Now that I have a new dog, or new to me at least, I’m doing a lot more walking, and as a result I’m looking for new podcasts to listen to as I find I’m running out. Any suggestions? The ones I currently subscribe to are:
Astronomy Cast. Weekly half hour podcast on the science of astronomy.
Atheists Talk Radio Show. A weekly radio show by the Minnesota Atheists organization. An hour on topics related to atheism.
In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg. A weekly hour of the BBC Radio 4 show on the history of ideas and all sorts of sundry topics.
KQED’s Forum. Two hours each weekday discussing current events in depth. (I only end up downloading about a third of the episodes, those that interest me. Many of the topics are local to the Bay Area.
Lexicon Valley. A sporadically podcast hour on language. Truly excellent. If you’re not listening to this, you should be.
MonsterTalk. A scientific take on monsters and cryptozoology. An hour, sporadic, usually about twice a month.
NPR’s Planet Money. Twenty minutes, twice a week, on economic topics presented for non-economists.
NPR’s Snap Judgment. I just started listening to this. Storytelling centered around a particular topic. Similar to This American Life, but with a different vibe.
Radiolab. Hour-long (sometimes they present “Short” programs) discussions of a topic with an innovative and offbeat style.
Savage Lovecast. Not for the prudish. A weekly 45 minutes on sex with Dan Savage.
Science for the People. A weekly hour on a science topic (or topics) that affect ordinary people. (It’s Canadian too!)
Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe. A weekly hour and twenty minutes on science and skepticism.
Skeptoid. A weekly, ten-minute podcast debunking various urban legends, hoaxes, and false beliefs.
This American Life. The now-classic radio show, an hour weekly.
A Way With Words. An light-hearted yet scholarly, weekly, hour-long discussion of words and language.