* Cooking, food, and molecular gastronomy; Cooking Issues: http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/programs/51-Cooking-Issu...
* Outdoor adventure; Dirtbag Diaries: http://dirtbagdiaries.com
* Music and poetic music breakdown (uniquely well-suited to audio as a medium); Song Exploder: http://songexploder.net
* History; the Memory Palace: http://thememorypalace.us
* Design; 99% Invisible: http://99percentinvisible.org
* Electic subjects: http://loveandradio.org
* RadioLab: http://www.radiolab.org
I'd love to find a good fiction podcast, with either short form stories or episodic long form arcs in the fashion of old-school radio shows.
15 Minute Drama (15 minutes per weekday, total 1hour 15mins per drama)
Book of the week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qftk
Book at bedtime: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtlx
Also, there is The Thrilling Adventure Hour. This is a comedic take on old-school radio serials. There are multiple ongoing series within the show. This is a really funny show, with great production values, and some high profile guest stars.
But yeah, as you'll see by this list, I LOVE podcasts.
Here's what's in my 'Listen First' feed, which I listen to as soon as they're published:
* Do You Link Prince Movies?
* The BS Report w/ Bill Simmons
* Grantland NFL Podcast
* Grantland Pop Culture
* Grantland Sports
* Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin
* Hollywood Prospectus
* Jalen & Jacoby
* Rembert Explains
* Adam & Drew Show (Adam Carolla & Dr Drew)
* Upvoted by Reddit
* This American Life
* 1 Day Business Breakthrough (haven't listened yet, but it's in my feed)
* 99% Invisible
* Bret Easton Ellis Podcast
* Criminal (haven't listened yet, but it's in my feed)
* Deadcast (Sports, from deadspin.com)
* Entreprogrammers (haven't listened yet, but it's in my feed)
* Here Be Monsters (haven't listened yet, but it's in my feed)
* Kalzumeus Podcast (patio11 & others)
* Mixergy (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
* NPR Fresh Air (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
* NPR Invisibilia (haven't listened yet, but it's in my feed)
* PO'd with Dennis Miller & Adam Carolla (probably going to remove this soon)
* Reply All (haven't listened yet, but it's in my feed)
* Startups for the Rest of Us (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
* Adam Carolla Podcast (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
* Andy Greenwald Podcast (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
* Dr Drew Podcast (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
* The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures
* WTF w/ Mark Maron (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
* You Made it Weird w/ Pete Holmes (I mark a lot of these as listened without listening)
Common Sense with Dan Carlin - Episodes covering recent events. The host is opinionated, but very interesting.
Skeptic's Guide to the Universe - this podcast covers science, but mostly is about combating pseudoscience in society. The hosts can seem dismissive, but I agree with them, so I like it.
EconTalk - I'd say some of these are a step above pop Econ. The variety and high stature (some Nobel laureates) of the guests is impressive.
StarTalk - NGT, what else is there to say. I like the comedians he has on as cohosts too.
Stuff You Missed In History Class - less in depth than hardcore history above, but also more easily consumed.
How To Start a Startup - good advice on startups. This is one you listen to over and over again.
Startup - this one doesn't have a lot of specific advice on starting a startup, but is interesting nonetheless.
Lexicon Valley -Etymology of different a words and phrases. Good hosts.
I Love Marketing - covers direct response marketing. The hosts can seem self serving, but the early episodes are very informative.
• Hansel Minutes - http://hanselminutes.com/
• Architectural Concepts - http://www.architecturecast.net/
• Security Now - https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm
• Arming the Donkeys - http://danariely.com/tag/arming-the-donkeys/
• Freakonomics - http://freakonomics.com/category/freakonomics-radio/podcasts...
• Planet Money - http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/127413729/podcast/
• This American Life - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast
* Kalzumeus Podcast | http://www.kalzumeus.com/category/podcasts/feed/ | infrequent show that is more focused on the business/marketing side of software products, hosted by @patio11 | ★★★½
* Ruby Rogues | http://devchat.tv/ruby-rogues/ | weekly panel discussion about programming (emphasis on Ruby) | ★★★ (can vary wildly based on topic/panel)
* The Bike Shed | http://bikeshed.fm/ | biweekly show discussing thoughtbot's experiences in web development (Rails-heavy) | ★★★
* TechZing | http://techzinglive.com/ | a "two people talking" genre podcast about programming, software business, general HN-like topics; a bit hard to approach but I've been listening for over 250 episodes so I'm fully dug in at this point | ★★★
Additionally I mix up all the technical podcasts with a couple others: Stop Podcasting Yourself (Canadian comedy podcast), Tim Ferriss Show (interviews with world-renowned experts), The Random Show (Tim Ferriss + Kevin Rose talking about random things that interest them), and Back to Work (Merlin Mann vehicle for talking about productivity/work-life balance).
