I just counted and I subscribe to 91 podcasts. Admittedly I fall asleep to a lot of them, so I don’t listen to every hour I download, but I usually have them playing while I work, cook, shower and run. (I hate listening to music while running, I need to have a conversation going on in my ears to stop me reminding myself how much I’m hating running…) Here are a few I think other people might like
Freakonomics - I’m sure everyone has read their books, the podcasts are brilliant and explain stuff that’s going on in the world really well.
Planet Money - an NPR financial podcast but it’s not boring, it’s highly entertaining
NPR Up First and New York Times The Daily are really great ‘morning’ podcasts which summarise the big events in US/world news. They usually publish mid-morning in the UK so handy if you need a distraction at lunchtime.
Can He Do That - from the Washington Post, it looks at decisions Trump has made and whether there is a precedent
Reply All - about internet culture.
Hello Internet - hosted by two YouTubers based in the UK (one is American, one Australian), it’s about anything and everything. Lots of internet culture, but loads of other fun stuff. Worth listening from the start so a lot of the in-jokes may be tough.
99% Invisible - It’s about design, but not just the way that first comes to mind.
Slate’s Culture Gabfest and NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour - two weekly podcasts that cover the latest movies/tv/books/cultural releases. Really really good, and often helps me decide to go see movies I wouldn’t have otherwise bothered with.