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2016-03 Top 5 podcasts

I haven't written about podcasts in a while, but I've been listening to a lot of them. Here are some I've recently started listening to that I'd recommend, in no particular order.

Longform Podcast - I enjoy a compelling story, and the folks at Longform talk to some of the best non-fiction writers. I enjoy their interviews a lot, and have been spending months working through the entire back catalog (almost caught up!).

StartUp - I've subscribed to many of the Gimlet Media podcasts, but my favourite is StartUp. It's unusual to get behind-the-scenes access and honesty around how a company is formed and many of the real problems in the startup phase. And their first season (and regular updates) was about themselves, so there's a real 'eating your own dogfood' aspect.

I Was There Too - Host Matt Gourley interviews actors (frequently supporting actors or extras) from iconic movies and gets lots of fascinating stories and behind-the-scenes details.

Song Exploder - Musicians explain how they build their songs, both technically and the stories behind them. They've gotten some impressive guests!

You Must Remember This - Karina Longworth's excellent podcast covering the stories of Hollywood's first century. (tbh this is my favourite right now)

The Myths and Legends Podcast - Modern retelling of myths and legends from history. Very entertaining, I like the style and creature of the week in each episode. Plus probably the best website of the bunch.

Oh, and I use the Podcast Addict app on Android, it's the best one I've found so far.

That's it for now. Let me know what you're listening to!

Bryan Fullerton

Bryan Fullerton

Just a middle-aged dude doing his best to survive. Geeky Internet things from remote professionally.

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