Five things to hear this week
As the U.S. prepares to swear in a new President, we’re alternating between immersing ourselves in all things political and historic, and escaping into the things that bring us private joy and human connection. Whichever you prefer, we’ve got podcast playlists that’ll take you to your happy place.
The producers of CBC’s Love Me, Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick, assemble a gleaming array of beautifully-crafted audio that touches on just about every emotional color in the spectrum.
Mortified host David Nadelberg collects eight of his favorite episodes — and as you might expect if you listen to his show — they range from effervescent to painfully honest, but each one is worth savoring.
For the political and news junkies, editor Sean Blanda curates a tight, five-episode set of shows on politics and publishing.
We’re seeing history through a different lens, thanks to this group of history-themed shows made by women.
PRX Remix’s Josh Swartz explores togetherness, division, and persistence in his (Dis)Unity playlist.
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 below.