Podcast Recommendations

Yesterday I posted about how to listen to podcasts, today I’m going to share some of my podcast recommendations. This is only a slim selection of what I listen to, but they are some of my absolute favorites.

Podcast Recommendations

Literary

Far Fetched Fables – 1 hour or so fantasy stories, usually more than one per episode

600 Second Saga – 10-minute science fiction and fantasy delivered weekly (I promise!)

Writing

I Should be Writing – Interviews, thoughts, suggestions, support – this is a great podcast for writers who are looking to get encouragement (check out Ditch Diggers for a more harsh get in there and do some work view of it).

Writing Excuses – Billed as 15 minutes long they are usually closer to 20 but entirely worth it. I cannot recommend going back through the entire season 10 enough.

Science-ier (because that’s totally a word)

Quirks and Quarks – Canadians! – This is a great science news show. I really recommend this (and go for the complete show) over some of the other public science news shows.

Astronomy Cast – Everything you want to know about Astronomy. The back catalogue is amazing too.

The Titanium Physicists Podcast – This is several brilliant currently working in the field physicists explaining things to people who do Not Science stuff. It is an amazing example of great science communication.

History

(I would still say I’m not a huge history fan, but I really love both of these podcasts because they are about stories, not here’s a bunch of dates, go memorize them without context.)

Stuff You Missed in History Class – Another podcast with a huge back catalogue. Whenever I need to know a quick and dirty about some historical thing I go look to see if they have an episode on it.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – This is the podcast I listen to when I have a really long travel thing. Most of the episodes are in the 4+ hour range. Generally only a couple episodes a year, but really chock full of information.

Other?

Like knitting? Gardening? Shadowrun? Warcraft? Owning your own business? Elearning development? Other thing?

Yes, there is a podcast for you. I really enjoy podcasts for when going for walks, commuting, and cleaning.

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3 Comments

  1. Elizabeth

    I usually take the 2 girls on my walks with me. Maybe a podcast will give them something to listen to.

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    1. Mariah Avix

      I love podcasts. I listen to so many. I had to cull this list down to the barest of the bare. For small children though it is kind of hard, I’m not sure any of these would be great. I think that they might pick up cool things, and also that learning is good, from Stuff you Missed in History Class. They are also very good about giving warnings about things you might not want kids listening too, the last episode I listened to gave a warning, “If you don’t want to explain what an eunuch is you might want to stop now.”

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