I have been listening to podcasts for the last 3 or 4 years, but have significantly increased the amount of time devoted to consuming podcast on a weekly basis over the course of the last six months.

What began with This American Life, evolved into RadioLab, The Moth, Slate's Culture Gabfest and most recently Mark Maron's WTF podcast. I have almost given up listening to music except when writing, thinking, etc... But if I am walking or driving, I am most likely listen to a Podcast

What is sort of interesting is that when I mention this to friends of mine I realize that there are a lot of us out there. The term podcast apparently was first used in 2004 to describe subscribing to an audio feed. While media companies began experimenting with them in 2005, they seemed to be passe just a few years later. 

But it seems they have some podcats have only survived, but are actually thriving. NYTimes.com has only 2 podcasts left, while Slate appears to have about 10 of them.

Below is my current list of Podcasts.

My Top 5 Favorite Podcasts

  1. This American Life
  2. WTF with Marc Maron
  3. Slate's Culture Gabfest
  4. 99% Invisible
  5. Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

What are you listening to?

AuthorEliot Pierce