I use PocketCasts for Android (worth every penny) and a Griffin Technology BlueTrip AUX car adapter to listen to podcasts while driving. This replaces the radio/music for me when driving.
Here's a good starting point: http://dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-41-thors-angel...
How does Hardcore Hisotry stack up in this regard?
If you are more interested in the primary sources, he's probably not for you, but if you want to feel history rather than just hear about it, then I highly recommend.
* EconTalk - http://www.econtalk.org/ - Still pop-economics oriented, but definitely deeper than Planet Money. The people Russ interviews have changed my opinion on controversial issues many times.
* Writing Excuses - http://www.writingexcuses.com/ - I don't currently write fiction and it is very low on my priority list, but hearing authors describe how they deal with all aspects of writing is interesting to me. They cover different kinds of plots, common plot/character issues, and plenty of meta topics about writing/publishing.
* Behind the News with Doug Henwood - http://www.kpfa.org/all-programs/behind-news-doug-henwood - The stuff that Doug thinks are important are usually not the things that I feel are important which is why I like listening to his shows. It's nice to hear different takes on the world.
* Skeptic's Guide to the Universe - http://www.theskepticsguide.org/ - I often listen to this for light half-zoned-out entertainment, but they often talk about science news/history that I wouldn't hear otherwise and are usually entertaining.
* 99% Invisible - http://99percentinvisible.org/ - I think of this as Planet Money for Design. It has introduced me to new ways of looking at cities.
* Quirks and Quarks - http://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks - Probably my favorite Science news story podcast. I find it has less fluff than Science Friday.
* Brain Science Podcast - http://brainsciencepodcast.com/ - Has some interesting interviews with experts in the current understanding of the brain.
Both dance around our world regularly enough to include them.
Sure listening to his initial pitch to Chris Sacca is horrifying and hilarious, but eventually people just start throwing money at him. Everywhere he turns someone is trying to invest. I'm not saying this doesn't happen, but because of who he is the "money" side of things neatly works itself out for him.
Again, I love the podcast and I think Alex is completely honest in it, but he never has to confront the issue of runway which is probably the most nerve-wracking part of being starting a company.
* Startups For the Rest of Us - "The podcast that helps developers be awesome at launching software products" - http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/
One episode per week, like clockwork. Typically ~30 minutes long. Actionable stuff. Whenever I get a new episode of this podcast it instantly goes to top of listening queue. Also, I listen to it 1x speed, because I don't want to miss anything.
* This Developer's Life - "Stories About Developers and Their Lives" - http://thisdeveloperslife.com/
One episode per forever, extremely uneven schedule. Typically ~60 minutes long or so. Sort of This American Life, but - as you already figured out - with the developer angle.
Still sad that they stopped recording it last year, but for new listeners, it's still worth watching all old episodes.
In the words of the great Kenneth Robinson: "neither a bayer or lender be!"
Enjoy No agenda!
* NodeUp - http://nodeup.com
* This American Life - http://thisamericanlife.org/
* Fresh Air - http://npr.org/programs/fresh-air/
* Invisibilia - http://npr.org/programs/invisibilia
* StartUp Podcast - http://gimletmedia.com/show/startup
A fantastic conversation into Music, Culture, the internet, people, life, San Francisco, Seattle and Super Train.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman: http://designobserver.com/topic/designmatters/1039
Fantastic interviews with titans of the design industry.
* Nick Bostrom on Superintelligence: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/12/nick_bostrom_on.htm...
