Podcasts Update 2020

Podcasts Update 2020

How I Listen

My previous post was two years ago. A lot has changed since then. Many podcasts are no longer around or I have grown tired of the hosts. I have found new ones as well. Overall, I see a shift from tech-only podcasts to more general lifestyle and news.

Also in that time, my previous app of choice, Pocket Casts, did a rewrite of the Android app. I found it more difficult to use and I question why NPR would need such an app, other than for advertising purposes. If privacy is a concern, it makes sense that I really can't use any podcast service that may interject ads at a later time. So I actually moved to Plex. The podcast piece is new and it is buggy. However I can see it getting better in each release.

Current Podcast Lineups

In mostly alphabetical order:

Arms Control Wonk

Arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation podcast.

Beyond the Grid

F1 stories

CU Podcast

Gaming and pop culture


Bloomberg tech


Industry analysis

Hodinkee Radio

Watches and Lifestyle

Joe Rogan Experience

Joe Rogan's interview show

Mac Break Weekly

Apple and tech

No Clip

Video game industry

Post Reports

WaPo Podcast

Reply All

Pop Culture

Risky Business

Security and Tech

Shift F1

A podcast about speedy race cars (F1)

Spike's Car Radio

Cars and lifestyle

This American Life

pop culture

The Gray Nato

Watches and lifestyle

The Daily

NYT News

This Week In Google

Google and Tech

This Week In Tech


The Vergecast


The Best and Worst of Walt Disney World

Disney World

What the Tech


Word and Wound

Watches and lifestyle

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

Weekly NPR News Quiz