Here are some podcasts I like

A friend recently asked for podcast recommendations. I used to listen to many, many more, but the list below is what’s currently in my media player:

The Field Negro Guide To Arts & Culture
(Musician Vernon Reid and comedian W. Kamau Bell discuss arts, culture, race and more)
http://thatfnpod.libsyn.com/

The Pod F. Tompkast
(Comedian Paul F. Tompkins narrates, plays characters, talks with comedian Jen Kirkman and more)
http://pft.libsyn.com/

Le Show
(The radio show of Harry Shearer. It’s been on the air for 20+ years. Mostly Harry talking and reading things in his acerbic way.)
http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/ls

Professor Blastoff
(Tig Notaro and two other comedians talk about science)
http://www.earwolf.com/show/professor-blastoff/

In Our Time
(Melvyn Bragg and a changing cast of smart people discuss everything via the BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/in-our-time/

The Dead Authors Podcast
(Paul F. Tompkins as HG Wells interviews dead writers)
http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com/

Poetry Off The Shelf
(Curtis Fox talks about poetry in an accessible, user-friendly-but-still-smart way. Usually with the poets themselves.)
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audio?show=Poetry%20Off%20the%20Shelf

Poem Talk
(Al Filreis of Kelly Writers House talks about poetry with a panel. This is usually very high-level conversation, but I still often find things that make me look at and listen to poetry in a new way.)
http://poemtalkatkwh.blogspot.com/

Risk!
Kevin Allison hosts a show “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public.”
http://risk-show.com/

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