* Piketty on Inequality and Capital in the 21st Century: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/09/thomas_piketty.html
1. NPR Planet Money -- http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/
2. Talking Machines -- http://www.thetalkingmachines.com/
3. Intelligence squared (debates; through NPR) -- http://www.npr.org/series/6263392/intelligence-squared-u-s/
I've also heard good things about Marketplace -- http://www.marketplace.org/podcasts
This American Life - http://thisamericanlife.org/
The Moth - http://themoth.org/
Selected Shorts - http://www.selectedshorts.org/
Wiretap - http://www.cbc.ca/radio/wiretap
Serial - http://serialpodcast.org
Radio Lab - http://radiolab.org/
Politics & Econ
On The Media - http://onthemedia.org/
Common Sense - http://dancarlin.com/common-sense-home-landing-page/
Hardcore History - http://dancarlin.com/home-hh-54/
Planet Money - http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/127413729/podcast/
Econtalk - http://www.econtalk.org/
* TechZing (http://techzinglive.com)
* The Rocketship Podcast (http://rocketship.fm/)
* 2600's Off The Hook (http://www.2600.com/offthehook/archive_ra.html)
- This American Life
- Snap Judgment
- The Moth Radio Hour
- Planet Money
- The Meteor Podcast
Can someone please distill a top ten list from all these Hacker News comments?
Also, man oh MAN do I miss Pod of Funk.
There is a lot of wisdom on family life as a bootstrapper. I also like it because it's a small window into the reality of things, rather than just the 'glossy version'.
Our favorite interview so far (feels like picking your favorite kid!) has been with Sandi Metz, partly because it's so funny to me to have discussed object-oriented design for a non-technical audience. But she had some tremendous, actionable insights for people who want to know how software works without knowing how to write it.
I'm hoping we can bridge the gap a little bit. Ideally, if a non-technical friend or colleague asked me – "hey, what is continuous deployment, anyway?" – I would point them here for an approachable 30,000 foot view. We have a lot of work to do to get there, though.
Also Serial, 10 eps, was also very good.
- The Infinite Monkey Cage is an awesome (and funny) panel on a variety of science topics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc
- 99% Invisible always captivates me: http://99percentinvisible.org
- No Such Thing as a Fish is always hilarious and actually quite interesting: http://qi.com/podcast/
It's just a delight.
- Startup - http://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/ - a show about starting a company.
- Reply all - http://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/ - a show about internet culture and peculiarities.
Not tech related, Radiotopia has quite a few decent podcasts. I've been really enjoying The Allusionist, which is about the English language.
* Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/radio/freakonomics-radio-podcast-arc...
* WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/
* The Champs: http://www.thechamps.libsyn.com/
* This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/
* The Todd Barry Podcast: http://www.feralaudio.com/show/the-todd-barry-podcast/
* Call Chelsea Peretti: http://www.feralaudio.com/show/call-chelsea-peretti/
* You Made It Weird: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast_channel/you-made-it-weird-cha...
* Here's The Thing: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/
self-promotion disclaimer I also host one about in-person, uncensored conversations with uncommon people. http://oznog.com
* How did this get made?: http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/
* RISK!: http://risk-show.com/
* Keith and the Girl: http://www.keithandthegirl.com/
* The Best Show: http://thebestshow.net/
* The Dinner Party Download: http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/
* By the Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin: http://www.earwolf.com/show/by-the-way-in-conversation-with-...
* Walking the Room: https://soundcloud.com/walking-the-room
* The Dollop: http://thedollop.libsyn.com/
* Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/bullseye
A journey of a man creating his 1st podcasting startup.
- Partially Derivative : http://www.partiallyderivative.com/
A podcast about Data Science
- Serial : http://serialpodcast.org/
Investigation about a crime, amazing podcast.
For real thought, Long Now. http://longnow.org/projects/seminars/SALT.xml
For current thought, the RSA (including design). https://www.thersa.org
These are good because you get great question sessions at the end of the talk.
Interviews with "spiritual" leaders
Sara Trippet's On Being http://www.onbeing.org/sites/onbeing.org/files/xml/podcast.x...
For more relaxed, WTF with Mike Marron. Really awesome interviews with tons of fascinating people.
The Buddhist Geeks podcast, if you are into that. http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/
For fun, Nerdist/ Captain Laserbeam and also Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars.
Thanks for the tip.
* Free Beer & Hot Wings -- this is actually a radio show, but I've been listening since I was in high school and I'm a huge fan or their humor: http://www.freebeerandhotwings.com/
* Upvoted by reddit -- Alexis Ohanian takes a reddit comment or post, and turns it into a long-form podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/upvoted-by-reddit/id9541...
