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  1. Emily

    I recently started my own podcast, Churches Doing Cool Things, and, well, it is about what you would think, given the title. 🙂

    • Tsh Oxenreider

      Fun, very descriptive name, Emily! 🙂

  2. Sheila

    What about Android phone users?

    • Tsh Oxenreider

      I’m honestly not sure, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t have a native podcast app as well. Did one come on your phone by default?

      However—I’ve heard great things about Pocket Casts, so you might want to check it out! And if any Android user here has experience, maybe they can toss in some more $.02 in the comments. 🙂

      • Lisa

        I use DoggCatcher on my Android phone. I like to categorize my podcasts and also build and listen to multiple playlists.

      • Kate

        I use Podbean on my android phone and I love it. You can search by category or name and it gives recommendations based on what you have listened to.

  3. Susan

    Happier w/Gretchen Rubin and Elisabeth Craft is one of my faves.

    • Tsh Oxenreider

      That’s a good one, too!

    • Marcia (OrganisingQueen)

      It’s my absolute favourite podcast – I’ve not missed a single show…ever and it truly does make me happier 🙂

  4. Eve

    Great list! I really enjoy: 99% invisible about alle kinds of design, history and other cool subjects. Also Thema West Wing Weekly about the great tv show. I never followed the show, but love hearing Josh Malina (also from Scandal) and Hrishikesh Hirway talk about it. Isn’t that werd 🙂 they have great Voicemail! Lastly The Mininalists about living a meaningfull live without less. Enjoy!

    • Eve

      Ahhhh Dutch autocorrect is the best ??

    • Tsh Oxenreider

      I love 99% Invisible! Thanks for reminding me, Eve.

    • JH

      Thanks for the West Wing tip. I’m such a fan of the show but didn’t know about the podcast! Queuing it up now!

  5. Sarah M

    I am a podcast junkie. A couple of these (including yours) are some of my favorites, like On Being, Read Aloud Revival, Invisibilia, NPR Politics, and What Should I Read Next? but some of my other favorites are Radiolab and More Perfect, Fresh Air (I just choose by topic), Brains On! (science for kids), At Home, Hidden Brain, Hopewriters, Spilled Milk, Death Sex & Money, and although it’s not going on right now, Elise Gets Crafty. And those are just my favorites. HAH! Anytime I’m alone in the car…a podcast is on.

  6. Katheryn

    I love podcasts! I started listening in 2005. My favorites at the time were Manic Mommies (still miss this one), and Hamish and Andy (a hilarious Australian Duo that I still listen to). Now my favorites include The Popcast, The Simple Show, Smartest Person in the Room, Sorta Awesome, Presidential, What Should I Read Next, Serial, The Great Debates, and sometimes Another Mother Runner.

  7. Laura

    Just realised listening to podcasts is something I was ahead of the game on! (That rarely, if ever happens). I can’t remember how I found them but got hooked quickly! I used to get together with a friend to listen to the latest episode of our favourite podcast (the no longer in existence Joy the Baker podcast).

  8. Katie

    My current podcast line-up is: My Favorite Murder, Pop Rocket, One Bad Mother, Getting Curious, Slate Culture Gabfest, the Cracked Podcast, and Pop Culture Happy Hour!

  9. Katie

    I’m curious, are there any podcasts your kids enjoy?

    • Beth

      My kids have been loving The Sugar Crash Kids podcast! They have entertaining stories and fun songs. Haven’t found many for kids, anyone else have more recommendations??

      • Sara

        My kids enjoy Sugar Crash Kids. Some others they love are Brains On, Tumble Science, Short & Curly (philosophy for kids), The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian. That’s probably their top 5.

  10. Jane

    Oh gosh, you could have written this post just for me 😀 Sometimes I feel a bit out-of-it because I’ve never listened to a podcast. I love these sort of ‘assume I know nothing’ explanations. Thank you! I guess I need to invest in some headphones now.

  11. Corey

    This is a great post Tsh – I will be linking to it right away to help inform my readers as well about the ease and usefulness of getting in to Podcasts. And I’ll add a shameless plug here for Sexy Marriage Radio.

  12. Holly

    Still feeling a little inept… when you subscribe to a podcast, does it automatically download in your listening app, or does it download as you listen? I don’t care at home, but when driving I would care at least a little.

    • Laura

      I use the native iPhone app and it downloads new episodes of subscribed podcasts automatically. I have it set that podcasts can’t access data, only wifi, so I download at home and listen on the road!

  13. Holly

    Also, I’m totally in. I’ve never been a podcast listener (something about the word ‘podcast’ turns me off) but having recently added up the number of hours per week I spend driving my crew around, it seems like it’s time. Thanks for the 101.

  14. Preeti

    Thanks for this. I’ve recently started listening to podcasts & use Overcast as well after struggling with the Podcasts app on the iPhone. Currently on my list are Call Your Girlfriend, Gretchen Rubin, Young House Love, This American Life. All over the place 🙂 Added The Art of Simple now.

  15. Lori

    I love to find new podcasts! Thanks for the suggestions 🙂

  16. Kimberly Knowle-Zeller

    Thanks for this! For some reason I never understood how to subscribe to a podcast (or thought it was too difficult) but now I just subscribed and am ready to never miss a new episode! Thanks!

  17. Yasar

    Thank you so much for sharing these nice ideas & tips.
    Much appreciate it.

  18. Marcia (OrganisingQueen)

    There are two Irish podcasts I love – Roisin Meets…. and The Irish Times Women’s Podcast which have all sorts of interesting topics – politics, feminism, working women, relevant female topics……

    Susan Cain has 9 episodes of Quiet: the power of introverts which is AWESOME (and I’m not even an introvert)

    Myers Briggs fans? I recomment Personality Hacker

    Cheryl Strayed’s Dear Sugar and of course, Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the thing…

  19. Brian

    Thank you so much for these podcasting tips tricks & questions.
    I love listening to podcasts.

  20. stickman

    Thank you for your sharing. Thanks to this article I can learn more things. Expand your knowledge and abilities. Actually the article is very practical. Thank you!

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