Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I have written lists of podcasts that sound interesting to me before, like here, here, and here. But happily, podcasts keep on coming! Recently I spotted a list of the "19 Best Podcasts of 2017" from Esquire. Here are a few that I might try to check out (not that I have enough hours left in my life for all these amazing productions, but better feast than famine).
  • Pod Save America: A political podcast for people not yet ready to give up or go insane.
  • Nancy: Join BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay.
  • Terrible, Thanks for Asking: You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that.
  • The Daily: This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro.
  • Crimetown: The culture of crime in different American cities. 
  • Missing Richard Simmons: Per Esquire, "Fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared in February of 2014—he stopped teaching his regular classes, cut off all communication with his friends, and seemingly became a recluse—and nobody knew why. Filmmaker Dan Taberski, a friend of Simmons', sets out to find out what happened." 
  • Up and Vanished: A reexamination of a cold case √† la Serial.  
  • Homecoming: "A psychological thriller so gripping, tightly scripted, and star-studded" (Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, and David Schwimmer) "that it feels like a movie in your memory. Told largely through a nonlinear series of phone calls and taped therapy sessions."
  • Las Culturistas: Per the website itself: "Ding dong! Join your culture consultants Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Honey, come and get your life."
  • Presidential: An in-order exploration of the 44 presidents of the United States. (Yes, there is 45*. No, he is not included—or, arguably, a president.)
The article lists more, so go check it out if you want more.

And here are a few more "best podcasts of 2017" (or just generally) sites, as of today:

NME (a British music magazine)
Complex (also British, I'm guessing)

Okay. Now I'm going to choose one of these podcasts and go make some turkey chili!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for these and the reminder about Presidential. I’d forgotten about it. So glad it ends with the 44th.