Podcasts are one of my favorite ways of learning and hearing stories. Below are my favorites:

The Moth: One of my favorite places to hear stories. You never know what to expect!

How I Built This: An incredibly motivational podcast where entrepreneurs tell their stories. Truly fascinating to hear how many of the companies we know of (Patagonia, Wikipedia, Dell, Warby Parker, etc) got their start.

Freakonomics: The Freakonomics book description says it best: “A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything”.

The Sporkful: A must-listen for those who enjoy food and eating. Episodes range from geeky chemistry discussions to entertaining topics like ice cream shop etiquette.

Radiolab: A thought-provoking mix of science and culture. I consider them the golden standard in podcast production quality.

TED Radio Hour: My primary source to keep up with TED Talks – each episode brings together different talks under a unifying theme.

More Perfect: Dives into the law and landmark cases. They do a great job breaking down complicated cases and laws into something that a normal person (like me) can understand.

Science Vs: Explores various science topics (vaccines, obesity, birth control, etc) to see what the latest findings have to say.

Note to Self: A personable and thought-provoking podcast on how technology affects our lives.

…and here is a shameless plug for my own podcast, which focuses on life as a twenty/thirty-something in the 21st century.