Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries. Subscribe to Fresh Air Plus! You'll be supporting the unique show you can't get enough of - and you can listen sponsor-free. Learn more at plus.npr.org/freshair
Release date: 2023-03-25 Genre:Arts > Books
1. Terry can make any subject fascinating - Much like a great teacher can make dry subject matter riveting and thrilling, Terry Gross brings out the very best in her guests. I’ve been listening for decades. With so many of the treasured and most talented people leaving public radio and being replaced by dramatically inferior hosts, Fresh Air remains one bright spot.
2. Thomas Mallon interview - I “try” to listen to Fresh Air but when I hear Terry’s voice, I get prepared for the inevitable clueless question like when she asked Thomas Mallon if he was “afraid” of visiting his dear friend who was dying from AIDS.
She attempted to qualify the question, but it was too late.. her stupidity, or her generational divide, was showing.
3. Superb - Even if I don’t think Im interested in a topic, Im surprised by how interested I become once I start listening. Terry is a master of the craft with no one coming close to comparison.
Even Davies's episode Forced Labor & Rebuilding After Natural Disasters was edge of seat captivating & painfully illuminating. Reading the low reviews is laughable, because it’s obvious that people don’t like when the data & facts oppose their opinions.
4. Terry, please break out of your bubble - Nobody can argue with Terry’s excellent interview skills, but my god this show’s liberal bias has gotten so laughingly transparent and uninteresting. Could you at least TRY to show diverse points of views sometimes? And Terry, Covid has clearly made you so scared of the world and ironically insular. This show has completely gone off the rails.
5. Fresh? - I used to look forward to this show and now each time I click to see the latest episode I’m filled with dread as I assume that it’s yet another episode about Trump, not exactly a ground breaking subject. It used to be fresh topics that were unusual and interesting and now it’s just basically a show on MSNBC…and I’m a liberal!
6. good content, distracting side sounds - Occasionally, there is a guest who badly needs to drink water. You can hear all of the spit in their mouth when they talk. I really wish NPR in general will get better about editing these slobber sounds out of there podcasts. It makes it really, really difficult to focus on what the person is saying.
7. Sad... - It is sad that they introduced a subscription option, and now everything they've released since then, you can only access by subscription. I greatly enjoyed FRESH AIR...Free, intelligent content from National Public Radio. Sadly, I cannot afford a subscription, so unfortunately I will no longer have access to National Public Radio.... doesn't seem right!
8. Interview with Rosie Perez - Listening to Perez tell us of her family, and her life’s self-work, and rise to stardom with such persistence, clarity, and honesty is all at once loving, refreshing, and inspiring. Having known in her heart all her life, that she, Rosie Perez, was meant for something greater. I think Perez has achieved a higher purpose, and inspired greatness in others too. A real human story. Wonderful interview, top of the list. Thank you.
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information...
Release date: 2023-03-21 Genre:Arts > Performing Arts
1. New theme music - I love to listen to the moth especially when I can’t sleep or am up taking care of one of our babies. I find it soothing EXCEPT when the theme music plays. The frenetic sound is jarring and unpleasant. And I dislike it all the more because it intrudes in these dark and memorable times when I seek the peace of someone else’s story.
2. Fed up - I love the podcast I just wish that every other story wasn’t about some person being oppressed and some way or another, it just seems like a common narrative in today’s society that if you’re gay or black, you must be a second class citizen. America has come so far from where it once was and there is little to no acknowledgment of this. I understand that these are people stories, and how they view the world. I wish that social media and society at large would do a better job of acknowledging our progress rather than sitting in the past. If your goal is to make people think that straight white males are evil and never going to change, you are so very close to achieving that goal!
3. The Peoples Program - I started listening to MOTH in . After I moved into my first house and after Hurricane Katrina. I moved to NC in , bringing my mother here from California so that my sister and I could take care of her.
My mother was diagnosed with Leukemia
and was in the fourth stage when it was diagnosed.
Listening to MOTH helped me to get through this.
4. Re-runs - Used to love this podcast and now it’s been the same stories over and over. I’ve only been listening for three years but every time I put it on recently it’s multiple stories I’ve already heard. There are so many unique stories out there and archives filled with recordings why play the same ones over and over, especially so closely together? It feels lazy like they can’t be bothered to edit new episodes or find fresh voices.
5. My dad LOVES this podcast - I’ve introduced my year old dad to the world of podcasts and this by far his favorite. (I love it too)
We sit and listen together, it reminds him of his youth sitting around the radio with family.
The format is wonderful for him, holds his interest, and brings many nods, smiles, and laughs.
6. My absolute favorite podcast - I LOVE this podcast! I work in landscaping, so all day long I work and listen to The Moth. This show makes my day go by so fast! Just yesterday a stranger stopped me and asked what I was listening to. He said he see me working often and I’m always smiling and laughing, I told him it was because of The Moth. I definitely recommended this podcast to him.
7. Real Life is Better than Fiction - This is one of my top podcasts. I sometimes listen twice!! I love hearing of our shared humanity. I just sent “The Kindness of Strangers” to a sister-friend. This episode challenged me to collect memories of the kindness of strangers in my life. A great Touchstone.
Thank you for creating and posting this life affirming Podcast.
8. Same thing over and over - The same stories are repeated over and over. It’s fun to listen to for awhile but then you either have to power through hearing a story for a rd or th time, or spend time skipping. There have been a lot of great and entertaining stories so I still give it / stars. Also, with the book coming out the hosts seem self indulgent. I could have done without episodes of their conversation around writing a book. We get it. So snooty.
New episodes releasing every other week. Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment Studios, and hosted by Glynn Washington. Season 7 will be streaming through Spring 2023.
Release date: 2023-03-17 Genre:Arts > Performing Arts
1. Love Spooked, BUT recent episodes are making me rethink it. - Long time fan of SPOOKED! been listening to it for quite a while, while driving those long roads to listening it here at the office in the late hours. Recently I’ve noticed that the last few months the quality of the stories are not as they used to. I’m talking about GOOD STORIES THAT KEEP YOU AT THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT!! now they are very common stories that really don’t have layers. I really hope they start bringing back those great stories, the ones that made me love SPOOKED! unitl then I’ll have to get my fix somewhere else. Whishing Spooked, Glen and the rest of the crew the best of luck.
2. Amazingly well done. - So good, best subscription EVAH. From the incredible host(!), to the stunning production, and I don't know where they find the storytellers -- this is content worth paying for -- TEN STARS! From minute one, Glynn had me screaming and hiding under my covers. Be afraid, and don't turn out the lights!
3. Amazing show. Will save my money to binge. - I’ve loved the show ever since it launched. I am still % a fan. But when I was like girl I needed to think about my funds, and I cannot pay for Podcasts willy-nilly. Typically, in the beginning, around spooky season, podcast would be released.So now, with every two weeks, or hiatuses around Christmas, I can’t afford paying whatever amount a week for nothing. I will just wait when podcast releases are more frequent, and pay then. For now, no, but it’s still fantastic.
4. Not releasing weekly as stated - Have loved this podcast since it started. Even added the subscription to keep listening when you switched from free to monthly payments. Content is great but you don’t release weekly. You should change that in the description so new people know they aren’t getting episodes per month for their payment. Or go back to offering for free and release whenever.
5. Good but can improve - I love it it’s very good but not many episodes come out and the few that do come out are subscriptions.so why not just buy subscription? You may be thinking well still I won’t get a lot of episodes I personally would rather wait until I get one that isent subscription and then listen if they won’t come out often even with subscription. Other than that it’s amazing great sound affects to get you scared! Got me scared for days!!!!!
6. Love the show but… - I’ve been listening to this show for a few years now and LOVE it. I even pay the monthly subscription. There hasn’t been a lot of new content though. I look forward to listening on Fridays. They have only been putting out one episode a month, if that. I’m wondering if the show will go back to its regular schedule, and if it’s worth keeping my subscription.
7. The best. The absolute best. - Love the production and how people are telling what actually happened to them. The story telling is well done and doesn’t meander. The only thing I cannot stand is the beginning where the host goes on and on talking in his bizarre manner. I seriously cannot listen and comprehend anything he is saying. It is like nails on a chalkboard and he just eats up
The time of what we all come to listen to… the actual stories. Don’t let his inane ramblings stop you from listening to the podcast. I just skip past him, but each time he blathers on and on, it just irritates me.
