Top five recommended podcasts for beginners

If you had to choose five podcasts to recommend to a person with a brand new interest in listening to podcasts, what would you recommend?

Here’s my top five (in no order):


Slate Magazine Daily Podcast

Politics, popular culture, the arts and science. A daily selection of interviews and readings of some of Slate’s best articles.

4 to 10 minutes

Bernie DKoven, funsmith

Games and toys, ideas and innovations, people and events that enhance our capacity for having fun

3 to 5 minutes

Walk in the Word with James MacDonald

This is the pastor of a church I regularly attend. Very good sermons.

26 minutes

The Accidental Creative

Methods on how to find your creative voice and establish that as a rhythm in your life

5 to 15 minutes

NPR: Story of the Day

Funny, moving, exceptional, or just offbeat. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.

5 minutes


What are some podcasts that you would recommend to the starting podcast listener?

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Andy Wells
Andy Wells
15 years ago

Do I need to download iTunes to listen to podcasts?

14 years ago

Matt, Here’s my current list with some comments. A bit cycling heavy, but I really like the In Our Time series and the podcasts from Mars Hill.

14 years ago
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