We got you a present: the best episodes of 2016

5 things to hear this week

The backstory: Every week at RadioPublic, we highlight a new set of hand-curated #PodcastPlaylists — think old-school mix tape, but for podcast episodes. Some share a theme, and others are a selection of favorites from tastemakers like authors, podcast hosts, and publications. Want to be the first to hear when new playlists are available? Join our mailing list here.

As we wave farewell to 2016 and prepare for a fresh start, we’re listening to: the year’s best episodes as selected by The Bello Collective and PRX; gamechanging episodes hand-picked by the wittiest woman in podcasting, Helen Zaltzman; a road trip playlist perfect for a long drive; and a collection of shows that will boost your mood.

If you have the RadioPublic app installed (iOS | Android), open these playlists on mobile to launch RadioPublic and listen now–or follow to listen later.

Bello Collective’s 10 Best of 2016

Ten standout audio stories from this year, according to The Bello Collective.

Best of PRX 2016

The best PRX episodes of 2016.

Helen Zaltzman’s gamechanger episodes

Episodes that break the mold, curated by the host of The Allusionist.

Long Haul

60+ minute episodes for that long car trip.

Need a boost?

Need a pick-me-up? These episodes will cheer you up.

Want more listening suggestions? Here you go.


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