Podcasts I'm Into

These are in alphabetical order - except Good Job Brain needing to be being #1.

  • Good Job Brain
    • Four hosts that cover pub trivia. I’ve honestly learned a lot of dumb things from this show: The colors (in order) for the eBay and Google logo, all of Santa’s reindeers, all the dwarves, the fact that Skittles and Gummy Bears have no flavor, etc. Good Job Brain is like an SAT-Prep course, but for bar trivia.
  • 99% Invisible
    • Covers the insanely minute details over things you’d never think twice about. Barbed wire, pool skating, braille, emergency escapes, packaging design, and voting are just a few of their top episodes.
  • Breaking Points
    • Political, but has differing viewpoints from their main hosts. It seems like most people only pay attention to things that they agree with. This show tries to keep a balance and discussion between both.
  • Grammar Girl
    • Been listening to this one for a few decades now. GG covers the most favorable way to use words and language. This is where I learned “who” vs. “whom” so I can be an annoyingly tedious asshole too.
  • HDTV and Home Theater Podcast
    • I think this is the show I’ve listened to the longest. These guys were around when podcasting was in its infancy. They obviously cover everything home theater. Fairly sure they met working at Dolby.
  • How I Built This
    • Deep dives into the history of how companies start. Typically a discussion between the host and the creator of the product.
  • No Agenda
    • Biased & anti-establishment, but highly entertaining political show. I’m not Republican or Democrat, but lean more anti-establishment. This show is perfect for me.
  • Omnibus
    • Deep dives on one very specific topic with host Ken Jennings.
  • Planet Money
    • Decent, but generic, show about investing, savings, and money in general.
  • Security Now
    • TWiT show that focuses on the major security issues in tech each week.
  • Stuff You Should Know
    • Haven’t listened to this in years, but it’s been added back recently to see if it holds up still.
  • The Daily Tech News Show
    • Brief show that covers the day’s top stories around consumer technology. Fairly good listen if you’re looking for something to fill the silence.
  • The Joe Rogan Experience
    • About time his exclusivity contract with Spotify ended! Using Spotify is such a pain in the ass.
  • The Moth
    • Stories from real people. This show is typically emotion heavy, so you need to be in the right mood. I’ve walked away crying many times from a few episodes, and have been to a taping of this show in Frisco back in the day.
  • The Sporkful
    • This one has been around for a long time. It’s a show about eating, culture, and the history of food.
  • The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe
    • Mike Rowe is an amazing storyteller. If you’re a fan of Dirty Jobs, this show will be perfect. All the episodes are short, and they leave you wanting more. His blog (RSS) also has regularly updated stories as well.
  • Twenty Thousand Hertz
    • This is a lot like 99 Percent Invisible, but focuses on sounds. Microwave beeping, trucks reversing, THX, and the Wilhelm Scream are some of their top episodes.
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