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What are your favorite non-technical podcasts?

What are some good podcasts to listen to that will take my mind off of work/programming?

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Aaroh Mankad

My non-technical podcast choices are:

  • The Vergecast: Take a look at what's going on in the world of consumer electronics!
  • Radiolab: Just a variety of interesting stories that I typically can't find in the news.
  • Reply All: A new recommendation, haven't had a chance to dig into it yet. Looks interesting so far from the website!
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Žane Suhadolnik

Endless Thread: Reddit podcast, just started but it's really good.

Reply All: Podcast about the internet, super good.

Hello Internet: Podcast by Brady and CGP Grey.

Cortex: CGP Grey and Myke talk about their professional lifes.

Myths and Legends: Stories and folklore narrated weekly.

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Valentin Baca • Edited on

Welcome to Night Vale: fictional community radio show for a desert town where weird things happen.

My Brother, My Brother And Me: a hilarious "advice" show. Three brothers "help" people who write in questions from Yahoo! Answers

Limited Resources: a niche podcast for nuts-and-bolts Spikes looking to improve at Magic: the Gathering draft and sealed (If you know that those words mean, then it's for you).

S-Town: just started listening to this. It's in the same vein as Serial.

(shameless plug) Feminist Nerds: a podcast made by my SO and her friend discussing comics and other nerdy interests from an intersectional feminist perspective. I've been a guest on a few episodes.

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Shane Barry Author

+1 for S-Town.

If you like S-Town you should check out Dirty John

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Matt Lancaster
  1. Reply All, this was one stated in an earlier comment. It's fun, quirky, and informative.

  2. TWiT - This Week in Tech - Top Tech journalists talk about the stories in tech throughout the week. Hosted by Leo Laporte

  3. My Dad Wrote a Porno [NSFW] - 3 Friends, one whose Dad wrote an erotic novel, read a chapter per week and critique it. Super Funny but not for everyone.

  4. Note to Self - The intersection of humanity and technology - reflects on aspects of technology such as addiction, privacy, etc.

  5. Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me - A fun and hilarious weekly news, radio game show.

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Joshua Ballanco • Edited on

"Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" is my weekly guilty pleasure. All my other podcasts I listen to at 1.8x, but for "Wait, Wait..." I slow down to 1.5x

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Daniel Andrade

Non-technicals that I like are:

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Saurabh Sharma

+1 Stuff Sou Should Know

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Amanjeev Sethi

Some of the podcasts I enjoy -

  • 99% Invisible
  • Radiolab
  • Lingthusiasm
  • Stuff you missed in history class
  • This American Life
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Alex Reilly

Hardcore History: Super in depth looks at historical events.

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Eduardo Reyes

This one is really good, very long episodes though.

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

I haven't listened to it in quite a while, but WTF with Marc Maron.