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Podcast Picks

Feb 7, 2017

Need more podcasts in your life? Every week in our newsletter, a member of the KUER staff (or listener!) picks a podcast that they think will make your ears happy. Don't worry if you didn't write down that one that sounded like your next audio-binge, we're on top of it - here's the running list.  Have a podcast that you'd like to recommend? Share it with us via email, and we'll send you a public radio nerd magnet!

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2018 Podcasts

  • In the Dark -This podcast follows the story of Curtis Flowers, who's been tried six times for the same crime. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. How can the justice system ignore the prosecutor's record and keep Flowers on death row? Recommended by Erik Neumann, Reporter
  • A Piece of Work - A Piece of Work is a podcast hosted by Broad City's own, Abbi Jacobson. It's "everything you want to know about modern art but were afraid to ask." Recommended by Morgan Keller, Marketing Intern
  • Our Fake History - Our Fake History is a podcast about myths people think are history and history that might be hidden in myths. Have you ever heard that old story about how Napoleon shot the nose off the sphinx, or that Shakespeare was an illiterate fraud, or that Queen Elizabeth was actually a man? This show explores those tall-tales and tries to figure out what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what is such a good story it simply must be told. The podcast combines storytelling, humour, and historical detective work to create a show that is good for both history buffs and anyone who loves a good story. Recommended by Mike Lindow, Listener.
  • Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness - A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun, featuring cameos from the rest of the "Fab Five." Recommended by Chandler Arnold, Events Assistant.
  • Everything is Alive - An unscripted interview show with an unexpected twist in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, host, Ian Chillag, takes us through a dialogue where a different thing tells us its life story — and everything it says is true. Recommended by Joel Meyer, Director of Programming and Promotions.
  • Mormon Discussions Podcast - The landing place for all of your favorite Mormon Podcasts. Tackling deeper complex issues within Mormonism one episode at a time. With podcasts like Mormon Discussion, Radio Free Mormon, Mormon Awakenings, The Mormon Wellness Project, The Mormon History Podcast, Marriage on a Tightrope, The Cognitive Dissidents podcast, and others you will be sure to have the resources and tools to navigate your Mormonism. Recommended by Raina Jones, Listener.
  • Twenty Thousand Hertz - Host, Dallas Taylor, takes you through a journey to talk about how sound can change how we experience and enjoy life. Each episode takes a sound — like the NBC chimes — and explores the stories and science behind it. Recommended by KUER Staff.
  • Wow in the World - Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Recommended by Kim Johnson, Listener.
  • Uncivil - Uncivil brings you stories that were left out of the official history of the Civil War, ransacks America's past, and takes on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about resistance, covert operations, corruption, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now. The story of the Civil War — the story of slavery, confederate monuments, racism — is the story of America. Recommended by Elaine Clark, RadioWest Producer. 
  • Modern Love - The Podcast is produced by WBUR and based on The New York Times’ popular series of weekly reader-submitted essays. Exploring the joys and tribulations of love, Modern Love: The Podcast adds new dimension to the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Recommended by Harold, Listener. 
  • Two Years with Franz - What if you have a story that’s really complicated, and you have 546 tapes to listen to, and you get obsessed and don’t know where to stop? All of those things were true for “Two Years with Franz.” The “Two Years” refers to two years of tapes recorded by the Pulitzer-winning poet Franz Wright before his death, and then, the two years Bianca Giaever spent listening to them. This is a story of art and love, of madness and beauty, of youth and age and death. Recommended by Erik Neumann, Reporter. 
  • Better Than Happy with Jody Moore - This is the podcast for people who know that an extraordinary life is not easy or comfortable. It’s so much better than that. Jody Moore is an LDS Life Coach who says it like it is. Recommended by Nora Wendel, Listener. 
  • American Fiasco - After their giddy success of hosting the 1994 World Cup, a wildly ambitious U.S. men's soccer team swaggered onto the international stage, ready to win it all. But when they arrived at the 1998 World Cup, they were forced to face their toughest opponent yet: themselves. Now, 20 years after their last place finish, the team opens up about what happened. In this 12-part series, Roger Bennett, host of the Men in Blazers podcast interviews more than 30 players, coaches, and media personalities about how not to win a World Cup. Recommended by Maria O'Mara, General Manager. 
