2. The Daily (by NYTimes) : A daily show covering what’s most important in the world on that day.
3. NPR Politics Podcast (by NPR) : Covers the political headlines of the US. They’re all really smart people who really know the ins and outs of politics.
4. FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast (by ESPN) : Mostly news about politics , but from a more data driven approach. Really funny too.
5. Pod Save America (by Crooked Media) : Hilarious talk show from a group of former Obama administration speechwriters. Obviously left and democratic leaning, but absolutely hilarious.
6. Pod Save The World (by Crooked Media) : A more serious show about American Foreign Policy.
7. Civics 101 (by NHPR) - The name says it all, but I want every American citizen to be locked in a chamber and forced to listen to this. Absolutely essential to understanding the basics of how the US government works.
8. The New Yorker Politics Podcast (by WNYC Studios/The New Yorker) : Really well rounded show, a recent episode on Mattis is a must listen.
- Foreign Policy's Editor's Round Table (ER)
- Rational Security
All are conversations with thoughtful, and politically diverse experts speaking on timely topics a few times a week.
Best of the Left -- progressive / liberal talk, twice a week collections on a single topic. Well narrated and produced. Warning. Very liberal.
- Planet Money
- My Dad Wrote a Porno (NSFW, obviously, but wickedly funny)
- Entreprogrammers (original, not the spinoffs)
- The Daily (only when they aren't doing US politics)
The People's Pharmacy -- A pharmacologist and a medical anthropologist host an hour long show each week, usually on one medical topic (sometimes, a melange). Their guests are top notch experts, e.g. head of whatever cardiological at the Cleveland Clinic (one of the top cardiovascular centers in the U.S.). They also cover topics/changes sometimes years before they filter into "general knowledge" and reporting. Such as the problems with statins. Or, lately, how "Lyme Disease" is not always a simple diagnosis nor treatment and also the symptomology and sometimes diagnosis is really capturing a variety of infections by a variety of pathogens -- ticks carry many, and individual responses vary.
On the Media -- an hour long show each week. Much of it is "meta", about what is appearing in the media, and what isn't, and why. Helping listeners know and understand "why they are saying that" and "why aren't they talking about this other thing -- hey, there's this other thing!"
I've not been so attentive to it of late, but there's also WBEZ's "Worldview". Extended interviews with experts about world topics. You'll often get information and perspective you won't find anywhere in the mainstream media.
P.S. If you're on Android, the AntennaPod app is a nice, open source podcast app.
I know its an old post, but I guess you can still listen to most of this stuff.
If you are interested in more recent (but less popular posts) check this out:
History of the Crusades
History of the Papacy
The British History Podcast
The Civil War: A History Podcast
The History of Byzantium
The History of Egypt
The History of England
The History if Islam
Maritime history Podcast
When Diplomacy Fails
Gamers with Job Conference Call
Crucible Radio (Destiny)
The Dive LoL Podcast
The Giant Beastcast
The Magic Hour
The Bungie Podcast
Three Moves Ahead
The Steve Austin Show
Facing challenges like fake news, Google AMP, FaceBook InstantArticle, and the like, some of you may be interested.
* "Train by day, Joe Rogan podcast by night; all day!"
* StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson
* Adam & Dr. Drew Show
* NPR Up First
* How Stuff Works
* Darn Carlin's Hardcore History
* Michael Blanks' Apartment Investing Podcast
* Reasonable Doubt with Mark Garagos and Adam Carolla
* Weekly Infusion
- Fresh Air (NPR) [various subjects]
- Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill [The Intercept fame]
- Profile (BBC) [profile peoples, mainly Uk]
- Sporting Witness (BBC) [sport related]
- Recode Media with Peter Kafka [interview media people]
- Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter [about media, political]
- State of the Union with Jake Tapper [political]
- The Axe Files with David Axelrod [interview politics]
- The Forward by Lance Armstrong [mostly NOT sport]
- Twenty Thousand Hertz [about sounds]
- Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air [new]
- The Bill Simmons Podcast [mainly sports]
- Inside The Times [nyt related]
- The Internet Podcast History [about Internet golden age]
- War College (Reuters) [military stuffs]
- Grammar Girl
- Whistlestop [politics, history]
- BackStory with the American History [history]
Infinite Monkey Cage (sciencey and funny)
Judge John Hodgman (funny)
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (financial)
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe (science)
Ones not mentioned enough:
On The Media (media/politics)
Reply All (internet culture)
1. Defensive Security
2. Branding Down Security
3. Risky Business
4. SANS Internet Storm Center
5. Southern Fried Security
Some non security related ones...
Hardcore History, Common Sense, and on a much lighter note, The Comedy Button
FiveThirtyEight politics for politics.
