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.