Podcasts

Featured Podcast – 30 For 30 Season 5 by ESPN

You may be familiar with ESPN’s 30 For 30 films, but you absolutely should check out their podcast as well. Each season features a different story and Season 5 is all about Donald Sterling, the former owner of the LA Clippers. You know the guy who had to sell his team after racist recordings surfaced in 2014? Yeah, that guy. This season is a fascinating look at another racist, lavish, real estate mogul named Donald….go figure.

Other Recent Favorite Podcasts:
TED Radio Hour – NPR
Man Up – Slate
The West Wing Weekly – Radiotopia

Podcast Lists

Below are several lists of my favorite podcasts in a bunch of different categories – I hope you enjoy! And please comment at the bottom with other suggestions you have too!

Bingeable Series
Broken Harts – Glamour/iHeartRadio
Bronzeville – AudioHQ
The Wilderness – Crooked Media
Caliphate – New York Times
S-Town – This American Life
Serial – This American Life
Sold In America – Stitcher
Embedded – NPR
The West Wing Weekly – Radiotopia
This Land – Crooked Media

History
Scapegoat Cities
Presidential – Washington Post
Making Obama – WBEZ Chicago
Last Seen – WBUR/Boston Globe
Constitutional – Washington Post
King’s Last March – American Public Media
Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell
More Perfect – RadioLab/WNYC
Buried Truths – WABE
Uncivil – Gimlet

Judaism, Jewish life, & Israel/Palestine
Judaism Unbound – Institute for Next Jewish Future
On The Other Hand – ReformJudaism.org
Stories We Tell – ReformJudaism.org
Unorthodox – Tablet Magazine
Wholly Jewish – ReformJudaism.org
Israel Story
The Promised Podcast – TLV1
The Branch – Hadassah
Intractable

My Friends’ Podcasts
Off The Matt Wall
Are You New?
Audio Earth – American Geosciences Institute
Diet Starts Monday

Politics & News
FiveThirtyEight Politics – FiveThirtyEight
Lovett Or Leave It – Crooked Media
Pod Save America – Crooked Media
The Argument – New York Times
The Axe Files – CNN
The Ezra Klein Show – Vox
The Impact – Vox
Radio Atlantic – The Atlantic
The Daily – New York Times
Today Explained – Vox

Productivity & Happiness
The Productivity Show – Asian Efficiency
Pick The Brain
Work Life with Adam Grant – TED
Happier with Gretchen Rubin – Onward Project
Hidden Brain – NPR
The Science of Happiness – PRI/Greater Good Science Center
Change Agent – New York Times
Better Life Lab – Slate/New America

Social Justice
Pod Save the People – Crooked Media
Ear Hustle – Radiotopia
Everyday Change Makers
Fortification – Side With Love
Future Perfect – Vox
Prophetic Resistance – Faith In Action
Speak Out with Tim Wise
Interfaith Voices
CTZN Podcast – CTZN Well

Society & Culture
Still Processing – New York Times
New Yorker Radio Hour – New Yorker/WNYC
Code Switch – NPR
The Nod – Gimlet
On Being – On Being Studios
Death, Sex, & Money – WNYC Studios
Man Up – Slate
Modern Love – New York Times/WBUR
TED Radio Hour – NPR

Sports
The Ringer NBA Show – The Ringer
Trained – Nike
30 For 30 – ESPN
The Secret To Victory – Gimlet