December 10, 2023

100 Famous Presidential Speeches on MP3 Audio Download

We now feature over 100 famous presidential speeches that you can download directly through LearnOutLoud.com on MP3 audio. We’ve been linking to various sites for these speeches for many years, but since they’re in the public domain, we figured we’d offer them directly on MP3 download. We also link to the video of the speech if it is available on YouTube or C-SPAN.

Below are 100 recordings of notable speeches from American presidents going back to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We’ll list them in historical order with the date they were delivered. We’ll start with FDR’s First Inaugural Address, which was delivered way back on March 4, 1933. For more recent presidents, including George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden, we feature all of their State of the Union addresses. Relive history with this collection of historic speeches from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden. Stream or download them all on MP3 audio.

Franklin D. Roosevelt: First Inaugural Address – Delivered on March 4, 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt: First Fireside Chat – Delivered on March 12, 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Great Arsenal of Democracy – Delivered on December 29, 1940

Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Four Freedoms – Delivered on January 6, 1941

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation – Delivered on December 8, 1941

Harry S. Truman: Announces the Surrender of Germany – Delivered on May 8, 1945

Harry S. Truman: Announces the Surrender of Japan – Delivered on September 1, 1945

Harry S. Truman: The Truman Doctrine – Delivered on March 12, 1947

Harry S. Truman: Address Before the NAACP – Delivered on June 29, 1947

Harry S. Truman: Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1949

Harry S. Truman: Farewell Address – Delivered on January 15, 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower: First Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Atoms for Peace – Delivered on December 8, 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address – Delivered on January 17, 1961

John F. Kennedy: 1960 Democratic National Convention Acceptance Address – Delivered on July 15, 1960

John F. Kennedy: Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association – Delivered on September 12, 1960

John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1961

John F. Kennedy: Address to the American Newspaper Publishers – Delivered on April 27, 1961

John F. Kennedy: Address to the United Nations General Assembly – Delivered on September 25, 1961

John F. Kennedy: Yale University Commencement Address – Delivered on June 11, 1962

John F. Kennedy: Address at Rice University on the Nation’s Space Program – Delivered on September 12, 1962

John F. Kennedy: Cuban Missile Crisis Address to the Nation – Delivered on October 22, 1962

John F. Kennedy: American University Commencement Address – Delivered on June 10, 1963

John F. Kennedy: Civil Rights Address – Delivered on June 11, 1963

John F. Kennedy: Ich bin ein Berliner – Delivered on June 26, 1963

John F. Kennedy: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Address to the Nation – Delivered on July 26, 1963

Lyndon Johnson: Let Us Continue – Delivered on November 27, 1963

Lyndon Johnson: First State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 8, 1964

Lyndon Johnson: The Great Society – Delivered on May 22, 1964

Lyndon Johnson: Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1965

Lyndon Johnson: We Shall Overcome – Delivered on March 15, 1965

Lyndon Johnson: Renunciation Speech – Delivered on March 31, 1968

Richard M. Nixon: Checkers – Delivered on September 23, 1952

Richard M. Nixon: First Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1969

Richard M. Nixon: The Great Silent Majority – Delivered on November 3, 1969

Richard M. Nixon: Cambodian Incursion Address – Delivered on April 30, 1970

Richard M. Nixon: Address to the Nation on Vietnam – Delivered on April 7, 1971

Richard M. Nixon: Second Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1973

Richard M. Nixon: Resignation Speech – Delivered on August 8, 1974

Richard M. Nixon: Farewell Remarks to White House Cabinet and Staff – Delivered on August 9, 1974

Gerald Ford: Address on Taking the Oath of the U.S. Presidency – Delivered on August 9, 1974

Gerald Ford: Address to the Nation Pardoning Richard M. Nixon – Delivered on September 8, 1974

Jimmy Carter: Inauguration Speech – Delivered on January 20, 1977

Jimmy Carter: A Crisis of Confidence – Delivered on July 15, 1979

Ronald Reagan: A Time for Choosing – Delivered on October 27, 1964

Ronald Reagan: 1980 Republican National Convention Acceptance Address – Delivered on July 17, 1980

Ronald Reagan: First Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1981

Ronald Reagan: Address to British Parliament – Delivered on June 8, 1982

Ronald Reagan: The Evil Empire – Delivered on March 8, 1983

Ronald Reagan: Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day – Delivered on June 6, 1984

Ronald Reagan: Second Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 21, 1985

Ronald Reagan: Remarks at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp – Delivered on May 5, 1985

Ronald Reagan: The Space Shuttle Challenger Tragedy Address – Delivered on January 28, 1986

Ronald Reagan: Remarks Before Signing the Tax Reform Act of 1986 – Delivered on October 22, 1986

Ronald Reagan: Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate – Delivered on June 12, 1987

Ronald Reagan: Veterans Day Ceremony Address at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial – Delivered on November 11, 1988

Ronald Reagan: Farewell Address to the Nation – Delivered on January 11, 1989

George H.W. Bush: 1988 Republican National Convention Acceptance Address – Delivered on August 18, 1988

George H.W. Bush: Inauguration Speech – Delivered on January 20, 1989

George H.W. Bush: Address to Nation on Panama Invasion – Delivered on December 20, 1989

George H.W. Bush: Address to the Nation on Invasion of Iraq – Delivered on January 16, 1991

Bill Clinton: First Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 1993

Bill Clinton: Memphis Church of Christ Address – Delivered on November 13, 1993

Bill Clinton: Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address – Delivered on April 23, 1995

Bill Clinton: Farewell Address to the Nation – Delivered on January 18, 2001

George W. Bush: First Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 2001

George W. Bush: 9/11 Address to the Nation – Delivered on September 11, 2001

George W. Bush: Address to Joint Session on Terrorist Attacks – Delivered on September 22, 2001

George W. Bush: 2003 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 28, 2003

George W. Bush: 2004 Republican National Convention Address – Delivered on September 3, 2004

George W. Bush: Second Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 2005

George W. Bush: 2005 State of the Union Address – Delivered on February 2, 2005

George W. Bush: 2006 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 31, 2006

George W. Bush: 2007 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 23, 2007

George W. Bush: Farewell Address to the Nation – Delivered on January 15, 2009

Barack Obama: More Perfect Union – Delivered on March 18, 2008

Barack Obama: First Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 2009

Barack Obama: 2010 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 27, 2010

Barack Obama: 2011 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 25, 2011

Barack Obama: Remarks on the Death of Osama bin Laden – Delivered on May 1, 2011

Barack Obama: 2012 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 24, 2012

Barack Obama: Second Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 21, 2013

Barack Obama: 2013 State of the Union Address – Delivered on February 13, 2013

Barack Obama: 2014 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 28, 2014

Barack Obama: 2015 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 20, 2015

Barack Obama: 2016 State of the Union Address – Delivered on January 12, 2016

Barack Obama: Farewell Address – Delivered on January 10, 2017

Donald Trump: Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 2017

Donald Trump: 2019 State of the Union Address – Delivered on February 5, 2019

Donald Trump: 2020 State of the Union Address – Delivered on February 4, 2020

Donald Trump: Farewell Address – Delivered on January 19, 2021

Joe Biden: Inaugural Address – Delivered on January 20, 2021

Joe Biden: 2022 State of the Union Address – Delivered on March 1, 2022

Joe Biden: 2023 State of the Union Address – Delivered on February 7, 2023

Enjoy these famous presidential speeches on MP3!

November 25, 2023

Listen to 200 Free Audible Audiobooks Without a Subscription

We’ve been subscribers to Audible for over 15 years and have never known them to give free audiobooks away to non-members. But in the past year, they have done just that, now offering over 200 of their professionally narrated audiobooks absolutely free! All that is needed is an Amazon.com account and you can start listening for free on Amazon.com, Audible.com, or on the Audible app. Below, we’ll list all 200 of their free audiobooks we now feature in our Free Audiobooks Section (which now has over 4,000 free audiobooks). We’ll link to Amazon.com, where you can listen to them for free. If you use Audible.com, you can browse most of these free audiobooks at this link:

Free Audiobooks on Audible

This page doesn’t have all of their free audiobooks though. We had to dig a little deeper to find even more free audiobooks in their catalog for you. Along with many unabridged classic literature audiobooks, their free offerings include some contemporary Audible Original audiobooks. These contemporary audiobooks include their excellent Words and Music series featuring top musicians talking about their careers and playing music. Below, we’ll list the contemporary audiobooks first, followed by over 150 free classic audiobooks of some of the greatest literature of all time.

Another thing we wanted to mention is that these free audiobooks allow you to listen immediately through their web players on Audible.com or Amazon.com. But you can also add these audiobooks to your Amazon/Audible library and listen to them on the Audible mobile app. That is probably the best option for listening as the app will automatically bookmark where you left off on the audiobook and will also allow you to utilize all the navigation options from Audible’s user-friendly mobile app. In the Audible app you’ll also be able to download the audiobook to your mobile phone for offline listening.

One last thing we wanted to emphasize is that if you see an audiobook here you like, then listen to it as soon as possible. In all of our years running LearnOutLoud.com, we’ve seen thousands of free audiobooks come and go, and there’s no telling if Audible will keep these generous offerings free forever. Seize the day and listen away!

