Podcasts are generally the way I survive my morning commutes and the notorious traffic on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. I’ve gradually gravitated more toward podcasts and audio fiction more than music to fill my mornings.
- Lore (http://www.lorepodcast.com/): The unknown has always interested me, but hearing the true events that inspired the folklore – and knowing that somewhere, in the middle of all of our fears about what might be out there, there are questions that remain unanswered fascinates me to no end.
- The No Sleep Podcast (http://www.thenosleeppodcast.
com/): Finding its origins in the Reddit thread of the same name, this podcast has grown to be one of the best places for horror fiction on the internet (audio or otherwise). The themes of the podcast can revolve around very mature or disturbing themes – so tread carefully.
- The Black Guy Who Tips (http://www.
theblackguywhotips.com/): All at once insightful and hilarious, Rod and Karen – a husband and wife team, cover everything from pop culture to politics (and everything in between). They’ve also created their own podcast network of sorts, so there’s a whole lot to engage in.
- Song Exploder (http://songexploder.net/): Have you ever wondered how Ramin Djawadi crafted the sweeping Game of Thrones theme? Or how Bjork arranged the haunting and powerful Stonemilker from the album Vulnicura? This podcast has the answers. This is a podcast where musicians from all genres deconstruct their songs and their creative process, and give you insight as to how those songs were made. From U2 to Thundercat to The Arcs to RJD2 to The Postal Service, this is an incredible listen no matter the artist featured.
- Limetown (http://www.limetownstories.
com/): “Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”” Now, if that description doesn’t capture you give the first few episodes a listen. With incredible production value and great acting, this is a story you’ll definitely want to follow.