Podcasts

Featured Podcast: 1619 by New York Times
In this moment, this powerful moment of change in our country, it’s important for everyone to know our deeply entrenched history of racism. Created last year to mark 400 years since the first Africans were murderously forced to come to the United States, this podcast does a tremendous job of examining slavery and its impact on our country to this day.

Other Recent Favorite Podcasts:
Intersectionality Matters – African American Policy Forum
Floodlines – The Atlantic
Code Switch – NPR

Podcast Lists

Below are several lists of my favorite podcasts in a bunch of different categories – I hope you enjoy! Let me know which ones you check out and if you have others to try too.

Note: I’ve listened to all of these podcasts at one point, but don’t listen to them all the time. The podcasts I listen to regularly have a * next to them.

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
The West Wing Weekly – Radiotopia
This Land – Crooked Media
Slow Burn – Slate

History
Scapegoat Cities
Presidential – Washington Post
Making Obama – WBEZ Chicago
Last Seen – WBUR/Boston Globe
Constitutional – Washington Post
Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell *
More Perfect – RadioLab/WNYC
Buried Truths – WABE *
Uncivil – Gimlet
1619 – New York Times

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 – Tablet Magazine & PRX *
The Promised Podcast – TLV1 *
The Branch – Hadassah *
Intractable
College Commons – Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion *

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 Axe Files – CNN
The Ezra Klein Show – Vox *
The Daily – New York Times *
Today Explained – Vox *
What A Day – Crooked Media *

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 *
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
ESPN Daily – ESPN *