Welcome to the blog for the Harker Podcast Network! We’ll be regularly posting podcast recommendations, behind-the-scenes content, tips for producing podcasts, and more. For our first blog post, our producer Evan shares some of his favorite podcasts:
A couple of insane, super-disorganized, but also extremely knowledgeable guys talking everything tech. Highly recommended if segments such as “This Week in Elon Musk” and “Apple Watch Behavioral Science” sound interesting to you.
Categories: Technology, Silicon Valley
Everything great about Radiolab, from its conversational tone to its extensive use of audio effects, but focused on the Supreme Court. It brings humanity and even humor to a topic most believe to be inaccessible. Favorite episodes include “The Political Thicket” and “Citizens United.” (Bonus: has a 5.0 rating on Apple Podcasts)
Categories: Law, Politics
From the team at This American Life and Serial, S-Town centers around John B. Mclemore, an eccentric man whose story unfolds in unpredictable ways over the course of the series. I cannot begin to describe how fascinating a character John is—perhaps more fascinating than any fictional character I’ve encountered—and the producers of S-Town masterfully capture John’s story in this Peabody Award-winning podcast. Described by Vox as “brilliant, complicated, frequently troubling, and often painfully beautiful.”
Categories: Storytelling, Investigative Journalism
4. Planet Money
“Imagine you could call up a friend and say, ‘Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy.’ Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for” - The Planet Money Website. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Categories: Economics, Current Events