If You’re Looking for a Few Good Podcasts…

My podcast diet, as of 2/27/17…

I’m a big fan of podcasts. I probably spend more time listening to them than watching TV or listening to the radio, because when you ball as hard as I do (nobody drives to work every day more than me, yo) there are some opportunities to throw in the headphones and learn and/or be entertained by talking people.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Just an amazing history podcast, from a guy who is a fan of history. For my money, it’s the best podcast there is.

Dan Carlin’s Common Sense
Same guy. He’s a nonpartisan who has points of view you just don’t see on TV or hear on the radio.

Reply All
Covers all things Internet. Always learn a lot listening to this show.

Strong Towns
I never thought I’d be into a show about urban design, but this show changes the way you look at where you live.

The Fifth Column
Another political show that doesn’t fall on either side of the left-right divide. Because these guys work in media, their media criticism is on point. Also, sometimes they are drunk.

The Joe Rogan Podcast
Its strengths are Rogan being a well-read comic, and the length of the show, which allows the guest to reveal a lot about themselves.

Radiolab
An idea show–explores curiousities. Delves into science, philosophy, and human behavior.

Fresh Air
Terry Gross’s news and culture interviews are unfailingly interesting.

Missing Richard Simmons
This one just launched, and it’s promising. The host is attempting to find Richard Simmons, who has not been seen or heard from in years. I have a soft spot in my heart for Simmons, after I took one of his classes.

Hodor Cast
It’s a Game of Thrones wrap-up, and they legit love and care about this show, and they are quite funny, too.

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Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles
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