We love podcasts and we bet you might too! The vast number of podcast out there is incredible. You can find a podcast on any topic. To help you find some good ones, we are recommending some of the staff favorites. Click on the image to get more information about each podcast.
A design podcast that’s also about life, art, science, politics–just a little of everything.
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
Hosted by actress Ellie Knaus, Atomic Moms tackles the complexities of modern motherhood. Ellie’s guests include childbirth, parenting, and social action experts such as Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, and Hillary Frank. Great information on parenting, but also a really good reminder that we’re all doing the best we can.
New York Times culture writers Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham discuss TV, movies, art, music, and the internet. “Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2020.”
Each week, Kid Fury and Crissle tackle pop culture, politics, and the occasional mental health topic. The two also dish out their own brand of humor, advice, and commentary unapologetically. This one is not for sensitive ears, but they have truly solidified their place in the culture. As of last October, they also have a video version that appears on Fuse.
Criminal is a true crime podcast. Phoebe Judge is one of my favorite hosts out there and it’s a classic for a reason. It’s not a horror fest. She really finds the humanity in all of these stories. I feel like there’s a lot that’s really timely and provocative here as our society is trying to reassess policing and the gaps in the legal system.
This one is great because it not only delves into all things Hamilton, but the host Gillian also walks listeners through the chapters of Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton book, which is the source material for the musical. If you visit the website, there are notes on the book as well. The host(s) are huge fans of the play, obviously, but the actors are also huge fans of the podcast and make special appearances. Most recently, Lin Manuel-Miranda himself visited, and talked about the musical’s Disney+ debut.
The group brings kids’ stories to life through skits and music. The cast is all wickedly talented and funny so it’s like SNL (at its best) only with kids stories. It’s big enough that famous actors and comedians like Kristen Bell and Paul Scheer sometimes pop in to do bit parts.
Heather Vickery, a success and leadership coach, talks to people who live courageously and have found ways to overcome fear. This podcast helps people who are working to transform doubt and worry, get through rough times, and achieve their dreams.
Fake the Nation for politics with Negin Farsad. Even when the news is depressing, she usually has such great thoughtful and often funny discussions that uplift you in spite of it all.
Rabbits is a pseudo-documentary podcast featuring narrator Carly Parker who is searching for her missing friend Miko and finds herself in the midst of a decades-old alternate reality game known as Rabbits or simply “The Game.” This is a fun, creepy podcast for people who like mysteries and video games.
In an effort to normalize mental health for women of color, Therapy For Black Girls is hosted by Dr. Joy Harden-Bradford, a licensed mental health practitioner. Most episodes feature topics that directly affect mental health, with guest experts from various specialities who discuss treatment options, symptoms, and coping skills. While there is a focus on the unique needs of black women, the mental health information is great for anyone who is curious about starting therapy. The website also features a therapist finder.
Today Explained is a podcast by Vox that will guide you through the most important stories at the end of each day.