8. The D – E – B – R – a episode - I love your Podcasts everyone is better than the last. But while why are you allowing a story with pronouns like that for a singular baby. Not only do we all not agree with it it's bad grammar bad English and utterly confusing when she's referring to her singular baby in plural form it ruined it and I'm disappointed you wouldn't have more sense for the first part of the episode I kept thinking she was referring to both her kids and maybe I'm not with it enough to understand but why is she referring to her baby in plural ? it was confusing and disappointing other than that five stars all the way!!!!
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
Release date: 2023-03-21 Genre:Arts > Design
1. thanks for the minute ad... - every time I listen, I feel like prepending my one star until he stops his idiot “laugh track” ish giggle. Roman needs to stop chuckling at everything… taking down to one star
I may just stop listening if he doesn’t figure our that his chuckling is a distraction. Just listened to the Shirley Girl episode. There is often interesting stuff here, but god, stop the giggling at the end Roman. Every time you do that, it ruins the episode. The Wilderness Tool: Honestly, even when a topic interests me, or I have a deep agreement in the sentiments expressed, (no bikes in wilderness in this case) I can’t get past Roman’s annoying giggling. I don’t know why this is still in my feed.
2. Music bed again - Most of your bits of music are annoying plinky sounds. Why? What purpose does it all serve? For a show about "design" your random music inserts are less than well "designed." It's not entertaining and if anything It's distracting. Does it make the content better? More interesting? Do spoken thoughts / paragraphs require plinky noises to transition from one to another?
3. Women’s Basketball - Love all your topics & narratives. I have a question re women’s basketball before title . I played in the ’s in Illinois & college In Indiana. My mine might be failing me but I was certain we played the same game with one exception. On court on each team there was a roving forward and guard that could cross the center line. Did not get that from your story so thought I’ll ask to check my memory.
4. Not Good - PI is not left wing lol. It’s liberal. And the amount of culture industry groveling it engages in now is embarrassing. It also demonstrates such an obvious contempt for its listenership. Was informative is now didactic. The adds are also absolutely heinous. This and the recent sweaty attempts to seem “good” are so obviously connected to the corporate sellout. Classic spineless, aging gen x energy on the part of Roman
5. Politics Poisons - Just unfollowed after being a fairly regular listener for like years, because every new episode has some political agenda. I just want to hear about interesting design. Not how that interesting design was shaped by forgotten queer Black wxmen in some small way, or how the evil conservatives tried to co-opt the design for themselves. I’ve never considered myself conservative but cringe like this is fueling a backlash, so if only for that you should try toning it down.
6. A True Classic - This show has been around for more than years now for a reason. The topics remain interesting and the content always feels fresh. Roman Mars is the quintessential voice of the podcasting side of spoken-word media. It definitely feels like a coastal elitist, Bay-Area sorta product that the pi crew churns out; but, sometimes that really hits the spot. The episodes do sometimes feel like the audio version of those long and winding articles from the New Yorker. And, don’t even get me started on the spin-off shows: Avery Trufelman may be Roman Mars’s best creation yet.
7. Everything about it is compelling and interesting - … and entertaining. This is the first podcast I ever recommend to anyone because it’s so high quality. Because I’ve been listening to it for a long time, I’ve experienced it from the beginning and of course, things have changed. Better sound quality and more experienced editing. It’s smart, interesting and thought-provoking. I recommend it; you will become addicted, too. Some of my all time favorite podcast episodes are from % invisible. (Heyoon ! And the one about the light bulb and…. Too many to name!)
I actually went back to re-listen to the entire series from the beginning … it got me through the pandemic. As to the criticism about the ads… wait to listen to them until you can fast forward through them. Also, in the early years, his kids did the ads which really drove me bonkers…. But, I’m grateful that this show is supported by advertising; high quality podcasts cost money to produce. And I don’t want this one to go away!
8. A ghost of it’s former self - This show is a far cry from what it used to be. It used to be so good. A ruminative look at the architecture and design all around us. I don’t know how they even claim to be about design today. Now, it’s just an accusatory exploration of oppression, suppression and depression. Just like another podcast that used to be great (not naming any names, Radiolab). We get it. White people are bad. Americans ruined the world. Inclusivity. Men are women. Blah. Blah. Blah. Just talk about design. Stay in your lane. I won’t be listening anymore. Should have unsubscribed about years ago.
Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
Release date: 2023-03-23 Genre:Arts > Performing Arts
1. Have always love d the show, but….. - Have always loved the show but I’m disappointed at the growing trend of leading listeners into a riveting story, then abandoning them to find their own way to the ending on some other podcast. Not cool… and not why I listen to Snap Judgement. Please give us complete stories, like you have in the past—don’t leave us hanging!
2. Always. So. Very. Good. - Glynn Washington is something special -- he and the Team Snap have created the most amazing sonic experience, EVER. I honestly don't know how they manage to produce so many original episodes every year of this quality! Gold Standard. Do yourself a favor and subscribe right away.
3. Rivals - Suitcase of Love & Shame - This segment is totally void of any concern for personal privacy, taste or decency from Snap Judgement’s Producers as well as Jane Gillooly. To think that anyone from such a reputable institution would think it’s even remotely ethical to publicly air extremely sensitive & private recordings is mind blowing. As if that wasn’t enough of a violation, Jane Gillooly goes on to denigrate the subjects with assaults like “pathetic” while recordings of their private sexual acts play in the background.
4. Yes! - His voice is just so awe I can listen to him talk all day, but I love that I get to listen to someone else speak from their perspective too if I don’t like em I know it won’t be for too long and if I do I know they will be around for a little while while I get some things done around the house! It’s the prefect blend of relaxing without being a drag and exiting but not in a way where you have to follow so close or you get lost! Definitely one of my favorites:)
5. Love it! - I’ve been a fan of Snap Judgment for many years. I look forward to listening to the show every week and even sometimes during the week I’ll go back and listen to old episodes. I highly recommend this podcast. It’s insightful, emotional and hilarious. Glynn Washington tells the best stories. Give it a listen. You won’t be disappointed!
6. More than just a story - Ever listen to a story and you really enjoy at the time but you have no idea how long that story will stay with you. That’s what it’s like to tune into Snap Judgment. There is a story on here that’s going to stick with you if you keep listening. I’m sad now because I can’t remember the show title of one of my favorite but the beautiful story keeps playing in my mind. Snap judgment is a Must listen podcast for me.
7. Going strong - I started listening to SJ in . I was and had just moved from USA to London for a year work stint. I was pretty lonely initially and filled my time with… work. While I worked, I started listening to NPR radio on my comp and happened to catch an episode of SJ. I fell in love and it became my near daily staple. Fast forward a decade and I still listen SJ has had numerous episodes that to me, are the acme podcasts. Real human narratives that range from the highly relatable to the surreal…yet still somehow relatable. Stories that aren’t often told and stories told often but done in a way that make them fresh. I can’t say I have listened to any other podcast for a decade….
8. The music distracts me - I use to listen to this show all the time. Then less and less. I came to realize that I was dreading the music. As wonderful as it is, it seems to be taking more of a center stage, more music, louder, for longer intervals. It distracts me. I’m a truck driver and like to listen to stories but I find myself having to fight thru the loud music to hear the words in the story. I’m sure I’m the only one.
Join the party as Ina Garten invites friends old and new into her East Hampton home for good food and great conversation. With personal stories shared over cocktails and favorite recipes, each podcast episode features direct audio from Be My Guest with Ina Garten, her multi-platform series for Warner Bros. Discovery. Guests include superstar ballerina Misty Copeland, actor-director-tv presenter-author Stanley Tucci, singer and award-winning stage and screen actress Laura Linney, and singer-songw...
Release date: 2023-03-19 Genre:Arts > Food
1. Love This Podcast - I have been a fan of Ina’s for years. I love the Barefoot Contessa shows and only just discovered that Ina has a podcast. The most recent one I listened to was the Laura Linney episode and tonight I watched Love Actually, so thanks for the recommendation. Looking forward to many more episodes from The Barn!
