Listen While You Work (from Home): Our Favorite Podcasts

Katie O’Shea, Content Manager

  • The Daily — as the name suggests, this is a daily podcast (on weekdays) from The New York Times, and it’s a great dose of news to start the day.
  • What a Day — this is the show I listen to right after The Daily every weekday morning. It’s another great look at the news of the day (and a lot more lighthearted than The Daily).
  • Pod Save America — former Obama staffers make sense of political news on this podcast.
  • Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend — late-night host Conan O’Brien, his assistant, and his producer banter and talk with a different guest (typically comedians, but other celebrities too) each week.
  • Code Switch — an NPR podcast about “the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.”

Drew Mauck, Founder & CEO

Chris Brendza, Account Coordinator

  • Odd Lots — a tour around finance’s lesser-known but equally interesting/important topics.
  • Pardon My Take — irreverent sports commentary.
  • Shutdown Fullcast — the internet’s only college football podcast.
  • Hoge & Jahns — for all your Chicago Bears storylines & news.
  • The Rewatchables — episode-long analyses of what makes your most-rewatched movies so fun and entertaining.

Delilah Bennett, Account Manager

Nicole Hopkins, Account Manager

  • Someone Knows Something — a good podcast for cold cases. A journalist goes around trying to uncover more information about specific cold cases to help the police and families of the victim find out what happened.
  • The Shrink Next Door — a podcast produced in partnership with Bloomberg. It tells the story of a manipulative shrink who tricked his patient into paying for everything and controlled his patient’s life. It is similar to a documentary, but in podcast form.
  • Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe — a podcast hosted by a former Bachelorette from the eponymous ABC show. She interviews other celebrities, women business owners, former cast members from the show, and does weekly Bachelor/Bachelorette recaps during the seasons.

Spencer Doar, Content Strategist

  • 99% Invisible — while the effect of design and architecture on our lives is the general theme tying the series together, it touches quite a spectrum of subject matter — from the efficacy of building green or carbon neutral high-rises to why the “E.T.” Atari game was so awful.
  • The Missing Cryptoqueen — some folks from the BBC investigate one of those “too strange for real life” scams that in this case involves an epic global cryptocurrency scheme and an array of colorful characters. (It’s a manageable eight episodes long in total.)
  • Revolutions — host Mike Duncan (who cut his teeth podcasting when putting together his epic The History of Rome series) takes listeners through the political, societal, and cultural developments that led to 10 of the most notable revolutions in history, from the Haitian to the Russian Revolution.

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