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99% Invisible is my favorite design and architecture podcast. Roman Mars can make any topic enthralling.
Accidental Tech Podcast
Acquired features David Rosenthal and Ben Gilbert discussing the history of tech founders and the companies they build.
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!
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.
The Ezra Klein Show
The Ezra Klein Show features features Ezra Klein interviewing a variety of experts about interesting topics.
FiveThirtyEight Politics features Nate Silver and his crew of journalists and statistics nerds discussing politics.
The Flop House
Fresh Air features Terry Gross interviewing journalists, authors, musicians, directors, artists, and more on NPR. She is arguably the best interviewer alive.
Hip Hop Saved My Life
Hip Hop Saved My Life features comedian Romesh Ranganathan interviewing musicians about their favorite hip hop and rap albums.
How Did This Get Made
The Kevin Rose Show
The Kevin Rose Show features Kevin Rose interviewing entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, and more about a very wide range of topics.
Peach and Prosperity
Peach and Prosperity features Julia Levy and her father interviewing Atlanta-based entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Political Gabfast features Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discussing the latest in politics and current events. This trio is brilliant. I recommend signing up for Slate Plus for access to the longer episodes.
Presentable features Jeff Veen interviewing designers and entrepreneurs.
Recode Media features Peter Kafka interviewing journalists, executives, and artists about media, entertainment, and tech.
Rework features Basecamp’s founders and employees discussing the latest at Basecamp. The hosts also occasionally interview small business owners.
The Stalman Podcast
The Stalman Podcast features Tyler Stalman interviewing designers and photographers about… photography and tech.
Stay Tuned with Preet
Stay Tuned with Preet features Preet Bharara discussing current events through a legal lens with journalists and prominent figures.