Podcasts I Listen To: Third Edition

Heather Merrick
Aug 12, 2017 · 2 min read

I listen to a lot of podcasts. It’s been a while since I shared my last list and there have been a couple of changes to my lineup worth sharing. Here it is, in alphabetical order:

99% Invisible: Roman Mars’ gentle musings on design.

The Allusionist: Fun language explorations with Helen Zaltzman.

Ask Me Another: Quizzes and celebrity interviews, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg with music by Jonathan Coulton.

Desert Island Discs: Big guest interviews on life and music.

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4: British comedy, often focused on current events.

The Greatest Generation: Dirty jokes abound as our hosts recap every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin: Celebrities interviewed by another celebrity.

The Incomparable Game Show (Low Definition episodes): Nerds talking to each other about words.

Judge John Hodgman: John Hodgman weighs in on disputes between spouses and others and shares his sound wisdom.

The New Yorker Radio Hour: A mix of in-depth profiles and shorter pieces, hosted by David Remnick, The New Yorker’s editor.

Planet Money: Economics for people who aren’t economics geeks.

Reply All: Stories about the internet.

S-Town (which is over now — listen if you haven’t yet): A look into an alleged crime in the Deep South, and the path it uncovers.

Song Exploder: Conversations with musicians as they pick apart their songs.

Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins: Interviews and improvised stories with some of the funniest people on the planet.

WTF? with Marc Maron: The granddaddy of all comedy interview shows.

Heather Merrick

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