Podcasts

Top 10 Favorite Podcasts


podcastPod Save America (Crooked Media)
What happens with a bunch of former Obama staffers during the age of Donald Trump get together on the mic? This hilarious and motivating podcast, of course! Awesome interviews and enlightening commentary make this podcast, just one in the Crooked Media empire, a must-listen!


10881946On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah (ReformJudaism.org)
Simple, insightful, and inspiring commentary on each week’s Torah portion from Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Sometimes on his own and sometimes featuring special guest interviews, Rabbi Jacobs gives some perspective to make your week that much better!


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Honest and real conversations on the topic that everyone (well, not everyone) seems to be talking about but doesn’t really, truly understand: race. Each episode examines an event, conversation, success, or tragedy impacting people of color and gives listeners awesome insights on how to talk about our complex world.


1200x630bbUnorthodox (Tablet Magazine)
This is most definitely not your bubbe’s Jewish show! Whether you’re a Jewish professional, Hebrew School dropout, or somewhere in between, you’ll want to get all of your Jewish insight from this crew. Full of “news of the Jews”, insightful interviews, and just hilarious conversations!

west wingWest Wing Weekly (PRX)
In our current political climate, what could be better than reminiscing on the days of the Bartlet administration? Hosted by Will Bailey (aka Joshua Malina) and Hrishikesh Hirway (aka extreme lover of West Wing), check out this in depth analysis (with awesome guests) of every episode of the West Wing!


judaism unboundJudaism Unbound
This podcast is for all the people (including myself) who love to dream out loud about the future of Judaism and the Jewish community! Dan and Lex, along with an impressive group of guests, dive deep into all of the vexing and exciting challenges in the modern Jewish community.


ONBE_Isolated-Master-Logo_square-1On Being with Krista Tippett
A phenomenal exploration of life and all of the important things that we don’t usually make time to think about. Through her soothing questions, Tippett walks through the biggest questions of our world with her stellar guests. Check this out for some deep thinking on values, passions, spirituality, and being.


Ezra_Klein_show_podcast_Vox.0Ezra Klein Show (Vox)
I think Ezra Klein is one of the most interesting thinkers of today and this podcast is part of the reason why. You’ll learn a whole lot from Ezra in these fascinating interviews with some of the most influential and smart people in the world. This is probably my favorite interview style podcast!

1 6aOOP9eAdEJXaGrQMrUwIgPod Save the People (Crooked Media) – In the age of Trump, it’s more important than ever to stay informed and get organized. Part of the Crooked Media enterprise, this podcast, hosted by BLM activist Deray McKesson, gives you interviews and commentary to come together, build power, and make the change we need in the world.

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TED Radio Hour (TED) – By now, TED talks have become so ingrained in our society that Kendrick Lamar is rapping about them. This podcast features themed episodes that cut several TED talks together combined with additional analysis from truly inspiring and fascinating speakers.

 


Below is a list of podcasts that I enjoy listening to! Let me know what you think of this list and if you have other favorites you love by commenting at the bottom of the page.

Jewish:
Fault Lines (Jewish Daily Forward)
Israel Story (PRX)
It’s Who You Know
Judaism Unbound
Newish Jewish
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah (Union for Reform Judaism)
Promised Podcast (TLV 1)
Really Interesting Jews
Stories We Tell (Union for Reform Judaism)
Streetwise Hebrew
Unorthodox (Tablet Magazine)

Politics:
The Axe Files (CNN)
Ezra Klein Show (Vox)
FiveThirtyEight Politics (FiveThirtyEight)
The Impact (Vox)
Lovett Or Leave It (Crooked Media)
More Perfect (Radiolab, WNYC)
Pod Save America (Crooked Media)
Politically Reactive
The Weeds (Vox)

Series:
74 Seconds (MPR News)
Bronzeville
Constitutional (Washington Post)
Other: Mixed Race in America (Washington Post)
Presidential (Washington Post)
Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell
Scapegoat Cities
S-Town
Uncivil
West Wing Weekly

Social Justice:
Code Swith (NPR)
Ear Hustle
Fortification
Mash-Up Americans
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Prophetic Resistance Podcast

Society & Culture:
2 Dope Queens (WNYC)
99% Invisible
Another Round (Buzzfeed)
Black On The Air (The Ringer)
Campfires & Color Wars
Death, Sex, & Money
Happier with Grethen Rubin
Hidden Brain (NPR)
Interfaith Voices
Modern Love (New York Times, WBUR)
New Yorker Radio Hour (The New Yorker)
The Nod (Gimlet)
On Being with Krista Tippett
Radio Atlantic (The Atlantic)
Sincerely X (TED)
Still Processing (New York Times)
TED Radio Hour (TED)

Sports:
30 For 30 (ESPN)
The Ringer NBA Show (The Ringer)
The Secret to Victory (Gimlet, Gatorade)