I love podcasts

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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):

5 Live Sports Specials
Special reports and programmes from BBC 5 Live. I don’t listen to every episode but there have been some fascinating documentaries.
Highlights: The Brain Game

Song Exploder
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.

Radiolab
Indepth look at unusual stories about people, places and events.
Highlights: Distance of the Moon, Nazi Summer Camp, Sight Unseen

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.

99% Invisible
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 Nerdist
Chris Hardwick interviews various film, tv, comedy and music stars. A great range of guests.
Highlights: Will Wheaton, Churches, Adam Buxton

Kermode and Mayo’s Film Reviews
The king of movie review shows.
Highlights: Transformers 3, Sex and the City 2,

The Football Ramble
Four blokes talking about football with a twist, no stupid banter and they actually know what they are talking about.

The Infinite Monkey Cage
Science podcast with Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
Highlights: A Balanced Programme on BalanceThe Origins of LifeWhat Is Death?

Serial
I don’t want to say much about this other than it deserves your attention.

Invisibilia
A podcast that looks at the brain and the way people think.
Highlights: FearlessHow To Become Batman

 

So that’s my list if you have any recommendations then leave a comment. I’m always on the look out for more.

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