The Moth: “True Stories Told Live.” I’ve been obsessed with The Moth for a while now. Just like their tagline suggests, real people tell true stories on stage. The stories make me laugh out loud, or ugly cry in my car on my way to the office. And last January I competed in a Moth Slam in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival. It was terrifying but also amazing.
This American Life: “Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.” I learn so much weird stuff from this podcast. And that’s why I’m so popular at cocktail parties.
Story Collider: “Whether we wear a lab coat or haven’t seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell.” Science stories sound like they’d be crazy boring but I promise they’re not. The stories all have a science angle, but the stories themselves are around the human experience, growth, loss, love, and everything in between.
My Dad Wrote a Porno: “Imagine if your dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he decided to read it to the world in this groundbreaking comedy podcast. With the help of his best mates, James Cooper and Alice Levine, Jamie reads a chapter a week and discovers more about his father than he ever bargained for.” It’s everything that you’d want a podcast to be. Definitely not kid friendly but absolutely hilarious.