We’ll start with this list of about 20 contemporary audiobooks that Audible offers for free:

Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education by Jay T. Dolmage

The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears by Donald Katz

The Book of Baraka by Ras Baraka

Cesar Millan’s Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs by Cesar Millan

Cesar Millan’s Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog by Cesar Millan

Dream With Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Ronnie Screwvala

Heads Will Roll by Kate McKinnon & Emily Lynne

I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education by Caroline Pratt

The Impeachment Inquiry Report

Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World by Donald Katz

The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories by Donald Katz

Louis Vuitton: The Audacity by Caroline Bongrand

Monumental: Harriet Tubman and Newark’s Liberation Movement by Pia Wilson

The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year by Audible Narrators

The Motherlode: 100 Women Who Made Hip-Hop by Clover Hope

The Mueller Report

On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis

The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture

Women Talking by Brittany K. Allen

Next, we’ll highlight 25 of their free audiobooks from their superb Words and Music series. These Audible Original titles feature top musicians telling stories and performing their music in audiobooks that run about 90 minutes to 2 hours long. We’ve listened to a few, and they’re very entertaining:

Aimee Mann: Straw into Gold

Alanis Morissette: Words and Music

Beck: Dear Life

Billie Joe Armstrong: Welcome to My Panic

Bluebird Memories: A Journey Through Lyrics & Life

Brandy Norwood: A New Moon

Break Shot: My First 21 Years by James Taylor

Carlos Santana: Light, Spirit, and Soul

Chuck D: Songs That Shook the Planet

Eddie Vedder: I Am Mine

Elvis Costello: How to Play the Guitar and Y

Jeff Tweedy: Please Tell My Brothers

John Legend: Living Legend

Liz Phair: Never Said Nothing

Pete Townshend: Somebody Saved Me

Road Trip Elegies: Montreal to New York by Rufus Wainwright

Sheryl Crow: Words and Music

Smokey Robinson: Grateful and Blessed

Snoop Dogg: From the Streets to the Suites

St. Vincent: Words and Music

Steve Earle: The Moment in 1965 When Rock and Roll Becomes Art

Sting: Upon Reflection

Tenacious D: The Road to Redunktion

Tom Morello: Speaking Truth to Power Through Stories and Song

Unquiet: My Life with Beethoven by Jonathan Biss

Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire by Alice Cooper

Yo-Yo Ma: Beginner’s Mind

And lastly, in this blog post, we’ll feature over 150 free works of classic literature that Audible offers. Many of these free audiobooks were by the publisher AudioGO (formerly BBC Audiobooks) that Audible must’ve acquired the rights to distribute. They are outstanding professional narrations, which are almost all unabridged recordings. Add them all to your library, and you’ll have a very nice collection of audiobook classics! There’s a lot of Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, and much more. We’ll list them all below in alphabetical order:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Abridged) by Mark Twain

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

An Old Man’s Love by Anthony Trollope

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

The Beatrix Potter Collection by Beatrix Potter


Black Beauty: An Audible Original Drama by Anna Sewell

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bliss and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Dr. Wortle’s School by Anthony Trollope

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dubliners by James Joyce

The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson

Emma by Jane Austen

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Europeans by Henry James

The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Terror!

The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

The Grasmere Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Love Poems

Great Nature Poems

Great Poems

H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection by H.G. Wells

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Kidnapped (Abridged) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

The Land of Mist by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Little Women: An Audible Original Drama by Louisa May Alcott

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

Love by Elizabeth von Arnim

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Middlemarch by George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

New Atlantis by Sir Francis Bacon

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence

Remember, Remember by Winifred Holtby

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

She and Allan by Henry Rider Haggard

Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope

The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

South Riding by Winifred Holtby

The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

The Three Musketeers: An Audible Original Drama by Alexandre Dumas

Treasure Island: An Audible Original Drama by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins

Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy

Typhoon by Joseph Conrad

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

A Vindication Of The Rights Of Men and A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The Warden by Anthony Trollope

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy

What Maisie Knew by Henry James

The Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton

Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Start listening to a totally free Audible audiobook today! Thanks Audible!!

November 21, 2023

80 Podcasts Hosted by Best-Selling Authors

According to Apple Podcasts, they have over 2.5 million podcasts on their platform, and according to Spotify, they now have over 5 million podcasts on their service! There are so many podcasts to choose from that discovering interesting new ones to listen to can be daunting. One good place to start is by listening to podcasts that are hosted by best-selling authors. Here, we’ve made a list of 80 best-selling authors who have published highly-rated best-sellers over the years and are hosting their own podcasts. These authors have published a range of nonfiction books, from self-help classics to popular science books and more.

Below, we’ll list all 80 podcasts in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. We’ll link to the podcasts on our site. We’ll also note their best-selling book and link to the audiobook version on our site. And we’ll let you know what their podcast is all about. Enjoy these 80 podcasts from these popular authors:

1. Mitch Albom hosts the Tuesday People Podcast – Mitch Albom is the author of the 1997 best seller Tuesdays with Morrie, which features lessons Albom learned from his sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. The Tuesday People Podcast continues the instructional ideas that Albom learned and has included in his books.

2. David Allen hosts the Getting Things Done Podcast – Allen is the best-selling author of time management classic Getting Things Done. His podcast features discussions on productivity, technology, and other topics.

3. Daniel G. Amen hosts the The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast – Dr. Daniel Amen is the best-selling author of numerous popular books on the brain and mental health, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. His podcast, which he co-hosts with his wife, focuses on ways to improve your brain health and overcome anxiety, depression, addiction, and other brain afflictions.

4. Dave Asprey hosts the Bulletproof Radio Podcast – Dave Asprey is the best-selling author of the book The Bulletproof Diet that features a low-carb, high-fat diet. His podcast, which now goes by the name The Human Upgrade, features guests that Asprey interviews about all methods of biohacking.

5. Glenn Beck hosts The Glenn Beck Program Podcast – Glenn Beck is a conservative radio host and author of many best-selling books including The Christmas Sweater. His popular daily podcast covers American culture and politics from a conservative angle.

6. Martha Beck hosts the The Gathering Room Podcast – Martha Beck is the author of best-selling audio programs like Finding Your Own North Star. Her podcast broadcasts her weekly Facebook event, where she fields questions about spirituality and personal growth.

7. Rob Bell hosts The RobCast Podcast – Rob Bell is the author of the book Love Wins. His podcast covers topics on spirituality and features interviews with notable guests.

8. Gabrielle Bernstein hosts the Dear Gabby Podcast – Gabrielle Bernstein is the author of motivational best sellers like May Cause Miracles. Her podcast features Q&A sessions where she coaches in real-time, along with inspiring conversations.

9. & 10. Brene Brown hosts two podcasts, the Unlocking Us Podcast and the Dare to Lead Podcast – Brene Brown is the author of many best-selling books including Daring Greatly. Her Unlocking Us Podcast focuses on personal growth with many special guests. Her Dare to Lead Podcast focuses more on professional growth and becoming a great leader. Both are available exclusively on Spotify.

11. David D. Burns hosts the Feeling Good Podcast – Dr. David D. Burns is the author of the best-selling book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy that helped to popularize cognitive behavioral therapy. His Feeling Good Podcast explains CBT and other therapy techniques to help overcome depression and anxiety.

12. Joseph Campbell is featured on the Pathways with Joseph Campbell Podcast – Joseph Campbell passed away in 1987 but his teachings live on in his many books and recorded lectures. His best-selling book is
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
. The Pathways with Joseph Campbell Podcast features recorded lectures on many topics by Campbell with intros and commentary by Brad Olson, Ph.D.

13. Jack Canfield hosts The Jack Canfield Podcast – Jack Canfield is known for his “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series of books and his best-selling book The Success Principles. On The Jack Canfield Podcast, he interviews guests on the principles that helped to turn their dreams into reality.

14. Sean M. Carroll hosts Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast – Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist and philosopher who has authored popular science books like The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. On his podcast, he interviews scientists and philosophers on a range of topics.

15. Clayborne Carson hosts The World House Podcast. Clayborne Carson is a professor at Stanford University and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. He has authored many books on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights era, including the best-selling The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., which he edited. On The World House Podcast, Dr. Clayborne Carson and Dr. Mira Foster discuss anything related to Martin Luther King, Jr.

16. Francis Chan hosts the Crazy Love Podcast – Francis Chan is a Christian author of many books including the best seller Crazy Love. His Crazy Love Podcast features over 100 episodes of his Christian teachings.

17. Gary Chapman hosts the Building Relationships Podcast – Gary Chapman is the author of the best-selling relationship book The Five Love Languages. His podcast focuses on building relationships from a Christian perspective.

18. Deepak Chopra hosts Deepak Chopra’s Infinite Potential Podcast – Deepak Chopra is a best-selling spirituality author of books like The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. On his Infinite Potential Podcast, Deepak interviews over a dozen guests on maximizing your potential.

19. Jim Cramer on the Mad Money with Jim Cramer Podcast – Jim Cramer has been hosting his Mad Money finance show on CNBC since 2005. He has also authored best-selling books like Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully. His podcast is the audio version of his Mad Money show.

20. Ram Dass on the Ram Dass Here And Now Podcast – Spiritual teacher Ram Dass passed away in 2019 but his wisdom lives on! He’s the author of many popular books, including Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart. On the Ram Dass Here And Now Podcast, you can listen to over 200 lectures that Ram Dass gave throughout his life.

21. Richard Dawkins hosts The Poetry of Reality with Richard Dawkins Podcast – Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and author of books like The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion. The Poetry of Reality with Richard Dawkins Podcast features Dawkins in conversation on many scientific topics.

22. Stephen J. Dubner hosts the Freakonomics Radio Podcast – Stephen J. Dubner is the co-author of the best-selling Freakonomics book series including Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak. He hosts the popular Freakonomics Radio Podcast, where he interviews various economic experts about the challenging topics of our time.

23. Wayne Dyer is featured on the Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Podcast – Personal development author and speaker Wayne Dyer passed away in 2015, but his wisdom lives on in his many books and recordings. He’s the author of best-selling audio programs like The Power of Intention and Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. His podcast features recordings from his weekly talk show on Hay House Radio, where he advised callers on all aspects of their lives.

24. Bart Ehrman hosts the Misquoting Jesus Podcast – Bart Ehrman is a biblical scholar who has written numerous best sellers including How Jesus Became God and Misquoting Jesus. His Misquoting Jesus Podcast explores the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and early Christianity.

25. Bret Easton Ellis hosts the Bret Easton Ellis Podcast – Bret Easton Ellis is a best-selling author of mostly fiction including contemporary classics like American Psycho. He offers his current version of The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast on Patreon. His earlier free version of Bret Easton Ellis Podcast features over 90 interviews with writers, directors, actors, and musicians.

