Lis has an obsession with podcasts. Her regulars (and some special mentions from the team) are listed below. They’re the perfect thing to listen to when you’re coding, doing the dishes or drowning out the kids (that’s acceptable right?). Keep on scrolling to see some fav episodes to start with.
Tech & Science
Politics, Law & Economy
More Perfect, The Weeds, Political Gabfest, Embedded, Pod Save America, The Ezra Klein Show, Slow Burn, The Impact, The Daily, Reveal, Planet Money, Slate Money, Trump Inc, On the Media, Today Explained, Sold in America, Future Perfect, The Uncertain Hour, De Correspondent (dutch), Haagse Zaken (dutch), De Rudi & Freddie Show (dutch), Studio Energie (dutch), Double Dutch (dutch)
An incredibly insightful podcast told in beautiful, factual stories by the author Malcolm Gladwell. The research and story telling is exceptional. It will make you smarter and think about events differently.
Listen to the three-parter Carlos doesn't remember starting here.
Amazingly interesting stories about the internet & other oddities with a good dose of humor and a lot of deep digging. Also, things about Twitter we don't understand.
Start with the In the Desert here.
An astounding production on topics within Science from clever trees to butterfly metamorphis soup.
Lose yourself in the Black Box episode.
Public Radio Exchange
This American Life
The one that started them all. Each episode is a series of three acts (generally) around one topic. Ira Glass is phenomenal and a personal hero. You will learn, laugh and probably also cry.
Listen to the two parter the problem we all live with.
Unbelievable thoroughly researched stories from the Centre for Investigative Reporting across a broad range of topics. Some year long investigations.
Start with the The Man Inside here.
Death, Sex & Money
Anna Sale is an empathetic, curious, intelligent interviewer. From strangers to celebrities she easily and gently talks the three taboos into normality. Sometimes thought provoking, sometimes painful, sometimes funny, sometimes all three.
A painful story beautifully told in we're not going to have Karl again.
How much do you really know about Watergate? Turns out we didn't know all that much! This podcast delivered the inside knowledge and background facts beautifully. It's binge worthy.
Start at the beginning with Meet Martha.
A spin off from RadioLab about American law. Highly specific cases and their outcomes in respect to the law and the consequences on people. We cannot rave more about this - if you are alive, this stuff impacts you.
Start with Object Anyway the story of James Batson.
Design is art, it's experience and it is all around us with so many interesting stories and reasons. Also Roman Mars' voice is delectable.
Frank Lloyd Wright created Usonia. Listen to how it happened.
The New York Times
A podcast by the NYT, for twenty minutes a day, five days a week. Michael Barbaro is empathetic & genuine whilst digging deeper into current news topics, or exploring new stories.
Start with this episode, a conversation with a former white nationalist.
From the creators of The Jinx comes a season dedicated to the culture of crime in an American city starting with Providence, Rhode Island. This is a story of alliances and betrayals, of heists and stings, of crooked cops and honest mobsters—a story where it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. It's amazing and Gimlet does an exceptional job investigating & telling this story.
You've got to start at the first episode and binge your week away.
The team behind This American Life & Serial came together to create this stunning personal series about John B, an eccentric, hyper-intelligent Southerner battling to live in beauty amongst the horrors of life.
Start at Chapter 1 on their beautiful website.
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