This American Life

This American LifeI recommend the podcast This American Life.

This American Life is a behemoth of podcasting. Although its listener numbers have been surpassed by its offspring Serial, This American Life remains the template for American public radio style podcasting. It embodies the qualities that so many shows strive to obtain: originality, high quality journalism, seamless audio storytelling and a universal appeal.

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Serial Season 2

SerialI recommend season 2 of the podcast Serial. Today, accompanied by an email heralding the show’s return, episode 1 slipped onto my phone, made a modest ‘ping’ and quietly waited for me to drop everything and go for a podcast walk (walking or menial tasks are the best activities to undertake when podcast listening.)

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