26. Tim Ferriss hosts The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast – Tim Ferriss has authored best sellers such as The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Body. On his popular podcast, he interviews top performers in many fields about how they optimize their success.

27. Elizabeth Gilbert hosts the Magic Lessons Podcast – Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the mega-best-seller Eat, Pray, Love. Her Magic Lessons Podcast features interviews with creative people about how they face their fears and live creatively.

28. Malcolm Gladwell hosts the Revisionist History Podcast – Malcolm Gladwell has written numerous best sellers including Blink and The Tipping Point. His Revisionist History Podcast looks at historical incidents and re-examines them in the peculiar way only Gladwell can.

29. Seth Godin hosts Seth Godin’s Akimbo Podcast – Seth Godin is a leading expert on marketing with best selling books such as All Marketers Are Liars. His Akimbo Podcast covers different cultural issues and how we can change them.

30. Jane Goodall hosts The Jane Goodall Hopecast Podcast – Jane Goodall is a primatologist who has written many popular books including My Life with the Chimpanzees. Her podcast features interviews with many change-making guests in the area of environmentalism.

31. Chris Guillebeau hosts the Side Hustle School Podcast – Chris Guillebeau has authored best sellers on entrepreneurship such as The $100 Startup and Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days. His Side Hustle School Podcast features over 2,000 brief episodes on various side hustles people have enacted to earn money.

32. Dan Harris hosts the 10% Happier Podcast – Dan Harris is a former journalist and meditation practitioner who authored the best-selling book 10% Happier. His 10% Happier Podcast features interviews with meditation teachers and scientists on practical ways to improve your emotional well-being.

33. Sam Harris hosts the Making Sense with Sam Harris Podcast – Sam Harris is a philosopher and neuroscientist who has authored best sellers such as Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion and The End of Faith. His Making Sense Podcast features audio essays and interviews on many contemporary topics covering politics, religion, science, technology, and more.

34. Gay Hendricks hosts The Big Leap Podcast – Psychologist Gay Hendricks has authored many popular personal growth books including The Big Leap. His podcast covers how to achieve more in many areas of your life.

35. Ryan Holiday hosts The Daily Stoic Podcast – Ryan Holiday is the author of numerous best sellers including many covering modern Stoicism like Ego Is the Enemy and The Daily Stoic. His Daily Stoic Podcast features Holiday teaching lessons from great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus.

36. Mark Hyman hosts The Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast – Dr. Mark Hyman focuses on nutrition and longevity in his many best-selling books like The Blood Sugar Solution.

37. T.D. Jakes hosts The Potter’s Touch Audio Podcast – Bishop T.D. Jakes is a pastor at The Potter’s House megachurch in Dallas. He has authored many best sellers, including Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven. The Potter’s Touch Podcast features Jakes’s powerful preaching.

38. Byron Katie hosts The Work of Byron Katie Podcast. Byron Katie is the author of best selling books like Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. On her podcast, Byron Katie teaches her method of self-inquiry known as “The Work”, which she coaches her guests on performing.

39. Guy Kawasaki hosts Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast – Guy Kawasaki starting off marketing Macintosh computers back in the 1980s and has written best-selling books like The Art of the Start 2.0. On his podcast, he interviews remarkable people in the areas of technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

40. Garrison Keillor hosts Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac Podcast – Garrison Keillor created the beloved A Prairie Home Companion radio show and has authored many popular books including Lake Wobegon Days. His Writer’s Almanac podcast features brief episodes of Keillor’s humorous thoughts of the day.

41. Timothy Keller hosts the Timothy Keller Podcast – Pastor Timothy Keller has authored many best-selling books including The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. His podcast features his sermons from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

42. Robert T. Kiyosaki hosts the Rich Dad’s Podcast – Robert T. Kiyosaki is the author of the mega-best-selling wealth book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. His Rich Dad Podcast features Kiyosaki talking with guests about personal finance.

43. Jack Kornfield hosts the Heart Wisdom Podcast – Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist monk who has authored popular audio programs like The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. His Heart Wisdom Podcast presents dharma talks and meditations he has delivered around the world.

44. Lawrence Krauss hosts The Origins Podcast – Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist who has authored popular science books like A Universe from Nothing. His Origins Podcast offers in-depth conversations with scientists, philosophers, and leading thinkers.

45. Jiddu Krishnamurti is featured on the Urgency of Change: The Krishnamurti Podcast – Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher who delivered many lectures and wrote many popular books like Freedom from the Known (1969). His podcast is run by the Krishnamurti Foundation and presents over 200 conversations and talks given by Krishnamurti.

46. & 47. Patrick Lencioni hosts the At The Table with Patrick Lencioni Podcast and The Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni Podcast – Patrick Lencioni is the author of the best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. He hosts two podcasts. At The Table with Patrick Lencioni offers over 200 conversations with everyday leaders. The Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni Podcast provides practical advice on applying Lencioni’s Working Genius model at your work and in your daily life.

48. Steven D. Levitt hosts the People I (Mostly) Admire Podcast – Steven D. Levitt is the co-author of the best-selling Freakonomics book series including Freakonomics. While his co-author Stephen J. Dubner hosts the popular Freakonomics Radio Podcast, Levitt started his own podcast more recently of conversations with high achievers in many fields.

49. Michael Lewis hosts the Against the Rules Podcast – Michael Lewis has authored numerous best-selling books like Moneyball and The Blind Side. His Against the Rules Podcast covers many topics, often in the area of finance, including most recently his coverage of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

50. Max Lucado hosts the Max Lucado Daily Devotionals Podcast – Pastor Max Lucado is a prolific Christian author with best sellers like You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times. His Daily Devotional Podcast presents 1-minute episodes of Christian encouragement.

51. John MacArthur hosts the Grace to You: Radio Podcast – Pastor John MacArthur is a prolific Christian author of over 150 books including the best-selling book Twelve Ordinary Men. His Grace to You: Radio Podcast offers broadcasts for spiritual growth.

52. John Maxwell hosts The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast – John C. Maxwell is a best-selling leadership author whose titles include The 5 Levels of Leadership and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. His weekly podcast features leadership lessons and interviews with special guests.

53. Jon Meacham hosts the It Was Said Podcast – Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian which he received for his best-selling book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. The It Was Said Podcast won the 2021 Webby Award for Best Podcast Series. It’s a documentary podcast written and narrated by Meacham about some of the most famous speeches of all time.

54. Eric Metaxas hosts The Eric Metaxas Show Podcast – Eric Metaxas is a conservative talk show host who wrote the best seller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. His podcast is of his conservative talk show and features a notable guest in each episode.

55. Joyce Meyer hosts the Joyce Meyer Radio Podcast – Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer has written many best-selling books including her most popular one The Battlefield of the Mind. Her podcast is of her radio broadcast, which is called Enjoying Everyday Life, and features 15-minute episodes.

56. Cal Newport hosts the Deep Questions with Cal Newport Podcast – Cal Newport’s work covers maintaining focus and avoiding distractions in the digital age, which he writes about in his best seller Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. His podcast covers our digital world and how we can be more productive and surpass the noise of our technology-obsessed era.

57. Bill Nye hosts the Science Rules with Bill Nye Podcast – Bill Nye the Science Guy has authored a few best-selling science books including Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. On his Science Rules podcast seeks to answer scientific questions which he tackles with his guests.

58. Suze Orman hosts Suze Orman’s Women and Money Podcast – Suze Orman is a former financial advisor who has authored best sellers on personal finance including Women & Money. Her podcast features financial advice and answers to listener questions.

59. Joel Osteen hosts the Joel Osteen Audio Podcast – Pastor Joel Osteen has authored many best sellers including Your Best Life Now. His daily podcast features sermons from him and his wife, Victoria Osteen.

60. John Piper hosts the Ask Pastor John Piper Podcast – Pastor John Piper has authored many popular Christian books including Desiring God. On his podcast, he answers theological questions in over 2,000 episodes!

61. Dave Ramsey hosts The Dave Ramsey Show Podcast – Dave Ramsey offers financial advice on his nationally syndicated radio program The Ramsey Show. He has also authored best-selling books like The Total Money Makeover. His podcast is of his call-in radio show, where he answers your burning financial questions.

62. Tony Robbins hosts The Tony Robbins Podcast – Superstar motivational speaker Tony Robbins has published many best selling audio books including most recently Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love. His podcast features interviews with other inspiring thinkers from the world of personal and professional growth.

63. & 64. Jon Ronson hosts The Butterfly Effect Podcast and the Things Fell Apart Podcast – Journalist Jon Ronson has authored prescient best-selling classics like So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. His podcast, The Butterfly Effect, covers the wide-ranging effects that free pornography has had on individuals throughout the United States and the world. His other podcast from the BBC is called the Things Fell Apart Podcast and covers the history of many of the culture wars that have overtaken our public discourse.

65. Gretchen Rubin hosts the Happier with Gretchen Rubin Podcast – Gretchen Rubin is author of the book The Happiness Project. Her Happier with Gretchen Rubin Podcast continues her quest for finding practical ways to be happier in your daily life, with over 900 episodes on the feed!

66. Michael Sandel hosts The Public Philosopher – BBC Podcast – Michael Sandel is a political philosopher who wrote the book Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? based on his popular free Harvard course on YouTube. On his BBC podcast, The Public Philosopher, Sandel tackles current controversies from a philosophical perspective.

67. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosts Arnold’s Pump Club Podcast – Bodybuilder, actor, and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has written two best sellers Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story and his new book Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life. His new podcast, Arnold’s Pump Club, provides positive advice on health, fitness, and nutrition, all in under 10 minutes.

68. Ramit Sethi hosts the I Will Teach You To Be Rich Podcast – Ramit Sethi wrote the best-selling book I Will Teach You to Be Rich. His podcast features conversations with real couples where he provides them with financial advice.

