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If you could only listen to one podcast...

Post by buckeye7983 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:33 pm

It seems we are living in the golden age of podcasts. So many high-quality podcasts to choose from!

If you could only listen to one podcast (of any type, not only finance/investing related) what would it be and why?

As a start, my choice would be The Journal:

https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/the-journal

I am amazed at how interesting each episode is. Although most episodes at least tangentially have something to do with business, the content is always presented in a unbiased way and consistently provides interesting information that I have not easily found elsewhere. All in 15-20 minute segments that are long enough to provide detail and context, but not so long that they are a challenge to finish.

So what one podcast would you choose and why?

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Post by furwut » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:35 pm

I’ll cheat and go with the Marketplace All-in-One podcast.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/m ... d294809296

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Post by Housedoc » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:39 pm

I like at least a 25min long podcast. Puts me right to sleep! Steve Forbes and Clark Howard can cure insomnia I believe.

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Post by shell921 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:42 pm

10% Happier with Dan Harriss

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Post by shell921 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:42 pm

shell921 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:42 pm
10% Happier with Dan Harris

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Post by harrington » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:45 pm

WTF with Marc Maron. It’s been on for 10 years.

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Post by sycamore » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:07 pm

Tides of History.

I like the occasional stories of individuals and what their lives were like. The podcaster Patrick Wyman does a good job of putting specific historical events into broader context. He doesn't come across as being pedantic, rather he's just good at explaining things. And, this may sound silly but Wyman has a good podcasting voice that still sounds good when I listen at 1.3X original speed :)

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Post by lessismore22 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:10 pm

Money Guy Show.

Hosted by a couple few-only advisors. They use a boglehead-like investment philosophy.

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Post by knightrider » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:54 pm

The Moth . Although many of the stories are told by actor types.. the good ones are from everyday folks.

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Re: If you could only listen to one podcast...

Post by scintillator » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:35 pm

Interesting Things Explained Well

I haven't found anything that matches their ability to give expert explanations quickly and entertainingly. Compared with Tides of History (mentioned above), the history segments are much more streamlined and much less editorialized. I have no idea if the Interesting Things Explained Well host is liberal or conservative, whereas with Tides of History, Wyman can't seem to help but color the topic with his own political leanings. Wyman isn't as bad as Malcolm Gladwell on his Revisionist History podcast, but since this isn't a thread on podcast criticism, I'll just leave it at that.

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Post by Angst » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:58 pm

"On the Media"

It's a weekly podcast, probably about 45-50 minutes long. Often focused on 1 subject matter for each episode.
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm

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Post by reln » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:15 pm

Rational Reminder

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Post by nisiprius » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:42 pm

"99% Invisible." I don't know how to describe it except to say that 1) I find it consistently very interesting, 2) My wife finds it consistently very interesting, 3) that's very unusual for the two of us. (For example, to mention another podcast mentioned upthread, my wife loves "The Moth" and I don't.)
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Post by JAZZISCOOL » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:52 pm

Criminal

https://thisiscriminal.com/

"Criminal Is A Podcast About Crime
Stories of people who’ve done wrong,
been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle."

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Post by AerialWombat » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:30 pm

“Science vs” from Gimlet Media

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Post by KSOC » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:37 pm

"At the Yard". Phillies podcast with Corey Seidman, Jim Salisbury & Rick Bottalico.

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Re: If you could only listen to one podcast...

Post by TxAg » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:43 pm

Joe Rogan

The interesting people...not the comedians or fighters

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Post by Foredeck » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:49 pm

Trade Talks

https://www.tradetalkspodcast.com/


Trade Talks is a lively and popular podcast about the economics of trade and policy. In each episode, co-hosts Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) explore trade-related topics from the US-China trade war to disputes over steel and aluminum tariffs, costs and benefits of tariffs, the history of trade among different countries, intellectual property theft, and what’s behind the latest tweets from the White House with top experts like Paul Krugman (New York Times), Bob Woodward (The Washington Post), Pinelopi Goldberg (World Bank), and former US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman.

