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.
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.