What with there being a new resident in our house, I’ve had to cut back on my podcast listening quite a bit.  It was tough, but here are the ones I’ve removed from my subscriptions recently. More will probably go to the chopping block before long.


Let’s Know Things – I really enjoy this podcast. I don’t always agree with him, but his casts are thoughtful and well-researched.  But each episode does tend to be a bit long and between the balance of entertaining content and time spent listening, it just doesn’t work out for me right now.

Need to Know – Of my conservative podcasts, I tend to agree with this one with the highest frequency. It’s one of the reasons I recommend the Ricochet network to my politically-minded friends who are looking for civil, intelligent conservative perspectives.  Unfortunately, the hosts’ personalities are a little stuffy and a lot of time in this one is spent on idle chatter or umming and ahhing around trying to make a point.  I love Mona Charen especially, but yeah.  Again, the value/time ratio doesn’t work for me right now.

Art of Charm – This is a good podcast. I know the name and branding probably turns a lot of people off because it’s very bro-y. And the host is very bro-y.  And everything about it appears to be for bros, about bros, by bros.  But the content here is solid. They give great advice and insights in a voice that generally does not deliver those things, which really makes it stick for me.  So, I would encourage others to give it a chance.  HOWEVER, I have to unsubscribe because there’s just too much of it.

Happier in Hollywood – I enjoy Liz and Sarah more than Gretchen and Liz, but I’m unsubscribing from this one simply because I have two “happier” podcasts and this is the one with less focus and practical advice for me.

Hidden Brain – This is an interesting podcast and for a while it was usually fresh and new. But lately they’ve been doing expanded re-runs that I find repetitious.  I get similar content from other sources, so this one is off my list now.


  • #AmWriting with Jess & KJ
  • 2 Dope Queens
  • 99% Invisible
  • The Alton Browncast
  • Bay Curious
  • Buzzfeed’s Internet Explorer
  • Can He Do That?
  • Coffee Break Spanish
  • Criminal
  • The Daily
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
  • Dexter Guff is Smarter than You (And You Can, Too)
  • The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
  • FiveThiryEight Politics
  • Freakonomics Radio
  • Futility Closet
  • Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin
  • Imaginary Worlds
  • IRL: Online Life Is Real Life
  • Let’s Know Things
  • The Longest Shortest Time
  • Motley Fool Money
  • NPR Politics Podcast
  • Planet Money
  • Pod Save America
  • Radiolab
  • Radiolab Presents: More Perfect
  • The Read
  • Reply All
  • Ricochet Podcast
  • Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
  • Science Vs
  • Serial
  • Startup Podcast
  • Stay Tuned with Preet
  • Stranglers
  • The Sword and Laser
  • This American Life
  • Undiscovered
  • Waking Up with Sam Harris
  • What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
  • Writing Excuses
  • WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
  • WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
  • You Are Not So Smart

If you want to just subscribe to everything I have, here’s a link to my latest OPML file for my subscriptions.

Also, I adore the Overcast app for listening to podcasts. Highly recommended.

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