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Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:26:29 PM »
Please share.....

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 06:32:19 PM »
I think there is a similar thread on here somewhere - but instead of fishing around for it:

1. Hidden Brain
2. Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell)
3. Planet Money

All are NPR programs.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 07:04:26 PM »
Agree with above, also recommend:

Living Planet (environment)
Radiolab (general knowledge)
Backstory (history)
BBC Discovery (general knowledge)
Science Friday (science)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 07:05:38 PM »
SawBones, a medical history/comedy podcast

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 07:13:28 PM »
Freakonomics
My Dad Wrote a Porno
How I Built This
Stay Tuned with Preet

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 07:23:51 PM »
99% Invisible
Twenty Thousand Hertz

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 07:54:27 PM »
Sandra is amusing.
I mostly listen to the various NPR ones.
Iíve heard good things about My Favorite Murder but im not into the various true crime things.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 08:00:14 PM »
Sandra is amusing.
I mostly listen to the various NPR ones.
Iíve heard good things about My Favorite Murder but im not into the various true crime things.

Iím trying My Favorite Murder, but I find the banter too long, distracting, and irritating. But I havenít tuned into their sense golf humor yet. Right now Iím not going to bother to learn to like them. YMMV.


Agree with Radiolab mentioned above.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 09:25:19 PM »
1. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me (pretty much the only way I get any relevant news)
2. Dirtbag Diaries
3. Waking Up with Sam Harris
4. MtnMeister
5. Radio Lab
6. Invisibilia

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 10:12:41 PM »
Serial

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 10:15:46 PM »
1. Make No Law (1st amendment legal history)
2. All the President's Lawyers (weekly discussion of legal issues surrounding the current administration)
3. Levar Burton Reads (Reading Rainbow for adults)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 11:26:03 PM »
Agree with many above! Also:

Our Fake History

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 01:28:46 AM »
1. My Favorite Murder (feminist true crime)
2. The Purrrcast (cats)
3.The British History Podcast (does what it says on the tin)
4. Ologies (Science communication)
5. Ear Hustle (Prison)
6. Casefile (more true crime)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 04:21:56 AM »
The History of Rome by award winning podcaster and best selling author mike Duncan
Revolutions by award winning podcaster and best selling author mike Duncan
The history of England
The history of Byzantium

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2018, 08:16:15 AM »
Hmmm. In no particular order:

1. Serial
2. The Last Podcast on the Left (the best, worst podcast out there!)
3. Skeptics Guide to the Universe
4. Criminal
5. The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
6. MECO (space podcast)
7. The Orbital Mechanics
8. The long View (deep dive into board games)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 08:19:22 AM »
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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 08:28:04 AM »
Hello Internet
Pardon My Take
Reconcilable Differences
The Art of Manliness

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 08:53:10 AM »
Hardcore History
Freakonomics
You Are Not So Smart

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 08:57:24 AM »
Joe Rogan (current affairs & mma)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 09:10:43 AM »
Joe Rogan (current affairs & mma)
I like Joe too, but amusingly I don't give half a crap about his MMA podcasts, which filters out about half of them. :P

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 11:56:43 AM »
Agree with Rogan, I think he might be the best modern interviewer.  If you can put up with his pseudo intellectual side, he can have some great conversations.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 11:59:14 AM »
Another vote for the Art of Manliness.  The ultimate in non-toxic masculinity.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 12:04:12 PM »
A couple other NPR ones that I've enjoyed:
- More Perfect (about the Supreme Court)
- The Uncertain Hour (stories from the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk)

Others I've enjoyed:
- Dirty John (binged this one)
- The Numberphile Podcast (this one is just getting started but I like it so far - I guess he has a YouTube channel and is exploring the content in podcast form; math topics)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 12:22:15 PM »

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2018, 02:04:42 PM »
The Way I Heard It (Mike Rowe). Short podcasts modeled after Paul Harvey's "The Rest Of The Story".
The Moth
Levar Burton Reads

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2018, 02:35:48 PM »

The Complete Guide to Everything: You'll learn nothing from these two but their nonsense will have you laughing so hard you'll cry.

Wodcast Podcast: Very loosely based around fitness. Probably not your cup of tea if your not but it's my once a week must listen-to podcast. It was a little better before it was just Eddie.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2018, 04:55:34 PM »
Revisionist History
Law Talk
Thinking Sideways (R.I.P.)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2018, 06:01:15 PM »
Many mentioned above.  Also:

Financeish:

Afford Anything (though I find Paula's voice a bit grating at times)
Mad Fientist
Dave Ramsey (I have learned to tune out his political and religious rants)
So Money
Stacking Benjamins
Oh My Dollar

Politics:

The Rachel Maddow Show
Pod Save America

Business-ish:

How I Built This
The Pitch
StartUp
Without Fail

Long-form interview:

The Tim Ferris Show
The James Altucher Show
The Jordan Harbinger Show

Relationships:

Dear Sugars (RIP-- but the archive is big!)
Where Shall We Begin
Happier

Other:

Frontline audio edition
This American Life
Freakonomics
HIdden Brain
The Splendid Table
KUOW's Speaker's Forum
The TED Radio Hour
99% INvisible

Reboot

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2018, 08:45:55 PM »
Lou Reads the Internet for YOU!
Tuesdays with Stories
Rob has a Podcast
Who's Paying Attention
All the Fixins
Travel Tales
The Dork Forest

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2018, 07:18:19 AM »
Please share.....

The Joe Rogan Podcast. He brings different people on his show and I like the variety

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »
Hardcore History!

