Dope Podcasts

In order of their charm/return appeal
  1. 1.
    Stuff you missed in history class
    I fall asleep to this twice each week. It's charming. Ask @privateshannon
  2. 2.
    Stuff you should know
    From howstuffworks.com. Also charming. Usually each ep is 30 min. Fascinating but not something on which you have to super focus.
  3. 3.
    TED talks
    Learn about anything and everything from the people who know.
  4. 4.
    Radiolab
    Great musings on a theme.
  5. 5.
    Wait, wait, don't tell me
    NPR news game show. The most fun way to learn about the news.
  6. 6.
    Invisibilia
    Not as good as radiolab, but still very fun and informative.
  7. 7.
    Stuff to Blow Your Mind
    Another howstuffworks podcast. Also super informative and fun. Very light.
  8. 8.
    Moby Dick Big Read
    Various celebrities read a chapter of Moby Dick. Tilda Swinton does ch. 1. When she says Call me Ishmael, you are forced to swoon.
  9. 9.
    Ask Me Another
    NPR trivia game show. Lots of puns.
  10. 10.
    New Yorker Fiction
    A famous author reads their favorite fiction piece from any New Yorker issue ever published, and then they talk about it.
  11. 11.
    Welcome to Night Vale
    It sucks you in and you never want to come out.
  12. 12.
    Scriptnotes
    John August's podcast for screenwriters.
  13. 13.
    Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
    As it sounds. 3 hr, highly researched episodes on historical events.
  14. 14.
    Nerdist Writer's Panel
    Ben Blacker interviews various showrunners, staffs and comic book writers on their careers and what they've learned along the way.
  15. 15.
    Good Job Brain!
    It's listening to a bunch of friends play trivial pursuit, basically.