In the weeks since my surgery, I’ve struggled mightily to do anything other than sleep, whine, and listen to podcasts. The good news is, there are lots of great podcasts to listen to. This isn’t a sex post, but it’s a little window into my tastes – and a plea for recommendations. I’m kinda insatiable right now, and am always eager to learn of interesting new things to listen to.
Stuff I already listened to
Before my surgery, I was a fairly regular listener to a number of podcasts:
The Savage Lovecast – Dan Savage’s sex and relationship advice
This American Life* – the awesome progenitor of nearly every podcast
Mortified – adults reading horrifyingly embarrassing diary entries from their teenage years
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me* – The NPR quiz show, with funny guests
Serial* – This year, an in-depth exploration of the case of Bowe Bergdahl
The Moth* – True stories, told live, without notes. Often hysterical. There’s an overwhelming quantity of these available. Some of my favorites include Al Sharpton (you can watch him here, or find the podcast on your podcast app) and Joe Lockhart (the first President Clinton’s press secretary – watch here, or find the audio on your app).
A bunch of Buddhist podcasts, from audiodharma.org.
- These are ones suitable for the whole family. Dan Savage and Mortified would be if our kid were a little older.
And stuff I’ve recently discovered
Lore – Explores the true history behind various folklore tales. Surprisingly interesting.
The Mystery Show – Starlee Kine, an incredibly charismatic interlocutor, solves mundane, often entirely uninteresting mysteries. If you listen to only one, listen to her episode on the true height of Jake Gyllenhaal. Make sure you stick around ’til the very end, for the flirty phone conversation between Starlee and Jake. Then, go watch them on Conan.
WTF – Marc Maron isn’t, truth be told, my favorite interviewer (Craig Ferguson is, lately), but he gets some stellar guests.
Death, Sex, and Money – lots of fun talking about stuff people aren’t supposed to talk about.
Guys We Fucked – I’m just starting this, by two women talking about the sex they had. Their voices aren’t the kind of voices I most like, so they don’t turn me on, but it’s fun to listen to.
And stuff I want to listen to, but haven’t yet…
The Bugle – John Oliver’s podcast, from before he had his HBO show
Stuff You Missed in History Class
What else should I listen to?