Two rock & roll critics from Chicago dish on the latest & greatest (& worstest) in popular music. Well-researched and nerdy, but still accessible. Fantastic live sessions. Interviews. Amusing calls from fans & listeners.
The Dinner Party Download
Bone up on NPR-ish news and events in a consolidated pre-dinner party podcast. Impress fancy-pants people over cocktails. The end.
Live storytelling from spoken-word clubs in NYC, LA, Chicago and Detroit. Hysterical. Tragic. Poignant. Sometimes well-known authors, sometimes random peeps. Always incredibly moving and perfectly produced.
Hilarious, quirky and provocative slants on “big questions”: what happens when we die? What is dreaming? Why do people lie? It’s science + sociology + sublimely silly sound effects. Full-length podcasts and mini-podcasts, too.
The Stuff of Genius
I frequently fantasize about getting a patent for an improved windshield wiper design that I’ve imagined (really!) and this podcast feeds that fantasy – all about fantastic inventions and how they came to life.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
I love the ‘story’ part of ‘history,’ but not so much the dates and wars (snooooooze). This podcast is stuffed full of crazy interesting historical bits. If you likes Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, you’ll love this.
Jordon, Jesse, Go!
You know a podcast is going to be great when it comes from a website called “maximumfun.org.” This podcast is about life in your twenties and all that goes with it – last week’s podcast was about secret sex parties, Calgary, Alberta and the next twitter star. You know, the usual.
Which podcasts do you love? Have you ever made one?