Wonderful things are happening in audio and everyday folks are asking, "What podcasts should I listen to".
So here's a site for all of you precious, adventurous, hungry, beautiful nerds* who dared to ask.

The List

Podcast make it the list because I love them. 

I've actually listened to every episode of most of these and can honestly tell you they are worth your time. But do let me know your thoughts. If you have your own list submit it I would love to share it!


99% Invisible Roman Mars is my spirit animal.   

All Songs Considered Bob and Robyn you have the best jobs in the world and we all benefit. They go to thousands of shows and listen to all the records picking the best stuff so you don’t have to. Because you are old and how could you. I think Bob must take some alien growth hormone too keep up this pace. I love ya for it Bob. 

Another Round First. What?! How? Yes! This show is so hilarious, so right on, so beautiful, so witty, so fun, so important, so exactly what I want to be listening to and exactly what you need. I am stronger because I listen. 

ARRVLS So much beauty in this one. 

Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything One of the most unique, honest voices out there. Come look through his glasses.

Bullseye Jesse how the hell are you so good?! Damn it.

Call Your Girlfriend  Intelligent, unapologetically female and freaking hilarious. 

Code Switch White folks pay attention. Brown folks snuggle in, we gotcha.

Criminal  Investigations with a twist

Death, Sex and Money  Brave and touching

Dear Sugar  Solid advice from your new stand in best friends.

Fresh Air   My girl Terry.

For Colored Nerds  Come on in the water is fine. Like listening to folks with opinions. 

Here's The Thing   If I had time I'd write a thesis about this one.

Home of the Brave  Scott Carrier has always felt Important with a capital I, now he has a showcase.

Homemade Stories Still working on the one liner but you won't regret listening. Who is this guy!? Lala love the world he creates. 

The Intern I just dig how real this one is. Three cheers for Allison!!!

Live Wire Our local hometown radio heroes.

Long Form Like a tuneup for your perspective and energy for your work.

Love and Radio   Awesomely out there.

Modern Love I save this one to fall asleep too. It's a great way to end the day. 

Mystery Show A pro makes her own show and it's awesome. That is if you like mysteries and stories about the human condition.

Nocturne Perfectly perfect for laying in bed and you have just a little energy left and want to spend it in a fun little story. 

Note to Self You can't put your fingers in your ears and humm forever. Time to face the reality of our connected world. Don't worry Manoush will hold your hand.

One with Farai  Love

Otherhood Stories of and from children of immigrants. These american lives.

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu The only political podcast you need. Really. I mean it. 

Racist Sandwich It's like you're hearing a conversation about food but what you're really hearing is the most direct to the soul conversations about race you've ever heard.

RadioLab  You had no idea.

Random Tape  This random stuff is some of my favorite kind of stuff. Use it as a creative pallet cleanser during your busy day.

Reply All  Solid.

Reveal Intense deep dives into the topics and stories we need to know, understand and talk about. Al is one of my heros.

Savage Love Open your heart. Open your mind. 

Serial  You know all about this one. 

She Does  These interviews are important and amazingly awesome.

Sideshow  The internet is fun.   (No longer with us)

Snap Judgement  Solid.

Song Exploder  Just what it says. La la love.

Sooo Many White Guys Soooooooo gooood. That's all. Trust me. Hint: It's all voices but white guys. 

Sparkle & Circulate with Justin Sayre Just what the doctor ordered for a sad puppy like you. 

The Sporkful  Where food is given it's proper consideration. And your little texture issue is totally understood. 

Strangers  Curious how many emotions can trigger tears? Happy, proud, heartbroken, touched, empathy...   

StartUp Take a peek inside. 

State of the Reunion The real america told thoughtfully and with great respect. 

StoryCorps Quick! Go interview your grandma. It's important. Really. It is. 

Studio360 Art is alive and well taken care of by my one of my top picks for living dinner party guest.

Tape  It's like Song Exploder meets Long Form. Hear the stories and learn more about your favorite people in audio. 

The Longest Shortest Time  it takes a village to raise a parent.

Tiny Desk Concerts This catalog is just simply mind blowing. Raw. Beautiful. It's like a private concert just for you. Now you can listen to just the audio.

The Heart Like floating on your back. In a lake. On a night when the water, your body and the air are the exact same temperature. Your feelings swirl. You are what you feel. Love is real.

The Treatment  Smart dude. Great guests.

The Truth  Creativity manifested.

This American Life  All hail the king!

This is Really Important with Jeffery Self  Smart. Fucking hilarious. I want to carry him around in my pocket. 

TLDR  More awesome internet stuff. (Dead but not forgotten. Listen to the Archives)

Two Dope Queens Like the sugar in your medicine, so funny you won't even know you got schooled.

You/Me  Portland is awesome. You knew that right? Also my good friend Jeremy.

Women of the Hour  A heart felt, intelligent, some times funny, variety show about women's internal life, relationships and all the little things that make us special that we forget to acknowledge. Do yourself a favor and listen. You'll feel better. I promise and I love you.

What's the Point? Data for days. Things explained.

Wiretap You Canadians are so funny.

* "Beautiful Nerds" is a term of endearment coined and used by Roman Mars to refer to his listeners. I'm just borrowing it.

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