My Favorite Podcasts

I love podcasts. It's like watching a documentary, but I can still do other stuff while listening to it. My government and economics teacher loves podcasts, too, and I love getting recommendations from her. My sister is also loves podcasts, and I know she would be upset if I didn't mention that I get a lot of my recommendations from her too. 

The West Wing Weekly | I talked about this podcast in one of my monthly favorites. If you have never seen The West Wing, please go watch it now. It's on Netflix and is honestly one of the best shows out there. If you want a viewing companion, check out this podcast. Josh Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway give such great insight to the show as someone who was on the show and a big fan, respectively. There are no spoilers in each episode, so it's a great way to learn more about the show. "In Excelsis Deo" is one of my favorite episodes of the show in general, and the podcast makes it so much better because Richard Schiff, who plays Toby, makes a guest appearance. 

Stuff You Should Know | This is a recommendation from Emma. The premise of the podcasts is to take specific topics and discuss all the details of it. Josh and Chuck cover topics from makeup to sports to space, so there is something for everyone. It's really funny when Emma starts talking about something, and I wonder why she knows about it. It is because of this podcast. You can learn something about anything from this podcast. I liked the episodes about Carl Sagan, the naming of continents, and Grimm's Fairy Tales. 

Brain on Sports | Is it really a favorites if I don't talk about sports in some way? Brain on Sports is a Sports Illustrated podcast, and they cover topics from psychological stuff like rooting for the underdog to talking to people like former head coaches. If you like sports at all, there's an episode for you because there's so many different topics. I liked the one about rooting for the underdogs because that's something that I've always done.

EconTalk | Obviously this was one recommended to me by my teacher. She told me that I should watch the episode called the XX Factor because I am really interested in women's equality. I started listening to other episodes, and if anything about economics interests you, I suggest you listen to it. Russ Roberts and his guests cover economics in a really broad sense, so it is not just what you would typically think of the subject. 

I am always looking for recs, so what do y'all listen to??
xx, jKm