A curated list of recommended podcasts. All shows & episodes are hand-picked by @DavidPots.
5by5's hosts and guests review their favorite movies. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.
A periodical show covering special events: Apple product launches, E3, WWDC, and other miscellaneous topics. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.
A tech podcast we accidentally created while trying to do a car show. Featuring Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.
Host Bob Boilen spins new music from emerging bands and musical icons.
The Bryan Callen Show is a one-on-one, one-hour interview, featuring an array of different personalities, from celebrities to authors, producers, film makers, directors and other accomplished individuals. We discuss a variety of topics, focusing on perspective and experience.
Grantland's Bill Simmons discusses sports and pop culture with celebrities and media personalities.
Buddhist Geeks is a weekly audio show that presents groundbreaking interviews and discussions with Buddhist teachers, scholars, and advanced practitioners. Combining ancient wisdom with modern technology, Buddhist Geeks aims to catalyze a community of practitioners committed to awakening. Discover the emerging face of Buddhism.
Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great. Hosted by Horace Dediu.
Two middle-aged guys who have not lost their passion for rock 'n' roll talk music. A weekly USA TODAY podcast hosted by Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan.
A weekly show about the people who design our favorite products. Hosted by Bryn Jackson and Brian Lovin.
Developing Perspective is a podcast discussing the news of note in iOS Development, Apple and the like. Hosted by David Smith, an independent iOS developer. Never longer than 15 minutes.
Interviewing the world's most influential innovators in business, design, and technology.
Progressiveradionetwork.com presents Expanding Mind with Erik Davis. He explores the culture of consciousness: magic, spirituality, psychology, technology.
A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth.
In their books 'Freakonomics,' 'SuperFreakonomics' and 'Think Like a Freak', Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore 'the hidden side of everything,' telling stories about cheating schoolteachers and eating champions while teaching us all to think a bit more creatively, rationally, and productively. The Freakonomics Radio podcast, hosted by Dubner, carries on that tradition with weekly episodes. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
Grantland Pop Culture is a varied collection of podcasts hosted by Grantland writers and friends of the site. Conversation covers TV shows, music, movies, and more – a pretty great range of topics with super insightful hosts.
Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Hitler? What was the greatest army of all time? Which U.S. President was the worst? Hardcore History discusses the issues and questions history fans love.
Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weely podcast about science fiction, superheroes, fairy tales and other fantasy genres – how we create them and why we suspend our disbelief. Eric Molinsky is an arts and culture producer who has filed for public radio shows on WNYC, NPR, APM and PRI.
The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.
A technology interview show for the naturally curious. Each week, host Myke Hurley takes a look at what makes creative people successful and what steps they have taken to get there.
Invisibilia (Latin for 'all the invisible things') is about the invisible forces that control human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.
Lore is a podcast about folklore. Monsters, myths, and creatures of our wildest nightmares. Every town has a ghost story, and every story has a root. Lore looks into the past of monster stories, finds the truth, and tells the tale.
Get the latest Mac news and views from the top journalists covering Apple today. Another great show from the TWiT Netcast Network. Records live at http://live.twit.tv/ every Tuesday at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET.
Nerdy nerdness comedy podcast w/ Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray & Matt Mira.
An interview show featuring host Michael Wolf's conversations with technology and media makers. Topics include digital publishing, web, investing, podcasting, crowdfunding and pretty much anything else on the frontiers of tech innovation.
On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Updated every Thursday, a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon face off on the day's hot topics.
Your source for cutting edge information about the exploration and expansion of consciousness. Featured speakers include Terence McKenna, Alex Grey, Daniel Pinchbeck, Erik Davis, Ann and Sasha Shulgin, Nick Sand, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson and more. You can access all of these podcasts for free at PsychedelicSalon.org or through MatrixMasters.net/salon/
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 450 NPR member stations. Check your local station for airtimes. Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website. Radiolab is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org. All press inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Houlihan Roussel at (646) 829-4497.
John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.
A show about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. From Gimlet.
A show discussing various tech topics and how they might effect the world in the future. Each episode continues an ongoing discussion centered around one specific topic until the hosts feel the topic has been well covered.
Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings. Serial, like This American Life, is a production of WBEZ Chicago.
ShopTalk is a podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Each week Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert are joined by a special guest to talk shop and answer listener submitted questions.
A podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.
A series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one. With Alex Blumberg from This American Life & Planet Money.
The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.
Ever wanted to hang with a dominatrix, comedian, famous health guru, scientist, author or Italian prince? Here's your chance. Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is spontaneous, organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths.
The Drunken Taoist is a bi-monthly podcast by writer/martial artist/college professor/whatever-label-you-feel-like-adding Daniele Bolelli. One of the monthly episodes features discussions and interviews with one or more guests. The other includes the infamous Bolelli rants and verbal Tai Chi with co-host Rich Evirs. Topics covered by the show include the common thread is whatever makes life intense, passionate and worth living. Anything that meets this requirement is fair game-regardless of whether the starting point is religion, politics, sex, martial arts, philosophy, history, ora any ofther specific field.
Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live at http://live.twit.tv/ every Wednesday at 1:00pm PT/4:00pm ET.
Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in digital technology. Winner of the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Award for best overall podcast and Best Technology Podcast. Released every Sunday by midnight Pacific.
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him 'the world's best human guinea pig,' and The New York Times calls him 'a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.' In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
Every week Leo Laporte talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Records live at http://live.twit.tv/ every Monday at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET.
The Warrior Poet Project Podcast is not about the creator Aubrey Marcus, but rather about an idea. The idea of bringing balance back into a world that is increasingly polarized, and a sense of tribe back to a people growing increasingly solipsistic. True to the concept this channel blends humor with gravity and levity with depth, as we explore the realms of the mind, psychedelics, athletics, MMA and Sexuality. Buckle up and enjoy the ride! Be sure to check out host Aubrey Marcus on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and follow him on twitter @WarriorPoetUS.
Conversations with world experts on changing technologies and future of the web. The Web Ahead is your shortcut to keeping up. Hosed by Jen Simmons.
Weird Things is a podcast dedicated to people who love both science and are fascinated by the impossible and fantastic. It’s for people who believe a mystery is interesting no matter the outcome. Our goal is to bring our readers interesting content on a daily basis; consisting of original features and links worth looking at.
A tiny show about a big fruit company. Covers Apple's history and the community around it.
Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide. Welcome to Night Vale. (Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. On Twitter as NightValeRadio)
The Wolf Den focuses on starting and growing a new business and interviews others who are influencing the business of podcasts and new media. Part of the fun is hearing about the behind the scenes building of Earwolf.
Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head.