As far as podcasts go, I consider myself a little late to the party...as in I just started using them last summer. Sure, before I became a podcaster I knew what they were and understood their merits, but instead streamed my favorite programs online and that was that.
It wasn't until I moved to London and upgraded my phone that I realized what I was missing, which is basically online + radio content streamed within an at-your-service-style mobile audiosphere. Awesome. And with that, here are a few of my favorites:
NPR - Fresh Air: If you don't listen to Fresh Air, it's beyond time to start. Fresh Air is a daily topic of conversation between my sister (in North Carolina), my mom (in Atlanta), and me, and Terry Gross is amazing. Here are my top five, can't-miss episodes.
KEXP - Music That Matters: KEXP is a Seattle-based radio station that I first discovered working at Teen Vogue. My soon-to-be-best pal Mardi streamed it from her desk, and to this day it's one of the main music sources. This weekly podcast is basically an hour-long playlist compiled by KEXP's DJ's, and it's great.
WNYC - RadioLab: "Science meets culture and information sounds like music" basically sums it up. If you're weary of trying a new podcast for a full hour, try listening to a RadioLab Shorts to start - these are compiled stories which usually only run for about 15 minutes. You won't be disappointed.
HowStuffWorks.com - Stuff You Should Know: I'm starting this podcast on my commute tomorrow, so I'll let you know how it goes. With stories like What's the deal with duckill platypuses? and Does the five second rule work?, I'm not planning on being disappointed.
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