* Men In Blazers -- two soccer guys talking about soccer: http://meninblazers.com/podcasts
* Wait Wait Don't Tell Me -- humorous review of the news from NPR: http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/
- http://devchat.tv/js-jabber (from DevChat.tv)
- (edit to add) http://nodeup.com/ (great content with awesome Aussie accents)
- http://devchat.tv/adventures-in-angular (also from DevChat.tv)
- I've also heard good things about, http://devchat.tv/freelancers (another DevChat.tv offering), but haven't had time, between the other podcasts, to start working my way through it
edited: trying to provide a list of links, not a code snippet; why isn't standard MarkDown supported on Hacker News?
Particularly Analog(ue) which is a show specifically about "feelings" http://www.relay.fm/analogue/
Feel free to edit it.
Try "The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman": http://www.edelmanfinancial.com/radio
Listen over time and you get an education. You can also check out his books, explore his web site, and end up with a good idea of how to run your financial life yourself.
This is especially good for those in their 20s - start now by putting away modest amounts and you'll be rich by the time you're my age.
Also the "Video DownloadHelper" extension for FireFox will let you download these podcasts and others like them that don't offer a direct download option, so you're not stuck sitting there in real time.
* The Joe Rogan Experience - http://podcasts.joerogan.net/
* Nerdist - http://www.nerdist.com/podcast_channel/nerdist-podcast-chann...
* Startalk - http://www.startalkradio.net/shows-archive/
* Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - http://www.tested.com/still-untitled-the-adam-savage-project...
AWS Podcast: http://aws.amazon.com/awspodcast/
The FrontSide Podcast: http://frontside.io/
The New Stack Analysts: http://thenewstack.io/
Software Defined Talk: http://softwaredefinedtalk.com/
Under Development Podcast: http://underdevelopment.io/
GigaOm had a great one as well called The Structure Show but it's now defunct as of last week.
Thanks for mentioning this, didn't know AWS had a podcast.
Their lateral thinking puzzles are awesome.
• - Partially Examined Life: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/
• - Philosophy Bites: http://www.philosophybites.com/
• - Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast: http://www.billburr.com/podcast
• - The Bugle Podcast: http://thebuglepodcast.com/
All you need is philosophy and comedy, anything else is superfluous.
I am listening to Answer Me This! as I type my reply to you and I thank you for the pointer.
* The Fizzle Show: http://fizzle.co/show
This show gets you thinking critically about what you're doing/need to do in your business, and it provides a good laugh, too. That said, it largely focuses on "content" businesses and blogging.
* The Binpress Podcast: http://www.binpress.com/blog/category/podcast/
I host a podcast for the folks at Binpress, where I interview developers who've built businesses on their software. I've interviewed Canonical's [Mark Shuttleworth](http://www.binpress.com/blog/2014/08/26/binpress-podcast-epi...), Zend's [Andi Gutmans](http://www.binpress.com/blog/2014/09/30/binpress-podcast-epi...) and HashiCorp's [Mitchell Hashimoto](http://www.binpress.com/blog/2014/09/09/binpress-podcast-epi...), just to name a few.
## Off Topic
* Better Call Saul Insider Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-call-saul-insider...
Kelley Dixon, an editor on the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, hosts this podcast with guests including actors, fellow editors and the show's writers.
* Let's Drink About It: http://letsdrinkabout.it/
The co-hosts proceed from the premise that every life event has a perfect cocktail pairing. They've got great guests (often comedians) that chat about what's going on in their lives and, of course, talk about cocktails
and bonus, the excellent but extinct Word Nerds podcast:
(you might need to add/dL them one at a time)
* WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com
* Greg Proop's the smartest man in the world: http://www.gregproops.com/blog/smartest-man-in-the-world-pod...
Typically the episodes aren't about programming, although they do frequently discuss tech topics.
This American Life - Probably the most popular podcast with a long history and an impressive track record of exciting stories.
The Bike Shed - new Ruby/Rails-related podcast from thoughtbot, really like it.
Pragmatic - in-depth coverage of certain technical topics.
The Truth - fictional stories, very good writing, high production values. Feels like audio-only, high quality short films.
