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