I should be writing about Nutrition Month but… yawn. It’s also Trypod Month so here, in no particular order, are the podcasts that I listen to on the regular. I’m always looking for more because I listen to them while I’m running (which is a lot these days gearing up for Boston) and cooking and cleaning and driving so if you have any suggestions for me, feel free to leave a comment!
This American Life – the quintessential gateway podcast. True stories of life in America (and sometimes elsewhere). Usually hosted by Ira Glass with excellent reporting by a slew of producers. You can also find them on twitter @ThisAmerLife
Surprisingly Awesome – a member of the gimlet media dynasty (seriously, they’re churning out new podcasts like crazy). Each episode features something that you probably think is lame but by the time the episode ends you’re converted to believing that it’s awesome. Twitter: @surprisingshow
Undisclosed – this podcast was like the in depth story behind Serial telling Adnan’s story and then moving on to stories of others who were wrongfully convicted in the US. Hosted by lawyers, it’s very enlightening about how the US justice system works (or doesn’t sometimes). Twitter: @undisclosedpod
Modern Love – essays about love from the NYT column read by actors.
Revisionist History – I find Malcolm Gladwell to be condescending and sexist. In spite of that I really enjoy his podcast. In Revisionist History he takes something from the past and reexamines it. Twitter: @rvsthistory
Heavyweight – the new show from Jonathan Goldstein, the man who brought you WireTap every Saturday at 3:30 pm on CBC radio one. If you didn’t listen to that, go binge on those podcasts first. Heavyweight brings you more from that cast of characters you loved on WireTap taking a look at pivotal moments in people’s lives. Twitter: @heavyweight
DTR – a podcast from gimlet and tinder about defining relationships in the digital age. Interesting but feels a little forced.
Missing Richard Simmons – I feel really weird about listening to this podcast. It seems kind of exploitative and yet I can’t get enough. Before this podcast came out I didn’t even know Richard Simmons was mia and now I must know what the story is. Twitter: @missingrsimmons
Serial – I almost forgot to tell you about this one because the last season was lacklustre and ended a while back I forgot to add it to stitcher on my (now not so new) phone. Anyway, the first season was SO GOOD. Even with Sarah injecting herself into it more than I would have liked. Twitter: @serial