I listen to lots of podcasts but these are some of my favorites.

Pro-tip: Listen to all podcasts at least 1.75x speed.

99% Invisible

Great podcast on design in your everyday life. New episodes are always pushed to the front of my playlist.

Armchair Expert

Favorite pop-culture interview podcast. Dax and Monica are awesome.

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

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.

Every Little Thing

Really good podcast for people who love trivia or deep dives into random things.

Lovett or Leave It

My favorite political comedy podcast.

Pod Save America

Crooked Media’s flagship is must listen for keeping you informed on not just news but what to do about what you hear.

Reply All

Podcast that explores the weird world of the internet.

Revisionist History

Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast that is researched and produced more like a NYT Bestseller.

The Ezra Klein Show

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.

The Tim Ferriss Show

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 American Life

This podcast is responsible for most people falling in love with podcasts (even if it’s really a radio show).


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