Podcasts Episodes That Have Made You think...and Think and Think and Think

The most satisfying podcast episodes are the ones that get your wheels turning. Our office lists some of our most memorable listens. What's your favorite, most thought-provoking episode?
  1. Radiolab - Are You Sure?
    Radiolab always leave me in a state of wonder, this episode especially. Exactly how thin is the line between doubt and certainty? - Emily listen at: http://www.radiolab.org/story/278075-are-you-sure/
  2. Mystery Show - Belt Buckle
    This is a story about a young boy who finds a special object in the street. I remember walking down the street listening to this episode with tears pouring down my face. - Kim Listen at: http://www.wnyc.org/story/case-3-belt-buckle/
  3. This American Life – Somewhere in the Arabian Sea
    The entire episode took place on a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea in 2002. People detail how they spend their days, why they're on the ship in the first place - it's incredible. - Amy Listen at: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2012/01/from-the-vault-somewhere-in-the-arabian-sea
  4. The Longest Shortest Time - Should I Have Kids?
    In this episode a co-worker grapples with the idea of having kids or not. She imagines her life in 10 years on the New York City subway, and end up picturing herself talking to a young girl. I started crying. I never thought I wanted kids, but trying to imagine my life not having an experience like that was really inspiring. - Delaney Listen at: http://longestshortesttime.com/episode-64-should-i-have-kids/
  5. Reply All - Shipped to Timbuktu
    An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. How is this even real?! - Kim Listen at: https://gimletmedia.com/episode/28-shipped-to-timbuktu/
  6. Freakonomics - The Upside of Quitting
    We're conditioned to believe that "a winner never quits and a quitter never wins," but sometimes the wisest decision is just cutting your losses. This podcast taught me that if something makes me unhappy or horribly stressed its OKAY to quit. I think about it all the time.
    Suggested by   @irenebean
  7. Limetown - Napoleon
    An intense and emotional listen.
    Suggested by   @lizabeth
  8. Love + Radio - The Living Room
    Suggested by   @emilysullivan