  • Optimal Living Daily - They read you the best content on personal development, minimalism, productivity, and more, with author permission. Think of Optimal Living Daily as an audioblog or blogcast where the best blogs are narrated for you for free. Recommended by Nicole Butler, Listener. 
  • Peculiar People - Through your association with the Mormon faith, how many conversations have you had with people who are doing incredible things with their lives? That was the question that spawned the Peculiar People podcast. Recommended by Jennifer Matthews, Listener.
  • Bundyville - A never-before-heard chronicle of the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West. Recommended by Erik Newumann, Reporter. 
  • Criminal - A true­ crime podcast that understands crime as something sociological, historical, even anthropological — that crime is a function of people, time, and place. With incredible sound design, marvelous writing, and a boldness in the way it makes its choices, there are few shows that feel more alive. Recommended by Kennedy Newland, Listener.
  • Chompers - Make tooth time easy with this morning and night tooth brushing show for kids. Kids will hear jokes, riddles, stories, fun facts, silly songs and more, that’ll keep them giggling - and brushing - for the full two minutes that dentists recommend. Recommended by Gayle Ewer, Marketing Manager. 
  • The Ladygang - Ladygang is a celebrity driven podcast from the minds and mouth of Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek and Becca Tobin. Inspired by their bottomless mimosa brunches, each week a celebrity guest joins the girls for a raw, honest and hilarious look at what life is really like under the bright lights of Hollywood. Recommended by Olga Rom, Listener.
  • Stay Tuned with Preet - Join Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness. Recommended by Roger Bourke, Listener.
  • Invisibilia Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently. Recommended by the KUER Staff.
  • Making ObamaFormer President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president. Recommended by Faeth Alder, Underwriting Associate.
  • History That Doesn't SuckHistory That Doesn't Suck is a podcast that simultaneously entertains and delivers a legit, quality history, in a way that only a slightly irreverent, professional historian with a sense of humor could. Recommended by Steve Mecham, Listener.
  • Where Should We Begin?Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. Recommended by David Childs, Membership Coordinator.
  • Whistlestop with John DickersonIn this podcast for fans of presidential history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating. Recommended by John Burrow, Listener.
  • Dirty John - Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times. Recommended by Andrew Becker, Podcast Host and Producer. 
  • What Really Happened? -  There are many sides to every story. What Really Happened? chronicles documentarian Andrew Jenks as he examines and contextualizes famous figures and historical events, while discovering untold stories and unraveling newfound narratives. Recommended by Elliot Morris, Listener.
  • Someone Knows Something - When a package arrived in the mail at Wayne Greavette's home, it seemed like an early gift for the holidays. Inside was a wrapped present and a typewritten letter addressed to him. When Wayne turned the flashlight on, it exploded, killing him instantly. Over 20 years later, the case remains unsolved, leaving Wayne's widow and children consumed with finding the culprit. Along with SKS host David Ridgen, the Greavette family investigates. Recommended by Becky Youkstetter, Manager of Major Giving. 
  • Make Me Smart - Because none of us is as smart as all of us. Hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood of NPR's Marketplace use their expertise to connect the dots on the topics they know best, and get help from listeners and experts about the ones they want to know better. Recommended by Alissa Totura, Listener. 

2017 Podcasts:

  • Slow Burn - Slate's newest podcast is all about Nixon's Watergate. You think you know the story, or maybe you don’t. But Watergate was stranger, wilder, and more exciting than you can imagine. What did it feel like to live through the scandal that brought down President Nixon? Find out on this eight-episode podcast miniseries hosted by Leon Neyfakh. Recommended by David Childs, Membership Coordinator. 
  • United States of Music - This podcast series consists of six episodes, and uses Spotify listening data to uncover stories about people who make music, people who love music and the stories that connect them, one city at a time - featuring KUER's very own Lee Hale in an episode about ProvoRecommended by Michael Toomey, Membership Manager.
