood. This is why I need a complete variety of podcasts available at all times. Some make me laugh, some help me learn, some inspire me creatively. All keep me company.
I prefer to consume a podcast like a television series: binging on as much as possible until I’m all caught up and have to begrudgingly wait a week or two for the next episode. Many of these I’ve fallen in and out and back in love with. I liken it to spending A LOT of time with a friend.. eventually they will get on your nerves. It’s inevitable. Then you take a little break, hang out with some other people, and you come back with fresh perspective and appreciation.
So, in the spirit of passing along my joy, below I will highlight my top favorite podcasts to listen to .. and then I’ll include the full list of everything else, that I totally feel are worth checking out (but may not be for everyone).
Episode recommendation: Chris Thayer*
Episode recommendation: Pete Holmes*
Episode recommendation: Suffering Pt. 1
Episode recommendation: Kristen Schaal*
Episode recommendation: Seth Godin
*These episodes contain explicit sexual conversation (especially the episode with Kristen Schaal, which is essentially an hour-long exploration of female sexuality). Do not listen to these if you are a child, are hanging out with children, or are easily offended.
- WTF with Marc Maron
- The Nerdist
- Doug Loves Movies
- The Dinner Party
- Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Chris Ryan
- Stuff You Missed in History Class
- Who Charted?
- Creative Little Beasts
- Call Chelsea Peretti
- The Champs
- Weird Adults with Little Esther
- Comedy Bang Bang
- NPR: All Songs Considered
- Fresh Air
- How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner
- How Did This Get Made
Now your turn… what have you been listening to??