* Writing Excuses (Hugo-award winning) http://www.writingexcuses.com/
* Reddit Upvoted https://soundcloud.com/upvoted/
Have a great day
Startup (11 mentions) - http://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/
This American Life (10 mentions) - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast
99% Invisible (9 mentions) - http://99percentinvisible.org/
Radiolab (9 mentions) - http://www.radiolab.org/
Planet Money (8 mentions) - http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/
Invisibilia (7 mentions) - http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/
Serial (7 mentions) - http://serialpodcast.org
Bugle (6 mentions) - http://thebuglepodcast.com/
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History (6 mentions)
EconTalk (6 mentions) - http://www.econtalk.org/
WTF with Marc Maron (6 mentions) - http://www.wtfpod.com/
Freakonomics (5 mentions) - http://freakonomics.com/category/freakonomics-radio/podcasts...
Skeptic's Guide to the Universe (5 mentions) - http://www.theskepticsguide.org/
Moth (4 mentions) - http://themoth.org/
No Agenda Show (4 mentions) - http://www.noagendashow.com/
StarTalk (4 mentions) - http://www.startalkradio.net/shows-archive/
Startups for the Rest of Us (4 mentions) - http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/
The Truth (4 mentions) - http://thetruthpodcast.com/The_Truth.html
Upvoted by Reddit (4 mentions) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/upvoted-by-reddit/id9541...
Anything else was three mentions or less, but I'll likely put my spreadsheet up on Google Sheets.
Comedy BangBang, Who Charted, Improv for Humans
StarTalk Radio (Neil DeGrasse Tyson - lots of science & humor)
99% Invisible (design in everyday life)
Product Hunt (you know)
Diggnation (there's enough episodes to enjoy for years)
The Bowery Boys (NYC history)
Hatching (discussions about NeedWant's products/strategies)
Release Notes (iOS dev & design)
If you've currently got Security Now on your podcast playlist, definitely pick this one up. I think you'll feel like you've been shortchanging yourself all this time.
* Foreign Affairs. Only updated every few weeks, but mostly interesting.
* New Yorker Comment podcast.
* If you are (like me) trying to learn German: 'Bayern 2 - radioWissen', 'DW Wirtschaft'.
Terrified With Dave Ross
The Mental Illness Happy Hour
I'm fine, BTW, aside from the stress of my master thesis.
Have someone you want to hear from, get a list of podcasts they've been on.
Who are all those people in the catalog? There is no filtering by profession, interest, etc. Every picture has only a name label. Very helpful if you have no idea (or you're not sure) who the person is.
A test search 'joel spolsky' (a celebrity that must be there) gave me this:
No matches for 'joel spolsky'
This was the MVP of the site just launched a few weeks ago.
At this point it's expected that your searching for people that you already know, hence the lack of detail for the person.
I had trouble finding interviews with Joel, but I'll hunt some down.
Tons of interviews with people who start online businesses.
Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin - interviews
The range of guests is great, and the conversation is very insightful and humorous.
Stuff you missed in history - http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/
60 seconds science - http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/60-second-science/
* The Mortified Podcast http://getmortified.com/
* Serial http://serialpodcast.org/
* True Story http://truestorytime.org/
* The Tobolowsky Files http://www.slashfilm.com/category/features/slashfilmcast/the...
* StoryCorps http://storycorps.org/podcast/
* The Moth http://feeds.themoth.org/themothpodcast
* The Story Collider http://storycollider.org/podcast
* NPR Sunday Puzzle http://www.npr.org/series/4473090/sunday-puzzle
Podcasts I think of as education:
* Invisibilia http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia
* This American Life http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast
* Radiolab http://www.radiolab.org/
* StartUp http://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/
* Freakonomics http://freakonomics.com/radio/
* Planet Money http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/
* A History of the World in 100 Objects http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ahow
* In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v59gz
Specifically about design:
* 99 Percent Invisibile http://99percentinvisible.org/category/episode/
Although they don't have a huge tech focus, for anyone even remotely interested in either a.) bootstrapped businesses, or b.) travel --- it is the best podcast I know about.
Turns out bootstrapping and travel are naturally synergistic. For bootstrapping you want to minimize burn rate. With travel, you can live (reasonably) comfortably somewhere like Thailand or Bali for 6 months to 1 year off of only ~1K per month as you get your new venture off the ground.