  • Utah Unfiltered - Ray and Harry want to share Utah culture with the world. They think that Utah is a fascinating place. Somehow a former religious outpost has become one of the fastest growing metro areas in the nation. Companies and people are flocking here because it’s beautiful, it’s clean, the people work hard and it’s not prohibitively expensive. Along the way, the identity of the place is changing, and that means there are stories to be told and jokes to be made. Recommended by Kathy, Listener.
  • Hardcore HistoryThis isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners. Recommended by David Childs, Membership Assistant.
  • The Forward with Lance Armstrong - The Forward with Lance Armstrong gives the audience a rare and revealing listen into Armstrong's conversations with some of the most interesting people he's met through the years. Guests of the weekly podcast include an eclectic range of personalities—some well-known, others simply with intriguing stories to tell—from the world of politics, entertainment, art, business, sport and more. Recommended by Robert, Listener. 
  • More to Say - After a story is reported, sometimes there’s more to say. Host Doug Fabrizio talks with KUER reporters as they unpack stories they’ve recently published. You'll hear new insights, unheard recordings and what initially inspired them. It’s kind of like a director’s cut… the good kind. Recommended by KUER Staff.
  • Ear Hustle - Bringing you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The stories are sometimes difficult, often funny, and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system. Recommended by Kelsie Moore, RadioWest Filmmaker.
  • Mysterious Universe - A podcast that covers the strange, extraordinary, weird, wonderful and everything in between. Recommended by Desarae Lee, Listener.
  • The How-To Heretic - This podcast is pegged as a "user's guide to life on the outside" after leaving religion. Uncle Mark and Uncle Dan act as your mentors for all things atheist. Check out RadioWest's interview with them here! Recommended by RadioWest.
  • Crimetown - A new series from Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. Every season, they’ll investigate the culture of crime in a different American city. First up: Providence, Rhode Island. Recommended by Adrienne Bossi, Listener.
  • Spooked - Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. Recommended by the KUER Staff.
  • Bon Appetit Foodcast - This podcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Recommended by Kate Hatley, Membership Assistant and Weekday Host.
  • Midnight Oil - In June 1977, the first barrel of oil flowed down the trans-Alaska pipeline. That oil and the pipeline that carried it forever changed the state. Forty years later, Alaska’s Energy Desk explores that rich history. Recommended by Ryan Cunningham, Listener.
  • Snap JudgmentDramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington. Recommended by the KUER Staff.
  • Mogul: The Life and death of Chris Lighty - It tells the story of the music industry executive who managed artists like LL Cool J, 50 Cent and Missy Elliott, but was tragically found dead in 2012. Recommended by Julia Ritchey, Reporter.
  • Lexicon Valley - A podcast by Slate Magazine all about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Recommended by a KUER Listener.
  • The Sharp End Each month, the Sharp End brings to life stories from the pages of Accidents in North American Climbing, the annual publication of the American Alpine Club (AAC). Recommended by Michael Toomey, Manager of Individual Giving.
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class - a podcast from How Stuff Works (they're the brains behind the popular Stuff You Should Know podcast). You'll learn about the greatest and strangest of the... stuff you missed in history class. Recommended by Brenda Miller, Listener.
  • Twenty Thousand Hertz - The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds. Our staff's favorite episode explores the "Wilhelm Scream," aka the most famous scream in Hollywood. Check it out! Recommended by Zoe McGinn, RadioWest Intern.
  • The West Wing Weekly -  It's an episode-by-episode discussion of The West Wing, one of television’s most beloved shows. The podcast is co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder (another often suggested podcast pick!) Recommended by Elia Miller, Listener.
  • 99% Invisible - A popular podcast about all the thought that goes into the things we don't think about, hosted by Roman Mars. They spent an episode exploring the urban grid of Salt Lake City, you can listen to that hereRecommended by Rebecca P., Listener. 
  • Between the Ears - Innovating and thought provoking features brought to you by BBC Radio 3. Our staff recommends the episode, The Mind's Eye, which explores whether or not we can tap into other people's visual imaginations. Intrigued? Recommended by Elaine Clark, RadioWest Producer.
  • The British History Podcast - The British History Podcast is a chronological telling of the story of Britain. The focus of this podcast is upon the human drama that is played out in history. Rather than providing a dry recount of dates and names, it provides a three dimensional image of what these people, places, and events were like. Recommended by Kathie Johnston, Listener.
