In case you’ve not noticed the podcast landscape had changed. I’m so glad this genre – audio story-telling –has survived in a digital age that at one time seemed to gravitate toward video, slapstick entertainment, and uninformed opinions.
These are highly-researched, well-produced shows – not just opinionated rants.
Here are a few:
Code Switch – Fascinating takes on race and identity
Rough Translation – A great way to escape the echo-chamber!
The Hidden Brain – Shankar Vedantam’s insight into human behavior
The Tip-Off – Peeling back investigative journalism, by Maeve McClenaghan of London’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Some older podcasts still give the newbies a run for their money. Those such as:
- This American Life – Ira Glass’ extremely topical take on all things social, political, personal
- Invisiblia – Gripping tales and insights about the forces that shape us.