This month, there is a big push to recommend your favorite podcasts to others. As an avid podcast listener, I thought that this was a great idea! If you follow my Twitter feed (or know me in person), then you are aware that my interests expand well beyond education, technology, and history. Here are a few of my favorite podcasts!
Social Studies & History
Backstory Radio – Created by historians, this podcasts explores the historical significance of present day issues.
Freakonomics Radio – If you’re a fan of the book Freakonimics, you’ll love the podcast!
Planet Money – Planet money is another economics podcast. It explores the economy of the world today in interesting ways.
Code Switch – This podcast explores race and ethnicity in every day life.
Radiolab Presents: More Perfect – This podcast explores the history of the Supreme Court. I’ve never before heard a podcast that makes the law so interesting!
Just for Fun
Hidden Brain – This podcast explores how people understand their world and the world around them.
The Cracked Podcast – Do you remember Cracked magazine? It went under. Now they have a podcast. I don’t know how to describe it. Just take a listen.
This Life with Dr. Drew & Bob Forrest – I grew up on Loveline. It has since retired. However, Dr. Drew is still an avid podcaster. This Life explores various topics with co-host Bob Forrest.
Note to Self – Note to Self explores the modern, digital world.
The Film Vault – Anderson & Bryan explores various movies and themes. It’s a great podcast for film lovers.
The Miscellaneous Adventures of Mike Carano – Follow Mike Carano as he explores the desert, local diners, drones… wherever life takes him.
Sword & Scale – If you like true crime, check this podcast out!