Is there something like a morning radio show, but a podcast?

If a radio show has an RSS feed, you can listen within the RadioPublic app, no problem. But what if your favorite show doesn’t have a feed? This is when the Podcast Librarian dons her detective hat and starts researching the qualities of a listener’s favorite morning show in order to find a good podcast … Continue reading Is there something like a morning radio show, but a podcast?

All. The. Things. (Love, culture, and Black Twitter)

Detailed Podcast Librarian requests are always fun for me: the more descriptive a listener is about the shows they like or are looking for, the more research rabbit holes I get to hop down in pursuit of the right show. (And if I’m lucky, I get to surprise myself with new shows while matchmaking podcasts … Continue reading All. The. Things. (Love, culture, and Black Twitter)

Where’s the action?

As a cinephile turned audiophile, I’m always looking for podcasts that feel like large-scale blockbuster movies. These three action-filled fictional dramas have a sense of movement and direction (plus some really exciting sounds): The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel — a serial mystery in which a group of kids set out to find their missing friends. Big … Continue reading Where’s the action?

What are some podcasts for developers?

With tech changing as quickly as the blink of an eye, it’s good to have some human perspective on current digital design and development trends and the people behind them. When a request for shows that touch upon tech and software development came into the reference desk, it was the perfect opportunity to share a … Continue reading What are some podcasts for developers?

To be human

Stories about humans — how we think, act, do, create, and exist — are all over the podcast landscape. When a request for human interest podcasts passed through the reference desk this week, I turned to some long-time trusted shows that are excellent for both new and veteran podcast listeners. On Being with Krista Tippett — big questions about the immensity … Continue reading To be human

Great storytelling shows like Strangers

An underlying quality of the podcast Strangers is a close, intimate view into the life of someone else. It shines light on stories we haven’t necessarily heard, or if we have, we’ve never had a face (or a voice) to connect to the narrative. Nocturne — it’s documentary, fiction, and sound all layered together as stories about … Continue reading Great storytelling shows like Strangers

Can you help me find kids shows?

You know, I’ve been what most people would call an adult for years now, but I still have a soft spot for all kinds of kids media, especially young adult fiction and podcasts developed with a youthful audience in mind. There’s something about the simplicity of story that allows for creativity, and though it’s been … Continue reading Can you help me find kids shows?

Help me learn something new through relatable stories

One of the reasons I love podcasts is hearing straight from the people who’ve experienced things first-hand. When this request came in for learning new things and relatable stories (with an emphasis on teen life and struggles), I immediately knew which three shows to share. The Feeling Some Type of Way podcast pops to the … Continue reading Help me learn something new through relatable stories

Scratch my geeky/nerdy/nostalgic podcast itch.

Can you be nostalgic for a time or place you’ve never been? I was born in the 80s but still feel a closeness to it… must be something in the air at that time. Your busy-bee Podcast Librarian Ma’ayan here, checking in from the past with some nostalgic podcasts for a geeky nerd listener. For … Continue reading Scratch my geeky/nerdy/nostalgic podcast itch.