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A curated podcast list by
Mark Steadman
Creation Date August 28th, 2018
Updated Date Updated July 3rd, 2019
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Tech

Accidental Tech Podcast
10
Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.
Analog(ue)
1
So many podcasts are about our digital devices. Analog(ue) is a show about how these devices make us feel and how they change our lives for the better, but also for the worse. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss.
AppStories
1
AppStories is a weekly exploration of the world of apps by MacStories' Federico Viticci and John Voorhees. Each week, they discuss the best new apps, the impact of apps on our culture, and cover the stories behind popular apps. Hosted by Federico Viticci and John Voorhees.
Connected
1
Connected is a weekly panel discussion on Apple and the impact of technology on our lives. With each co-host having a unique background — and accent — Connected provides a perspective that no other show can. Hosted by Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley, and Stephen Hackett.
Daily Tech News Show
Tom Merritt's home for daily tech news. Stay up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy tech news.
The Talk Show With John Gruber
5
The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.
Upgrade
Upgrade looks at how technology shapes our lives, from the devices in our hands and pockets to the streaming music and video services that keep us entertained. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Jason Snell.

Comedy

THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST
British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children. Adam has appeared in films such as ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Stardust’ and ‘Son Of Rambow’ as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted ‘BUG’, a live show that combines music videos and comedy that became a TV series on Sky Atlantic in 2012. From time to time he also does live shows featuring just his own material. Along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish he also is one half of award winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995. You can find many of the insanely catchy jingles Adam makes for the podcast as well as amazing bonus material, beautiful merchandise and a selection of his incredibly funny and brilliant YouTube videos on the free Adam Buxton app. Adam is writing this himself using the third person.
Answer Me This!
2
Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann host the award-winning podcast that has been answering the world's questions since 2007. Visit the official website at answermethispodcast.com. Buy classic episodes, albums and apps at answermethisstore.com.
Beef And Dairy Network
The number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds. A comedy podcast by Benjamin Partridge.
The Bugle
16
It's the trans-global satiricast that leaves no hot potato unbuttered. Andy Zaltzman breaks down the news with comedians from across the world including Alice Fraser, Hari Kondabolu, John Oliver, Nish Kumar, Anuvab Pal and his sister Helen.
Do By Friday
A weekly challenge show hosted by Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin.
Doug Loves Movies
5
Comedian Doug Benson (Super High Me, Last Comic Standing) invites his friends to sit down and discuss his first love: movies!
Harmontown
13
Self destructive writer Dan Harmon claims he will one day found a colony of like-minded misfits. He’s appointed suit-clad gadabout Jeff Davis as his Comptroller and bearded dreamboat Spencer Crittenden as his Dungeon Master. It’s like a neurotic town hall meeting, often with alcohol and famous people.
Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.
Mission To Zyxx
16
An improvised science fiction sitcom following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic Zyxx Quadrant… better known as the "ass end of space."
Night Attack Audio Feed
For over 5 years, Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young have brought you the best of the worst of the internet. From BBLiveshow to NSFW, from live events at DragonCon to Nerdtacular, BB and JRY want nothing more than to make you laugh so hard that you feel guilty and ashamed. We're everything that's right about the internet being so wrong. After half a decade, we've decided to take our show independent. If you're a long time fan, nothing's changed except we can now do whatever we want... So, I guess a lot has changed.
Pappy's Flatshare
1
Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown is a comedy podcast panel show set in award-winning sketch team Pappy's fictitious flat and with different excellent comedian houseguests each episode.
Podshambles
Podshambles is the comedy stylings of Paddy Gervers (Jonny & The Baptists) and Laurie Havelock (once met Brian Blessed). They are two best friends who know far too much about each other. Each episode, marvel as they stagger and ramble through video games, comic books and any other fragments of geek culture that wander through their synchronised brains. No conversational cul-de-sac is left unplundered, whether it's Game of Thrones (or Goats), their many run-ins with geese, or just a load of egg puns. There's even a regular check in with Choose Your Own Adventure with Flagon the Dwarf, a not at all Dungeons and Dragons-esque romp through somewhere quite like a pound-shop Middle Earth. Expect an hour-long podcast that will make you laugh. I promise. Swearsies. BFFs 4LYF.
RHLSTP with Richard Herring
2
RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes.
SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins
12
SPONTANEANATION WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to narrative sketch. Join Paul, his special guests, his incredibly talented improviser friends, and accompanist Eban Schletter for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.
The Thrilling Adventure Hour
12
The world’s favorite new time podcast in the style of old-time radio. The Thrilling Adventure Hour Treasury marks the triumphant return of Sparks Nevada, Frank and Sadie Doyle, Colonel Tick-Tock, and all your favorite Thrilling characters, complete with a bold new cinematic sound, while From the Vault episodes unearth never-before-heard live episodes from years past. Produced and Engineered by the Forever Dog Podcast Network. Created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Featuring the WorkJuice Players and your favorite stars from the worlds of television, film, comedy, animation, sketch, and the stage. Find the complete Thrilling Adventure back catalog plus libraries of classic segments and bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/thrillingadventurehour

Smart

The Allusionist
15
Adventures in language: TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Heavyweight
38
Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.
Reply All
158
"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
ZigZag
Journalists-turned-entrepreneurs, Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant, share their struggles to build an ethically-minded company, Stable Genius Productions, all while investigating how other founders and creators are resisting the “winners take all” mindset of Silicon Valley. From techies putting humanity at the heart of their products, to artists looking beyond ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ for validation, and investors who value empathy over 100 X returns...there’s a new movement to chart a kinder, sustainable, and collective path forward for work and life.

Productivity

Back to Work
1
Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.
Cortex
17
CGP Grey and Myke Hurley are both independent content creators. Each episode, they get together to discuss their working lives. Hosted by CGP Grey and Myke Hurley.

Fiction

Homecoming
49
Now a Prime Original TV series. From Gimlet, Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. Starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Mercedes Ruehl, Alia Shawkat, Chris Gethard, and Spike Jonze.
RABBITS
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.
Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night
A series of 9 episodes of short, strange tales. Small stories, odd, true, funny and familiar that reflect the night hours themselves. Each episode has a set of Stories that visit a different kind or part of the night. They are Stories that aren’t always about the night but carry a sense of the night, of being awake when no one else is, unrest, when the sleep won’t come. The things that keep us awake. Frustrations, irritations, fears, loss, love and lust. Each set of Stories is no longer than 30 minutes and has a theme that ties those stories together.There is a night out on the town, nights in with lovers, or nights up remembering the left behind. Sometimes you’ll get three stories, sometimes five, sometimes a mini story and a singular long tale. I’ll tell you stories about dead dogs, pork pies, noisy neighbours and itches that need to be scratched. Visit http://storiestotellinthemiddleofthenight.com/ to find out more, or follow us on Twitter.

Podcasting

Podcast Method
1
Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.
Podnews podcasting news
12
Daily news about the global podcasting and on-demand audio industry. Curated by james@crid.land - visit podnews.net to subscribe to our free, daily, newsletter for all the links and more
Supertop Podcast
Behind the scenes at Supertop as Pádraig and Oisín reflect on their work as indie developers.
The Wolf Den
1
The Wolf Den focuses on starting and growing a new business and interviews others who are influencing the business of new media. Part of the fun is hearing about the behind the scenes building of Earwolf.