Finding the Right Podcast

  1. Are you interested in fact or fiction?

If you chose ‘fact’, go to question 2.

If you chose ‘fiction’, go to question 3.

 

  1. Are you interested in personal stories or abstract ideas?

If you chose ‘personal stories’, go to question 4.

If you chose ‘abstract ideas’, go to question 5.

 

  1. Are you interested in stories or comedy?

If you chose ‘stories’, go to question 6.

If you chose ‘comedy’, go to question 7.

 

  1. Are you interested in ordinary life or weird aspects of life?

If you chose ‘ordinary’, go to question 8.

If you chose ‘weird’, go to question 9.

 

  1. Are you interested in humanities or sciences?

If you chose ‘humanities’, go to question 10.

If you chose ‘sciences’, go to question 11.

 

  1. Are you interested in literary or genre stories?

If you chose ‘literary’, go to question 12.

If you chose ‘genre’, go to 13.

 

  1. Are you interested in political comedy or non-political comedy?

If you chose ‘political’, go to question 14.

If you chose ‘non-’, go to question 15.

 

  1. Are you interested in interviews or documentaries?

If you chose ‘interviews’, listen to:

The Untoldabout people with something at risk

Love & Radioextreme lives

The Mothuplifting true stories

Death, Sex & Moneycelebrities’ private lives

If you chose ‘documentaries’, listen to:

Mystery Showlittle mysteries with funny stories

Strangersmoving stories

This American Life origins of traditions

Arrvls about people whose lives were changed by big events

 

  1. Are you interested in ghost stories or true crime?

If you chose ’ghost stories’, listen to:

Lore about creepy local myths

If you chose ‘crime’, listen to:

Criminaltrue crime stories

The Sword and the Scalegruesome crimes

What the Crime?funny crimes

 

  1. Are you interested in fighting prejudice or not?

If you chose ‘fighting prejudice’, listen to:

Women of the Hour With Lena Denhamwomen’s lives

Another Round with Heben and Tracysolving the world’s problems after a drink

If not, listen to:

The Inquiry – an explanation of the news

The Actual Fluency Podcast – about language learning

A History of the World in 100 Objects – history made interesting

 

  1. Are you interested in hard science or social science?

If you chose ‘hard science’, listen to:

Little Atoms – interviews with scientists

Radiolab – fun chemistry

Reply All – computer science

Stuff You Should Know – scientific explanations for ordinary things

If you chose ‘social sciences’, listen to:

Invisibilia – about psychology

StartUp – about business

The Food Chain – about the food business

TED Radio Hour – about everything

 

  1. Are you interested in short or long stories?

For short literary stories, listen to:

The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker– new writing

Morning Short– classic short stories

For long stories, listen to:

Moby Dick Big Read – the great American novel

 

  1. Listen to these genre stories:

Welcome to Night Vale – mysteries in a desert town

The Black List Table Reads – Hollywood screenplays

The Message – Is it real?

The Black Tapes – Is it real???

We’re Alive – zombie thriller

Limetown– mysterious series

It’s About Time – comic fiction

Pleasure Town – 1920s America

Imaginary Advice – psychedelic stories

 

  1. Listen to these political comedies:

The Bugle300 episodes of satire

The Guilty Feministhonest feminists

Call Your Girlfriendfunny stories with political opinions

Throwing Shadesatire with discussion

 

  1. Listen to these comedy podcasts:

Answer Me This! – pop culture

How Did This Get Made? – bad films

The Adam Buxton Podcast – funny interviews

The Infinite Monkey Cage – funny science

The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium– weird humour

WTF with Marc Maron– swearing interviews

Spontaneanation– improvised comedy

The Dead Authors Podcast – imagined conversations with dead writers

Comedy Bang Bang– conversations between comedians