And now for your listening pleasure…Podcasts
A podcast is an online episode, sometimes of a radio or television program, that can be subscribed to or listened to or watched at your leisure. You can use your computer or mobile device. The following is a list of podcasts that are popular or have appeared on “Best of” type lists:
The current season of Serial, a spinoff of NPR’s this American Life, allows the listener a peek into our criminal justice system, by following the machinations of the inside of Cleveland’s criminal courthouse over a year’s time. You can also still access seasons one and two.
|Mystery Show||A podcast where Starlee Kine solves mysteries.|
|Presidential Libraries podcasts:|
|Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner:|
|The New Yorker magazine podcasts:|
|The World in Words:|
|Free Library of Philadelphia:|
|In Black America:|
|Voice of America:|
|The Librarian is In:||From the librarians of the New York Public Library
|S-Town||S-Town is the new podcast from the creators of Serial and This American Life. It is a complex true Southern tale involving a suspected murder, a suicide, horologists, and hidden treasure. While some have praised the podcast, others have deemed it exploitative of the protagonist.|
|Slate's monthly audio book club podcast:||Talks about books from Slate.|
|Missing Richard Simmons||About fitness guru Richard Simmons' disappearance from the public eye.|
|The Uncertain Hour:||A spinoff from NPR's Marketplace radio program.
|The Savvy Psychologist
||Help from clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen|
|Welcome to the Night Vale||Sci-fi podcasts originating in the Southwest.|
|Stories from the world of sports from ESPN.|
|Everything is Alive:||Interviews with inanimate objects make for surprisingly funny listening.|
|Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness :||The Queer Eye star interviews a variety of interesting subjects.|
|The Habitat:||Six strangers are enlisted by NASA to live in a MARS-like environment for a year to research the social dynamic.|
A chapter by chapter recap of every Harry Potter book, with added commentary on Rowling’s plots and themes.
|In the Dark:||This Peabody-winning true-crime show is now in its second season.|
|Slow Burn:||Slate writer Leon Neyfakh examines Bill Clinton’s impeachment in season two, after having re-examined Watergate in season one.|
From Rachel Maddow, a thoroughly researched podcast all about the Spiro Agnew political bribery scandal.
|The Perfect Scam (New!!!)||AARP's podcast shares real-life stories and anti-fraud tips.
|Case Closed|| Solved cases based on true crime titles.
|The Daily||Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, from The New York Times|
|Front Burner||Top stories from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Up First||Ten minutes each morning from NPR|
|Post Reports||Daily podcast from The Washington Post|
|Start Here||Daily evening news podcast from ABC radio|
|Pro Rata||"Smart brevity" with a business slant|
|What Next||Daily news and analysis from Slate|