MY full list all annotated and what not.
StartUp: Alex Bloomberg is a podcast producer most known for his work on This American Life and Planet Money. He's on his own now, with an idea to start a new business of a podcast network. This podcast is essentially his making of, as he chronicles the many, many, MANY pitfalls he encounters. It's brutallly honest and Alex never once pulls a punch on himself. It's so cringeworthy at times, it's almost LOUIS like. Als, he utilizes this same approach for his first, and so far only, show sponsor. Great fun, and an interesting snapshot of what owning a business in the 21st century is like.
Who Charted?: Teague and I got to go to Earwolf studios (where they record CBB!, HDTGM, and Sklarboro Country) to interview Kulap about her film. This is her podcast where she and her cohost interview people, using that weeks top 5 charts (in music, movies, whatever) as a framework to chat with folks. It's a mixed bag sometimes, but when it works, it works well.
The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith: Y'all seem to know this one.
Scriptnotes: Same as above.
Nerdist Writers Panel: Samsies. Worth it just for the episode they did on Nielson.
Born Yesterday: Love this one. Possibly more than Hardcore History. Joey Brunelle examines little, quirky, oft forgotten tales from history and presents it with the right amount of snark.
How Did This Get Made: Favorite episode is EASILY No Holds Barred.
KCRW's Good Food KCRW is the Los Angeles NPR station and they have a ton of great shows that they convert into podcast form. This is a food centric show hosted by Evan Kleinman that covers everything in the culinary world. They've been on a roll lately, with some fascinating stories on Roy Choi, Ben Ford (Chef son of Harrison), and a whole episode about awesome food centric Kickstarter campaigns.
Welcome to Night Vale: I got into it about 6 months ago and am almost fully caught up. Cosplayer Holly Conrad has been on a huge Night Vale cosplay kick lately, playing both Fem Cecil, and the mysterious Glow Cloud.
Hardcore History: Dan finally uploaded his most recent WWI episode and it's a doozy. Great stuff here.
The Moth: If you don't know, you should. Hourlong storytelling cast. Always uneven but when something's good, it sticks.
This American Life: Duh.
Broken Projector Podcast: Friend of the show Geoff LaTullippe and Scott M Begs from Film School Rejects do an awesome Film/TV Industry podcast and always have unique guests on. If you want to be a writer, I recommend this one.
The Treatment: Elvis Mitchell interview show, about the world of Film and TV. I've actually been trying to model my interview style somewhat after his.
The Business: Film TV Industry weekly news show from KCRW. Darby Maloney is a great host and it's a tight half hour.
Total Human Optimization: If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know I'm a huge fan of ONNIT, an alt fitness/supplement company that's all about lifestyle that leads to health and balance over meathead bro-lifting. THeir podcast has some big names in the fitness/nutrition world, and they do a good job of avoiding being a total shill for their products.
WTF: We all know this one, right?
The Art of Wrestling, with Colt Cabana: Colt Cabana is an indie wrestler and each week he has someone on from that world. Some fascinating stories here. It's often compared to the WTF of Pro Wrestling (and Maron has actually had Cabana on) and even if you're not into Wrestling, the stories are usually pretty compelling on their own.
Friends in Your Head: You probably haven't heard of it.s