Creative paths, weird fiction, and head-scratchers

New things to hear this week Podcast playlists from the people behind Not By Accident, Archive 81, Brains On, Haptical, The Big Listen, Maeve in America, Electric Literature, and Radiotopia. The Big Listen: Talking Wife Life Lauren Ober from WAMU & NPR’s The Big Listen, public radio’s broadcast about podcasts. TBL chats with indie producers, award-winning journalists, … Continue reading Creative paths, weird fiction, and head-scratchers

Playlists of good stories — and about how good stories are made

New things to hear this week Podcast playlists from the people behind The Washington Post’s Can He Do That?, Salon, Spirits, Awful Grace, The Pub, Twenty Thousand Hertz, The Bello Collective, and the Podcast Brunch Club. Government 101 Episodes to help you understand America’s government and what’s happening in politics right now, recommended by the team … Continue reading Playlists of good stories — and about how good stories are made

The perfect post-Oscars playlist is waiting for you

Five things to hear this week The real winners are this week’s #podcastplaylists, from the brilliant folks behind Represent, Here to Make Friends, Death, Sex & Money, The Adventures of Memento Mori, and The Ladycast. The perfect post-Oscars playlist, from Slate’s Aisha HarrisScreening Politics Aisha Harris, host of the Slate podcast Represent, shares a few of her … Continue reading The perfect post-Oscars playlist is waiting for you

One of these playlists is meant for you

Five things to hear this week Podcast playlists from the creators of The Organist, MediaShift, Sleeptalker, Kismet, and TriPod: New Orleans at 300. Verbal Virtuosos Explanations of things that are as beautiful (or strange, or rewarding) as the very things they’re explaining. From the creators of KCRW’s The Organist. Happy Media What if you could take … Continue reading One of these playlists is meant for you

Playlists from the Nieman Lab, Radiotopia & more

Five things to hear this week The news being what it is these days, most people we know seem to be opting either for total media immersion or for focusing on other things. This week’s playlists offer great listening for both camps, with collections that explore historical footnotes, the future of news, American presidents, and contemporary … Continue reading Playlists from the Nieman Lab, Radiotopia & more

Danielle LaPorte listens deeply — and 4 more great listens for your week

Five things to hear this week When did you last have a “driveway moment” with a podcast? Were you riveted by a comedian on a roll? Spellbound by a story nearing its climax? Perhaps you were transfixed by a heated discussion, or an engrossing soundscape? This week’s playlists are sure to provide you with at least … Continue reading Danielle LaPorte listens deeply — and 4 more great listens for your week

What’s Gimlet co-founder Matt Lieber listening to?

Five things to hear this week Which startup-themed podcasts does the co-creator of StartUp listen to? Where does the host of Soonish turn for new ideas about the future? This week, we’re answering those questions, as well as listening in on complicated and instructive conversations, opening our ears and minds to audio that blurs the lines … Continue reading What’s Gimlet co-founder Matt Lieber listening to?

The definitive guide to podcast playlists in RadioPublic

With so many podcasts to listen to, it can be hard to know where to start. Do you feel paralyzed by the overwhelming amount of choice when it comes to podcasts? Then we have a #PodcastPlaylist (or several) for you. Our hand-selected collection starts you listening immediately. These playlists are curated by podcasters, authors, reviewers, and … Continue reading The definitive guide to podcast playlists in RadioPublic

The creators of Mortified and Love Me share their podcast picks

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. If you … Continue reading The creators of Mortified and Love Me share their podcast picks