I’ve had the same conversation with a few people recently, it seems like more and more people are discovering how amazing podcasts are and they are looking for more to listen to. I’ve been listening to them for a few years now and have quite a long list that I listen to regularly. So here are my recommendations from that list (in no particular order):
Interviews with artists exploring how they created one of their songs. Analysing the separate parts of the song and the inspiration behind it.
Highlights: The Postal Service, Converge, The National
Distraction Pieces with Scroobius Pip
Rapper Scroobius Pip interviews a wide range of people from DJs to cinema owners. Really interesting conversations and usually with people who don’t have something specific to promote.
Highlights: Greenpeace, Gail Porter, Frank Turner, Zane Lowe
The Memory Palace
Short stories about fascinating people, beautifully presented.
There’s No Such Thing as a Fish
The podcast from the QI elves, sharing their favourite fact of the week.
Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project
Adam Savage from Mythbusters talking to two co-hosts about making, films, books and life.
The greatest of them all. If you have any passing interest in design this is a absolute must. Even if you don’t have an explicit interest in design you will probably still love it. If you take one from this list make it this one.
Highlights: The Sound of Sports, Clean Trains, Reversal of Fortune,
The Football Ramble
Four blokes talking about football with a twist, no stupid banter and they actually know what they are talking about.
I don’t want to say much about this other than it deserves your attention.
So that’s my list if you have any recommendations then leave a comment. I’m always on the look out for more.