Do you ever listen to podcasts? If you haven’t jumped on the podcast wagon, it’s high time you consider it. You’ll be amazed and even hooked by the incredible amount of entertainment podcasts provide – not to mention some are super informative. From riding in the car to your morning train commute or even while you work, there’s an incredibly broad range of podcasts out there. Meaning – something for everyone. Not sure where you’d even get started? Here’s a roundup of a few great ones just to get you hooked…
#1. If you love Food:
American Public Media’s The Splendid Table is public radio’s culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights updated every Friday.
#2. If love stories are your thing:
Explore the joys and tribulations of love in these deeply personal essays. A collaboration of The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, Modern Love: The Podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves.
#3. If you love honest conversations:
Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin. Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work
#4. If you love old Hollywood:
Explores the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.
#5. If you love to learn…about anything:
How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
#6. If you have a love/hate relationship with all things tech:
Is your phone watching you? Can wexting make you smarter? Are your kids real? These and other essential quandaries for anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everything.
Are you into podcasts? Do you have a favorite?
*Podcast descriptions via iTunes and podcast websites.