Updated on December 10, 2021
Lately, I’ve been listening to a few new podcasts, along with my usual ones. Usually my podcast listening is to NPR ones, but the newer ones are from outside the realm of public radio.
As for how I’m listening to podcasts nowadays, I’m still using Stitcher, after trying several web-based podcast players. Google’s announced plans to include podcast support soon in Google Play Music, which’d be a nice reversal on “spring cleaning” its old podcast app. But for now, Stitcher’s working OK. It’s also the only web-based podcast player that could handle (via buffering) my workplace’s spotty WiFi without losing my place in the podcast.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been listening to:
NPR offers a podcast of its tech-related news stories from “All Things Considered,” “Morning Edition,” and other news programs. It’s updated on a daily basis.
NPR offers several times a week “Planet Money,” a podcast covering various financial topics, both current (the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty) or historical (why Coke stayed a nickel for 70 years).
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
NPR’s long-running panel quiz show airs every Saturday, and is usually pretty funny.
On the Media
A weekly public radio program discussing media-related news stories.
Less Than Live with Kate or Die
A podcast featuring comics writer/artist Kate Leth.
Black Girl Nerds
A podcast featuring the person behind the website and Twitter account Black Girl Nerds.
This Week in Tech (TWiT)
A long-running (and at two hours, fairly lengthy) podcast discussing the previous week’s worth of tech news.
This Week in Google
A weekly companion podcast to TWiT above, focusing on Google-related news. Like its parent podcast, “This Week in Google” is also fairly long.
A podcast updated daily, TWiT Bits is a compilation of various short tech news stories from the other TWiT podcasts. This one’s only several minutes long.