2. Thrilled this is a podcast now too! Thank you!! - I wait with heightened anticipation for every BMG episode. Tears roll down my cheeks at each show’s connective moments and I take them in over and over again just like the worn and stained pages of your cookbooks on my shelf. For me, BMG feeds my soul, I inhale the stories, I feel like I’m in the kitchen laughing and cooking with you all. Now when I drag myself to the gym (I’m so yes it’s a drag) I can get through the treadmill as though it never happened and think “how easy is that?” I fell into catering in my ’s, got a crazy idea to open a humble little market and food / catering shop in San Diego in my ’s, closed it after a decade (it was the scariest thing I’ve ever done but it became my foundation for my new career) I’ve worked in food all my life, presented for celebrity and to icons, but Ina is my North Star. Be My Guest, is much more than a culinary show, it models how real people come together through the ritual of making a meal. So needed today. Thank you, Ina, for dreaming this up for us all. I just want you to know how important it is to us.
3. Garten’s Garden of Delights! - Have been a fan of the Barefoot Contessa for years and cannot think of Ina without smiling! Was intrigued about a non-visual cooking podcast but figured I’d at least smile for minutes if nothing else. Ina invites people she admires, but has never met, to come to her barn in the Hamptons and cook their favorite or go-to meal while she plays sou chef. These podcasts are so relaxing and informative and actually are vicarious thrills. They are transcendental as the minutes pass fly by, as you get to know the celebrity and feel an authenticity from Ina and her amazing ability to put people at ease while they get to know each other, cook together and then eat the meal they’ve just created. Brava Ina!!
4. Love it! - I love this show! I want to see more! Ina does a wonderful interview, and it is very entertaining. I’m hoping she will be filming with more people/celebrities. I have a list: Stanley Tucci, Stephen Colbert, Selena Gomez, and so many more. Ina thank you for being amazing an inspirational.
5. Bite Sized Listening - What a joy to listen to! The episodes are long enough for my morning commute from the Heights to Chelsea, and yet still short enough to leave me wanting more. Ina and her guests are engaged, dynamic, and full of zest for life without being preachy, try-hard, or lacking humility. I’ve been recommending it to everyone I come across, and can’t wait to listen to more.
6. Thank You - Ina, I know this will be a unique review but I wanted to share that I was introduced to you by one of my friends. I have been listening and watching your videos since. I love that you always frame compliments into questions it just makes me smile! I also wanted to add that I listen to your Podcast while running! I tell myself, if you set a PR you can get Ina’s cooking! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us!
7. Delightful - I think what I enjoy so much about this podcast is that we get to see (or hear ) another side of Ina. A level deeper because it’s a bit more intimate to hear her interacting with friends, interviewing, and having the focus more on the relationships than the food. The result is something any Ina fan could have guessed… you get to know a bit more about her… and you love her even more! Ina fun, authentic, gracious, relaxed, & witty - who doesn’t love that?!
8. Envy Too! - I completely agree with Envy. I, too, am not an envious person. I’m not star struck in the least, but then there’s Ina. I have every cookbook and always will. Grant me a wish and it would be to join her in the Hamptons in the barn! She is perfection! When I stumbled upon her new podcast on my most recent walk I was over the moon. I listened to every interview in one morning. Talk about getting my steps in! Be My Guest with Ina is simply the BEST!
“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more. The Magnus Archives 2 is live on Kickstarter right no...
Release date: 2022-11-23 Genre:Arts > Performing Arts
1. Be Prepared to Binge - This is one of, if not THE, BEST podcasts I have ever listened to. I discovered it about a month ago and couldn’t bring myself to listen to anything else. Beautifully executed, riveting storyline, fantastic characters and a palpable tension that you just can’t seem to shake. Seriously, don’t listen to this if you aren’t ready to binge all episodes. It’s that good. Start at the first and enjoy. I might just listen again myself!
2. this series has brainwashed me - i listen to it while i’m sleeping, waking up, brushing my teeth, going to bed, doing exercise, eating, going to school and even going to my job. somebody help. i started around weeks ago and i’m on episode . i’m obsessed and i’m so happy that i finally found a horror podcast that also includes one of the best gay romances i’ve ever seen, but god i miss michael so much!! / got quite a few of my friends into it aswell P.S; check out the other works by rusty quill. absolutely phenomenal!! they do such funny game/dnd podcasts :))
3. A Solid Three… was a solid three - : Love the concept completely. A beautiful blend between the SCP, XFiles and Lovecraft. : The production value. It’s really well done : Sheer enjoyment. Currently at ep. If the characters were better, less whiny I would’ve cared for them more… as it is. It’s my curiosity about the world that is keeping me going. The relationship arc and Martin have costed it a star. Unbearable
4. Avatar of the Spiral - I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did, but I loved it! I had never tried horror before, but this podcast is so well planned and put together, trying to figure out the larger story was captivating. I’ve really enjoyed relistening with my new knowledge, and watching the characters discover things through a whole new lens. I’m really looking forward to part !
5. Fully obsessed - I’ve never listened to a horror fiction podcast before. I love eldritch-esque tales of horror and anything that has a spooky, supernatural, unexplainable, gothic feel to it. So obviously I fell in love with MA right away. This is the first podcast I’ve listened to that genuinely created a sense of fear in me. Heart racing, feeling a little jumpy and checking my peripherals to make sure I’m not in danger. Even listening at work, in a cubicle environment with thousands of people in the building, I found myself thinking: “Am I going to take my headphones off and stand up and everyone will have mysteriously vanished?” Even with true crime and other podcasts that tell spooky stories, it would take episode upon episode, if not multiple seasons of binge listening to create that feeling. Magnus Archives had me on edge from the beginning. And I consider that a win. I’m excited (is that the right word?) to listen to more episodes, to see when and if and how these all tie together in some tangled way. And I will certainly not be listening at home, alone, at night.
6. Spooky little pseudo-anthology - Very well done horror podcast with an interesting story that initially disguised itself as an anthology series. You’ll probably find something you dread within with the overarching mysteries within if you listen closely. It is worth listening to all but the last season again when you know the answers to see the clues that were spread out along the path the whole time. Unfortunately the quality plummets during the last season forcing me to only give it a /. During this season the anthology part of the writing accidentally shifts to a misery focus rather than horror and the subtle clues I liked from the previous seasons are gone. That said, outside the anthology stories is still well written and the final answers may be worth going through for.
7. out of All-Seeing Eyes - This is an outstanding podcast, truly. It held my attention from the first episode, and was something to look forward to after work every day. With a wonderful set of characters, a very consistent flow, and many different kinds of horror, I’m sure even the most skeptical of listeners will find something they think is neat.
8. keysersoze - Okay, so, podcasts have always been sort of boring to me. As a kid I only really listened to like “fun”, informational, cheesy podcasts, so I don’t have super amazing experiences attached to those memories. Even story podcasts were never super interesting to me. So, naturally, as I got older, I really stayed away from podcasts. I was almost completely disinterested in them until that one Nikola Orsinov audio went viral on TikTok, and it appeared in a video I watched. It was creepy, and the podcast was a horror, so I decided to start listening. Not only did I binge the entire first season in a matter of two days, but I just became obsessed with Magnus Archives. This show is absolutely spine-tingling, suspenseful, and has the most smart and interesting storytelling. The acting is stellar, the writing is so creative and original, and overall, this podcast is just spectacular! I love this show so much and I want to thank Rusty Quill / TMA as a whole for getting me back into the beautiful world of podcasts. This got me through some tough car rides and sleepless nights. I recommend this podcast to anyone, even those who aren’t into the horror genre.
Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyo...
Release date: 2023-03-22 Genre:Arts > Books
1. Only podcast I actually pay for - This became my hyper fixation in . When I started listening I thought I’d never be able to listen to all of them…. I was wrong I ran out of episodes so now I pay for it and then two weeks later I ran out of the subscriber episodes. This is the perfect podcast. His voice is nice and he doesn’t try too hard for asmr or be weird about it which is a reason why I don’t listen to books on tapes. All of the stories are interesting and cool that they are from all cultures.
2. Favorite podcast by far - I’ve been listening to Myths and Legends for years and it never lets me down! Great stories, great narrator commentary, and such a great learning experience every week. This is the show that got me ‘into’ podcasts and basically the only one I regularly listen to (besides Scoundrel, also by the Wiesers)
3. This is an interesting podcast - I’ve never heard most of the stories on this podcast and he dose a good job at keeping as true to the facts as he can, well adding some artistic embellishment for the sake of having a satisfying story. You serenely know your legends and keep a good monotone voice that ignites the imagination, thank you for the entertaining story. Keep up the good work ( ;
4. Amazing progression - I recently found this podcast, as I recently decided to listen to podcasts on my commute to work. I never had listen to them regularly. I found this one and listened to and . I love the story of Angry Bird! I just listened to the st episode and was amazed how it sounded compared to the storytelling now! Amazing progression!! Can’t wait to get caught up lol
5. Why do you hate your own podcast? - It doesn’t feel like you enjoy talking about myths and legends at all. You drone on in a bored monotone like you’re giving a bad book report and constantly make little sarcastic comments to let the audience know how lame the story is. Cracking a couple of jokes is one thing, but it genuinely feels like you don’t even like the stories you’re telling.
