Have you been listening to any good podcasts lately? I’ve discovered that they make my evening commute home easier, and help me to sprinkle fascinating facts into conversations to keep things interesting. Here are some of my favorite podcasts that I recommend.
If you like random fun facts
Want to be the star of your next cocktail party conversation? Want to learn about tornadoes, cats, the Great Wall of China and much more? Co-hosts Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark, both writers from HowStuffWorks, chat in an entertaining yet authoritative way about basically everything.
If you like crime and Hollywood
Try: Hollywood & Crime
How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? Curious about fabulous cold cases that were solved or never at all? This podcast is for you.
If you’re into audiobooks
1001 Stories For The Road is an audio podcast featuring episodes which will average 15-30 minutes in length and are upbeat, fun, interesting, and informative, often providing backstories to known people and events, and containing an unlimited range of stories which are intended to appeal to all audiences everywhere.
If you’re obsessed with music
Try: Song Exploder
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode is produced and edited by host and creator Hrishikesh Hirway in Los Angeles. Using the isolated, individual tracks from a recording, Hrishikesh asks artists to delve into the specific decisions that went into creating their work. Guests include Björk, U2, Metallica, Solange, and over a hundred more. Full list of episodes.
These are just some of my personal favorites. Do you have any suggestions? Let me know by leaving a comment below.