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Post by AlohaJoe » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:55 pm

The Magnus Archives.

I have zero interest in any kind of non-fiction, history, business, educational, or interview podcast. Fictional audio dramas all the way for me.
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Post by IowaFarmWife » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:57 pm

Catholic Stuff You Should Know.
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Post by watchnerd » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:12 pm

70% Global Market Weight Equities | 15% Long Treasuries 15% short TIPS & cash || RSU + ESPP

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Re: If you could only listen to one podcast...

Post by quantAndHold » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:32 pm

Planet Money. Interesting topics in economics. Not about investing.
Yes, I’m really that pedantic.

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Post by helloeveryone » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:56 pm

Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell.

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Post by BobStrauss » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:56 pm

Joe Rogan Experience or Your Mom’s House

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Post by TxAg » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:01 pm

watchnerd wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Hardcore History, by Dan Carlin

https://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/
That is a good one

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Post by DesertOasis » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:09 pm

Gilbert Godfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast! The hosts and guests discuss old Hollywood. Fascinating stuff. If you grew up in the 50s, 60s or 70s and watched a lot of the TV and movies of that vintage (and earlier) you'll savor this podcast.

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Post by david99 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:15 pm

Freakonomics podcast

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Post by arcticpineapplecorp. » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:19 pm

I vote for econtalk as well if I could only choose one.

I've heard Dan Carlin's is one of the best out there, but they're very long form (like 2+ hours from what I understand. maybe not all, but some of them).

I haven't tried Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Star Talk (come for the guests but stay for the science is how he describes it) but am itching to.

planet money's good too, but shorter form (20 minutes it seems)

revisionist history is good too. I like the moth and snap judgment too (these are storytelling). Radiolab is very good as well.

There was a podcast called Uncivil that I felt was outstanding (one season. hope it comes back for a second). learned alot about history of slavery, civil war, etc. that I never knew.

two of my guilty pleasures are 1. Jonathan Goldstein's Heavyweight and 2. a now defunct podcast Mystery Show (by Starlee Kine). I loved Mystery Show and was so disappointed to hear it was cancelled. Really bummed me out. Jonathan's podcast is the only one I listen to at normal speed (try to savor every poignent and comical moment).
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Post by oxothuk » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:25 pm

woldemariam wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:48 pm
EconTalk

https://www.econtalk.org/
+1

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Post by manatee2005 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:29 pm

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert.

https://www.scottadamssays.com/

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Post by WS1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:32 pm

The Martyrmade Podcast
20hr series on the founding of Israel, wow
2.5hrs on My Lai, moving
8hrs into Jim Jones/People’s Temple and has only shed light on race relations and the civil rights movement, go on

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Post by JBTX » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:35 pm

I find the NYT Daily to be really well done. They take prominent stories / issues and really do a deep dive on them.

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Post by averagedude » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:41 pm

Clark Howard, although I'm sure he will retire soon. Keeps me informed on anything that has to do with money, and teaches me how to be a better human being by the example he displays to the people he interacts with. Also love that he has no conflicts of interest, and has never used his voice to advertise for a product or service.

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Post by kimura king » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:45 pm

TxAg wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Joe Rogan

The interesting people...not the comedians or fighters
Yep. Rickson Gracie was a good MMA fighter episode though. The Peter Schiff episode was excellent too. I only listen to Rogan or Ramsey as far as podcasts go.

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Post by jlawrence01 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:18 pm

Handel on the Law.