6. Solid Entertainment - Long time listener, and have enjoyed every moment. I love some of the modern retellings to these tales. They’re perfect for long car rides, sharing with the kids, or to clean the house to. Jason is a great story teller, who stays true to tales message, and at the same time does a good job taking care of his audience.
7. LOVE - Saw a shirt that said “DadMan” in a Batman shape and instantly thought of you Jason I’m a huge Greek myth nerd. I love the life you bring to the characters. Personally, I see Zeus as, well, spoiled, petty, youngest child Zeus. Poseidon is kinda a stereotypical middle child. I see Hades (my personal fav, bc he’s so different than his brothers) as like a tall, dark, business man. Owning piles of diamonds and precious jewels, keeping to himself and not associating with his brothers. His only joy in his secluded life is Persephone. And yes, in a lot of tellings he kidnaps her, but there are other tellings that say that they fell in love. I choose to only look at those. It seems more realistic somehow. (Idk how it just does) LOL, I got carried away. If I let myself go off, you would have way too much to read. There’s so much I could say about King Arthur, Norse mythology, Monkey King, etc etc etc! But basically, I love the way y'all tell your stories. You make them engaging but smooth, humorous but also emotional. And I love the little morals you find and discuss at the end. I could go on, but I’ll wrap up by hoping that you know how grateful I am for you two (Jason & Carisa), for the stories you tell and spread. THANK YOU Also, every time you tell the actual stories behind classic fairytales, and make sure and tell at the beginning that the story may not be the best for children, the wheels in my head start turning. So hear me out. I know how busy y’all are, and that y’all already have a ton of podcasts you’re doing, but what if y’all did a podcast telling fairytales for children? With Carisa telling the stories? Idk, in the times I’ve heard your (Carisa) voice in ads, and in the ep of fictional that you did, and scoundrel, I couldn’t help but think how fun it would be if you had a podcast where you told fairytales. It might be a terrible idea, but think abt it? I only said .% of what I wanted to say. It’s not my fault I’m obsessed. It’s the butter cat’s fault
8. Why though ? - I see soOooOoOOoOoOoOo many commenters saying stuff like: “TOO MANY ADS! DISAPPOINTING, GREAT PODCAST BUT TOO MANY ADS BUT OTHERWISE I LOVE IT BUT TOO MANY ADS!” But like would you like the podcast or no ads cause they NEED the ad money to keep the podcast going. I personally can’t sleep without it. I don’t understand people who don’t like this.
Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear. Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman
Release date: 2022-12-07 Genre:Arts > Fashion & Beauty
1. This podcast rules - Getting reminded of how everything is interwoven is always a thrill. Getting reminded of how fashion is influenced by and influences everything—politics, war, music, emotion and each of our personal journeys—is the biggest thrill of all! So glad I found this pod via You’re Wrong About
2. Perfect for anyone - What else am I supposed to say? Her voice / I fall asleep to episode all the time the little singing add breaks? Stuck in my head since December. I listened to this every time a new episode came out, usually while working on before break big projects. I find her scheduling more consistent and I am completely fine with Hiatuses. Her older episodes are perfect for someone wanting a sample!!! The American Ivy season has changed my sense of style and how I look at clothes and I love it!!! LISTEN TO THIS SHOW NOW!!!!!
3. Extreme interest - Is there anything better than Avery Trufelman’s infectious curiosity and keen intelligence, gallivanting wit and spirited insights into complex stories and histories and ideas that would fall apart as coherent narratives in lesser hands. The pacing and momentum are breezy but never superficial. Keep it going!
4. So good - This was compelling and funny; I am far from a fashionista but obsessed with the where and why of aesthetics (as well as investigative journalism), so this was right up my alley. I hope you’ll do at least another season. Also the “cover” artwork is brilliant, I’m jealous of whomever came up with it.
5. Lazy journalism - I’ll be honest - I don’t think she makes the connections she thinks she is making. To quote a later episode - I don't see the “rhyme”. And at one point she says that Americans lost their understanding on how to dress. But she never talked about when they had it. No comparison. And then in another segment one man, a Japanese man, said that he came to America in the early s and was shocked about what he saw. Her examples were then from . Not sure how that relates. It’s really lazy journalism wrapped up in awesome production values. And why is it that the racist rally guys (sorry I forget the name) are “weirdly” wanting to wear the same thing during the rally. That is fairly standard. I have been a part of LGBTQ rallies for the last years and we always “weirdly” want to coordinate our outfits. I am just shocked that this got the good press it did. I have a funny feeling a good fact checker would have an awesome time with this one.
6. Truly fascinating podcast! - I didn’t think I was interested in fashion podcasts, but Articles of Interest was on a bunch of “best of the year” lists, so I thought I’d give it a try. So, so good! I started with season three, the origins of preppy style and the host does an excellent job of presenting the history and interviewing experts on the topic.I have just one episode left, but I’m definitely going to go back and listen to seasons one and two.
7. Well produced but annoyingly political - Regardless of what one thinks of the hypotheses and conclusions presented in this series, it is undeniably well produced with interesting interviews and an artful progression and format. But the constant (and in my view “unnecessary”) political commentary erode the underlying substance of the podcast. I get it, you’re bitter about straight white males, money, and capitalism, but must that negative view color everything?
8. SO GLAD IT’S BACK - This podcast is so beautiful… Avery’s velvety voice, her choice of people to interview, the topics that at times dip into melancholic and thoughtful but can also make your heart soar and send you into a historical rabbit hole you never thought you’d be interested in but you ARE because this podcast demands your rapt attention! I. Love. This podcast. I hope it goes on for awhile, exploring every aspect of what we wear and every way we express ourselves through clothing and fashion. Its such an important part of being Human, and I feel it often gets ignored or brushed aside by contemporary people. This podcast helps you to think deeper about why we wear what we wear, and what parts of our identity we want to signal with our clothing…. Endless entertainment for me, i literally binged all the episodes in just a few days!
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio travels the world to find the most fascinating food stories—including children who harvest cod tongues after school in Norway and a detective who tracks down food thieves. And on Milk Street Radio, you can always find the unexpected: a visit to the Museum of Failure, the joys of eyeball Jell-O and how to eat your way through Italy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2023-03-17 Genre:Arts > Food
1. Confused and disappointed - I called your call line twice to tell you about a cookie recipe that uses yeast instead of baking powder or soda, and no one has called me back about it. You had mentioned on a previous episode about not knowing any cookie recipes that use yeast as a leavening or flavor element, and expressed doubt that any such recipe existed. I would love to share my recipe with you and your listeners, because my family loves these cookies. I hope this prompts a phone call from you.
2. Delightful and engaging podcast - This podcast is artfully crafted, interspersing interviews with caller questions and recipes. I always fast forward through the commercials so I’m not bothered by them. I find Christopher is an excellent interviewer who asks smart open-ended questions and does not dominate the conversation.
3. More culturally diverse but not as accurate - I’ve listened to this podcast for a few years now and frequented their other channels as well. As someone who grew up in Asia and loves food from all corners of the world, I appreciate what Milk Street brings to the American food education table. However, I often find the information the hosts provide, especially during Q&A, regarding non-western culinary ingredients/tips highly speculative, misleading, or completely wrong. It’s not that they’re not trying their best, but without the right background/perspectives, a guess is at the best a guess. Would love to see (hear) someone from a different cultural background to give better answers.
4. TOO MANY COMMERCIALS! - I love this podcast! But it is getting so overloaded with excess commercials that it irritates the heck out of me! Doesn’t Chris make enough money already? His television show, his cookbooks, his Milk Street store, his magazine? And now an ever increasing annoying array of sales pitches throughout the podcast. Grrrr! l wish there was an option to listen to an ad-free version for a small subscription fee. Yes, l like the podcast that much!
