Friday Faves: Podcast Edition

Alright, grab some coffee and take a seat because this will probably be a long one. When I am working my phone is normally playing 1 of 2 things, Netflix or Podcasts. I love podcasts, there are days I listen to them all day long. So I wanted to share with you a list of my absolute favorites. I was thinking of narrowing these down to a top 5 but, I am not sure it's possible, I just like too many things.These are not necessarily in order from favorite to least favorite, just a list of my collective favorites.

So here it goes:

The Liturgists Podcast:
 First off thank you to Josh for suggesting this podcast to me when I was searching for some new material to listen to. This is what I have been listening to most recently. I'll once again have to agree with Josh that it is one of the most honest conversations of Christianity. For someone who sometimes struggles with The Bible and Christianity and how it fits together with Science, this is such an amazing podcast for me.  I have only listened to a few episodes (since there are only like 12 episodes, I just started from the beginning) so far but, I am seriously enjoying it. 


The Nerdist Podcast
Okay so we're taking a real sharp turn the other direction here. So basically I think this is one of the most fantastic podcasts out there. It's also different from any other one I listen to, while most of the podcasts I listen to are mostly story based or education, here it is "interview" style while they all sit and nerd out about things. The hosts are hysterical, they choose amazing guests, and have great conversations with them. The main host is Chris Hardwick, who had sort of evolved into King of the Nerds (I think                                                       he said once he hates this title but, it's just kinda true). I would                                                           not suggest this podcast for everyone, as it does have some                                                             inappropriate language but, it is probably one of my absolute                                                           favorites and will most definitely make you laugh. This is my and                                                       Andy's go to road-trip podcast.

Stuff you Should Know:

Stuff you Should Know Podcast
This might be my all time favorite podcast, it was definitely the first one I started listening to. I basically like all the things from the How Stuff Works team but this is my favorite.  The hosts Chuck and Josh, cover a wide variety of topics from How Ebola works to How Toothbrushes Work. They dive into the history of each topic they cover, add in some humor, and create 30-40 minutes of awesome. This is another one that is one of my and Andy's go to podcasts. 

This American Life
This American Life Podcast
I'm really not even sure how to talk about This American Life, the podcast its self is probably one you've already heard of and  Ira Glass is practically a legend in the radio world. However, it is one of my favorites so I am going to sit here and gush about it anyways. I think the way they tell stories on this show is incredible. 


Intelligence Squared 
NPR Intelligence Squared Debates Not everyone will enjoy listening to 1-2 hour debates on a variety of hot button issues but, this is one of my favorite things to listen to. I really value knowledge and having an understanding on where each side is coming from and using facts from both sides of the argument to draw an educated conclusion on a subject. This totally gives me the ability to do that, they take well educated authorities on each side of a subject and have well crafted debates. I have learned a lot from listening to this and have even had it change my opinion in a few cases. I would sincerely encourage every one to listen to this one. 

Planet Money
NPR Planet MoneyI got hooked on this podcast back in 2013 when they did a project following how a t-shirt was made from cotton to completely produced. They went into this incredible break down of the whole process, I found it super interesting and have been listening since. You can see the specific story I'm talking about here. This podcast basically delves into all things Economy, from how a t-shirt is made to the college debt problems. If you want to stay updated on what's going on in the economy in a fun way, I would suggest this podcast. 

Radio Lab

Radiolab public radio international
Again, this podcast was suggested by Josh (thanks again). This is probably one of the most interesting to listen to. I'm having a really hard time describing this one to you.  So I'm going to steal this from Wikipedia "Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show focuses on topics of a scientific and philosophical nature. The show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner and with a distinctive                                                           audio production style." You really need to just go listen to it.

Okay  if you've held on this long, the runners-up include, Stuff Mom Never Told You, Criminal, Serial, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, Comedy Bang-Bang, Science Friday, Memory Palace, Car Talk, 99% Invisible, and TED Radio Hour. There's so many more I listen to but this is already wayyy to long and now that I have listed all these I now want to do this list over. So I'll end here.

If you have any podcast suggestions for me be sure to leave a comment here, on Facebook, or @ reply me on Twitter(@Maybe_Heather)!

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