69. Michael Shermer hosts The Michael Shermer Show Podcast Michael Shermer is director of The Skeptics Society and publisher of Skeptic magazine. He has written popular books like Why Darwin Matters: The Case for Evolution and Against Intelligent Design. His podcast features in-depth conversations leading scientists, philosophers, historians, scholars, writers, and thinkers about the most critical issues of our time.

70. Simon Sinek hosts the A Bit of Optimism Podcast – Simon Sinek has written several best-selling books on leadership including Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. On his podcast, he interviews his guests on leadership and other ways to be positively influential.

71. Eckhart Tolle hosts the Eckhart Tolle: Essential Teachings Podcast – Eckhart Tolle is spiritual teacher who authored the best-selling books The Power of Now and A New Earth. His Essential Teachings Podcast features Tolle talking to audiences and answering their questions.

72. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson Podcast – Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and popular science communicator who has written some best-selling books like Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. His StarTalk Radio Podcast features interviews with guests from the world of science in over 800 episodes.

73. Iyanla Vanzant hosts the The R Spot with Iyanla Podcast – Iyanla Vanzant is a best-selling author of books like Peace from Broken Pieces. She’s a spiritual life coach, and her podcast features relationship advice for listeners who call in.

74. Gary Vaynerchuk hosts The GaryVee Audio Experience Podcast – Gary Vaynerchuk came to fame in the world of wine before he became a marketing guru. He has written several best-selling books, including Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion. His podcast episodes vary in length and cover ways to help you succeed in business.

75. Matthew Walker hosts The Matt Walker Podcast – Matthew Walker is a professor of neuroscience who specializes in studying sleep. His first book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams was a best seller. His podcast also focuses on the science of sleep.

76. Rick Warren hosts the Daily Hope with Rick Warren Podcast – Pastor Rick Warren authored the huge Christian best seller The Purpose-Driven Life. His Daily Hope Podcast presents practical Christian teachings on many aspects of life.

77. Alan Watts is featured on the Alan Watts: Being in the Way Podcast – Alan Watts was an author and lecturer who interpreted Eastern religion and philosopher for a Western audience. He wrote best selling books like The Way of Zen and The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. The Alan Watts: Being in the Way Podcast features many of his recorded lectures with introductions by Alan’s son, Mark Watts.

78. Andrew Weil hosts the Body of Wonder Podcast – Dr. Andrew Weil is an author of many popular books on integrative medicine and healthy living including 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. His Body of Wonder Podcast features conversations with doctors and researchers discussing many topics on health and wellness.

79. Marianne Williamson hosts The Marianne Williamson Podcast – Marianne Williamson has written many best-selling self-help books including her most famous work A Return to Love. She ran for president in 2020 and is doing so again in 2024, so her podcast is currently more political while also bringing her spiritual wisdom to the table.

80. Oprah Winfrey hosts Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast – Oprah Winfrey is known her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show that she hosted for 25 years. She has written a few best selling books, including What I Know for Sure. Since 2011, she has run her own TV network called OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), which for ten years featured her show Super Soul Sunday. Her podcast offers hundreds of conversations from that show with some of the most popular authors on spiritual and personal growth, along with many celebrities.

81. Robert Wright hosts Robert Wright’s Nonzero Podcast – Robert Wright is an author and journalist on a wide range of topics who has written many books including the best seller Why Buddhism Is True. His Nonzero Podcast features conversations with other journalists and thinkers, mostly on the current topics of global politics.

Hopefully, some of those best-selling authors interest you, and you enjoy listening to their podcasts!

November 9, 2023

Spotify Now Offers 200,000 Audio Books to Premium Listeners

If you’re in the United States and a Spotify Premium member, then update your Spotify app! We knew it was coming, and Spotify has rolled out its offering of 200,000 audio books included in its Premium membership. Starting today, you can listen to 15 hours per month of audio books as a Spotify Premium member at no additional cost (plenty of monthly listening time for most audio books listeners). This premium audio book catalog access was already rolled out in the UK and Australia last month for about 150,000 titles in those countries. Here’s the USA Spotify Premium Audio Book Announcement.

This makes Spotify Premium even more appealing for audio junkies who already use it for music and podcasts. Apple made it a pain for Spotify to sell audio books through their iPhone iOS app, so Spotify decided instead to give audio books away and pay publishers royalties based on streams just like they do for music. It’s an interesting model that has worked for Scribd, which offered a large catalog of streaming audio books that we subscribed to for many years. Scribd was referred to as “the Netflix for books.” But I guess Spotify is now the Netflix for audio books at least! Scribd has recently pivoted and rebranded its ebooks and audio books business as Everand for $11.99/month.

It will be interesting to see what Amazon’s Audible now does in response to Spotify’s new audio book program. Audible does offer about 50,000 audio books to members with unlimited access in their Plus Catalog. Many of the titles in the Plus Catalog are exclusive to Audible, and you can get access to the Audible Plus Catalog for $7.95 per month currently with a 30-day free trial. And then there is the Audible Premium Plus Subscription that gets you a free audio book with a 30-day free trial and is $14.95 per month after that. The Premium Plus subscription is the one-audio-book-credit-per-month model that Audible users have become accustomed to, which gives you one credit to purchase one of over 500,000 titles they offer each month. Audible has been publishing like crazy for years and many of their audio books are exclusive.

But a catalog of 200,000 audio books ready to stream from Spotify is very impressive. At $10.99 per month for Spotify Premium you get 100 million music tracks, 5 million podcasts, and now 200,000 audio books. Sounds like a good deal! We’ve been adding audio books we want to listen to into our Spotify library all day.

The user experience for audio books on Spotify is pretty straightforward and easy to use. Audio books are broken up into chapters or tracks. While the audio books sometimes include the chapter names, they often just list the chapter or track numbers. When you pause an audio book in your Spotify library, you can always hit play and pick up where you left off. And you can download the audio books for offline listening.

They have audio books from most of the major publishers, including the following ones. I’ll just link to the publisher pages on our site to show what they have to offer as there is no way to link to publishers directly on Spotify.

Penguin Random House Audio which includes both Random House Audio and Penguin Audio
Simon & Schuster Audio
Harper Audio
Hachette Audio
Christian Audio
Tantor Audio
Recorded Books which includes the Modern Scholar Courses
Highbridge Audio
Oasis Audio
Better Listen
Gildan Media
New World Library
Thomas Nelson Word
Phoenix Audio

And there are many, many smaller publishers that are also included in the Spotify Premium catalog. Note that not all the audio books from these publishers are available to stream with the Spotify Premium membership. Some of the authors probably elected to opt-out.

Notable exceptions of publishers whose audio books are NOT available to stream through the Spotify Premium subscription currently include the following publishers. Their audio books might either not be on Spotify at all, or they are listed on Spotify but are locked and must be purchased individually through Spotify.com:

-Macmillan Audio
-Blackstone Audio (Many of their titles are available in the Audible Plus Catalog)
-Sounds True
-Hay House
-The Great Courses
-Brilliance Audio (they’re owned by Audible so that makes sense)
-Pimsleur Language Learning Programs
-Naxos Audiobooks

And, of course, nothing published directly by Audible is on Spotify Premium! Well, this is bound to shake up the audio book industry, and we’ll see what the results are. As for now, we’re staying subscribed to both Spotify and Audible for the best of both worlds and a truly impressive collection of hundreds of thousands of audio books to choose from.

If you aren’t a Spotify Premium member or aren’t in the USA, UK, or Australia and can’t yet access this new audio book program, then you might want to check out our Spotify playlist of over 1,000 of the Best Free Audio Books on Spotify that are available to stream whether you’re a Spotify member or not:

Over 1,000 of the Best Free Audio Books on Spotify Playlist

Happy streaming! Thanks Spotify!

October 27, 2023

400 Best Interviews from the Fresh Air Archive

Fresh Air Archives

In 2019, the popular radio talk show Fresh Air put up the Fresh Air Archive, featuring over 22,000 segments from their show, which has been airing for over 40 years since 1975. Terry Gross has been conducting interviews on the show since then, and in 1987, they started broadcasting the show on National Public Radio all across the United States. Fresh Air was also an early adopter of the podcast medium and their popular Fresh Air Podcast offers about the last 500 episodes that they have broadcast.

The Fresh Air Archive goes much deeper, featuring 22,000 segments of reviews, commentary, and many interviews. It took us a while, but we went through all 11,000 interviews in the archive and picked out over 400 of the best interviews of notable people from the past 40 years. Many interviews cover the news and politics of the time, and we highlight some of those segments in our list for major historical news events. Mostly, though, we feature interviews with the authors, artists, filmmakers, actors, musicians, and other leading thinkers that continue to be relevant to this day. While some books, movies, and music have faded from memory, we tried to pick out interviews with people whose works have stood the test of time.

In general, we picked out only one interview from each person, although there are some people that Terry Gross turned to many times for interviews. Some of the notable figures with many interviews that you may want to check out include filmmaker John Waters, storyteller Spalding Gray, author John Updike, comedian-turned-politician Al Franken, comedian and radio host Harry Shearer, psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton, political commentator Thomas Friedman, author and radio personality Garrison Keillor, and humorist and author David Sedaris.

The Fresh Air archive is also very well organized by Topic. In the early days of the show, they covered the topic of jazz a lot, and they feature over 1,300 segments on Jazz. They also extensively covered the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the many news stories surrounding the Trump era. Browsing the Fresh Air Archive by Topic is well worth doing if you’re looking for a specific category of interviews. The archive is also organized by Collections, Guests, and By Date.