5. The kids sing commercials - Such a great podcast as you are calmly listening to Chris … Sara or a great interview; this loud kids sing commercial blows out your mind and is so unpleasant and I CANNOT believe Christopher allows this, usually a person of taste this loud blast of music MUST GO!! LMcCallum
6. Chris could stand to talk less - I feel torn, because I LOVE the rich knowledge about ingredients and technique, but I find Christopher presents as a pompous, ethnocentric know-it-all multiple times an episode. This is the podcast I turn to when I’ve listened to everything else in my show library. I personally recommend ‘Borderline Salty’ for a call in show, and ‘The Sporkfull’ for a food interview show that leans into the way that western white guy hosts are far less interesting and knowledgeable than the guests. Those are my A Day food shows. When Sarah breaks off to start her own podcast, I’m leaving with her.
7. We deserve better interview skills! - Please give the interview job to someone who cares! I love this podcast, but Christopher’s interviews leave a lot to be desired. Is he tired of interviewing people? Would he rather NOT conduct the interviews? Great! Give the job to someone who really wants to talk to others and find out about them, not just ask stock questions and bounce around from topic to topic. We are loyal listeners and deserve more time and care taken.
8. Christopher is insufferable - I’m going to be honest. I do like the show. The guests are great, and the discussions are interesting. But I find myself rolling my eyes at least once an episode. Christopher must have some inner voice telling him, “Say something slightly snarky or condescending to the guests and other hosts. Do it. It’ll make you feel better than them.” And he delivers every.single.time.
The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting and presented in 3D immersive audio. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Nnedi Okorafor, Kurt Vonnegut, Ken Liu and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath... Our immersive audio is best with...
Release date: 2023-02-28 Genre:Arts > Performing Arts
1. Loves and Thanks to Levar Burton and Team !!!!!! - Ahhhh. Just, breathing. Thank You All so much for this. Stories, to feed my soul and imaginations, for bedtime and roadtrips and downtime and cleaning time, storytime. Love your intros to all the authors, and commentaries at the end. Sound effects are the best. This helps me create this little time-space bubble for respite, restores and inspires and moves me for whatever happens next. So good. Thank you.
2. Thank you Levar - Cried real tears listening to the D.P. Thank you Levar for bringing amazing stories like this to me! Listening to you really feels surreal it’s so amazing and enlightening. I especially love how you interpret each story and how you relate it to our lives, your life. What you do matters
3. My Happy Place - I love LeVar Burton, and I love the wonderful authors and stories he reads. I listen to the stories multiple times and catch new details with each listening. It’s the only podcast I have set to download and never delete. And I’ve gone on to read many of the books written by authors he’s read. Another wonderful season!
4. Wonderful Story Selections - Levar reads beautifully. I wouldn’t mind listening to him reading instructions for filling out tax forms (it’s that time of year), but that’s unnecessary. The story selection in this podcast is so interesting and so varied. I enjoy speculative fiction, and this is my favorite place to listen to it.
5. Best Podcast Ever - Truly my favorite podcast, the selection of stories is brilliant, the telling is riveting and the sound quality is excellent. I would love to hear Little Bottles by Abigail Weaver read someday. I think its supernatural/cultural/emotional themes would fit well with the other stories collected here.
6. Stellar Read Alouds - There’s nothing better than listening to a fantastic story no matter how old you are. I’ve been recommending this podcast to friends because there has to be something for everyone. Thanks to the production team, editors, and Lavar making story time full of wonder one podcast at a time.
7. One of my favorite podcasts! - When I discovered this podcast, I felt like I had found gold. Of course I would listen to Levar Burton read the phone book, but I adore the stories that he chooses to read. The diversity of authors is amazing & I’ve ever been able to share some of the stories with my son.
8. Astounding - I adore LeVar and I’ve had this podcast on my list for ages, but it unfortunately got lost in the dozens of others I subscribe to. A friend recently reminded me of it, so I dove in and I’m so glad I did. Not only is LeVar a stellar storyteller (of course!), the production is beautiful. I wasn’t expecting the soft touches of music and effects that subtly add to the experience. Just beautifully done! LeVar’s insights on the stories are also sincere and thought-provoking. I’ve felt so touched and energized and inspired while listening. I hope this podcast never ends! Thank you, LeVar, for continuing to enrich me, just as you did when I was a child.
As for a suggestion: anything by Gerald L. Coleman!
The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.
Release date: 2023-03-17 Genre:Arts > Food
1. Get a better host - FIrst time listener: I couldn’t resist listening to the Deborah Madison episode as she quite literally changed the way I cook and eat. She was wonderful when Francis gave her the chance to speak, which was not nearly enough for me. I wanted to hear the guest and not the self-important host who seems to care more about getting his info out than celebrating his guest. He seems knowledgeable but too interested in proving himself than allowing his guest to be the star. Gave the podcast another shot recently. I really like nigella Lawson but didn’t get as much of her as I’d wanted. once more the host hijacked her time to tell an uninteresting personal story while nigella awkwardly waited for him to finish…and what’s worse, he sadly seemed genuinely bored with her. I think he really wants a show where he can talk about his favorite subject: himself.
2. Always a Favorite - So Comforting and Enlightening - I absolutely LOVE The Splendid Table. As a super fan of Lynne Rossetto Kasper, I was not sure how I would respond to a new host. Francis Lam is an incredible host - he is intelligent, hilarious, calming and a joy to listen to. Thank you for this brilliant show.
3. Rediscovering The Splendid Table - What a delight. Francis Lam has taken over the helm of this show in a way that honors its founder and its past, but also makes it fresh and relevant and irresistible. Bravo! So excited to binge listen to all the episodes I’ve missed, and I can’t wait for all the new ones to come.
4. Francis is Fab - I’ve been listening to TST since it was just a radio show. I’ve always been delighted by the offerings and it continues to do so to this day! How do you do it? Francis shares his incredible wealth of knowledge and I look forward to listening the next week and finding out what new things I can learn from the show. I especially love the annual thanksgiving show - I have a ritual of listening to it while I cook my family’s dinner. Can’t think of a world without TST! Thanks, Francis et al!
5. From Awesome to terrible - Loved this podcast so much when Lynne was at the helm. Now it’s just terrible. Francis Lam is annoying and talks over his guests so much that they may as well have never come on the show. And his annoying giggle when he’s trying to be cute about something is just. . . Ugh. You’ve lost this fan.
6. Great but help us connect - Wonderful topics beyond the usual, great guests, but no links to find the guests on their blogs or Instagram accounts, sometimes not even their names. Links to the restaurants so we can go patronize them would be great. Organizations web sites so we can connect, and maybe donate. Some episodes do this, but others, like the American Chinese food, don’t. One annoying thing about Francis Lam: he giggles. Sometimes when there’s nothing really funny. A nervous giggle.
7. Hate on a Ratatouille?!?!? thebelovedchildren’scookingclassic - I’ve never written a review to a podcast before…. the bizarrely negative intro to this episode compelled me. COVID has made a mess of us all but there’s little excuse for the angry vitriol spewed here. This calm practiced radio voice delivery does little to mask the seething strange, angry and idiosyncratic opinion of our host. You won’t let your kids watch it?!?!! What an extreme statement for a film intent on inspiring the next generation of young chefs.
8. The Wisdom of Choosing Francis ! - Just listened to hrs of Turkey Confidential the day after Thanksgiving… Francis Lam brings out the very best in each of his guests… I am an avid Lynn Rosetta Casper fan … Francis was & is the perfect person to continue the gift of The Splendid Table … Thank You so very much.
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
Release date: 2023-03-22 Genre:Arts > Design
1. Fascinating stuff! - The thing I admire about this podcast is that if you are in the sound industry in some fashion, you’ll find it interesting on one level and if you are just your average, Joe or Jayne, who doesn’t have any professional experience with sound, you’ll find it completely interesting on a different level. it’s just cool stuff!
2. Really fun podcast - Of all the podcasts I listen to, this one is the most fun. I love sound design, and Dallas does a fantastic job of exploring it from all angles. It’s very well produced, both from a sound and content perspective. My one wish is that it would go deeper on technical topics, at least occasionally.
