Are you as obsessed with the Serial podcast as I am?
I have loved the This American Life podcast for years. It has been my my go-to in the car listening. For me it is the best available podcast option for longer car trips, but now I am suddenly obsessed with the Serial podcast, a podcast spin-off if you will, from the This American Life creators and hosted by Sara Koenig.
My 5 Favorite Podcasts:
“Serial is a podcast where we unfold one nonfiction story, week by week, over the course of a season. We’ll stay with each story for as long as it takes to get to the bottom of it.”
The first season of the Serial podcast follows the story of the murder of Hae Min Lee and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed who was convicted of her murder.
2. This American Life
“There’s a theme to each episode of This American Life, and a variety of stories on that theme. It’s mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There’s lots more to the show, but it’s sort of hard to describe.”
If you are new to This American Life, I recommend starting here.
“Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.”
Radiolab is awesome for people who love the application of science and sound to everyday life.
4. Planet Money
“Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money.”
I would add that you should also imagine your friend is brilliant and an amazing teacher.
5. Freakonomics Radio
Did you ever read the book Freakonomics? It’s a great, quick read that makes economics relevant to the everyday person. The authors created the podcast in 2010 for more fun.