Soothing Radio Voices, and the Faces They Come From
Eff you, vocal fry haters.
- •Scott CarrierHome of the Brave, This American Life, etc. This guy, man. His is my favorite voice in all of radio.
- •Terry GrossFresh Air. This is such an obvious entry but so so true.
- •Anna SaleDeath, Sex, & Money. I would probably tell her my darkest secrets.
- •Ofeibea Quist-ArctonNPR. Come on. The way she says Dakar is EVERYTHING.
- •Jack HittThis American Life. If you haven't heard him tell he story of telling his daughter about Martin Luther King, Jr. go do it right now.
- •Eleanor BeardsleyNPR, Paris correspondent. Until this year I thought she had the best assignment.
- •Jon RonsonThis American Life. I feel like this is kind of cheating because he's so rare of a contributor (I ought to put David Sedaris in here too I guess) but I LOVE the contributions he's made and his voice is so pleasantly neurotic and I made everyone in my family read The Psychopath Test.
- •Sylvia PoggioliNPR, Italy correspondent. Definitely has the best gig.
- •Josh Clark and Chuck BryantStuff You Should Know. They may just be soothing to me because I've listened to their voices for 200+ hours, or because they're Southern like me, but goodness. They're great.
- •Isaiah ShefferLate Host of Selected Shorts. ❤️
- •Ugh I could do this all night. I love you public radio/podcasts.
- •Crap! I forgot Roman Mars!99% Invisible. Do you like architecture and design and a voice so soothing you might fall asleep? Then I've got the podcast for you!