Once upon a time I didn’t really give a crap about podcasts. Well, I guess it’s more accurate to say that I was ignorant to the awesomeness that lies within the little ear nuggets. But there came a time when my iPhone playlists had bored me and I needed some auditory entertainment. One early morning bus ride through Atlanta and I was hooked. The diversity of content and style, as well as relatively few “commercials” made me an instant fan. Now podcasts are on heavy rotation in my earbuds. I’ve got several I keep up with, but I decided to narrow it down to my top 3, the ones I never miss. If you’ve never given them a listen, do yourself a favor and download, buddy.
I LOVE storytelling. I mean, I REALLY LOVE storytelling. That’s why I love television and movies so much… I just love a good story. But what I love even more than a good story is a TRUE story, told to me by someone who has lived it. That is the beauty of The Moth Podcast. Live (true) storytelling in front of a crowd. Often funny, always interesting.
The great thing about the Stuff You Should Know podcast is that you won’t even realize you are learning something when you listen to it. Hosted by two moderately funny guys from Atlanta, each podcast defines, describes, and explains one (or more) of life’s mysteries. I now understand the BCS college football rankings and venomous snakes like never before.
How could we possibly have a top 3 list without some kind of advice/call-in show? And how could anyone possibly include an advice/call-in show that wasn’t Savage Love? Dan Savage answers any love or sex related question callers can come up with, from how to handle a polyamorous relationship to what exactly is a male chastity belt? He is super sex-positive and doesn’t sugar-coat anything. Great advice no matter how you like to get it on.
Got any podcast gems in your iPod that you think ought to have made the cut?