We went through the entire archive of Fresh Air interviews by date, starting with the oldest interviews in 1975 and going up to interviews in the current year of 2023. So that is how we’ll present this list. We’ll list the year alongside each interview and the runtime of the interview (the ones we picked usually range from 20 to 50 minutes in length). And we’ll link directly to the interview on the Fresh Air Archive website. So without further ado, here are the 400 Best Interviews from the Fresh Air Archive:

1. Legendary Film Director Frank Capra (1978) – 47 Min.

2. Vincent Canby On Film (1979) – 45 Min.

3. Cab Calloway Discusses The Life Of A Big Band Leader (1979) – 39 Min.

4. Linda Lovelace Reveals the Dark Side of Pornography (1980) – 53 Min.

5. Back from Self-Exile, Nina Simone Discusses Her Career (1980) – 24 Min.

6. Rock Critic Lester Bangs (1980) – 48 Min.

7. Leonard Maltin On Film, Television, and Animation (1980) – 55 Min.

8. Kenneth Anger On Independent Filmmaking and Paganism (1981) – 50 Min.

9. Louis L’Amour’s West (1981) – 47 Min.

10. Commencement Speech by Martin Scorsese (1981) – 46 Min.

11. A Director’s Pursuit of Shock Value with John Waters (1981) – 39 Min.

12. A Prairie Home Companion Host Garrison Keillor (1981) – 59 Min.

13. Maya Angelou Gets to the Heart of her Past (1981) – 52 Min.

14. Betty Friedan on Feminism’s Future (1981) – 34 Min.

15. The Legacy of the Black Panthers with Bobby Seale (1981) – 57 Min.

16. Late-Night Legend Steve Allen and the Funny People Who Inspire Him (1981) – 52 Min.

17. Dian Fossey on Getting to Know the Gorilla (1982) – 31 Min.

18. Comedian and Political Activist Dick Gregory (1982) – 57 Min.

19. The Future of Feminism and the ERA with Gloria Steinem and Pat Carbine (1982) – 58 Min.

20. The Future According to Isaac Asimov (1982) – 1 Hr. 5 Min.

21. Noam Chomsky On Zionism, Journalism, and Radical Politics (1982) – 54 Min.

22. At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert (1982) – 55 Min.

23. Larry King on Larry King (1982) – 54 Min.

24. Alan Dershowitz’s Philosophy of Law (1982) – 54 Min.

25. Oskar Schindler’s List with Thomas Keneally (1982) – 28 Min.

26. Peter Bogdanovitch on Hollywood and Film (1983) – 44 Min.

27. Norman Mailer Speaks about The Problem of Writing (1983) – 54 Min.

28. The Father of the Psychedelic Movement, Timothy Leary Shares Flashbacks (1983) – 34 Min.

29. Seymour Hersh Discusses The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House (1983) – 56 Min.

30. Actors and Civil Rights Workers Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (1983) – 54 Min.

31. Bishop Desmond Tutu’s Struggle Against South African Apartheid (1984) – 56 Min.

32. James Baldwin Analyzes Racism (1984) – 55 Min.

33. Film’s Early Pioneer, D. W. Griffith with Richard Schickel (1984) – 56 Min.

34. Welcoming All Children to the Neighborhood with Fred Rogers (1984) – 48 Min.

35. A Film Critic’s Career with Roger Ebert (1984) – 57 Min.

36. Oral History and the Art of the Interview with Studs Terkel (1984) – 55 Min.

37. Film Critic Judith Crist (1984) – 42 Min.

38. Writing the Oral Histories of Black America with Alex Haley (1985) – 59 Min.

39. Getting to Know The Mick with Mickey Mantle (1985) – 27 Min.

40. Pauline Kael on Film in the Eighties (1986) – 27 Min.

41. Novelist Kurt Vonnegut on Writing, Science, and Being an Atheist in a Foxhole (1986) – 1 Hr. 5 Min.

42. Women, Control, and The Handmaid’s Tale with Margaret Atwood (1986) – 56 Min.

43. Jerry Falwell on the Moral Majority (1986) – 58 Min.

44. Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen (1986) – 27 Min.

45. Spalding Gray and The Terrors of Pleasure (1986) – 59 Min.

46. An Actor’s Evolution with Sir Alec Guiness (1986) – 27 Min.

47. A Quarterback on His Career with Joe Namath (1986) – 56 Min.

48. The Director of She’s Gotta Have It Spike Lee (1986) – 40 Min.

49. Joyce Carol Oates On Boxing (1987) – 28 Min.

50. A Self-Described Republican Humorist with P.J. O’Rourke (1987) – 28 Min.

51. Finding a Voice to Sing With with Joan Baez (1987) – 27 Min.

52. Dutch Director Paul Verhoeven on RoboCop (1987) – 9 Min.

53. Reality, Dreams, and Nightmares in Film with Wes Craven (1987) – 27 Min.

54. Portraying Female Independence on the Page with Erica Jong (1987) – 27 Min.

55. Carrie Fisher on Postcards from the Edge (1987) – 26 Min.

56. The History of LSD with Jay Stevens (1987) – 27 Min.

57. Toni Morrison on Writing Beloved (1987) – 27 Min.

58. Shirley MacLaine on Movies and Spirituality (1987) – 27 Min.

59. Oliver Sacks Discusses The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (1987) – 27 Min.

60. John Kenneth Galbraith on the Economies of Yesterday and Today (1987) – 27 Min.

61. The Ins and Outs of Elliot Gould’s Career (1987) – 27 Min.

62. Tom Wolfe on His First Novel The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) – 27 Min.

63. Henry Mancini’s Long Career Making Music for Movies and T.V. (1987) – 28 Min.

64. Arthur Miller Writes His Memoirs (1987) – 27 Min.

65. The Making of the Atomic Bomb with Richard Rhodes (1988) – 26 Min.

66. Martial Artist and Actor Chuck Norris (1988) – 27 Min.

67. Novelist Joseph Heller (1988) – 27 Min.

68. Buddhist Monk and Tibetan Activist Dr. Robert Thurman (1988) – 26 Min.

69. John Updike Discusses His Writing and Influences (1988) – 27 Min.

70. Film Legend and Humanitarian Audrey Hepburn (1988) – 27 Min.

71. Nan Robertson Discusses the History of Alcoholics Anonymous (1988) – 27 Min.

72. J.G. Ballard Discusses his Life and Career (1988) – 27 Min.

73. Elia Kazan Discusses His Life and Career (1988) – 27 Min.

74. W.S. Merwin Shares His Poems (1988) – 27 Min.

75. William Friedkin on the Thin Line Between Police and Criminals (1988) – 27 Min.

76. Baseball Great Willie Mays (1988) – 26 Min.

77. Madness and Mysticism in Elie Weisel’s Twilight (1988) – 26 Min.

78. Humanity’s Coming of Age in the Milky Way with Timothy Ferris (1988) – 27 Min.

79. Ray Bradbury’s Visions of the Future (1988) – 27 Min.

80. Prolific Film Director Sidney Lumet (1988) – 27 Min.

81. A Beach Boy’s Comeback with Brian Wilson (1988) – 27 Min.

82. Temptations Singer Otis Williams (1988) – 27 Min.

83. David Cronenberg Makes Movies About What Disturbs Him the Most (1988) – 27 Min.

84. Novelist Jay McInerney on Bright Lights, Big City (1988) – 27 Min.

85. How an Actress Built Her Career with Sally Field (1988) – 27 Min.

86. Tom Waits: The Fresh Air Interview (1988) – 27 Min.

87. Movie Actor Tom Hanks (1988) – 27 Min.

88. DEVOlving through the 80s (1988) – 9 Min.

89. Good Movies Never Make You Feel Virtuous with Pauline Kael (1988) – 27 Min.

90. Neal Gabler on How the Jews Invented Hollywood (1988) – 27 Min.

91. Country Singer and Songwriter Willie Nelson (1988) – 27 Min.

92. Film Director John Carpenter (1988) – 27 Min.

93. Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim (1988) – 28 Min.

94. Writer Gore Vidal (1988) – 28 Min.

95. How Martin Luther King, Jr. Lit Up the World with Taylor Branch (1988) – 27 Min.

96. Arthur Ashe: The Fresh Air Interview (1989) – 27 Min.

97. Comedy Actor Martin Short (1989) – 27 Min.

98. Susan Sontag on Disease and Metaphor (1989) – 26 Min.

99. Film Director Joe Dante (1989) – 28 Min.

100. Comedy Writer and Film Director Carl Reiner (1989) – 27 Min.

101. John Updike Reveals His Self-Consciousness (1989) – 27 Min.

102. Yoko Ono Looks Back on Her Early Life and Work (1989) – 27 Min.

103. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1989) – 27 Min.

104. Conservative Icon William F. Buckley (1989) – 27 Min.

105. Do the Right Thing Leaves Critics Confused with Spike Lee (1989) – 9 Min.

106. George Clinton On His Musical Inspirations (1989) – 22 Min.

107. James Cameron Discusses Underwater Directing (1989) – 22 Min.

108. Trying to Forget About Remembering with Saul Bellow (1989) – 22 Min.

109. Stephen Jay Gould Discusses the History of Life an Myths about Evolution (1989) – 22 Min.

110. Nancy Reagan Writes Her Memoirs (1989) – 22 Min.

111. Julia Child Discusses Essential Knowledge for Modern Home Cooks (1989) – 22 Min.

112. Eric Clapton Discusses His Early Career (1989) – 23 Min.

113. Matt Groening Introduces The Simpsons (1989) – 11 Min.

114. Ken Kesey Discusses His Life and Career (1989) – 22 Min.

115. Michael Moore Discusses His Documentary Film Hit Roger & Me (1990) – 22 Min.

116. Actor Jamie Lee Curtis Discusses Her Life and Career (1990) – 22 Min.

117. Vietnam Vet Tim O’Brien Explores Brutal Truths of War Through Fiction (1990) – 18 Min.

118. Batman Creator Bob Kane (1990) – 23 Min.

119. Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1990) – 22 Min.

