Podcast Recommendation: Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It

I adore Mike Rowe. I don’t necessarily agree with all his politics, but his a fabulously intelligent man with a great sense of humor and an amazing ability to tell stories.

Well, he has a new podcast and I highly recommend it!

You can find them here: http://mikerowe.com/podcast/ if you’d like to listen straight from the website, but I also found it on Stitcher, and I’m sure it is on iTunes as well.

Here’s the official description:

“All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.”

Basically, Mike Rowe talks to you about an interesting thing for 5 minutes. You should give it a try.

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Lists: What’s on my MP3 player

Here’s a list of what is on my MP3 player at this moment (spoiler: ALL podcasts, of course):

  1. 2 Sides of WDW
  2. 99% Invisible
  3. Be Our Guests WDW
  4. Communicore Weekly
  5. Creepy Kingdom
  6. Criminal
  7. Disney Hipster Podcast
  8. Gamers with Jobs
  9. Lisa’s WDW Podcast
  10. Love & Radio
  11. Mystery Show
  12. PassPorter’s Disney & Beyond
  13. Planet Money
  14. Radio Harambe
  15. Reply All
  16. ResortLoop.com
  17. Science Vs. (I think this is only a sample of the upcoming show)
  18. Selected Shorts
  19. Serial
  20. Song of the Day
  21. The DISDads
  22. The Moth
  23. The Nerdist
  24. The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe
  25. The Sporkful
  26. The State of Games
  27. The Story Collider
  28. Undisclosed
  29. Walt Disney World Northeast
  30. WDW Today
  31. Welcome to Night Vale

I cannot endorse all these podcasts, as some I am just testing out for the first time! As always, I welcome comments with podcast recommendations in the comments. If you like any of the above pods, please comment on that too!

Serial Season 2!

I got an email before my surgery on Thursday morning that brightened my day a little bit…the second season of Serial is out!

I had no idea it was even coming soon! I’ve checked up on it many times since last season, and this week’s announcement took me by surprise.

I’ve recommended Serial before, and you may have heard of it elsewhere by now…it took the world by storm last season.

I listened to it from episode 1 last season, and I intend to do the same this season. As soon as I have recovered enough to listen without falling asleep!

You can download the new podcast here.

Can’t wait!

Podcast Recommendation: Love & Radio

Here’s a quick podcast recommendation: Love + Radio.

A description from their website:

“From PRX’s Radiotopia, Nick van der Kolk’s Love + Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. You’ve never heard anything like it before”

Love + Radio is very well done and they tell some really fascinating stories from unique perspectives. I highly recommend the Greetings from Coney Island episode, for example.

Please check it out! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, feel free to leave your podcast recommendations.

Podcast Recommendation: The Longest Shortest Time

Here’s another quick podcast recommendation!

The Longest Shortest Time from WYNC is hosted by Hillary Frank, whose radio work has appeared on shows like This American Life and Morning Edition.

The Longest Shortest Time is a parenting podcast, but many non-parents listen because it’s well done and interesting. Hillary does not assume her listeners are parents, and sometimes the topics are aimed at non-parents. Recent episodes include: a woman who chose to be a single mother, questions kids ask about death, a woman’s struggle about the decision to have kids, and weird kid eating habits. The topics are real, honest, and grounded. They have a lot of guests, stories, and listener interaction. It’s just a very good podcast. I highly recommend for any age or kid-status.

Podcast Recommendation: Limetown

Thanks to my Twitter feed, I learned of a new podcast called Limetown. I’ve listened to the first (and only) episode, and love it. I definitely think it has the potential to become a hit in the podcasting fandom.

Here’s the description from their website,

"Limetown is a fictional podcast from Two-Up Productions. Limetown follows journalist Lia Haddock as she investigates the infamous disappearance of a doomed research facility."

It is very well-produced and has an audio drama quality to it (like We’re Alive). It has a format similar to Serial, you are following an investigative journalist as she attempts to find some answers. You learn about the incident through her research and insights, audio recordings, and interviews.

A description from their site:

"Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.
In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?"

It’s interesting, creative, and well-done. I *highly* recommend checking out the first episode. You can find it on Itunes, as well as their website: http://www.limetownstories.com/

Lists: What’s on my MP3 player

What’s on my MP3 player at the time of posting..

  • Two episodes of This American Life
  • Three episodes of Welcome to Night Vale
  • Two episodes of Communicore Weekly
  • One episode of The Sporkful
  • Five random songs from Song of the Day
  • Two episodes of the Enchanted Tiki Talk
  • One episode of Intelligence Squared
  • Three episodes of Critical Success
  • One episode of Reply All
  • Two episodes of RadioLab
  • One episode of Gamers with Jobs
  • Over 30 episodes of the WDW Parkhopper Podcast (and I’ve already listened to most of them; I just like replaying them)