We are living in the golden age of audio.
That might be a big statement considering that audio technology has been around for almost 150 years, but with the availability of online streaming and mobile devices, we have so much great audio at our fingertips that it’s mind-blowing.
To help with the plethora of choices, here are some of my favorite podcasts.
Hardcore History by Dan Carlin
Captivating, incredibly well-researched and my all-time favorite podcast. Even if you’re not into history, you will be after listening to this.
What if there was a show that did top-notch investigative journalism about all the crazy shit that happens on the internet? Meet Reply All, and their hosts are hilarious as well. I’ve listened to every episode.
Sleep With Me
I don’t even know what to say about this podcast other than I’ve been telling everyone about it since I found it two weeks ago. It’s a podcast designed to put you to sleep, but it’s also incredibly witty and well done.
Common Sense by Dan Carlin
I never used to care about politics, but this podcast has me totally fascinated. Dan Carlin does an incredible job of picking apart current events in a way that’s both insightful and as objective as one can be.
A podcast about what it’s really like to start a company, told by Alex Blumberg, one of the best storytellers in public radio. Fascinating and educational.
Christopher Ryan is a irreverent guy who has fascinating guests on, and as the name suggests, has off-the-cuff conversations with them about just about anything. Typical topics include travel, living un-conventionally and sex.
Podcasts I Host
I bet you already knew that I had a podcast, right? You didn’t? Well you are in luck. I read each article every week and you can subscribe and download them for free on iTunes. People say I have a nice narrating voice.
Darken the Page
Conversations about the creative process with writers, songwriters and artists. Hosted by yours truly and as entertaining as it is inspiring.
Also see a list of my favorite audiobooks.