120. Ram Dass Discusses Spirituality and Ecology (1990) – 22 Min.

121. Newest Member of the Saturday Night Live Team, Mike Myers (1990) – 18 Min.

122. Andrew Weil Discusses Complementary Medicine (1990) – 22 Min.

123. Actress Pam Grier (1990) – 22 Min.

124. Comedian George Carlin and the Absurdity of Language (1990) – 22 Min.

125. The Longterm Consequences of the Greenhouse Effect with Michael Oppenheimer (1990) – 22 Min.

126. Poet Maya Angelou Shall Not Be Moved (1990) – 22 Min.

127. Weird Al Yankovic on Writing His Musical Spoofs (1990) – 11 Min.

128. Film Actor Nicholas Cage on Wild at Heart (1990) – 24 Min.

129. King of the B’s Film Producer and Director Roger Corman (1990) – 23 Min.

130. Film Critic and Scholar Andrew Sarris (1990) – 24 Min.

131. Novelist William Styron and His New Memoir of Madness (1990) – 24 Min.

132. Jane Goodall’s 30 Years with Chimpanzees (1990) – 24 Min.

133. Journalist Bill Moyers on LBJ, Television, and Cultural Complexity (1990) – 24 Min.

134. Veteran Actor Charlton Heston (1990) – 23 Min.

135. Charles Schulz Grows Older While His Peanuts Characters Never Age (1990) – 24 Min.

136. Filmmaker Robert Altman on His New Biopic Vincent and Theo (1990) – 24 Min.

137. Director Tim Burton’s Fairy Tale Edward Scissorhands (1990) – 24 Min.

138. Carl Sagan on Preventing Nuclear Winter (1991) – 24 Min.

139. Actor Harvey Keitel Discusses his Early Career (1991) – 17 Min.

140. Foreign Correspondent Thomas Friedman on the Gulf War (1991) – 21 Min.

141. Journalist David Halberstam on The Next Century (1991) – 21 Min.

142. Actor Anthony Hopkins on Silence of the Lambs (1991) – 21 Min.

143. Brett Easton Ellis Addresses the American Psycho Controversy (1991) – 12 Min.

144. Comedian and Actor Bill Murray (1991) – 22 Min.

145. Soul-Turned-Gospel Singer Al Green (1991) – 20 Min.

146. Singer Tony Bennett Discusses his Life and Career (1991) – 23 Min.

147. Actor Gary Busey on Point Break (1991) – 22 Min.

148. Filmmaker Richard Linklater on Slacker (1991) – 16 Min.

149. First-Time Film Director John Singleton on Boyz N the Hood (1991) – 16 Min.

150. Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks (1991) – 23 Min.

151. Bad Films with the Wisecracks of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1991) – 11 Min.

152. Photographer Annie Leibovitz (1991) – 22 Min.

153. Film Critic Pauline Kael Retires (1991) – 16 Min.

154. James B. Stewart Discusses the Insider Trading Scandal (1991) – 22 Min.

155. Stan Lee Discusses Marvel Comics (1991) – 19 Min.

156. Basketball Great Wilt Chamberlain (1991) – 22 Min.

157. Comedian Chris Rock (1991) – 14 Min.

158. Larry David Discusses Seinfeld (1992) – 21 Min.

159. Musician and Inventor Les Paul (1992) – 21 Min.

160. The Real Story of Donald Trump with Wayne Barrett (1992) – 22 Min.

161. Ron Shelton Returns to Sports in White Men Can’t Jump (1992) – 16 Min.

162. Actress and Producer Shelley Duvall (1992) – 15 Min.

163. Men’s Rights Activists with Robert Bly (1992) – 22 Min.

164. Salman Rushdie Discusses Fighting the Fatwa Against Him (1992) – 22 Min.

165. Writer Garry Wills on Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address (1992) – 43 Min.

166. Talking Heads Founder and Solo Artist David Byrne (1992) – 22 Min.

167. Walter Isaacson’s Comprehensive Look at Henry Kissinger (1992) – 46 Min.

168. Actor Ben Stiller on His New Comedy Show (1992) – 23 Min.

169. Conservative Columnist George Will on How to Improve Government (1992) – 45 Min.

170. Rock Musician Neil Young Softens His Sound on Harvest Moon (1992) – 22 Min.

171. British Film Actor Michael Caine (1992) – 46 Min.

172. Former President Jimmy Carter (1993) – 46 Min.

173. Punk Rock Singer Henry Rollins Turns to the Spoken Word (1993) – 22 Min.

174. Comedy Writer, Actor, and Director Harold Ramis (1993) – 22 Min.

175. Author Philip Roth (1993) – 22 Min.

176. TV and Film Actor John Goodman (1993) – 53 Min.

177. The Early Years of Actor Peter O’Toole (1993) – 22 Min.

178. How Psychiatric Drugs Affect Personality with Peter D. Kramer (1993) – 44 Min.

179. Director Martin Scorcese (1993) – 44 Min.

180. The Information Highway with Mitch Kapor (1993) – 22 Min.

181. Preventing Heart Disease with Diet with Dr. Dean Ornish (1993) – 21 Min.

182. Actor and Singer Harry Belafonte (1993) – 22 Min.

183. James Earl Jones Discusses his Life and Career (1993) – 22 Min.

184. Actor Michael J. Fox (1993) – 22 Min.

185. American Artist Roy Lichtenstein (1993) – 16 Min.

186. Director Brian De Palma (1993) – 22 Min.

187. Musician Pete Townsend (1993) – 22 Min.

188. French Film Legend Jeanne Moreau (1993) – 22 Min.

189. The History of God with Karen Armstrong (1993) – 23 Min.

190. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Discusses Meditation and Mindfulness (1994) – 16 Min.

191. How Did the U. S. Get So Gun Crazy? With Erik Larson (1994) – 22 Min.

192. The Myth of Death with Dignity with Dr. Sherwin Nuland (1994) – 22 Min.

193. Rapper and Actor Ice-T (1994) – 51 Min.

194. Comedienne Roseanne Discusses Her Life and Career (1994) – 22 Min.

195. Jeffrey Dahmer’s Father Shares His Story with Lionel Dahmer (1994) – 53 Min.

196. Milos Forman Discusses His Life and Career (1994) – 45 Min.

197. Film Director Bernardo Bertolucci (1994) – 23 Min.

198. Beck Discusses His Music and Influences (1994) – 17 Min.

199. The Roe of Roe v. Wade with Norma McCorvey (1994) – 22 Min.

200. Continuing Lessons from the Civil War with Shelby Foote (1994) – 22 Min.

201. Soul Musician Isaac Hayes (1994) – 44 Min.

202. Former First Lady Barbara Bush (1994) – 43 Min.

203. Playwright David Mamet on the Rhythm of Language (1994) – 15 Min.

204. Poet and Countercultural Activist Allen Ginsberg (1994) – 22 Min.

205. Motown Founder Berry Gordy (1994) – 21 Min.

206. Dr. J on Playing Ball with the Big Boys (1994) – 22 Min.

207. Director David Lynch on His Fascination with the Body (1994) – 22 Min.

208. Anne Lamott’s Instructions on Writing and Life (1995) – 15 Min.

209. How Computers Are Shaping Our Digital Future with Nicholas Negroponte (1995) – 22 Min.

210. Cult Film Director Sam Raimi (1995) – 22 Min.

211. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara Reconsiders the Vietnam War (1995) – 22 Min.