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2018, 10:21:39 AM »
Guild Somm.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2018, 10:30:08 AM »
FBI Retired Case File Review
Criminal

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2018, 06:14:15 PM »
Freakonomics
Tangentially Speaking
Rich Roll
Science Vs
Joe Rogan - not into the mma guests

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2018, 10:53:24 PM »
1. Reply All (amazed this hasn't been mentioned yet; it's my all-time favorite)
2. Embedded (NPR; best long-form journalism anywhere)
3. Planet Money and sister podcast The Indicator (both NPR)
4. 99% Invisible
5. Science Vs.
6. Rough Translation (NPR)
7. What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
8. Language Podcasts (let me know if you're interested in Portuguese or French)

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2018, 08:45:34 AM »
Dirtbag Diaries
MeatEater
Anchored with April Vokey

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2018, 09:22:12 AM »
The grand daddy of all podcasts is still my fave - This American Life.  Been listening to that for over a decade and there's nothing like it out there. 

The Ezra Klein Show - he not only interviews fascinating people but gets really deep and pushes people really hard, sometimes, on what they are saying - not just letting them get away with making their fave talking points without being questioned on them.  It's often politics, but he also covers lots of cultural and some science topics.

Lots of other good ones mentioned here.  The only one I didn't see mentioned (also sort of a grand daddy of podcasting) is Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast.  I have learned so much about fetishes and kinks and all kinds of interesting stuff listening to Dan for the last6 years or so.  It's certainly one way I get out of my personal bubble and take in other, different POVs!

Ok - just one more: Criminal. It's true crime, but bite-sized and easy.  You can listen to just one episode if you like, as it's not serialized, and they are usually like 25-30 minutes long. 

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2018, 09:35:16 AM »
Wait, one more!  A History of the World in 100 Objects, by BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, is so fascinating.  I'm thinking of listening to it again soon, as I listened originally when it came out circa 2010 and I have such fond memories of waiting for the next new episode.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2018, 09:37:47 AM »
Pardon My Take

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2018, 11:55:44 AM »
Joe rogan , bill burr, adam corolla(although his political crap lately is too much for me) and the thesmokingtire podcasts are great ! 

OH also who can forget click and clack - The Best of Car Talk - still great and absolutely hilarious !

Because of this thread i just started listening to artofmanliness and so far it is great !

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2018, 12:36:21 PM »
Some not mentioned but that hit the spot for me:

1. The Fighter and the Kid
2. Armchair Expert
3. Court Junkie
4. Sword and Scale
5. Pursuing Health
6. Invisibilia
7. TED Radio Hour

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2018, 12:41:49 PM »
Here to talk up the fictional podcast space, particularly sci-fi/horror-ish fiction!

Tanis
Welcome to Night Vale
Within the Wires
Alice Isn't Dead
Limetown
The Magnus Archives

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2018, 01:05:32 PM »
A couple other NPR ones that I've enjoyed:
- More Perfect (about the Supreme Court)
- The Uncertain Hour (stories from the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk)

Others I've enjoyed:
- Dirty John (binged this one)
- The Numberphile Podcast (this one is just getting started but I like it so far - I guess he has a YouTube channel and is exploring the content in podcast form; math topics)

This one didn't pop into my head when I first made my list but I will second this recommendation, if you're into math.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2018, 05:42:01 PM »
A couple other NPR ones that I've enjoyed:
- More Perfect (about the Supreme Court)
- The Uncertain Hour (stories from the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk)

Others I've enjoyed:
- Dirty John (binged this one)
- The Numberphile Podcast (this one is just getting started but I like it so far - I guess he has a YouTube channel and is exploring the content in podcast form; math topics)

This one didn't pop into my head when I first made my list but I will second this recommendation, if you're into math.
If you like statistics try this,
http://dataskeptic.com/
 It's a husband and wife, the husband bounces questions off his wife and then launches explainations from her response. I never had a statistics class, but I enjoy it.
  If you have an interest in science and by science I mean the very wide range from Astronomy to The Mind to electronics to math to Engineering, try Science 360. Here's the home page, well over 100 topics. They call them radio broadcasts, but you can listen when you want.
https://science360.gov/radio/shows/
https://science360.gov/radio/shows/

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2018, 10:21:25 PM »
Podcasts
99% Invisible - design
Aloud at Los Angeles Library - lectures
Clark Howard - consumer advocate
The Feed - cooking, restaurants, chefs
Global Business - BBC news section
Gravy - Southern history and cooking
Great Women of Business - business biographies
HBR IdeaCast - Harvard Business Review
Hidden Brain - psychology and sociology
How I Built This - entrepreneurs and their stories
Milk Street radio - cooking, restaurants, chefs
Moth Radio Hour - true stories
Modern Love - NY Times, stories read by famous actors
Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell
Side Hustle School - small business
The Splendid Table - cooking, restaurants, chefs
Stephen Fryís Great Leap Years
TED radio hour - Excerpts of TED talks with commentary
Tim Ferriss - interviews w/ others are best

Radio
BBC world services
KUOW Seattle - NPR
CBC Vancouver - Canadaís national public radio
KQED San Francisco - NPR
WHYY  Philadelphia - NPR
Jazz247
Jazz 41
Bru Zane Classical radio


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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2018, 11:06:28 AM »
Up first from NPR. 15 minute news brief at the beginning of the day. Love this one for my short commute.

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Re: Your favorite non-financial podcasts
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2018, 02:13:32 PM »
Up first from NPR. 15 minute news brief at the beginning of the day. Love this one for my short commute.

Another vote for this one, I listen to it every day. Also:

Heavyweight - in each episode the narrator helps a different friend explore some regret from their past and work it to resolution; itís uplifting and the narratorís comic timing is awesome.

The Future of Everything from the Wall Street Journal - this one is fun to hear about the edge of technology in a given area and where it is headed.