After listening to this podcast for a year I've lived in Shenzhen, China, Ubud, Bali (Indonesia) and Taipei, Taiwan while doing remote Rails consulting to build up a warchest.
So far its been the best experience of my life and I never would have done it without listening to this podcast to hear about all the other people who have done the same.
-All Songs Considered http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/
-KEXP Presents Music That Matters http://feeds.kexp.org/kexp/musicthatmatters
-The Noise Pop podcast ww2.kqed.org/arts/affiliates/noise-pop/
-The Bugle (highly recommend) http://thebuglepodcast.com/
-Bad Voltage http://www.badvoltage.org/
-Innovation Hub (Hidden gem) http://www.pri.org/programs/innovation-hub
-New Tech City http://www.wnyc.org/shows/newtechcity/
-Tech Weekly http://www.theguardian.com/technology/series/techweekly
News & Politics:
-The World Next Week (Hidden Gem) http://www.cfr.org/publication/by_type/podcast.html
-On the Media (Fantastic) http://www.onthemedia.org/
-Canadaland (it's about Canada) http://canadalandshow.com/
-The Economist All Audio (really good) http://www.economist.com/audio-edition
-Inside CFR (super dry, but really good analysis) http://www.cfr.org/about/rss/podcast.html
-Money Talking http://www.wnyc.org/shows/moneytalking/
-The New Yorker the Political Scene Podcast http://www.newyorker.com/podcasts
-Politics Weekly (UK) www.theguardian.com/politics/series/politicsweekly
-What The Papers Say (very enjoyable) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sgy8c
-Death, Sex & Money http://www.wnyc.org/shows/deathsexmoney/
-From Scratch http://www.npr.org/series/126166186/from-scratch
-The Business (the 1st 5 min. of each show are great, then it gets lame) http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-business
-The New Yorker Out Loud http://www.newyorker.com/podcasts
-StoryCorps (Warning it may make you a bit teary eyed) http://storycorps.org/podcast/
-Science Weekly www.theguardian.com/science/series/science
The reboot Podcast
99 % invisible
* The Moth
* Magnet Theater Podcast
#Full disclosure, I'm creating a social platform for discovering and sharing podcasts: http://www.knomad.com/
#Side plug, https://www.audiosear.ch/ is doing some cool things with podcast discovery and exposes searches against digitally transcribed audio from podcasts
------------------------------- [1. Dev / Design Podcasts] -------------------------------
• Iterate | http://apple.co/1MEM8AR
• Giant Robots | http://apple.co/1HVdlOQ
• Isomertric | http://apple.co/1CkElXN
• Programming Throwdown | http://apple.co/1AL7PIJ
• 99% Invisible | http://apple.co/1GdqFAX
--------------------------- [2. General Podcasts I Recommend ] ---------------------------
--Tech News / Startups--
• This Week in Startups | http://thisweekinstartups.com | Amazing interviews. Great tech news insight. Fast paced. Highly recommend.
• How To Start a Startup | http://startupclass.samaltman.com/ | Course taught at Stanford organized by Sam Altman; some of the best distilled startup advice and insight.
• a16z | https://soundcloud.com/a16z | Lots of very smart people having candid discussions about interesting tech topics.
• Stanford ETL | http://apple.co/1uROaKz | Quality of speakers and topics very, but there's a wealth of great insight and stories here from founders to VCs and other interesting figures. The candid Q&A is also good.
• Accidental Tech Podcast | http://atp.fm/ | Marco Arment (co-founder of Tumblr) and co-hosts Casey Liss and John Siracusa discuss tech news, Apple, podcasts, and more.
• Product Hunt | http://apple.co/1FqZlwI | Ryan Hoover and Erik Torenburg interview founders and insiders, typically assoicated with the hottest new products (eg Meerkat right now)
• From Scratch | http://www.fromscratchradio.org/show/ | Jessica Harris interviews founders and surfaces great stories you likely haven't heard in a very NPR-esque manner.
• The Jay and Farhad Show | https://soundcloud.com/jay-yarow | Farhad is one of the best tech journalists out there and they are both great to listen to.
• MVP | http://mvptheshow.com/ | Ryan Block (@ryan), former editor-in-cheif at Engagdet and Peter Rojas, co-founder of Engadget and Gizmodo, discuss tech news. Both are very smart.