3. Dallas, you sound like a robot - As a sound designer and musician for many years, I love finding podcasts that dive deep into the world of sound. , Hz explores great topics, shines a light on some very esoteric developments and inventions throughout the years, and helps the average listener just how important sound is to their world….but that’s who this podcast is for: the average listener. If you’re a professional, than there is a high chance you’ve heard these stories before, whether through publications, interviews, or academics. If you’re new and curious to this world, this podcast is a good primer. Unfortunately, my biggest gripe is Dallas Taylor’s narration. His cadence and the timbre of his voice make him sound EXACTLY like that robotic voiceover voice heard on countless TikTok videos. It’s completely unlistenable and breaks the experience for me. Dallas, dude, your podcast is great, but maybe hire someone else for the voiceover work, eh?
4. Dallas describes the soundtrack to our lives - For as long as I can remember, I have wondered why all the sounds in our environment exist, from bird languages to the often painful warning noises employed by various devices. As a person who has difficulty dealing with loud noise, it helps me process some of this chaos and put it into order. Thanks, Dallas, and thank you so much for having Kirk Hamilton from Strong Songs on your show. He has helped me understand music. Victoria
5. Such a masterfully made, super entertaining show! - I absolutely love this show! The stories behind sounds, sound designers, and the people involved in making iconic auditory elements that surround us each day are fascinating! If you haven’t tried this show yet and you have any appreciation for your ears you should just subscribe right now!
6. Not really a podcast for people - It’s more of just Dallas padding his resume. The spirit of the show…I don't know if its changed or its always been this way. But it isn’t for Dallas to help educate others about the weird and cool world of sound. It’s about selling his company and his team’s skills to others in the industry. Kind of a big let down…
7. The Incredible Stories of Our Favorite Sounds - Twenty Thousand Hertz is a gem of a podcast. If you are a person who experiences the world auditorily, there is something for you here. Dallas and his team cover everything from film scores to sound design to bird calls to foley artists to the (now less) mysterious Windsor Hum. This podcast not only makes you more aware of the sounds you hear every day but also helps you to recognize and appreciate them. As a trained musician, I like to think I am sensitive to sound in general. But I learn something new about myself or the world around me from every single well-researched, beautiful-sounding episode.
8. Classy and Knowledgeable! - The creator/ narrator of this podcast (Dallas) is precise with his delivery and immediately grabs the listeners attention. His subject matter chosen is dissected in such a a way that masterful surgeon would appreciate. If you are looking for entertainment and education delivered in a consistently delightful manner, , is for you!! I only wish they dropped weekly. Nonetheless, stars!
In-depth interviews that may blow your mind. With Rick Rubin
Release date: 2023-02-13
The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
Release date: 2023-03-10 Genre:Arts > Books
1. I used to look forward to this each week - The old format was a podcast I would enjoy first thing Saturday morning as I relaxed at the end of the week. The new format isn’t worth listening to, let alone getting excited about. I miss industry news, author interviews, and hearing a group of reviewers present what they read recently. I felt like I was in conversation with other book lovers and always came away with more titles to read. This format is forced and shallow.
2. A bit better - I did enjoy this week’s episode, with the return of various editors talking about the books they are reading. I hope this will be a regular part of the podcast in coming weeks. I appreciate that Gilbert Cruz let the editors take the lead in the conversation. The podcast still needs to be longer and especially needs to bring back interviews with authors. Nevertheless, this is a step in the right direction. I hope this means that the podcast is still a work in progress and we can hope for better things to come.
3. NYT Book Review slips - Hate to pile on, as Gilbert seems like a nice guy. But the show has gone from sublime to nothing special. Whose idea was it to have the boss “interview” subordinates each week? That makes no sense in terms of production or journalism. He talks as much or more than they do, for starters. This was an ornament of the NYT; now it sounds like something mashed together on deadline with a minimal budget. As someone else noted, you have so many great people on staff — not to speak of all the authors out there. What a loss. ... Is Alexandra Alter at all interested? She seems to have real literary strength as well as towering reporting skills.
4. Miss the podcast - I loved the podcast and I’m looking forward to its return. I loved the interviews, the publishing news and especially enjoyed hearing about what everyone is reading. The reruns are ok but I’ve basically stopped listening and I just check in to see if it’s something I haven’t heard or don’t remember. So the new content is ok as far as it goes but we are only getting %. So sad
5. Shorten A Podcast But Make It Seem Twice As Long - I was missing this Pod so much during its hiatus. Couldn’t find any info on when or whether it would return after the loss of the inimitable Pamela Paul. Was so excited to see new episodes appear in my feed. Was so disappointed to listen to them. Is this the final iteration? Because it’s terrible. Really- NYT. Just kill it- don’t make it languish in this painful state. Such a loss to my pod library.
6. Not a fan - The new format is a big disappointment. I miss Pamela Paul with her witty, relaxed interview style. Guests were interesting and the longer format allowed for penetrating discussions. We now have brief reviews of current literature told by NYT staff and not the authors. Not worth the subscription. Will drop unless real changes are made. Replace Gilbert who enjoys telling tales of himself, which are mostly boring and self-serving, at best.
7. Gilbert Cruz - please stop inserting yourself - Perhaps it’s the nerves. Perhaps you just need to hit your stride, feel comfortable in your new position, get a better sense of the audio medium. It’s one thing if you have something insightful to contribute (as Pamela Paul’s wide range and recall in reading enabled her to do with such seeming ease); otherwise the host’s role is to facilitate guests’ best performance. If you catch yourself about to say for the nth time “I really don’t know much about …”, “I haven’t read much of …”, then hold the thought and let those who do know and have read do the talking. This kind of knee-jerk self-insertion that serves no purpose than to draw attention to the self sounds puerile and unprofessional. All the other regulars — the critics, editors, reporters — had better on-air manner. Beats me why NYT didn’t choose someone with more proven experience to take over. Giving this once beloved podcast a bit more time to find its feet again, but very disappointed so far. Can NYT provide a bit of coaching and guidance? Perhaps pay Pamela Paul to consult-produce? We miss you (and your grapefruit rants), Pamela!!! ————————
One month later: Please just give Gilbert Cruz a pop culture podcast already, and let people who actually care about literary culture take back the Book Review. It is painfully clear pop culture is where his heart is at. Occasionally some books might enter his pop realm, but books just aren’t really his thing.
8. Formerly great, now a waste - This was one of my favorite podcasts. Pamela Paul is an incredible interviewer, turning dialogues with authors into conversations and making me interested in books I would have otherwise had no interest in reading. Plus, the news from the book world and what staffers are reading segments were great. I realize not everyone has the same skill set, but this show is now dreadful and I’m unsubscribing after years of listening. This is the New York Times—if the editor lacks the skill at interviewing, I know for certain the talent pool is there in the staff writers to create great author interviews and a great podcast. Right now, it’s a waste.
Host Jordan Lloyd Bookey speaks with authors and reading enthusiasts to explore ways to build a stronger culture of reading in our communities. They'll dive into their personal experiences, inspirations, and why their stories and ideas are connecting so well with kids.
Release date: 2023-03-07 Genre:Arts > Books
1. Well Made and Worth Sharing - This is a fantastic podcast, highlighting popular, children and teen authors. Episodes highlight the authors experiences and writing process. This is a great podcast to share with students who are studying the authors highlighted. It’s also a great way for students and teachers to interact with Beanstack. Highly recommended.
2. Fascinating for any reader, teacher, human! - I started listening to the reading culture about three months ago, and I love it! The authors are not only excellent writers, but they share their insights on life, growing up, reading, compassion, bravery – – and of course the importance of libraries and books! My “to be read“ pile just keeps growing!
3. Such a great addition to my library! - I was so happy when I discovered this podcast! I first found out about it in October with Lamar Giles’ episode and the elementary-middle grade students at my library were looking for scary books in time for Halloween. Now I’m book club, the kids are always looking forward to the new reading challenges each author does… and the prizes I bring for completing the challenge!
Are you ready for a mystery? Every day Monday-Saturday, we feature a different detective audio drama from the Golden Age of Radio. Our current mystery-solving line-up of radio detectives includes Sam Spade, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Dangerous Assignment, Philo Vance, and Tales of the Texas Rangers. Whether you're wanting to listen to a mystery before going to sleep or enjoy some drama while driving, or just feel nostalgia for old school radio fiction, we have you covered with six audio dram...
Release date: 2023-03-24 Genre:Arts > Performing Arts
1. Great - I really love this podcast. The content and audio quality of the shows presented in this podcast is very good, but unlike other podcast which broadcast old radio shows, the host Adam Graham makes them come alive. I really enjoy his commentary and insights into each episode. If you are looking for a pod cast for old time radio shows, this is number on my list. Well done Adam!!
