I’m pretty sure my podcast listening has turned into a minor obsession/addiction. Right now, my regularly updated BeyondPod subscription consists of the following, (in alphabetical order):
- 99% Invisible
- Common Sense with Dan Carlin
- Hardcore History with Dan Carlin
- Freakonomics Radio
- Jordan, Jesse, GO!
- Judge John Hodgman
- NPR: Cartalk
- Song Exploder
- Stuff You Missed In History Class
- Stuff You Should Know
- The Alton Browncast
- The Bugle
- The Daily Show Podcast (without Jon Stewart)
- The Memory Palace
- The Nerdist
- Welcome to Nightvale
And I have about 4 or 5 others that I listen to if I find the guest or the topic interesting.
Since I’m slightly obsessive, I’ve started just about all of these at the beginning (although I will occasionally skip an episode if it’s not very interesting to me), which means not only do I have a lot of podcast subscriptions, I have quite a backlog of some of these. I’m pretty caught up with the ones that I’ve been listening to for awhile (Nerdist, Cartalk, Freakonomics) but some of the ones I just started (Stuff You Should Know) have a long way to go (over 700 episodes).
These podcasts are also cutting into potential Netflix time – I started Mad Men about a month ago, but haven’t even finished season 1 yet. Plus, I haven’t even started Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, or House of Cards. Jessica and I are also a season behind in Doctor Who and Louie.
First world problems are the worst.