Friday, December 17, 2021

Praise For Podcasts

 We had a long day of driving today picking Holly up from college for the winter break.  One of the things that made those hours much more enjoyable was the podcasts we listen to.  

It's funny to me how popular podcasts have become.  I bet everyone reading this has their favorites.

Here's my top list of podcasts I enjoy:

1 - The Daily from the New York Times.  Rarely does a day go by that I don't listen to this.  Each podcasts takes one timely story of the day and does a deep dive on it so you come away with a real understanding.

2 - WTF hosted by Marc Maron.  If you don't know this one, I strongly encourage you to check it out.  There are nearly 1300 episodes of WTF, with interviews with everyone from Obama to George Clooney to any stand-up comedian you ever heard of.  These are great conversations.

3 - Armchair Expert hosted by Dax Shepard.  Another interview show.  Often less incisive than WTF but a lighter tone and fun.

4 - The Dexter: New Blood Podcast.  The showrunner Scott Reynolds breaks down each episode with the writers, directors, cast and crew of the show and shines light on items I may have missed while watching the show.

5 - The Succession Podcast:  Host Kara Swisher dissects each episode but also has guests with knowledge about how the filthy rich really live (e.g., Mark Cuban).  They help us understand what is pure fiction and what is an accurate portrayal of how these people actually live and interact.

Now that Succession has ended its season, I'll probably find something new to take its place.  Open to suggestions if you want to share.  Thanks.


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