Sometimes you stumble upon a podcast that’s so addictive, it makes you look forward to that half-hour commute on the subway. These are the ones we currently can’t get enough of.
Writer Ann Friedman and Google’s head of Politics and Social Impact Marketing Aminatou Sow are two badass #WomenWhoWork and best friends. Listen for their take on just about anything—from the high brow (social justice) to the low brow (rom-coms).
If you haven’t heard the first season of Startup, get on it. Listen along as Alex Bloomberg, formerly of This American Life and Planet Money, launches his own podcast company—it’s inspiring, endearing and fascinating all at once.
PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman get into the nitty gritty of everyday life and culture in the age of the Internet.
It’s everything you love about TED Talks—namely, the feeling that you’re getting smarter and more worldly in a very short amount of time—in podcast form.
Odds are, if you’re into podcasts at all, it’s because you got totally hooked on Serial over the winter. (Yeah, us too.) Dive even deeper into the case with Rabia Chaudry’s podcast. Bear in mind that it’s a little biased—Rabia is Adnan’s close family friend—but riveting nonetheless.
Ever wonder why Jake Gyllenhaal looks like he’s a different height in every movie? Did your local video store close down just a day after you rented a movie? Super-charming Starlee Kine is here to help—she solves mysteries that can’t be figured out using the Internet.
It’s more like the “stuff you wish your teacher talked about in history class,” like the rise and fall of Amazonian female warriors or the invention of peanut butter.