  • Up First - NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Recommended by Morgan Keller, Marketing Intern.
  • Sword and Scale - Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions. Recommended by Darcy M., Listener.
  • Stuff You Should Know - An award-winning podcast where the episodes cover a variety topics from the fields of: science, history, urban legends, and pop culture, with the occasional conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure. We've recommended this one before, but since it was able to convert Nicole into a podcaster, we thought we should share it again. Recommended by Nicole Nixon, Reporter.
  • Oh No Ross and Carrie - Each episode of this show deals with an investigation of a religion, fringe group, or fringe science practice. Join them as they ask tough questions, explore the nature of belief, and always find the humor in life’s biggest mysteries. Recommended by Aurelio Rodriguez, Listener.
  • Embedded - Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening. Recommended by the KUER staff.
  • Thoroughbred Daily News Podcast - The TDN is the Wall Street Journal for the Thoroughbred industry worldwide. It is the leading daily information source for all things racing and features weekly interviews with industry personalities. Recommended by Riki S, Listener.
  • Hidden Brain - Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. Recommended by Lauren Smith, Accountant. 
  • The Productivity Show - Learn everything about time management, life hacks, productivity and getting things done (GTD). A weekly podcast that teaches you tips, techniques and habits for fighting procrastination, staying motivated, managing your email, inbox zero, eat that frog and the Pomodoro Technique. You will also find out the best way to set goals, organize your todo list, calendar and your files, folders and documents. Recommended by Polina Konuchkova, Listener.
  • What it Takes - What It Takes is a podcast featuring intimate, revealing conversations with towering figures in almost every field: music, science, sports, politics, film, technology, literature, the military and social justice. These rare interviews have been recorded over the past 25 years by The Academy of Achievement. They offer the life stories and reflections of people who have had a huge impact on the world, and insights you can apply to your own life. Recommended by Mitch Peterson, Listener.
  • Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a podcast about tragedy, triumph, unequal justice and actual innocence. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit - some of them had even been sentenced to death. These are their stories. Recommended by Megan Curtis, Listener.
  • WTF with Marc MaronFor over 20 years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. In September 2009, Marc changed the podcast landscape when he started WTF with Marc Maron, featuring Marc's revelatory conversations with iconic personalities such as Conan O'Brien, Terry Gross, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Lorne Michaels and President Barack Obama. It became a worldwide phenomenon, with more than 6 million downloads each month and 250 million lifetime downloads within the first 6 years. Recommended by David Childs, Membership Assistant. 
  • Longform Podcast A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist. Recommended by Lee Hale, Reporter.
  • You Must Remember This - The podcast about the secret and/or forgotten history of Hollywood's first century. Recommended by Morgan Keller, Marketing Intern.
  • S-Town - John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life. Recommended by the KUER staff.
  • The Moth - Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller and always told live. Listen to the latest episode of The Moth Radio Hour, Moth Podcast, or dip into our library of stories going back to 1997. Recommended by Chandler Arnold, Special Events Assistant.
  • The New Yorker Radio Hour - The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine's editor, David Remnick. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios. Recommended by Tim Slover, Weekday Host.
  • The Hilarious World of Depression - A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Recommended by Elaine Clark, RadioWest Producer.
  • Missing Richard Simmons - On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Recommended by Erik Neumann, Reporter.
  • 1947 - 1947 is a new podcast from NBC News, featuring Chuck Todd, Moderator of "Meet the Press." 1947 will feature in-depth conversations with notable figures to go beyond politics. Each episode showcases a single conversation, centered on a guest who has been invited to discuss art, culture, news and of course, politics. Recommended by Maria O'Mara, General Manager.
  • Turned Out A Punk - Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice… a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK. Recommended by Emily Anderson, News Intern.
  • Startup - A series about what it's really like to start a business. Recommended by Ja'Naye Payne, Development Director.
  • In the Dark - For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota yielded no answers. In the most comprehensive reporting on this case, APM Reports and reporter Madeleine Baran reveal how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation's sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving effectiveness and accountability. Recommended by Renee Bright, Marketing Coordinator. 
