Music is a big part of the Michael and George studio (check out our monthly Spotify playlist to your right) but sometimes we prefer a little spoken word.

This is where the current surge in podcasting comes in handy. Recent hits such as Serial have shone a spotlight on the medium, which is now turning far more creative and clever people to view it as a viable way to communicate to the masses.  But the truth is that there has been some great podcasts generating amazing content for over a decade now, and we thought it’d only be fair to share a few of our favourites.

RadioLab.
Amazingly informative and entertaining podcast with some of the best production values out there. Each episode Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich tell intriguing stories about curiosity and the human condition built upon a scientific foundation. 
http://www.radiolab.org/

Planet Money
The economy has never been so interesting. NPRs Planet money extracts a variety of stories from seemingly banal topics from a renegade raisin farmer to sinister side of patents. The way they delved into and explained the reasons behind financial crisis is still our favourite series of podcasts.
http://www.npr.org/sections/money/

Keith and The Girl
Two of the OG’s of Podcasting, for over ten years, one time couple Keith and Chemda have been joined by host of comics and characters as they debate and disect news with hilarity and sometimes a little intensity. They have literally wrote the book on Podcasting* and inspired many people including Marc Marron.
http://www.keithandthegirl.com/

*http://ultimatepodcastingguide.com/

The Truth
As it say’s on their website "THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears: short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Each story is different, and usually 10 to 20 minutes long. We take you to unexpected places using only sound.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/

Death Sex Money
Anna Sale interviews a variety of people from famous celebrity to an anonymous sex worker to cover often difficult and taboo topics with a great sincerity and empathy. 
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/deathsexmoney/

 

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