16 Podcasts We Love Right Now

Podcasts and online broadcasting has become more prominent than ever. Great for a long commute, this on demand medium is cleverly engaging and rich in content for news, learning, inspiration (especially entrepreneurial), and it has some really REALLY interesting stories; real life stories that you probably would never come across.
You should listen to some, or at least think about listening to some. It's pretty good value considering its free. 
Here are a few we follow:

 

true crime stories:


Serial is arguably one of podcasting's greatest hits and one that got us hooked into the medium a year ago.

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.

If you enjoyed Serial, you'll definitely get hooked on Criminal.

True crime stories presented in short episodes with great production value. Hosted by Phoebe Judge, Criminal shares stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. 

A thrilling a podcast investigation of a 1980 Melbourne cold case.

In June, 1980, suburban Melbourne: Mother of two Maria James is stabbed to death in the back of her bookshop. Her killer has never been found.

Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.

The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.


dating & relationships


There's no denying it: technology has changed the rules of the game.

DTR is a show about everything from opening lines to the pics you post to dating someone out of your league. Each episode explores the good and bad, the hilarious and awkward, the wonderful and bizarre aspects of defining relationships in today’s world.

Hilarious and Cringey reflections on relationships and dating in the digital age.

Hosted by Andrea Silenzi, Why Oh Why is a weekly podcast where Andrea speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love, dating and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships often blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.

Strange and wonderful.

Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime.


Business & Tech


A podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.

 

Hosted by Guy Raz,  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.

A podcast about the internet...

...that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it. " - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet

Expect hilarious co-hosts and vulnerable, honest conversations you won't hear anywhere else.

On each episode of the Girlboss Radio, Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way.

Innovators, artists and risk takers.

The real adventures behind pioneering businesses, from the people who lived them. Brought to you by Virgin Atlantic and Gimlet Creative.

Want to know how do companies grow from zero to a gazillion?

Legendary Silicon Valley investor / entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Guests include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Spanx's Sara Blakely.


Lifestyle & learning


Food and fitness trends: Do they work?

Carol Hirschfeld looks at the latest food and fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook.

TED talks on the go

Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers.

Common things and how they work

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.