Ordered Lists #1: Of Podcasts I Love

I travelled well over one hundred thousand miles on airplanes this year. Among other things, this gave me plenty of time to listen to podcasts. Naturally, a lot of what’s out there is not worth the cerumen on your triple-flange earplugs. But there are a few gems. Some I have come to love so much that I’d be saddened if they’d suddenly disappear.

Because I do love lists, I shall compile and rank my current favorites for you:

  1. Jordan, Jesse GO!
  2. The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
  3. Left, Right & Center
  4. Savage Love
  5. You Look Nice Today

You are probably already listening to the classics, This American Life, Radio Lab and the mostly excellent TED talks—if not, now is a good time to start.

For great science talk, also check out Skeptoid, Astronomy Cast and Point of Inquiry.

Consider this my plaisir coupable, but Drunk and Retired is filling the void of not working in an office with a bunch of smart-ass techmates. Das Girl might roll her eyes at me when she happens to listen in on this one, but really, how much stock can you put in the opinions of someone who regularly watches The Hills?

I also occasionally tune in to The Sound of Young America, Stop Podcasting Yourself!, To The Point, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, Film Week and Chicago’s own Sound Opinions.


Knock on wood, this had something to do with and ?


Das Girl

Ahem. I am not alone in my madness that is watching The Hills. "...Not because the show was good, but because it soared in its shitty sadness, its oddly affecting surface melancholy that is rarely, if ever, backed up with anything behind it." –


Hey, thanks for the list. Always looking for an interesting/different podcast. I will check these out. Gonna follow you on Twitter also. Thanks again. g

Zeke Sikelianos

Good stuff. I hadn’t heard You Look Nice Today before.. fucking hilarious. Speaking of This American Life, I’m going to the live satellite broadcast tomorrow!

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