Officially, ‘The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money.’
Three times weekly about various economic stories. This is my favorite podcast. I’m consistently amazed how every episode is good. At around 20 minutes each, these are the perfect podcasts for travel to and from work.
Officially, ‘Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life.’ This podcast goes into the amazing stories that made up Providence in the 1980’s and 1990’s. I would rate this as one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to and the depth and detail the team went to when producing this should be commended. Also…. Providence probably should get their voting privileges stripped for a few decades.
Officially, ‘Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.’ Produced from within San Quentin prison, this podcasts goes into detail on what life is really like behind bars. I can’t wait for season 2 to start.
From the award winning 30 for 30 team at ESPN, these podcasts take on great stories from the world of sports. Start with the episode ‘The Queen of Sorts’.
Officially, Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. What this podcast really consists of is Jonathan Goldstein trying to uncover how and why things happened in someone’s past. Start with Episode 2 – Gregor. If nothing else, download all the episodes and listen to him talk to Jackie Cohen.
This podcast does long form interviews with famous announcers and gets into how they got to where they are and amazing details and stories. My dream is that Paul Keels (the voice of the Buckeyes) does the show at some point. The host, Sean Aronson (play by play for the Saint Paul Saints), puts more thought and effort into these interviews than anyone I’ve ever listened to. If your favorite announcer is ever on the show, this is a must listen.
Incredibly, all the Futurama voice talent came back to do an episode in Podcast form. This shows the amazing talent of the writers and the actors. If this were a weekly show, I would gladly pay money. This is an entire genre of podcasts that aren’t being created. Why aren’t there podcast shows? Anyway, this was just a delightful 45 minutes. I loved it so much, I listened twice.
If there are any I missed, drop a note in the comments.