Podcast Recommendations

Podcasts have been around for a while, but their popularity continues to grow. We have put a list together of our favorite podcasts that provide education and entertainment while we’re on the go.

The Travel Guydes

The Travel (Guy)des is a podcast dedicated to making travel easy for everyday people. Hosted by two guys with a passion for the getaway–wherever the destination.

I enjoy how the hosts Just GQ and International P provide insightful trips and tricks into navigating the travel space by featuring interesting guests who narrate their own travel experiences, all while keeping the episodes fun with the overall goal of making travel fun for everyday people. ~Stuart F.

The Lowe Post

ESPN’s Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.

I’m a basketball junkie so I like listening to detailed opinions and perspectives of the game. I’ve always been a huge fan of Zach Lowe as a writer over the years. ~TJ M.

The Dave Ramsey Show

Take control of your money once and for all. The Dave Ramsey Show offers up straight talk on life and money. Millions listen in as callers from all walks of life learn how to get out of debt and start building for the future. Check out the fifth most downloaded podcast! For more information, visit www.daveramsey.com

I enjoy financial tips and advice, as well as ways to better budget. Dave Ramsey provides sound insight. ~TJ M.

Bet The Board

NFL and College Football Sports Betting Podcast hosted by Todd Fuhrman of Fox Sports 1’s Lock It In and Payne from Payneinsider.com breaking down games from a Gambling perspective every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at BetTheBoardPodcast.com !

I enjoy doing parlays and researching gambling before I place bets, usually on football. I like to be aware of the trends, key injuries, and how teams are doing against the spread. ~TJ M.

WSJ – What’s New

One of the original business news podcasts. Mirrored after the popular Wall Street Journal column. Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.

The Tim Ferris Show

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

WTF with Mac Maron

Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc’s probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.

Your Mom’s House

Christina Pazsitzky & Tom Segura are comedians who are also married. They are the Mommies and they welcome you to join them. Dental updates! Dudes! Stories! Wiping!

Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast

Bill Burr rants about relationship advice, sports and the Illuminati.

Freaknomics

Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.”

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me

NPR’s weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what’s real and what we’ve made up.

It is an hour long weekly podcast produced by NPR. It is a comedy game show where panelists and contestants must answer questions about the week’s news. It’s a great and funny way to keep up with current events, and it’s become a part of my ritual Sunday travel routine. ~Matt B.

Planet Money

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening.

It is also a podcast produced by NPR. The show is released a few times a week, and shows are generally 15 to 30 minutes in duration. The podcast focuses on the economy, typically diving into a very specific subject or economic nuance. Episodes are stand alones, easy and relatively short for the listener. ~Matt B.

Atlanta Monster

From the producers of Up and Vanished, Tenderfoot TV and How Stuff Works present, ‘Atlanta Monster.’ This true crime podcast tells the story of one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders. Nearly 40 years after these horrific crimes, many questions still remain. Host Payne Lindsey aims to find truth and provide closure, reexamining the disappearance and murder of over 25 African American children and young adults.

The Drop Out

Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You’ll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.

Serial

Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won’t know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she’ll bring you the latest chapter, so it’s important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

One-hour Daily Ted Talks

Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.

20/20

ABC’s 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries

Great at stimulating my body/thinking while I’m having to sit still on a plane. ~Will R.

Spectacular Failures

Corporate crookedness. Family feuding. Hilariously half-baked decisions. Host Lauren Ober tackles some of the most spectacular business failures of all time, and what could have been done to avoid them. Some of these stories are shocking. Some are funny. Some are just downright sad. But each one will give you a totally new perspective on big business… and big failure. From American Public Media and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Revisionist History

Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time.

The Way I Heard It

All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join me for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history… The Way I Heard It is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.