Podcasts are great. Whether you’re driving, passing the time at work, or relaxing at home, there are thousands of options at your disposal at any given time. Name a topic and there’s sure to be something that peaks your interest. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t listen to a podcast because of its convenience. As long as you have an internet connection, or you download podcasts you want to listen to beforehand, you can listen anywhere you go on your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac. To top it all off podcasts are free and have minimal ads compared to more traditional media like cable television. Now, without further ado, here are some of my favorite podcasts that you should start listening to immediately.
The Dan Patrick Show: Podcast– I’m an avid sports fan who works from home and whose cable package doesn’t include any sports channels. How do I keep up to date with everything that’s happening in the sport’s world? Easy, The Dan Patrick Show. It is truly the one podcast I hate to miss. Join Dan and the Dannettes while they broadcast every Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm. Dan has no bias and no hidden agenda. I’ve listened to a lot of Sports talk radio, and I’ve yet to find a show better than this. Become a part of Dan Nation.
The Nerdist–Join Chris Hardwick and friends as they talk with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Unlike your usual scripted interviews, The Nerdist Podcast feels like you’re eavesdropping on a personal conversation. You never know what direction the podcast will go in and that’s what makes it great. I’m confident you will enjoy it as much as I do and maybe see a side of a celebrity you’ve never seen before.
MacBreak Weekly– Are you an Apple fan? If so then join Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay and others as they discuss all the Mac and iOS rumors of the week. Besides Ihnatko’s comical diatribes, this podcast is focused on helping you keep up to date with all your Apple news. If you don’t have the time to read the tech blogs everyday (except Man’s Best Tech, of course) listen to this weekly podcast for all your Apple fixings!
These are just a few of the podcasts I enjoy listening to on a regular basis. Depending on your interests you might have an entirely different list. Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!