I've desperately tried to find podcasts I really like, but haven't had as much luck as I'd hoped. These are my go to podcasts for now. Please recommend me some more if you think I'd like them.
In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg (BBC Culture/History)
Entitled Opinions (eccentric Stanford guy's topical discussion)
Partially Examined Life (Philosophy for confused novices)
This American Life
New Yorker Fiction Audio
Here's The Thing w/ Alec Baldwin (I've come to really like Alec)
I've tried to do the Moth, Dan Carlin's various offerings, The Dinner Party, The Truth, and some others, but they haven't stuck for one reason or another. In general, I just want something in the background that doesn't require too much concentration but might hopefully make me more informed on things worth knowing. I also need a comedy podcast to go to, and an educational music podcast would be nice.