Enya's Favorite Podcasts

This week, our executive producer Enya shares her favorite podcasts:

1. Limetown

An absolutely enthralling storytelling podcast with beautiful narration and masterful voice acting. Recommended for those who love mystery, dystopia, and a good thrill. One of the best horror podcasts from start-to-finish and will keep you up all night trying to solve the mystery of Limetown. Great to binge, with a second season coming right now!

Categories: Storytelling, Mystery, Horror

2. Hi-Phi Nation

A college professor makes his own indie podcast, self-described as “a show about philosophy that turns stories into ideas.” This podcast makes philosophy accessible, engaging, and relevant - favorite episodes include “Be a Man” & “The Bottom of the Curve.”

Categories: Philosophy, Learning

3. Modern Love

The New York Times narrates its most popular modern love stories, perfect for fans of the Modern Love segment of NYT and realistic stories of people just like us. The voices imbue personality into these stories - sometimes hilarious, other times tragic, but always engrossing.

Categories: Storytelling, Romance

4. Alice Isn’t Dead

Mystery-horror podcast about a truck driver searching for her dead wife. The audio diary segments make it incredibly digestible as listeners attempt to piece together their version of the mystery. Warning: some squeamish descriptions.

Categories: Storytelling, Mystery, Horror

5. WorkLife with Adam Grant

Navigating workplace politics is hard, and so is maintaining your work-life balance in high school. This TED’s original podcast is great for some lite listening to improve your interpersonal skills and work on improving yourself.

Categories: Productivity, Self-Help

Evan's Favorite Podcasts

Welcome to the blog for the Harker Podcast Network! We’ll be regularly posting podcast recommendations, behind-the-scenes content, tips for producing podcasts, and more. For our first blog post, our producer Evan shares some of his favorite podcasts:

1. The Vergecast

A couple of insane, super-disorganized, but also extremely knowledgeable guys talking everything tech. Highly recommended if segments such as “This Week in Elon Musk” and “Apple Watch Behavioral Science” sound interesting to you.

Categories: Technology, Silicon Valley

2. Radiolab presents: More Perfect

Everything great about Radiolab, from its conversational tone to its extensive use of audio effects, but focused on the Supreme Court. It brings humanity and even humor to a topic most believe to be inaccessible. Favorite episodes include “The Political Thicket” and “Citizens United.” (Bonus: has a 5.0 rating on Apple Podcasts)

Categories: Law, Politics

3. S-Town

From the team at This American Life and Serial, S-Town centers around John B. Mclemore, an eccentric man whose story unfolds in unpredictable ways over the course of the series. I cannot begin to describe how fascinating a character John is—perhaps more fascinating than any fictional character I’ve encountered—and the producers of S-Town masterfully capture John’s story in this Peabody Award-winning podcast. Described by Vox as “brilliant, complicated, frequently troubling, and often painfully beautiful.”

Categories: Storytelling, Investigative Journalism

4. Planet Money

“Imagine you could call up a friend and say, ‘Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy.’ Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for” - The Planet Money Website. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Categories: Economics, Current Events