My Main Squeezes
These are my favorites. The podcasts from which I never unsubscribe. The shows that have seen me through the good times and bad. You get it.
- Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review: The BBC’s flagship film review program, and one of the best things you can possibly put in your ears. I wrote about it at length here.
- Star Wars Minute: Pete The Retailer and Alex Robinson go through each Star Wars movie one minute at a time. The concept is brilliant, the execution even more so.
- Poetry Off The Shelf: Curtis Fox interviews poets in a way that makes the listener feel included and welcome. This podcast has sent me to the bookstore more times than I can count.
- The Longshot Podcast: Four people from the world of comedy sit around a table, often with guests, and talk about life. Pretty soon, they feel like family.
Other Great Shows
Many of these shows are also close to my heart, and all of them are worth your time. I subscribe to all the shows listed here. I’ve included the shows’ own descriptions where available.
- 99% Invisible: A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.
- The Allusionist: Small adventures in language
- Benjamen Walker’s Theory Of Everything: A radio show about connections
- : Audio newspaper for a visual world
- The Dead Authors Podcast: H.G. Wells interviews deceased authors
- Dharmapunx NYC: Dharma talks by Josh Korda
- The Flop House: Funny talk about film flops
- Goodfellas Minute: As far back as we can remember, we always wanted to podcast about a gangster.
- Limetown: Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.
- Love + Radio: Listen with your headphones on
- The Memory Palace: Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great.
- The New Yorker Poetry Podcast: Readings and conversation with The New Yorker’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
- Wiretap: Unlike anything on the radio, Wiretap takes you on a weird, emotional journey into the mind of Jonathan Goldstein. It’s full of his friends and family who you’ll grow to love as your own.
Tell me your favorites in the comment section. Thanks!