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Post by CABob » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:23 am

Red Eye Radio
Bob

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Post by brajalle » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:17 am

The One You Feed
https://www.oneyoufeed.net/

It's not a religious podcast btw despite how it comes across at first glance - well I guess it is slightly Zen to a small extent - but it is about improving your life. Hard to describe, but a recent podcast was all about helping overcome procrastination. It discussed some of the mental gymnastics and patterns we do when procrastinating and had some genuinely useful thought-tools to help overcome it. There's all sort of topics he covers - it's one of the very few podcasts I listen to regularly. Not too new age by any means, it's really more of a data-driven self improvement podcast that I think would fit with alot of boglehead-types.
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Post by manatee2005 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:21 am

averagedude wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:41 pm
Clark Howard, although I'm sure he will retire soon. Keeps me informed on anything that has to do with money, and teaches me how to be a better human being by the example he displays to the people he interacts with. Also love that he has no conflicts of interest, and has never used his voice to advertise for a product or service.
I discovered Clark Howard when I was taking red eyes every week for work in about 2008-2010, and I would wait at the airports a lot. He was on CNN at the time and I was fascinated about his advice. Seems like a super nice guy too.

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Post by manatee2005 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:26 am

Foredeck wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Trade Talks

https://www.tradetalkspodcast.com/


Trade Talks is a lively and popular podcast about the economics of trade and policy. In each episode, co-hosts Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) explore trade-related topics from the US-China trade war to disputes over steel and aluminum tariffs, costs and benefits of tariffs, the history of trade among different countries, intellectual property theft, and what’s behind the latest tweets from the White House with top experts like Paul Krugman (New York Times), Bob Woodward (The Washington Post), Pinelopi Goldberg (World Bank), and former US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman.
I wouldn't call Paul Krugman a top expert. He called for a global recession with "no end in sight" in 2016.

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Post by irdgas66 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:22 am

lessismore22 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:10 pm
Money Guy Show.

Hosted by a couple few-only advisors. They use a boglehead-like investment philosophy.
I like this one as well, but it is only once a week.

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Post by VictoriaF » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:59 am

The Peter Attia Drive Podcast, https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/ , where Dr. Attia has long discussions with some of the best doctors and researchers in the field of healthy longevity.

It's a source for people who consider their health an even greater asset than their wealth.

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Post by mervinj7 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:01 am

The Sporkful. It's great for folks that like food.

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:08 am

VictoriaF wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:59 am
The Peter Attia Drive Podcast, https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/ , where Dr. Attia has long discussions with some of the best doctors and researchers in the field of healthy longevity.

It's a source for people who consider their health an even greater asset than their wealth.

Victoria
Thanks, I’ll give it a listen.
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Post by tainted-meat » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 am

IowaFarmWife wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Catholic Stuff You Should Know.
Same - great podcast.

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Post by beernutz » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:54 am

Judge John Hodgman

Swear em in Bailiff Jesse.

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Post by birdog » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:56 am

Jocko Podcast - Leadership and military oriented. Mainly set up as a book review format.

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Post by quantAndHold » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:06 am

This certainly wouldn’t be my desert island podcast (Fresh Air would be, although it’s really a radio show, so I didn’t mention it), but The History Chicks needs to be mentioned. Each episode they take a deep dive into a woman from history, usually someone I’ve heard of but knew nearly nothing about.
Yes, I’m really that pedantic.

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Post by quantAndHold » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:08 am

manatee2005 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:26 am
Foredeck wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Trade Talks

https://www.tradetalkspodcast.com/


Trade Talks is a lively and popular podcast about the economics of trade and policy. In each episode, co-hosts Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) explore trade-related topics from the US-China trade war to disputes over steel and aluminum tariffs, costs and benefits of tariffs, the history of trade among different countries, intellectual property theft, and what’s behind the latest tweets from the White House with top experts like Paul Krugman (New York Times), Bob Woodward (The Washington Post), Pinelopi Goldberg (World Bank), and former US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman.
I wouldn't call Paul Krugman a top expert. He called for a global recession with "no end in sight" in 2016.
He also has a Nobel Prize. So top expert is still correct, regardless of his ability to predict the future.
Yes, I’m really that pedantic.

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Re: If you could only listen to one podcast...

Post by finite_difference » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:11 am

Love this thread.
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