As I have been getting more into running recently (see New Year’s resolution #1), which after some time gets boring AF and I often have time to kill on the subway I started listening to podcasts again.
If you are on a similar New Year’s resolution ‘program’ (how is it going?) or are just looking for some inspiration in the podcast department for commuting to work in the mornings you might find this interesting.
If you’re into easybreasy interviews…
Ctr Alt Delete <- click the link to give it a listen
Emma Ganon (creator and host of this podcast, has also published a book on the subject) meets a bunch of interesting (sometimes very famous) people and discusses with them how the Internet and social media have changed their lives.
If you’re into real life stories (even if they’re sad ones)…
Terrible, thanks for asking <- click the link to give it a listen
You know how people ask you sometimes “how are you?” And instead of answering how you really feel, you’ll just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and young widow Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.
If you’re into laughing…literally all the time (leading to inappropriate situations in the subway, talking from my own experience)…
My Dad Wrote A Porno <- click the link to give it a listen
This sounds really bad, right? Imagine if your Dad wrote an “erotic novel”. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided to read it to the world in this hilarious comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie reads a chapter a week and you will definitely laugh. A LOT. Btw, the three are to be seen on the featured image of this post on top.
If you’re into learning new things…
This American Life <- click the link to give it a listen
This American Life is the dinosaur of podcasts, it’s been around for 22 years. And that says a lot already. It’s basically a podcast about people and their stories.
Dollop <- click the link to give it a listen
Twice a week, standup comedian Dave Anthony tells Gary Reynolds the life story of one extraordinary figure in American history – such as President Andrew Jackson, who was given a giant cheese that stank out the entire White House. You would never learn this stuff in class. It’s witty, funny and just interesting!
Tell me something I don’t know <- click the link to give it a listen
If you like the “Freakonomics” podcast and books you’ll love this one. Unfortunately, there are only 7 episodes but each one is brilliant. Host Stephen J. Dubner of “Freakonomics Radio” and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. It could be anything, from a a fascinating fact, a historical anecdote — anything, really, long as it’s interesting. The panel will test the contestants and ultimately choose a winner.