212. Comedian Richard Pryor on His Health and Career (1995) – 15 Min.

213. Heavyweight Champion George Foreman on What Boxing Taught Him (1995) – 40 Min.

214. Ex-Beatle and Current All Star Ringo Starr (1995) – 39 Min.

215. Dr. Andrew Weil Discusses Working With the Body in Medicine (1995) – 38 Min.

216. Father Thomas Keating Defines Contemplative Prayer (1995) – 16 Min.

217. Larry Clark’s Frightening Vision of Teenagers in the Film Kids (1995) – 21 Min.

218. Kay Redfield Jamison Discusses Mood and Madness (1995) – 31 Min.

219. Soros on Soros (1995) – 44 Min.

220. Writer and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Elie Wiesel (1995) – 44 Min.

221. Bill Gates on the Future of the Information Highway (1995) – 21 Min.

222. The Year of the Internet with Jerry Yang of Yahoo (1995) – 21 Min.

223. Hillary Clinton Discusses It Takes a Village (1996) – 21 Min.

224. Jon Krakauer Discusses the Story of Ill-Fated Adventurer Christopher McCandless (1996) – 22 Min.

225. Actor, Director, and Writer Sean Penn (1996) – 47 Min.

226. The Creator of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee (1996) – 32 Min.

227. The World’s Wisdom Traditions with Huston Smith (1996) – 50 Min.

228. Steve Jobs on the Future of the Web (1996) – 35 Min.

229. Sting Discusses His Life and Career (1996) – 39 Min.

230. A Conversation with Siskel and Ebert (1996) – 51 Min.

231. Al Sharpton Discusses His Life and Career (1996) – 21 Min.

232. Actress Frances McDormand Discusses Her Role in Fargo (1996) – 21 Min.

233. Jon Krakauer Discusses the Death of Eight on Mount Everest (1996) – 46 Min.

234. Bill Maher Discusses His Politics and Career (1996) – 21 Min.

235. Cher on Growing Up and Growing Older (1996) – 29 Min.

236. A Buddhist Perspective on Psychotherapy with Mark Epstein (1996) – 19 Min.

237. Shedding Light on the O.J. Simpson Trial with Jeffrey Toobin (1996) – 45 Min.

238. Steve Martin: Comic, Actor, and Playwright (1996) – 34 Min.

239. Chicago Bulls Head Coach Phil Jackson (1996) – 46 Min.

240. Playwright Neil Simon Looks Back at His Career (1996) – 37 Min.

241. Debut Memoirst Frank McCourt on His Early Life (1996) – 27 Min.

242. Late-Night Talk Show Host Conan O’Brien Gets Comfortable on Camera (1996) – 29 Min.

243. Actor Clint Eastwood Looks Back on His Film Career (1996) – 38 Min.

244. World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov (1996) – 30 Min.

245. Actress Glenn Close on Finding Her Place in Hollywood (1996) – 21 Min.

246. Pornographer, Pundit, and Social Outcast Larry Flynt (1996) – 34 Min.

247. Writer David Foster Wallace on Pursuing Supposedly Fun Things (1997) – 21 Min.

248. Film Director on David Cronenberg on Sex, Technology, and Death (1997) – 45 Min.

249. Martin Scorsese: The Best Director of Every Decade (1997) – 52 Min.

250. Author J.G. Ballard on His Inspirations for Crash (1997) – 21 Min.

251. DMC on the Changing Landscape of Rap Music and Culture (1997) – 44 Min.

252. Comedian George Carlin at 60 (1997) – 21 Min.

253. Martin Short On Playing Lovable Klutzes (1997) – 44 Min.

254. What Ice Mummies Might Reveal about the Spanish Flu with Malcolm Gladwell (1997) – 33 Min.

255. Francis Ford Coppola on Film, Wine, and Literature (1997) – 44 Min.

256. Public Enemy’s Chuck D Discusses His Memoir (1997) – 31 Min.

257. Boogie Nights Director Paul Thomas Anderson (1997) – 34 Min.

258. Johnny Cash: In His Own Words (1997) – 47 Min.

259. Writer and Peace Activist Thich Nhat Hanh (1997) – 18 Min.

260. Bill Nye Discusses Being The Science Guy (1997) – 26 Min.

261. Transgressive Rocker Marilyn Manson (1998) – 37 Min.

262. The Simpsons Airs Its 200th Episode with Matt Groening (1998) – 30 Min.

263. Cinema in the 1970s with Peter Biskind (1998) – 22 Min.

264. How Long-Term Stress Affects Health with Robert Sapolsky (1998) – 43 Min.

265. The United States Faces a New Kind of Threat from Islamic Militants (1998) – 21 Min.

266. Filmmaker Ethan Coen Reflects on His Career So Far (1998) – 13 Min.

267. German Filmmaker Werner Herzog (1998) – 45 Min.

268. Author Neal Gabler on Starring in Life: The Movie (1998) – 16 Min.

269. ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings Looks Back on this Century (1998) – 43 Min.

270. Sam Walton and the Rise of Wal-Mart with Bob Ortega (1998) – 33 Min.

271. Singer and Songwriter Randy Newman Looks Back at His Three Decades in Music (1998) – 26 Min.

272. Michael Jordan’s Impact on Basketball and Culture with David Halberstam (1999) – 33 Min.

273. Film Director and Writer Wes Anderson on Rushmore (1999) – 22 Min.

274. Fresh Air Covers Cancer: What is Cancer? (1999) – 42 Min.

275. Tribute to Hitchcock: Janet Leigh Discusses Psycho (1999) – 30 Min.

276. Composer John Barry (1999) – 44 Min.

277. Understanding Globalization with Thomas Friedman (1999) – 43 Min.

278. Monica Lewinsky Shares Her Side of the Story (1999) – 16 Min.

279. Exploring Different Views of Jesus with Marcus J. Borg and N.T. Wright (1999) – 21 Min.

280. Ira Glass and This American Life (1999) – 51 Min.

281. Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura (1999) – 45 Min.

282. From The Onion Editor-in-Chief Scott Dikkers (1999) – 21 Min.

283. Bob Zmuda on Andy Kaufman (1999) – 40 Min.

284. Ira Glass Interviews Philip Glass (1999) – 50 Min.

285. Playboy Hugh Hefner (1999) – 50 Min.

286. David O. Russell Discusses Three Kings (1999) – 17 Min.

287. The Best Rock Music of the Year and the Century (1999) – 27 Min.

288. The Best Films of the Year and of the Century (1999) – 20 Min.

289. Paul Thomas Anderson Discusses Magnolia (2000) – 40 Min.

290. Sigourney Weaver: The Fresh Air Interview (2000) – 50 Min.

291. Synthesizer Inventor Robert Moog (2000) – 42 Min.

292. Bringing Clarity to Food and Nutrition with Dr. Andrew Weil (2000) – 43 Min.

293. Film Director Mary Harron Discusses American Psycho (2000) – 21 Min.

294. Actor Sidney Poitier (2000) – 43 Min.

295. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart (2000) – 21 Min.

296. Davis Sedaris Discusses Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) – 34 Min.

297. Roger Ebert and Willem Dafoe in Conversation (2000) – 21 Min.

298. Actor, Singer and, Drag Queen Ru Paul (2000) – 30 Min.

299. Comedian Marc Maron (2000) – 21 Min.

300. Stephen King On Writing (2000) – 44 Min.

301. Comedian Bill Maher Discusses the 2000 Election (2000) – 26 Min.

302. Paul Simon Discusses His Long Career (2000) – 42 Min.

303. Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (2001) – 43 Min.

304. Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton (2001) – 44 Min.

305. Director Mike Nichols (2001) – 43 Min.

306. Screenwriter and Director Christopher Nolan on Memento (2001) – 20 Min.

307. Tom and Ray Magliozzi on Car Talk (2001) – 46 Min.

308. Paul McCartney: From Pop To The Printed Page (2001) – 50 Min.

309. Historian David Mccullough on John Adams (2001) – 20 Min.

310. Writer Michael Pollan on The Botany of Desire (2001) – 44 Min.

311. Writer Andrew Solomon on The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (2001) – 40 Min.

312. Ebert & Coppola, Live from Cannes (2001) – 30 Min.

313. New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman on September 11th (2001) – 21 Min.

314. Onion Editors Regroup Following September 11th (2001) – 14 Min.

315. Novelist Jonathan Franzen on The Corrections (2001) – 38 Min.

316. Quincy Jones (2001) – 51 Min.

317. Actor and Rapper Will Smith (2001) – 43 Min.

318. Author Sylvia Nasar on A Beautiful Mind (2002) – 20 Min.

319. Gene Simmons (2002) – 31 Min.

320. British Journalist Jon Ronson on Adventures with Extremists (2002) – 19 Min.

321. Actor Matt Damon (2002) – 44 Min.

322. DJ and Hip Hop forefather Grandmaster Flash (2002) – 26 Min.

323. David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust Years (2002) – 41 Min.

324. Novelist Tim LaHaye on Left Behind (2002) – 21 Min.

325. Stand-up Comic David Cross (2003) – 16 Min.

326. Filmmaker Alexander Payne on About Schmidt (2003) – 20 Min.

327. Writer Michael Lewis on Moneyball (2003) – 44 Min.

328. Religious Scholar Elaine Pagels on the Gospel of Thomas (2003) – 21 Min.

329. Bill O’Reilly on Who’s Looking Out for You? (2003) – 44 Min.

330. Google Founders Larry Page And Sergey Brin (2003) – 17 Min.

331. Queen of Disco Donna Summer (2003) – 33 Min.

332. Theologian Bart D. Ehrman on Lost Christianities (2003) – 43 Min.

333. Singer Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin (2004) – 51 Min.

334. Baseball Legend Pete Rose (2004) – 42 Min.

335. The Sopranos Writer and Director David Chase (2004) – 37 Min.

336. The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene (2004) – 45 Min.

337. Journalist Bob Woodward on Plan of Attack (2004) – 43 Min.

338. Actor Macaulay Culkin (2004) – 34 Min.

339. Former President Bill Clinton on My Life (2004) – 45 Min.

340. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (2004) – 19 Min.

341. Columnist Maureen Dowd on Bushworld (2004) – 44 Min.

342. Barack Obama on His U.S. Senate Bid (2004) – 21 Min.

343. Comedian Dave Chappelle (2004) – 33 Min.

344. Investigative Reporter Seymour Hersh on Abu Ghraib (2004) – 44 Min.

345. Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, and Dan Rather (2004) – 51 Min.

346. Joni Mitchell on a Life in Music (2004) – 44 Min.

347. Metallica Guitarist and Vocalist James Hetfield (2004) – 44 Min.

348. Madonna: Pop Icon, Children’s Writer (2004) – 31 Min.

349. Actor Paul Reubens on Pee-Wee Herman (2004) – 32 Min.

350. A Fake Newsman’s Fake Newsman: Stephen Colbert (2005) – 45 Min.

351. James Brown: Feeling Good (2005) – 44 Min.

352. Actor Gene Wilder on Kiss Me Like a Stranger (2005) – 51 Min.

353. Jane Fonda’s Life So Far (2005) – 52 Min.

354. A Handbook to Robert Crumb (2005) – 49 Min.

355. Brooke Shields, on Birth and Depression (2005) – 43 Min.

356. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon (2005) – 44 Min.

357. The Godfather of Punk: Iggy Pop (2005) – 49 Min.

358. Khaled Hosseini and Kite Runner (2005) – 35 Min.

359. Hip-Hop Renaissance Man: Ice Cube (2005) – 21 Min.

360. Joan Didion, Writing a Story After an Ending (2005) – 33 Min.

361. Jerry Lewis on Dean Martin: A Love Story (2005) – 50 Min.

362. Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin: Political Genius (2005) – 21 Min.

