While I used to have a much larger list of podcasts — that I’d listen to at 3X speed in Overcast, like a total dirtbag — I’ve pared things back to these shows and knocked my listening speed down to 2X.

The Usual Suspects

  • Up First — NPR’s daily (Mon.–Sat.) morning news podcast.
  • Gag Me With a Chainsaw — Hosts Corie and Sarah have dedicated themselves to watching every 1980s slasher.
  • WTF with Marc Maron Podcast — I can’t believe I’ve listened to over 1300+ episodes of this interview show, but here we are. Maron continues to pull great interviews out of both big and smaller names.
  • Jordan, Jesse, GO! — My grandfather was a Tuppie, my father was a Tuppie, and now I’m a Tuppie.
  • My Brother, My Brother And Me — Hands down the best sibling hosted advice show in the history of podcasting.
  • Maintenance Phase — Debunking the weight loss and wellness industrial complex.
  • The Always Sunny Podcast — Rob, Charlie, and Glenn from Sunny rewatch and talk about old episodes. Really enjoyable behind the scenes chatter.
  • Lovett or Leave It — A very loose weekly politics podcast.
  • 99% Invisible — Covering all the though that goes into the things that we don’t think about.
  • Video Archives — Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary watch and talk about movies from Tarantino’s VHS library, purchased from the store that they both worked at in the 1980s, Video Archives.
  • The Indicator from Planet Money* — NPR’s team spends 10–15 minutes every weekday (Mon.–Fri.) providing insights from around the economy.
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour* — A brief weekdaily chat show about books, music, movies, and television hosted by a rotating panel.


  • WPwatercooler Network — Gotta represent the Velvet Underground of WordPress podcasts.
  • Underrepresented in Tech — Allie and Michelle host a great show that promotes inclusion in the WordPress and tech space.
  • Post Status Podcasts — Interviews and in-depth discussions with folks from across the WordPress community.
  • WP Briefing — Bi-weekly dispatches from the WordPress project’s executive director, Josepha.
  • The WP Minute — 5ish minutes of WordPress news peppered with occasional opinion pieces.


  • Til Death Do Us Blart — Once a year, around Thanksgiving, the hosts of My Brother, My Brother And Me and The Worst Idea of All Time get together to watch, and discuss Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

On Hiatus

  • Bodega Boys — D&M, squash that beef and give us the art!

* I only really listen to these shows when the topic interests me or when I have the time.