Podcast list…what are you listening to?


My current list…some listened to more than others. I don’t stress about not keeping up…

Italics is the relevant ad for the podcast which gives you an idea about what they are about.

Interesting stuff

  • 99% Invisible Architecture Infrastructure Cities Objects Sounds Visuals Technology History Roman Mars – all sorts of interesting
  • Reply all “’A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian. I don’t always listen to this, but I like their laughter
  • L&R Love and radio Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. interesting, quirky stuff that I dip in and out of…can be quite submersive
  • RadioLab I heard Jad Abumrad as a keynote in Portland at ACRL in 2015. I don’t always get to catch up on this one, but it’s recommended.
  • This American Life one of the first I listened to, stories on a theme. I admit I only sometimes do now…have I outgrown it?
  • The Moth the art and craft of storytelling. Great premise and great stories by regular and not so regular people
  • Here’s the thing Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
  • The West Wing Weekly episode-by-episode discussion of one of television’s most beloved shows, I always listen to this as a WW tragic. Now up the the final season!!
  • Unorthodox the world’s leading Jewispodcast. I’ve been listening to this one for a few years now and really enjoy. I have no affinity especially with Jewish people, but like this blend of guests and narrative, and the three people who present it
  • ABC Conversations another one I dip in and out of depending on the guest, but fascinating conversations.
  • Disgraceland Disgraceland is a new true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder … If you love true crime and you love music get ready to love Disgraceland. Recommended!
  • David Tennant does a podcast with David Tennant gets talking with the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere. Revealing conversation, surprise stories and lots of laughs. Great interviews and you get to listen to David!
  • The screen show film and TV reviews, ABC
  • The Adam Buxton podcast another recent recommendation, UK comedian, I listened to an interview with Charlotte Church which was interesting/fun…will it be a regular listen? not sure
  • The Paris Review An audio odyssey through the life and times of The Paris Review, featuring a phantasmagoric blend of classic stories and poems; interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, and Dorothy Parker; and new work and original readings by the cutting-edge writers of our time. another recent recommendation, my friend said….it just makes you feel smarter…. for a car trip…
  • This podcast will kill you Grad students studying disease ecology, Erin and Erin found themselves disenchanted with the insular world of academia. They wanted a way to share their love of epidemics and weird medical mysteries with the world, not just colleagues. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to have a cocktail while chatting about pus and poop? Have only listened to a few, a recent recommendation. And a cocktail per disease!
  • Classic flow ABC Yoga and meditation set to classical music, rolled into one bliss-making podcast. I listen to this in bed….no yoga involved!! Ha.

Politics I have this current fascination with Trump. I cannot believe the train wreck this is US politics, but more scary is how it is spreading…I listen to Pod save America first over the following three

  • Pod save America A political podcast for people not yet ready to give up or go insane. A no-bullshit conversation about politics hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor that breaks down the week’s news and helps people figure out what matters and how to help. I listen to this one weekly
  • Pod save the world A no-bullshit conversation about foreign policy.I used to think foreign policy was boring, complicated and irrelevant to my life. Then I served for four years as President Obama’s National Security Spokesman. The hours I spent in Situation Room meetings, traveling abroad, and talking with the brilliant men and women who advised President Obama was the most fascinating education I ever had. It was a crash course in foreign policy that taught me two things: anyone can understand these issues, and we all have an obligation to try.On Pod Save the World, I’ll go behind the scenes with the people responsible for some of the most important foreign policy decisions of our time. We’ll geek out about the most important issues of the day, but talk like normal human beings. That means you’ll also hear cool stories, funny anecdotes and maybe a few F bombs. 
  • Pod save the people Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts… Each week brings a news analysis, followed by deep conversations about social, political and cultural issues with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders.
  • Trumpcast A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. A new one for me, yet to listen to, but Unorthodox presenter had a session there and sounded interesting. More Trump. More eye rolling!

Crime – why so much crime? I honestly don’t know. Real stories? I think it all started with Serial, then The Teacher’s Pet and grew from there….

  • They walk among us UK true crime podcast, aiming to cover a broad range of cases from the sinister to the surreal. I frequently listen to this one.
  • Criminal Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Again, I often listen to l=this one. Good storytelling. US
  • Cold case files Murders go unsolved. Killers slip through the cracks. With the passage of time, families lose hope and another unsolved homicide file settles into obscurity. The pattern is familiar, but changing, thanks to the efforts of a special breed of detectives. Cold Case Files tells the story of their work. Longer, I listen to this one infrequently
  • Real crime profile Join Jim Clemente (former FBI profiler), Laura Richards (criminal behavioral analyst, former New Scotland Yard) and Lisa Zambetti (Casting director for CBS’ Criminal Minds) as they profile behavior from real criminal cases Listened to their series on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. May unsubscribe, not satisfying…
  • Canadian true crime An independent podcast telling stories of some of the most heinous, controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases in Canada. Canadian True Crime is produced and narrated by Kristi Lee, an Australian who lives in Canada. I like hearing the Australian accent!
  • UK True Crime every Tuesday  Another one I listen to most weeks, at the start Adam gives news and music etc for the time of the crime, eg 1997 – what was happening in the world
  • Going west haven’t listened to this, or this Over my dead body


  • The librarian is in New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
  • Library talks Feed your brain every Sunday with the best live conversations from The New York Public Library. An eclectic mix of voices and perspectives
  • Turbitt & Duck


v few library podcasts…

Waiting for Julia Gillard’s new podcast – A Podcast of One’s Own – to get to Google Podcasts- my podcast app

What are you listening to?

What do you recommend?

What podcast app do you use and why??

Where and when do you listen to podcasts? I listen mainly in bed, when on longer car trips and sometimes on the bus.

2 Responses to “Podcast list…what are you listening to?”

  1. I’m not a regular podcast listener, but I do love Adam Buxton’s show and have enjoyed many of his interviews (Michael Palin, Steve Coogan, Kathy Burke, etc.) – so good! Definitely worth adding it to your regulars 🙂

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