  • Changing our Stories - Changing Our Stories is a podcast about transformation. Forged in the Mountain West, it's a virtual campfire under the stars. Here we gather to reflect on where we came from… and imagine where we’re headed next. Recommended by Becky Youkstetter, Manager of Individual and Major Giving.
  • Diane Rehm News Podcast - Fans of the Diane Rehm Show can continue to listen to its trademark conversations with newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers right here as Diane transitions this podcast to weekly episodes that we’ll be calling “On My Mind.” Recommended by the KUER staff.
  • Radiolab - Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. Recommended by Bob Nelson, Reporter and All Things Considered Host.

2016 Podcasts:

  • In Our Time - Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas. Recommended by David Childs, Membership Assistant.
  • No Such Thing as a Fish - A podcast from the QI offices in which the writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they've found out this week. Recommended by Morgan Keller, Marketing Intern. 
  • Homecoming - Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. It's an innovative, immersive audio experience — a psychological thriller unfolding across the six episodes of Season One. Recommended by Whittney Evans, Reporter.
  • Strangers - Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were. Recommended by Michael Havey, Operations Manager.
  • Dirtbag Diaries - This is adventure. Climbing. Skiing. Hiking. Biking. Travel. Whatever your passion, we are all dirtbags. Outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and his team presents stories about the dreamers, athletes and wanderers. Recommended by Chelsea Naughton, Underwriting Assistant.
  • NPR Politics Podcast - The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us. Recommended by Gayle Ewer, Marketing and Community Engagement Manager.
  • Skip and Shannon: Undisputed - The Skip and Shannon: Undisputed podcast. Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe, and Joy Taylor discuss the biggest topics of the day. It's unscripted and unfiltered. Recommended by Tim Slover, Weekday Host.
  • Encounters - Where else on public radio programming can you hear polar bears growl, peregrine falcons cry and killer whales splash? In an ever increasingly urban world Encounters weekly program. Now in its fourth season, Encounters takes you to some of the wildest places on earth. Recommended by Erik Neumann, Reporter.
  • The Run Up - The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. Recommended by Julia Ritchey, Reporter.
  • Heavyweight - Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. Recommended by Lee Hale, Reporter.
  • Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People - 1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That's the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard. Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he can't hang up first, no matter what. Recommended by Faeth Alder, Underwriting Associate. 
  • How I Built This - A podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world's best known companies and brands. Recommended by Renee Bright, Marketing Coordinator.
  • Found Podcast - Have you ever found a note on the ground, maybe meant for someone else? Help Davy Rothbart solve these mysteries on the FOUND Podcast, where we explore personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes --with the power of humor and music. Recommended by Tristin Tabish, Content Director.
  • Science Vs. - There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the new show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. Recommended by Gayle Ewer, Marketing and Community Engagement Manager. 
  • Ben Franklin's World - Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history. Recommended by Elaine Clark, RadioWest Producer.
  • Revisionist History - Welcome to Revisionist History, a new podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media. Each week, over the course of 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past. An event. A person. An idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. Recommended by David Childs, Membership Assistant.
  • Pistol Shrimps Radio - Get the thrilling courtside action delivered straight to your ears by venerable sports acknowledgers Matt Gourley and Mark McConville. Recommended by Kate Hatley, Membership Assistant.
  • Death, Sex & Money - Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. Recommended by Gayle Ewer, Marketing and Community Engagement Manager. 
  • Note to Self - Is your phone watching you? Can wexting make you smarter? Are your kids real? These and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everything. Recommended by Andrea Smardon, Reporter.
  • Love + Radio - Nick van der Kolk's Love and Radio features intimate and otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Powered by Radiotopia. Recommended by Tristin Tabish, Content Director.
  • Embedded - Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening. Recommended by John Greene, General Manager.
  • Home of the Brave - New and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier. Recommended by Ben Bombard, RadioWest Producer.
  • Stuff You Should Know - How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Recommended by Giorgio Roosta, Marketing Intern.
  • Reply All - A show about the internet. And trained rats, time travel, celebrity dogs, lovelorn phone scammers, angry flower children, workplace iguanas, and more. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet. Recommended by Doug Fabrizio, RadioWest Host.