2. Fantastic Podcast! - This podcast is a must-listen for anyone who is a fan of the Golden Age of Radio. Not only is it great to hear some well-known and popular series and characters (such as Johnny Dollar and Dragnet), but I’ve also been exposed to numerous shows I had never heard of before. Adam is a wealth of knowledge about old-time radio, and his commentary is equal parts insightful, humorous, and informative. Cannot recommend the podcast enough; please keep up the great work!
3. Too many ads now - This used to be my favorite old time radio podcast but there are too many minutes of commercials now. It has become unbearable to wade through the ads to get to the content. Sorry Adam, I appreciate that you are an entrepreneur and have monetized your shows but the ads have ruined it for me. Best of luck to you.
4. Chooses - There are a number of ways to consume old time radio detective stories, but I have not found a more exhaustive, organized podcast, often presenting the harder to find episodes. The ads of the time, and sometimes long intros and closing music are left intact, leading to long modern intros and ads before and after. I will admit to not always being in the mood for Adam Graham, and his unique style, and I will skip forward and set a podcast to played when there is no more of interest to me. The second scenes for up coming episodes really seems to be a misstep, and the host not being able to keep his voice levels consistent mean that sometime I am done listening when the better part of minutes still remains.
5. Adam Graham is good - As a lifelong fan of OTR, (I’m years too young to have heard the original broadcasts), I appreciate these podcasts. Adam Graham provides not only original air dates, but also show descriptions. That is something sadly lacking in most OTR podcasts. Give a listen and check out the other offerings.
6. Wonderful Discovery - I’m so happy to have discovered this pod cast! Never since the demise of the Old Time Radio Convention have I had so much enjoyment. As a young person my favorites were Nick Carter, Mr Keen and. Mr Chameleon and Hearthstone of the Death Quad. Although these are not necessarily played on this website I was a Communist for the FBI is and I’m hooked. GREAT!
7. My absolute favorite podcast! - I have been listening to the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio for quite some time now, and I must say how much I really enjoy it. I have also listened to other old-time radio detective podcasts, but this one is my absolute favorite, bar none. Why? Mainly because of the host, Adam Graham. He not only hosts the show, but he also gives interesting background information about each and every episode—interesting tidbits about the actors and actresses in each episode as well as pertinent and interesting information about the episodes themselves. He makes each episode truly enjoyable and fun, and I always look forward to listening to this program because of that. Adam presents all the old time detective greats: Philip Marlowe, Sherlock Holmes, Richard Diamond, Johnny Dollar, Night Beat, Dragnet, Boston Blackie, Box , Casey Crime Photographer, and many, many more. I find myself tuning into The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio while I’m out hiking, while working on projects at home, while driving, while working jigsaw puzzles, and simply when relaxing and winding down for the day. If you are a big old-time detective fan like I am, I would highly recommend that you give The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio a listen. I think you will be pleasantly surprised, and that you will enjoy this program as much as I have.
8. Comprehensive but annoying - This classic radio podcast is amazingly comprehensive. Graham does a good job of acquiring the range of each season. But the sound is sometimes awful. Curator doesn't work on the sound at all. Most of all, he talks way too much in a very annoying voice. He gets complaints about this but he's super devoted to his grating voice. It's a shame. This could be the best of classic radio podcasts. He has a lot of knowledge - that could go onto a blog. And his "Weeeeelllcome back" at the end of each show shocks me every time I hear it!
Dana Perino, co-host of The Five and America’s Newsroom on the FOX News Channel, returns to the world of audio with a new limited time podcast, “Everything Will Be Okay with Dana Perino”. Building off the success of her best-selling book of the same name, Dana provides an unequaled brand of advice built on real life experience and interviews experts and individuals that make a difference in the lives of others.
Release date: 2023-03-20 Genre:Arts > Books
1. Disappointed in Dana - I enjoy hearing Dana on The and have gotten to know her better through this podcast. I thought I knew what she told for: conservative values. Therefore it was very easy to support her via this podcast… However, since her promoting and airing the story of a couple that transitioned their daughter at -years-old and not condemning this action as child abuse, I can no longer support this podcast. She has shown her true colors and does not stand for the conservative values she claims. It’s one think you vote Republican or be critical of the left, it’s another to openly support this vile part of our culture and push it to millions as normal, brave, and acceptable. Fox News can do better. Dana can do better.
2. Wish I’d heard this podcast yrs ago! - I’m a huge fan of Fox News and so appreciate this intelligent and authentic podcast. And even though I grew up on MTV with Kennedy in that realm, and enjoy her on Fox when I get to see her, I am newly impressed with her from this episode! So important to feel acknowledged from other’s similar emotions and experiences and thank you both for the reminder to give myself grace.
3. I needed this - Thank you to Dana Perino for hosting a podcast that is timely, educational and inspiring. It’s been so good for my mental health wellness. I’ve received great book recommendations, discovered new music, and even some good advice and words I’ve passed on to my own daughter when she was stressed. Everything WILL be okay.
4. Terrible. - I suppose I always knew Chris was the morals of the podcast but after Fix firing him for starkly political reasons I find it both disgusting and traitorous for Dana to hijack the feed of a show that was built of his authenticity for a totally fake and highly produced show. Sad to see that she is just a puppet who actually only reads scripts. I’ll tell you what was a real gem — I’ll just have to get my stirewalt content on the Dispatch but it’s a shame Dana has put on her muzzle and gone along with the Big Lie in order to collect her paycheck from Fox.
5. Your daily dose of positive - This review is less episode specific and more a review of Everything Will Be Okay. If you are looking to take away something positive from a podcast this one never misses. In my opinion Dana Perino is one of the most trusted persons in journalism today. This podcast reaches outside the news cycle to deliver life tools to make us all better and more present. I hope this podcast has a long run!
6. Wow I loved this podcast with Jesse so much - Dana I’m so happy that you had Jesse on. I’m currently reading his book now. I absolutely love and adore you,Jesse and Greg. The stories you talked about had me laughing so much. I loved Jesse’s insight and perspective. I had no idea he helped with Jessica’s law. I have so much respect for him for doing that. I mentioned you should air the breaks on Fox nation Dana. I have a feeling you have amazing breaks. I hope one day I can come and watch all of you tape the five. I have to admit I miss you Dana when you’re not there and same goes for Jesse and Greg. You’re the phenomenal three. I love hearing you laugh at the mom texts Dana. I also love how you can feel the genuine love and respect between you and Jesse. Jesse made a very wise choice in picking his first podcast. You want only the best Dana is the absolute best in the business. God bless you,Jesse and greg. I have to admit Dana on the five Dagen and Katie are my favs.
7. Dana shows her true colors - I was a big fan of Dana from Bush admin and enjoyed her intellect on Fox but she seems to have abandoned that over past few years to play the role of the complicit Fox blonde. She always ducks her head in sand when faced with mistakes of own party but will gleefully and rightfully attack the other side. This podcast is an extension of her sand-hunting instead of facing reality of politics and she doesn’t even acknowledge Chris. That’s not exactly back-stabbing but feels almost as slimy and disgusting. I tried a few episodes of this but was not impressed and somewhat bored. Meanwhile, Chris’ podcast a much better and honest continuation of “i’ll tell you what”.
8. Chris Stirewalt Erased - Dana, I know you’ve got to look after your career, but couldn’t Fox allow you to at least mention your former co-host? Really disappointed in the direction of my party and politics at large. When will people learn to stop cowing to a disgraced president that asks for complete loyalty, while then discarding anyone when it’s not convenient. Our presidents work for us and shouldn’t be treated as deities.
Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday, from Symphony Space.
Release date: 2023-03-16 Genre:Arts > Books
1. Stories Without Personal Commentary - I agree with several fellow listeners that the podcast was better before Wolitzer became host. She is fine when limiting her commentary to the story at hand but, frequently, she inserts annoying bits and bobs from her own life. I am also dismayed to see Wolitzer being permitted to have her mother pop up on the podcast sometimes, which I feel to be an inappropriate use of Wolitzer’s platform as host. The mother’s recent story was cute, but not of the caliber listeners have come to expect. It then went on to include an interview with Wolitzer’s mother during which Meg as host shamelessly continued to promote her mother’s work, as she did during a Mother’s Day segment. That, too, included a not-terribly-interesting interview of mother by daughter, during which her mother offered rather prosaic thoughts about writing, under the guise of insights. I listen for the stories, not for background about Meg — or her mother. Meg seems not to understand or care about this. (Does anyone on the Selected Shorts’ Board read these reviews?)
