Podcasting is like the love-child of radio and Netflix. Imagine your favorite radio programs downloaded on to your favorite listening device (computer, smart phone, iPod, they all work) and you’re imagining a podcast. Most podcasts are episodic and release new material at regular intervals. By subscribing to podcasts they will appear on your favorite listening device each time a new episode is released. If you like talk radio or news radio or audiobooks, you’ll like podcasting.
Radiolab– Investigate our strange world!
Revisionist History – Reinterpret something from the past: an event; a person; an idea; something overlooked; something misunderstood.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Freakonomics – Tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything.
Criminal– Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
Spooked– True life supernatural stories!
My Favorite Murder – A lighthearted podcast filled with stories of hometown horrors!
Serial – All about the American criminal justice system (focuses around specific stories every season).
This American Life – Each week they choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme
Lore Podcast – Each episode examines a new dark historical tale in a modern campfire experience.
Stuff you should know– – Learn about random, fun topics, like how dogs perceive time, the history of mullets, and more!
Life Kit – Useful tools for life.
StoryCorps – Uplifting, Honest, Intergenerational, Stories and interviews from all over the country.
Dear Hank & John – Hosts John and Hank Green answer listener questions and offer dubious advice.
Coping in Difficult Times
Teen Wealth – Regularly shares stories, tips, and advice about eating disorders, mental health, self-esteem and a host of other topics
The Dark Place – Offers a safe place where people can relate, share stories, express themselves openly and candidly about their struggles, their successes, and resources for help
Mental – Breaks down the stigmas associated with mental health and the discrimination that occurs against those who suffer
Hardcore Self Help – A mental health podcast that gives coping mechanisms, ways to change, etc.