Voices of vr. Excellent podcast about VR news often with interviews the developers working on the cutting edge.
- Radio Lab
- Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History
- Linear Digressions
- Hidden Brain
- FiveThirtyEight's Hot Takedown
- FiveThirtyEight's Politics
- Planet Money
- 99% Invisible
- Neil Tyson's StarTalk
- NYT's The Daily
- Talk Python To Me
- The Changelog
- Hello Internet
I didn't realize that I spend so much time on this.
Here are my favorites:
- 8-4 Play (bi-weekly)
- Giant Bombcast (Premium) (weekly)
- Giant Beastcast (Premium) (weekly)
- ThirtyTwentyTen (weekly)
- Talking Simpson's (weekly)
- NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour (weekly)
- Slash Filmcast (weekly)
- Axe of the Blood God (weekly; Video Game Japanese RPG podcast by USGamer columnists)
I also pay for Giant Bomb premium (it's cheap) and gives you premium video's and ad free podcasts and supports the site. I also like the hosts and have been following them for years.
What I want is a list of must-listen episodes and short series. Does such a thing exist?
- Downloadable Content, the Penny Arcade Podcast
- The West Wing Weekly
- GovLove (from ELGL, about local government)
- Pod Save America
- Main Engine Cut Off (about launch vehicles)
- Are We There Yet? (general news about space exploration)
- Orbital Path with Michelle Thaler (recent space/astrophysics news)
- Skytalk with Dave Heller and Derrick Pitts (astronomy news)
-Tim Ferris Show is a little hit or miss but has some excellent content
-Linear Digressions is a fun little podcast to stay caught up on ML trends
-How I Built This is a more general audience oriented podcast that talks about how companies got started
Should I listen to all episodes in chronological order? Should I only listen to new episodes? Should I cherry pick episodes based on their description?
- 99% Invisible
- WTF w/ Marc Maron
- Joe Rogan (depending on the guest)
- The Nerdist (depending on the guest)
My brother my brother and me
Software engineering daily
I've listened to a ton more, but I tend to get tired of some and move onto others. I used to love radiolab and this american life, but find them kind of annoying now.
I haven't really found any tech podcasts I like yet, they mostly talk about things at a very surface level, which doesn't teach me a lot.
- The Splendid Table: Because food is important.
- Retronauts: Retrogaming in all its glory.
This Week in Machine Learning & AI
- Eaten by a Grue
- Freakonomics Radio
- Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
- Liar City
- S-Town (just one season)
- Seeking Wisdom
- Startup School
- Startups for the Rest of Us
- Tank Riot
- The Dollop
- The Memory Palace
- The Truth
- Thimbleweed Park
- This American Life
- This Week in Tech
- Hannibal and the Punic wars
- Arab spring: a history
- The Ancient World
- The history of Byzantium
- Opening Arguments
- StartUp- 99% Invisible
- RadioLab Presents: More Perfect
- Hidden Brain
- Vox's The Weeds
- How I Built This
- Myths and Legends
2. How I Built This
3. .NET Rocks
4. Bootstrapped Web
5.The Indie Hackers Podcast
Foundation (Kevin Rose's podcast)
- The Memory Palace: http://thememorypalace.us/ (these are stunningly good historical stories)
- On the Media: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/otm/
- Reply All: https://gimletmedia.com/reply-all/ (this is the one I expected to see on every list at hackernews, and don't)
- The Gist: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/gist.html
- The Daily: https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily
- 99% Invisible: http://99percentinvisible.org/
- Economist Radio: https://radio.economist.com/
- New Yorker Radio Hour: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/tnyradiohour/
- Planet Money: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/ (not the juggernaut of content they once were)
- This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/
Shorter series (or just defunct or really rarely updated) that I can recommend to this crowd:
- Zachtronics Podcast: http://www.zachtronics.com/podcast/
- Revisionist History: http://revisionisthistory.com/ (should be starting a new season soon)
- Mystery Show: https://gimletmedia.com/mystery-show/
- A Life Well Wasted: http://alifewellwasted.com/ (great videogamey series)
- Containers: https://www.flexport.com/blog/alexis-madrigal-containers-pod...
- S-Town: https://stownpodcast.org/
Listening at 1.8x for most of these shows forces me to pay attention, and let's me consume more content. The exception is for The Memory Palace which deserves to be heard exactly as Nate makes it (1x).
The Good Fight
Waking Up with Sam Harris
Conversations with Tyler
The Ezra Klein Show
The Tim Ferriss Show
Software Engineering Daily
Deep State Radio
I sense a lot of sanctimonious posturing and more-liberal-than-thou attitude when it comes to Sam Harris, and Klein is hardly the first to equivocate over him.