Turns out I'm incredibly more productive doing administrative/clerical projects while listening to podcasts than I am while watching Netflix. Surprise surprise
  1. So far I've been listening to episodes of "Poetry Off The Shelf" from The Poetry Foundation, but I'd love some variety in here
  2. Please add your faves!!
  3. Dear Sugar podcast
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    Amazing, real life advice from Cheryl Strayed (my queen) and Steve Almond. It's great.
    Suggested by @lexie_elyse
  4. HowStuffWorks
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    The first podcast I ever discovered! Lots of fun facts on it
    Suggested by @sarahte
  5. Ana Faris is Unqualified
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    Subscribed after reading lists about it and it's so funny but also so real. Episodes are long, but go by really quickly
    Suggested by @sarahte
  6. The President's Inbox
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    I am a huge politics nerd so this might be a bit niche, but they do a good job at looking at issues by category that the incoming president will have to take on. It is also not completely depressing which is great for me right now.
    Suggested by @sarahte
  7. Freakonomics Radio
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    Another good one for fun facts! While it is based on Econ there are a lot of cross cutting conversations on things like behavioral science, productivity, gender pay gap etc etc that make it interesting
    Suggested by @sarahte
  8. Beautiful anonymous
    Comedian Chris Gethardt has one hour phone calls with anonymous people. It's so beautiful, insightful, funny and wonderful.
    Suggested by @laboitsa
  9. The hilarious world of depression
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    Suggested by @bsizzle33
  10. The Black Tapes
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    Sci-fi and the paranormal.
    Suggested by @alanarogerrrrs
  11. Limetown
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    Suggested by @alanarogerrrrs
  12. Revisionist History
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    Gladwell investigates an episode in our past (an Elvis Costello song, a terrible accident, Wilt Chamberlain, etc.) that he thinks we may have misjudged. (Part of a podcast network called Panoply that has a huge variety.)
    Suggested by @Jaycer17
  13. All Songs Considered
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    Where I find most of my new music.
    Suggested by @Jaycer17
  14. Coverville
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    All cover songs, all the time. Over a thousand episodes (maybe closer to two thousand, I haven't listened in a while.)
    Suggested by @Jaycer17
  15. The Truth
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    I just heard about this one while listening to Snap Judgement. Some of the best audio fiction I've ever heard.
    Suggested by @Jaycer17
  16. I cannot recommend this one enough.
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    Suggested by @awrinkleintime
  17. Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert
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    I love this podcast so so much. Every week, Liz talks to a woman who is experiencing some roadblocks in her creativity. Liz listens and gives great advice, and then calls in one of her very successful and very kind and very wonderful friends to also weigh in. It is so reaffirming and generous in spirit. I can't recommend it enough!
    Suggested by @hannahbee
  18. Making Oprah
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    More like a mini-series in that it's only four episodes, but a damn good story. Especially the part about how they gave away all the cars.
    Suggested by @marykathryn
  19. You've Got Issues With Anna David
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    Suggested by @isabellmae
  20. Judge John Hodgman
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    Sorry for the double suggestions, but these are tied for my favorite so I really had no choice. Seriously, just give these a listen. So. Good!!!
    Suggested by @isabellmae
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    Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel.
    Suggested by @charlisuitcase
  22. My Brother, My Brother and Me
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    An advice show for the modrin era!
    Suggested by @azilat
  23. Sex With Emily!
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    It's great, fun, informative, different, classy, educational, and Emily does a great job hosting and interviewing guests!
    Suggested by @naughtyedamame
  24. Another Round is so relevant and funny oh my god.
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    Suggested by @natcorbs
  25. Live storytelling by regular people. Comedy, tragedy and everything in between.
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    Suggested by @sarahsolene
  26. On Being with Krista Tippet is a podcast where she interviews people who have certain beliefs or views and the episodes are long but fruitful and really interesting. It's mostly about spiritual life/the soul/human nature, but not in a preachy, or necessarily religious, way
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    Suggested by @iheartmonkeys99
  27. I'm a SUCKER for anything about love and this is one of my all time favorite things. People submit essays about love (not just romantic!) and they're performed by uh performers (actors, authors, newscasters, etc.)
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    Suggested by @iheartmonkeys99
  28. I was v skeptical about this, but my friend made me listen to an episode and it was pretty hilarious. It's also comedy + womanly sexual empowerment in addition to talking about their experiences
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    Suggested by @iheartmonkeys99
  29. Wow, friends, I am so overwhelmed by your responses! Thanks for your help!
    I can tell by the way y'all came out all guns blazing that I will enjoy the podcast world very much