Updated December 11, 2023
Sitting at my desk, making coffee, and sipping coffee
70MM includes a group of entertaining movie lovers discussing recent movies (noticing a theme yet?). They each bring 3 topics to discuss which is a surprisingly good podcasting format.
99% Invisible is my favorite design and architecture podcast. Roman Mars can make any topic enthralling.
The Always Sunny Podcast
The Always Sunny Podcast includes Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney breaking down each episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I adore this show and can’t believe they are discussing every episode. I also highly recommend watching the episodes on YouTube instead of listening.
Accidental Tech Podcast
Acquired features David Rosenthal and Ben Gilbert discussing the history of tech founders and the companies they build.
The Big Flop
The Big Flop features Misha Brown discussing catastrophes in pop culture including movies, Broadway shows, and consumer products.
Blank Check with Griffin & David
Blank Check with Griffin & David features Griffin Newman and David Sims discussing movie directors and their best (and occasionally most expensive) movies. If you enjoy as much as I do then I recommend subscribing to their Patreon for $5 per month.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History covers major historical events in excruciating detail. You think an hour long podcast episode is long? Try four hours!
Decoder features The Verge’s editor in chief, Nilay Patel, interviewing prominent tech and business leaders about tech’s influence on society.
The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
The Dollop covers historical figures, events, and time periods with a comedic twist. I recommend starting with the Uber episode. It’s equally terrifying and hilarious.
Escpape Hatch (formerly Dune Pod) started as a podcast that discussed movies tangentially related to Dune (2021) and slowly morphed into a delightful general movie podcast.
FiveThirtyEight Politics features Nate Silver and his crew of journalists and statistics nerds discussing politics.
The Flop House
Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade
Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade features one of my comedy heroes and David Spade. I kid I kid. Listen to these two interview former SNL cast members.
Fresh Air features Terry Gross interviewing journalists, authors, musicians, directors, artists, and more on NPR. She is arguably the best interviewer alive.
How Did This Get Made
On with Kara Swisher
On with Kara Swisher features Kara Swisher interviewing influential people with her direct and entertaining style.
Search Engine features PJ Vogt trying to answer random questions. I know that doesn’t make much sense. Just trust me.