• The Tim Ferriss Show | http://apple.co/QG5aka | Life hacking, startups, health, cooking, goal settings, etc. If you don't know who Tim is, google him - he's an interesting guy.
• The Talk Show w/ John Gruber | http://www.muleradio.net/thetalkshow/ | Associated with Daring Fireball.
--Comedy / Entertainment--
• Girl on Guy | http://girlonguy.net/ | Comedian and actress Aisha Tyler (Lana on Archer) interviews actors and comedians. Very funny, very interesting.
• WTF with Marc Maron | http://www.wtfpod.com/ | Marc is pretty funny and he brings on lots of amazing and hilarious guests.
• The Bugle | http://thebuglepodcast.com/ | John Oliver delivering fake news. It's perfect.
• Harmontown | http://apple.co/1BnY0R1 | Dan Harmon (community, rick & morty) and co-hosts do live shows in LA and feature amazing guests. Usually very funny.
• Indoor Kids | http://apple.co/1Auu6vg| Kumail Nanjiani (comedian on HBO's Silicon Valley) talks video games and shoots the shit. He's hilarious.
• Cracked | http://apple.co/1ALKJBT | Cohosts Jack O'Brien and Michael Swaim analyze movies, tv shows, and pop culture. Usually very funny.
• Smartest Guy in the Room | http://apple.co/1xrlF2s | Greg Proops.
• Nerdist | http://apple.co/1h68I6j | Chris Hardwick and co-hosts. Best episodes are defined by his guests.
--Science / Space--
• Radiolab | http://www.radiolab.org/ | Basically This American Life with fascinating scientific insights baked into about 90% of the stories. It's my favorite podcast.
• StarTalk Radio | http://www.startalkradio.net/ | Neil deGrasse Tyson (need I say more?) and comedian co-host Eugene Mirman discuss space and science with a stellar line up of guests. Informative and funny.
• Inquiring Minds | https://soundcloud.com/inquiringminds | Focuses on the intersection of science, society, and politics.
• Invisibilia | http://apple.co/1MF54zm | Spin off from Radiolab focusing on the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Merges scientific research and storytelling.
• UpVoted by Reddit | http://apple.co/15PutIP | Alexis Ohanian interviews people associated with some of the most amazing stories from Reddit
• The Daily Show without Jon Stewart | http://apple.co/1zi10mV | Behind the scenes conversations with the writers, producers, and correspondents. Funny stories and insight into how the show is made.
• Hardcore History | http://apple.co/1zz1dgL | Very long podcasts dedicated to in depth coverage of historical periods. Sam Harris loves it. Very highly regarded.
• Savage Lovecast | http://apple.co/1uapNF9 | Dan Savage reads anonymous questions from listeners and offers sex and relationship advice. Very informative and entertaining.
• Real Time with Bill Maher | http://apple.co/1pHRinG | Audio version of the HBO show. Comedy, politics, interviews, and panel discussions.
• StartUp | http://apple.co/1K5YDt9 | Alex Blumberg creates a podcast about creating a podcast company.
• Planet Money | http://apple.co/1bbrIDO | NPR; some of the best radio reporting on financial issues. They made 30min on the European debt crisis INTERESTING. wow.
• This American Life | http://apple.co/1K5XCRI | One of the very best podcasts in existence. Various stories from American life. Can only listen to the most recent ep in most podcast apps.
• Serial | http://serialpodcast.org/ | If you haven't heard of this, welcome back to the internet ;). Amazing 12 episode story about a real murder in the 90s.
• Freakonomics | http://apple.co/1fldET0 | Authors of freakonomics explore similar issues. Interesting, insightful, and informative.
• Criminal | http://apple.co/1fmyL7k | Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Great replacement for Serial while waiting for season 2.
• Radio Free Burrito | http://apple.co/19qR5RA | Wil Wheaton presents an infrequently-updated podcast with music, stories, and other things which he finds ... interesting.
• FINAL LEVEL | http://apple.co/1zXuTDQ | ICE T has a podcast.
