Podcasts

I thoroughly enjoy listening to podcasts while commuting, running, and sipping coffee.

/Filmcast

/Filmcast (or “slashfilmcast”) features David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata reviewing the latest movies.

99% Invisible

99% Invisible is my favorite design and architecture podcast. Roman Mars can make any topic enthralling.

Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast (or “ATP”) features Marco Arment, Case Liss, and John Siracusa discussing Apple and the tech industry.

Acquired

Acquired features David Rosenthal and Ben Gilbert discussing the history of tech founders and the companies they build.

The Daily

The Daily features Michael Barbaro interviewing journalists and experts about current events.

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.

Exponent

Exponent features Ben Thompson and James Allworth discussing the tech industry.

The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show features Ezra Klein interviewing a variety of experts about interesting topics.

FiveThirtyEight Politics

FiveThirtyEight Politics features Nate Silver and his crew of journalists and statistics nerds discussing politics.

The Flop House

The Flop House features Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington discussing horrible movies with a dash of improvisation.

Fresh Air

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 Romesh Ranganathan interviewing musicians about their favorite hip hop and rap albums.

How Did This Get Made

How Did This Get Made features Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas discussing horrible movies. It might be my favorite podcast. I’ve seen them live four times.

The Incomporable

The Incomporable features Jason Snell and pals discussing geeky media. Start with the Sneakers episode.

The Kevin Rose Show

The Kevin Rose Show features Kevin Rose interviewing entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, and more about a very wide range of topics.

The Observatory

The Observatory features Michael Beirut and Jessica Helfand discussing the latest design industry news. No, not user experience design. Capital “D” design.

Office Ladies

Office Ladies features Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey discussing one episode of The Office each week. Their stories from the days of filming are so fun.

Original Content

Original Content features Anthony Ha, Jordan Crook, and Darrell Etherington discussing the latest TV shows from Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, etc.

Peach and Prosperity

Peach and Prosperity features Julia Levy and her father interviewing Atlanta-based entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Political Gabfast

Political Gabfest 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

Presentable features Jeff Veen interviewing designers and entrepreneurs.

Recode Media

Recode Media features Peter Kafka interviewing journalists, executives, and artists about media, entertainment, and tech.

Reply All

Reply All features PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman telling stories from the Internet. I know that doesn’t make much sense. Just trust me.

Rework

Rework features Basecamp’s founders and employees discussing the latest at Basecamp. The hosts also occasionally interview small business owners.

Simple Beep

Simple Beep features Ed Cormany and Brian Sutorius discussing Apple’s history. This one is for fanboys.

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.

The Talk Show

The Talk Show features Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, my favorite Apple journalist, interviewing journalists, engineers, and, occasionally, Apple executives about… Apple.

The Vergecast

The Vergecast features Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discussing the latest in tech. Some episodes include interviews with prominent figures in the tech industry.