Top Ten Tuesday: Podcasts Worth Listening To

Happy Tuesday!! Technically this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is supposed to be about binge-worthy TV shows and movies; however, this summer I watched a grand total of one movie and zero TV shows, which helps demonstrate how little I watch TV. Instead, I thought I would focus this list on binge-worthy podcasts. Lately I’ve been getting into listening to podcasts more often, which is something I’ve been meaning to do for ages. Here are some of the ones I’ve been enjoying recently:

The Daily from The New York Times

“This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.” {Source}

Slow Burn by Slate

“On Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh excavates the strange subplots and forgotten characters of recent political history—and finds surprising parallels to the present. Season 1 captured what it was like to live through Watergate; Season 2 does the same with the saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.” {Source} 

Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell

“Welcome to Revisionist History, a podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply. Each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.” {Source}

More Perfect by Radiolab

“Supreme Court decisions shape everything from marriage and money to public safety and sex. We know these are very important decisions we should all pay attention to – but they often feel untouchable and even unknowable. Radiolab’s first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, connects you to the decisions made inside the court’s hallowed halls, and explains what those rulings mean for “we the people” who exist far from the bench. More Perfect bypasses the wonkiness and tells stories behind some of the court’s biggest rulings.” {Source} 

Dear Hank and John by Hank and John Green

“Hank and John Green (YouTubers and etc.) answer questions, give questionable advice, and talk about Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the 3rd tier English football club).” {Source} 

10 Minute Writer’s Workshop by New Hampshire Public Radio

“A peek into how great writers conjure and craft their work. From creative rituals to guilty distractions…what it takes to get pen to paper. Hosted by Virginia Prescott.” {Source} 

S-Town by Brian Reed

“John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.” {Source}

What are your favorite podcasts? What do you think of the ones I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!



32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Podcasts Worth Listening To

    1. I never used to be able to listen to podcasts for very long, but I’ve found that the more I do it the more I enjoy it. They have to be ones that I’m really interested in, though!

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  1. I’ve quickly become an avid podcast listener and am always looking for new recommendations so this is a fantastic post! I’ll definitely be checking out The Daily — I never seem to know what’s going on in current events, which is horrible and I have no excuse to be ignorant!

    I would recommend if anyone is looking for some lighthearted comedy, The Adventure Zone is a great listen! It’s three brothers and their dad playing Dungeons and Dragons together for the first time and it’s beyond hilarious!

    Also, if you’re a fan of ancient Rome and Greece I recommend giving That’s Ancient History a try. It’s hosted by Jean Menzies, who has a BookTube channel called BookishThoughts.

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    1. Listening to podcasts definitely took me a while to get used to. That’s why I like ones like S Town– there are only seven or so episodes, so it ends up being about the same amount of time as an average audio book any ways.

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  2. Such a great idea! I wish I’d thought of it because I listen to a lot of podcasts too and I’d forgotten about Revisionist History. I’ll listen to it tomorrow. I just discovered Voxer’s Ezra Klein Show, which I am currently hooked on. It’s about social issues, politics, and current affairs. It’s really good.

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  3. Thank you for ths list! I have only recently started listening to podcasts. Hardcore History with Dan Carlin is one I really like. Creepypodden with Jack Werner is a great way to scare yourself before bedtime (if you know Swedish, that is).

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  4. If I’m honest, I don’t really listen to that many Podcasts, though I have thought about maybe trying to pick a few and trying them out. This list was helpful for that. Also, Hank and John are so funny. I knew they did Youtube videos, but I didn’t know they also do a podcast. That image though: “Do you pee on your own head?” These are the hard hitting questions we need answers too, haha. Thanks for a great post!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I never used to really like listening to podcasts either, but I think it was just a matter of finding ones that I’m really interested in. You should definitely give the Hank and John one a try!

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