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• Radiolab | What's Up Doc | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=i8Sgvfo3n9
• Radiolab | Juicervose | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=nPgwIKZbpY
• StarTalk Radio | Big Brains at BAM (Live event w/ Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory, Bill Nye , Paul Rudd, +others) | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=9ciLDi6Ng1
• StarTalk Radio | Evolution with Richard Dawkins | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=AlfRdLw0k1
• Girl on Guy | Ryan Stiles (Improv legend from Who's Line) | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=oE6px2jKb5
• This Week in Startups | Josh Elman (Twitter and user acquistion) | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=pcwSWJRbOu
• This Week in Startups | Austin Heinz (laser printing DNA) | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=5svl1R35Me
• Stanford ETL | Salman Khan (of Khan Acamedy) | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=CSE0IUhzL4
• NPR Fresh Air | Larry David (of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm) | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=cgnxA5WCYV
• Product Hunt | Ben Rubin (co-founder of Meerkat) | http://www.knomad.com/episodes/?=WqYFTgqjEW
Do the right thing - UK comedy panel show hosted by Danielle Ward and team captains Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.
Pappy's flatshare slamdown - Comedy panel show hosted and captained by UK sketch comedy group Pappy's.
InKredulous - Skeptical comedy panel show.
News and current affairs
Citizen radio - Independent left-wing political show.
The Bugle - Satirical news podcast hosted by Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver.
Be reasonable - A skeptic interviews people whose ideas are "outside of the mainstream" in a polite and respectful way.
Skeptics with a K - UK based skeptical podcast. Light-hearted, with a focus on scientific skepticism.
Skeptoid - US based skeptical podcast. Each episode dives into debunking a single topic.
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe - US based skeptical podcast.
The Infinite Monkey Cage - Comedic panel discussion show about science hosted by Robin Ince and Brian Cox.
The Allusionist - A podcast about words and language hosted by Helen Zaltzman.
Answer me this! - The hosts Helen Zaltzman (sister of Bugle's Andy Zaltzman), Ollie Mann and Martin the Soundman answer questions submitted by the general public.
No such thing as a fish - Some of the QI Elves that research for the TV show get together to discuss their favourite facts they've discovered in the past week.
Serial - Each series is an ongoing story/documentary. Season 1 is an investigation into the murder of a young woman and whether the correct person was convicted for the crime.
The Struggle Bus - An advice show.
Hanselminutes - Scott Hanselman interviews people about programming/technical related things.
The Comedian's Comedian Podcast - UK comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews other comedians about comedy, performing and their writing process. The majority of the guests are UK based, but with a good number of Australian, New Zealand and US comics.
Michael Legge - UK based stand-up comic Michael Legge sporadically reads out his blogs.
Richard Herring's Warming Up - UK comedian Richard Herring reads out his daily blogs.
Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast - Richard Herring interviews comedians at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast - Richard Herring interviews various celebrities.
Richard Herring's As It Occurs to Me - UK comedian Richard Herring performs a mix of stand-up and sketch comedy based on the past week with co-performers Dan Tetsell, Emma Kennedy and Christian Reilly.
Ludology - In depth discussions around the topic of table-top gaming. Occasional interview with board game designers.
The Collings and Herrin podcast - UK comedian Richard Herring and presenter Andrew Collins in the "two dudes talking" genre.
Harmontown - Dan Harmon (creator of Community) and Jeff Davis chat on stage in front of an audience, often get drunk, interview guests, and play Dungeons and Dragons.
Hello Internet - CGP Grey (CGP Grey YouTube channel) and Brady Haran (Numberphile, Periodic Videos, Computerphile, BackstageScience, Bibledex, BradyStuff, Deep Sky Videos, FavScientist, Foodskey, Nottingham Science, Objectivity, PsyFile, PhilosophyFile, Sixty Symbols, Words of the World + more YouTube channels) in the "two dudes talking" genre.
Matt & Mattingly's Ice Cream Social - Two Vegas based improv comics and a sound engineer in the "dudes talking" genre.
Penn's Sunday School - Magician Penn Jillette and co-hosts Matt Donnelly and Michael Goudeau in the "dudes talking" genre.
ShopTalk - http://shoptalkshow.com/feed/
EconTalk - http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/EconTalk.xml
The Loosely Coupled Podcast - http://looselycoupled.info/atom.xml
pyvideo.org - http://pyvideo.org/video/rss
The Web Ahead - http://feeds.5by5.tv/webahead
Ruby Rogues - http://feeds.feedburner.com/RubyRogues
Programming Throwdown - http://programmingthrowdown.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default...
Turing-Incomplete - http://feeds.feedburner.com/Turing-Incomplete