A few months ago, I posted about four podcasts I was (and still am) loving. Since then I’ve found four more — and counting — to add to my regularly scheduled listening. I’ve found that podcasts are especially helpful in killing the time while commuting around campus!
Serial / The world’s most addicting podcast finally started season 2 — and it might even be better than the first! If you’re unfamiliar with this podcast, it tells a true story over the course of the entire season. And if you’re unfamiliar with podcasts in general, start with Serial and you won’t want to stop.
Monocycle with Leandra Medine / I’m a longtime fan-girl of Leandra of Man Repeller, so I was ecstatic when they announced another new podcast by the founder herself. Her 10-15 minute weekly podcast explores everything from burnout to boredom to confidence. Leandra is equal parts intelligent and hilarious, easily making me looking forward to each week’s new show.
Switched on Pop / Now I’m no music expert, but I’m pretty positive Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding, the two guys behind this podcast, know what they’re talking about. I find it very interesting to listen to them compare and analyze pop music artists like Fetty Wap, Taylor Swift, Drake, and (of course) Bieber. They examine the meaning and making of pop music, as well as what makes a hit song. It’s humorous, and I always learn something new each episode.
Modern Love / This one is the newest, as well as my latest find. A collaboration of The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, this podcast features essays from the popular NYT column read by notable personalities (episode 2 was read by Jason Alexander — also known as George from Seinfeld). The episodes are short and sweet, and definitely worth checking out!
Have you listened to any of these podcasts before? Any podcast recs?