I’ve been listening to podcasts for a few years now, rather casually. It’s only recently that I’ve started digging into them more and listening on a regular basis. There are a ton of podcasts out there, which means there are a ton of terrible podcasts out there. Fortunately, I’ve come across a few of what I consider to be the better ones.
These are my regulars, the one’s I nearly always listen to. Whether it’s when I’m doing dishing, cleaning up, going out for a run (a recent addition to me life), or just want something to listen to while I’m working, these are what I throw on.
The Important Ones
These podcasts are essential listening, as far as I’m concerned. They tackle important issues in interesting ways. And are generally really fun to listen to, too.
Of those, I’ve really been digging the first two. Both bring up a lot of good, divisive issues, and talk about them more frankly than other podcasts, which I appreciate. They’re both relatively new, but I’m hoping they stick around for a long time.
Song Exploder is pure joy for a musician (even a failed one). It’s absolutely fascinating listening to artists walk through their creative process. And the inside look at demos and single tracks from a mix are absurdly cool.
These are the podcasts that aren’t quite as important in my personal development, but they’re always a good listen. I use them to keep up on news, tech stuff, and get tips for personal productivity and general living.
- Mac Power Users
- The Free Agents
- Design Life
- The Gently Mad
- The Productivityist Podcast
- Shoptalk Show
My wife is trying to get me into My Brother, My Brother, and Me, but I haven’t gotten into it yet. I know some diehard MBMBAM listeners, though, so there’s got to be something to it.
Other than that, the rotation changes all the time. I’m always listening to new podcasts and seeing what’s out there. Which means I’m always looking for suggestions on what to listen to. Have a favorite podcast? Email me and let me know about it.