2. Wish Meg Wolitzer would keep herself out of it - Loved this podcast until she began hosting. I listen because I am interested in the authors and the readers — I don’t dislike Wolitzer as a writer but this series is NOT about her. It’s annoying to me to hear her insert her into it so much — enough so that I no longer subscribe.
3. What has happened? - The amount of stories that include topics of sex and children TOGETHER is extremely concerning. What on earth is happening here? There’s trillions of stories out there to choose from, yet the same weird and outright pedophilic themes keep being pushed. It seems like they’re trying very hard to normalize these sick topics. I cannot be the only person noticing this.
4. No stories here - What is this? There are only episodes and maybe a third are stories; it’s mostly interviews and discussions. I realize many hosts desperately want to make a living talking to interesting people or sharing their thoughts, but don’t deceive us by pretending this is a fiction podcast.
5. What is Happening? - I used to love Selected Shorts but now I have to skip through the host’s parts because she is SO irritating.
Lately, the stories are being replayed without any indication in the description. Are you sure you want to continue the podcast? Unless there are changes, I’ll unfollow.
6. Enjoyable, educational, fun, entertaining, and relaxing. - I have been following this Podcast quite a while. I look forward with excitement bto each new release and play it right away. I listen to this Podcast while I knit on a project such as socks, a sweater, or some such item. They go together so well. I recommend this Podcast to anyone and everyone. Enjoy
7. Used to be great - I applaud SoS for years of bringing the world brilliant short stories read by really talented people. Now I’m wondering: are there no longer any good stories? The quality has gone downhill in my opinion; I am hearing more and more “fable”-style stories that, as another reviewer observed, seem more like college or high-school English projects. And the readers for the most part deliver the stories as if they were doing cold reads. Like others, I find the protracted hosting and interviews unnecessary. So sorry! I’m going to see if I can dig up archive versions of the series from its heyday.
8. A favorite - I have been listening to the show for several years. It is beautifully and professionally performed and produced Thanks so much! One constructive criticism: please consider reducing or eliminating Meg Worlitzer’s comments/monologue the beginning of the show and in between stories. I’m sorry to day it, but They are too often boring and irrelevant .
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read. To learn more or apply to be on the show visit whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com.
Release date: 2023-03-14 Genre:Arts > Books
1. J Waterhouse - I eagerly look forward to each episode. After discovering Anne Bogel’s podcast and book club, my reading life was truly enriched in ways it has never been before. I have been listening faithfully for about a year, but I am glad to have the back episodes to listen to to hold me over until the next Tuesday’s episode drops. Anne is an amazing book guide and life guru. Best book podcast out there!!
2. My what to read list has exploded! - I’m late to the game in finding this podcast and I am obsessed. I love the dialogue, Anne’s smart and infectious style, and of course, the book talk! I’ve been an avid reader for decades but have never thought so much about “my reading life.” Love this podcast!
3. This podcast changed my reading life forever! - Words cannot express how much I adore this podcast!! Anne is a book goddess who is the enchanting host of this delightful show. Each week, she interviews a fellow bookworm about their reading life and dispenses the advice of what they should read next. When I started listening, I expected to be interested in what other book lovers were reading. What I did not expect was how I have connected with Anne and her guests. I have read many of the recommended books and some have become my new favorites. My to be read list had never been longer. As a faithful listener if this show, I know I will never again be vexed by the question, what should I read next?
4. Book Readers Come Listen!! - If you love books or love to read, this is the podcast for you! I leave each episode with sticky notes filled with new books to put on my TBR list. Anne has such a lovely voice and I love that she lets her guests talk and explain their likes/dislikes without judgement. The episodes are shorter which allows me to stay focused and engaged. Highly recommend! Want to add a note: I’ve seen many reviews lately that Anne and this podcast has become “woke” or “political.” This really saddens me because I truly believe Anne and this podcast is trying to showcase stories for ALL people and don’t see why this is a bad thing? She and her team do such an amazing job showcasing books that aren’t just in the top Booktok or Bookstagram posts. She finds books that are meaningful and that everyone can connect with. We appreciate you, Anne!
5. My favorite “walking” podcast - I learn about so many wonderful books and reading tips listening to Anne Bogel. Since I started listening to this podcast (and then joining the Modern Mrs Darcy book club), I’ve kicked the level of my reading life up a notch — in quantity but mostly in quality and variety. I’ll actually never wonder what to read next. Thanks to Anne Bogel, I have a long, long list of enticing choices
6. The perfect podcast for voracious readers - This podcast is my go-to place for all things books and reading! My friends and family hear all about “my favorite book podcaster,” Anne Bogel, because I’m constantly talking about books I loved after I discovered them through WSIRN. Anne is thoughtful, funny, and entertaining as she helps her wide variety of guests from all walks of life find their next read. Thanks for always keeping my TBR list full!
7. Tuesday Commute Delight - I mostly work from home, except on Tuesdays. On Tuesdays, I typically have an hour drive into the office. My commute is now something I look forward to as the time when I get to listen in to book talk with Anne and her guest. I've gotten so many good ideas from this podcast on what I should read next and so enjoy listening to others talk about what they loved, and hated in books. It is a book nerd's delight! Keep up the great episodes!
8. New subscriber - I just found this podcast & have forwarded the link to half a dozen friends after having listened to - episodes. Even when the guests/recommendations aren’t for me, it’s great to hear about what drives other’s book selections. And my reading list is so much more interesting, now!
Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world throu...
Release date: 2023-02-28 Genre:Arts > Food
1. Love - This is the sweet spot of so many things that I love- history, food, travel, fun trivia. It’s so fun to learn about this stuff! I recommend this as a relaxing and interesting podcast to all my friends. (P.s. anyone who doesn’t like women’s voices should just not comment on it and move on. Your audio preferences are your problem, not theirs.)
2. Fascinating podcast - Love this podcast. Every topic is done in such a fascinating way. The hosts also have amazing voices that are great to listen to! Why do people not understand that Nicola is a Brit who has lived in the US for a while and thus has a lovely and unusual accent? People commenting on her voice are morons.
3. Please get a voice coach - I popped by to listen to the calorie episode, and the first minute I almost stopped listening because of the vocal fry and weird inflections of one of the journalists. I almost can’t hear the interesting information because of the delivery. I’m sorry, but it’s the truth. And it’s also fixable so figured I’d give the feedback.
4. Please, never stop creating these joyful episodes! - My go-to, all time favorite podcast. I love their way of storytelling, their flow, the way they edit the story in terms of format, sound, the research! …It gives me a sense of childhood wonder as well as leaves me feeling like I learned something; aka: when time well spent is also play.
5. Need voice coach - Love the content, voices are irritating. It is not the accents but the tone, intonation, attempts to be cute and lite. I listen anyway because the content is fascinating. Well prepared. Please get both of them a voice coach and have them take a more straightforward approach. Good models: Fresh Air, Kitchen Sisters, Sporkful. Unique voices but not irritating. Hosts for Gastropod are trying too hard.
6. Best Podcast Ever!! - I absolutely love the blend of story telling and science all centered around food. Everyone has to eat but very few people realize the stories behind the foods we eat. I think this podcast is a beautiful exploration into the behind the scenes of one of our most necessary needs. I recommend this podcast to all of my friends and without fail they always fall in love. Keep up the great work Nicola and Cynthia!!
7. One of my favorite p'casts. Love it and Cynthia & Nicola! - First, I can't believe how many people object to the hosts voices - expecially Nicola Twilley's. How petty. Yes, Nicola iis originally from England, but lives in the USA. I started listening to Gastropod after I heard their promo mention that the Mafia originated in Sicily's lemon-growing area. I wrote to G'pod to find out which episode had that story. My wife and I once stayed in a beautiful B&B in the middle of the lemon groves, and had give up our room when a couple of "serious" looking guys arrived with "previous reservations." Cynthia Graber sent a warm email with the info, and I have hooked ever since.
I love the podcast and the blend history, science, and gastronomy. A great recipe.
8. Too much annunciation!! - This podcast could be really good if the hosts were more natural in their annunciation. They both try to hard to have corny radio voices. Some of the topics & stories are very interesting but I can’t get past the distracting fake voices and extreme annunciation. It’s simply annoying!