I listen to lots of podcasts but these are some of my favorites.
Pro-tip: Listen to all podcasts at least 1.75x speed.
Great podcast on design in your everyday life. New episodes are always pushed to the front of my playlist.
#316 The Shipping Forecast - Learn about the BBC Radio’s Shipping Forecast and how some people use it to fall asleep. Also an exploration into other audio that people use to fall asleep like Sleep with Me Podcast.
#369 Wait Wait…Tell Me! - Fantastic episode about UX design around loading indicators and how it can work in the real world.
Favorite pop-culture interview podcast. Dax and Monica are awesome.
This is my favorite thing Conan has ever done. Great interviews and you learn way more about Conan than 20+ years of TV ever could tell you.
- #28 Bob Newhart - This was the podcast that sold me on Conan as a great interviewer and Bob Newhart as being the funniest 90 year old alive.
Really good podcast for people who love trivia or deep dives into random things.
Don’t Underestimate the Flamingo (June 2017) - Flamingos are badasses and should be school mascots.
F-ck Yeah: Can Cursing Make You Stronger? (June 2019) - Funny episode that delves into the science of cursing and if it helps deal with pain.
My favorite political comedy podcast.
Crooked Media’s flagship is must listen for keeping you informed on not just news but what to do about what you hear.
Podcast that explores the weird world of the internet.
#117 The World’s Most Expensive Free Watch - Good exploration of dropshipping and how targeting people with cheap goods but great marketing works today.
#130 The Snapchat Thief - If you only listen to one episode, listen to this one. And buy a tinfoil hat.
Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast that is researched and produced more like a NYT Bestseller.
- S3 E10: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis - Episode that explores the most famous Memphian’s Freudian slips and overall idiosyncrasies with the help of Jack White.
Ezra’s interview on Tim Ferriss’s podcast propelled me back into a renewed love for politics and good journalism. He interviews smart people that shape history every day.
This was the podcast that got me into podcasts. I’m a long time Tim fan, and his collection of interviews will likely be what he is most known for over his books.
This podcast is responsible for most people falling in love with podcasts (even if it’s really a radio show).
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