363. Bruce Springsteen: 30 Years of Born to Run (2005) – 50 Min.

364. Willie Nelson’s Guide to Happiness (2006) – 41 Min.

365. Al Gore Screens His Global Warming Message (2006) – 42 Min.

366. Thom Yorke, Going Solo (2006) – 39 Min.

367. Tom Petty Packs 30 Years of Rock for the Road (2006) – 42 Min.

368. Lawrence Wright on Building a Terror Network (2006) – 45 Min.

369. Ed Burns on Creating The Wire (2006) – 50 Min.

370. Meet the Real Sacha Baron Cohen (2007) – 52 Min.

371. Ken Burns Series Relives The War (2007) – 37 Min.

372. Richard Dawkins Explains The God Delusion (2007) – 45 Min.

373. Jimmy Wales on the User-Generated Generation and Wikipedia (2007) – 21 Min.

374. Arcade Fire: Art-Rock Fueled by Eclecticism and Pain (2007) – 22 Min.

375. Elyn Saks: A Scholar’s Memoir of Schizophrenia (2007) – 20 Min.

376. J. Craig Venter Decodes Genome Project Controversy (2007) – 21 Min.

377. There Will Be Blood Director Paul Thomas Anderson (2007) – 35 Min.

378. Oscar Winner Denzel Washington (2008) – 41 Min.

379. Breaking into Character with Bryan Cranston (2008) – 19 Min.

380. Edward Lucas on The New Cold War with Russia (2008) – 18 Min.

381. Paul Krugman On The Financial Crisis And Public Spending (2008) – 44 Min.

382. Steve Martin On Being Born Standing Up (2008) – 44 Min.

383. Tina Fey: Sarah Palin And Saturday Night Satire (2008) – 42 Min.

384. Danny Boyle, From Trainspotting to Slumdog (2008) – 21 Min.

385. Lawrence Lessig’s Remix For The Hybrid Economy (2008) – 42 Min.

386. Woody Allen On Life, Films, and Whatever Works (2009) – 44 Min.

387. The New Price Point? Free! With Chris Anderson (2009) – 36 Min.

388. Pulp and Circumstance: Tarantino Rewrites History in Inglourious Basterds (2009) – 49 Min.

389. LeBron James Shoots for the Stars (2009) – 21 Min.

390. Sacha Baron Cohen And Larry Charles Talk Bruno (2009) – 44 Min.

391. Lucas Looks Back on Movie-Making (2010) – 33 Min.

392. James Cameron: Pushing the Limits of Imagination in Avatar (2010) – 36 Min.

393. How a Few Made Millions Betting Against The Market with Michael Lewis (2010) – 45 Min.

394. South Park Celebrates 14 Years of Fart Jokes (2010) – 44 Min.

395. Comedian Louis C.K.: Finding Laughs Post-Divorce (2010) – 43 Min.

396. Timberlake on ‘N Sync, Acting, and Bringing Sexy Back (2010) – 59 Min.

397. The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards Looks Back at Life (2010) – 49 Min.

398. Look, He Made a Hat: Sondheim Talks Sondheim (2010) – 50 Min.

399. Ed Norton Interviews Bruce Springsteen on Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010) – 50 Min.

400. Jay-Z: The Fresh Air Interview (2010) – 50 Min.

401. Twitter’s Biz Stone on Starting a Revolution (2011) – 43 Min.

402. An Oncologist’s Pulitzer-Winning Cancer Biography with Siddhartha Mukherjee (2011) – 37 Min.

403. Jobs’ Biography: Thoughts on Life, Death, and Apple with Walter Isaacson (2011) – 43 Min.

404. Trent Reznor: The Fresh Air Interview (2011) – 42 Min.

405. Meryl Streep: The Fresh Air Interview (2012) – 50 Min.

406. Putin Biography Chronicles Rise of a Street Thug with Masha Gessen (2012) – 44 Min.

407. Habits: How They Form and How to Break Them with Charles Duhigg (2012) – 43 Min.

408. Sissy Spacek’s Extraordinary Ordinary Life (2012) – 44 Min.

409. The Manhunt to Capture Osama Bin Laden with Peter Bergen (2012) – 44 Min.

410. Fresh Air Remembers Author Maurice Sendak (2012) – 51 Min.

411. Tyler Perry Transforms: From Madea to Family Man (2012) – 43 Min.

412. Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained and Unruly (2013) – 42 Min.

413. Going Clear: Lawrence Wright’s Book Delves Into Scientology (2013) – 51 Min.

414. Spacey and Fincher Make a House of Cards (2013) – 43 Min.

415. Maria Bamford: A Seriously Funny Comedian (2013) – 43 Min.

416. Bob Odenkirk Brings Some Laughs to Breaking Bad (2013) – 44 Min.

417. From Child Actor to Artist: Daniel Radcliffe Reflects on Post-Potter Life (2013) – 37 Min.

418. The Coen Brothers on Writing, Lebowski, and Literally Herding Cats (2013) – 43 Min.

419. Joaquin Phoenix on Her (2014) – 49 Min.

420. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn’t Make You Feel Small (2014) – 44 Min.

421. John Oliver is No One’s Friend on His New HBO Show (2014) – 47 Min.

422. From Batman to Birdman, Michael Keaton Knows Suits and Superheroes (2015) – 50 Min.

423. Terry Gross to Marc Maron: Life is Harder Than Radio (2015) – 51 Min.

424. Pandemic Book Asks: Is A Disease That Will Kill Tens Of Millions Coming (2016) – 42 Min.

425. Doonesbury Creator Has Great Fun Putting Trump in a Comic Setting (2016) – 31 Min.

426. How Trump Broke Campaign Norms But Still Won the Election (2016) – 50 Min.

427. Francis Ford Coppola: Making The Godfather Was a Frightening Experience (2016) – 49 Min.

428. Megyn Kelly on Trump and the Media: We’re in a Dangerous Phase Right Now (2016) – 50 Min.

429. Samantha Bee on Trump’s Win: I Could Feel This Seismic Shift (2017) – 42 Min.

430. Get Out Sprang from an Effort to Master Fear, Says Director Jordan Peele (2017) – 51 Min.

431. Lin-Manuel Miranda on Disney, Mixtapes, and Why He Won’t Try to Top Hamilton (2017) – 50 Min.

432. Biden Talks Trump, Faith, And Fate In Front of a Live Fresh Air Audience (2017) – 43 Min.

433. Reluctant Psychonaut Michael Pollan Embraces the New Science of Psychedelics (2018) – 50 Min.

434. Dispatches From a Dopesick America with Beth Macy (2018) – 43 Min.

435. Biographer Robert Caro on Fame, Power, and Working to Uncover the Truth (2019) – 43 Min.

436. Howard Stern Tells Terry Gross His Pure Id Days Are Behind Him (2019) – 50 Min.

437. Edward Snowden Speaks Out: I Haven’t and I Won’t Cooperate with Russia (2019) – 50 Min.

438. Elton John on Music, Addiction, and Family (2019) – 44 Min.

439. New Coronavirus Won’t Be The Last Outbreak to Move From Animal to Human (2020) – 43 Min.

440. Stephen King is Sorry You Feel Like You’re Stuck in a Stephen King Novel (2020) – 50 Min.

441. From Freddie Gray to George Floyd: Wes Moore Says It’s Time to Change the Systems (2020) – 52 Min.

442. Democracy is Strained But Not Broken, Former President Obama Tells Fresh Air (2020) – 52 Min.

443. Michael J. Fox Reflects on Life with Parkinson’s (2020) – 42 Min.

444. The Age Of Automation is Now: Here’s How to Futureproof Yourself with Kevin Roose (2021) – 42 Min.

445. It Was Just Thrilling: 2 NPR Founders Remember the First Days, 50 Years Ago (2021) – 52 Min.

446. Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Puts it All in Her New Autobiography (2021) – 41 Min.

447. Succession Actor Brian Cox Can’t Defend Logan Roy, But He Can Relate to Him (2022) – 44 Min.

448. Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Already Changed the World as We Know It Says Anne Applebaum (2022) – 52 Min.

449. Fresh Air’s Summer Music Interviews: Lizzo (2022) – 29 Min.

450. John McEnroe Grapples Wth His Legacy as Tennis’ Bad Boy (2022) – 52 Min.

451. Steven Spielberg Was a Fearful Kid Who Found Solace in Storytelling (2022) – 52 Min.

452. Weird Al Yankovic Wants to Bring Sexy Back to the Accordion (2022) – 52 Min.

453. Judy Blume Was Banned From the Beginning, But Says ‘It Never Stopped Me from Writing’ (2023) – 52 Min.

A little more than 400 interviews, but plenty to listen to. Enjoy this generous offering of interviews from Fresh Air!

October 23, 2023

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth Summarized

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth is a 1988 documentary series featuring six hour-long conversations between journalist Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell. Campbell was a professor at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and he authored many books, including his most famous book in 1949 entitled The Hero With a Thousand Faces.

Campbell died of cancer before this PBS series aired, so these interviews serve as a sort of last lecture summarizing the ideas of his life of teaching. Throughout the series, Campbell sprinkles in mythological stories to underline the points he is making. While the interviews do have some visual accompaniment, they can just as easily be listened to as watched. If you can watch them, wonderful imagery and video footage often illustrate what Campbell is referring to.

The conversations are wide-ranging, covering topics such as religious figures, Star Wars, Native American spirituality, the different types of love, rituals surrounding sacrifice, his ideas on God, and many mythological stories he tells from memory. Campbell acknowledges that he is a maverick regarding his ideas on religion and mythology, and in these interviews, he certainly proves that to be true.

This documentary series is generously offered for free on the YouTube channel of the excellent film distributor Kino Lorber. Their channel features many more free movies and documentaries if you’d like to check them out on the Kino Lorber YouTube Channel. Hopefully, they will keep up the Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth series on their channel for all of eternity! You can access them all from our page here:

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth for Free on the Kino Lorber YouTube Channel

Here are pages we put together for the six lectures from the series with brief summaries of what each volume in the series covers:

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Vol. 1: The Hero’s Adventure

In this first interview from the PBS series Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers questions Joseph Campbell on the role of the hero. Using his vast mythological knowledge, Campbell describes archetypes of heroes that arise in cultures throughout human history. He points out the similarities of spiritual heroes from Moses to Jesus to Buddha to Muhammad. Moyers asks where modern society’s myths come from, and the discussion turns to movies, specifically George Lucas’s Star Wars saga. Campbell touches on characters like the old teacher who guides the hero in Obi-Wan Kenobi and the compassionate hero who pretends he’s an egoist like Han Solo. Campbell urges his students and listeners to follow their bliss and forge into the unknown, for that is where the hero’s journey lies. It’s a thoroughly engaging talk that begins this popular PBS series.

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth Vol. 2: The Message of the Myth

In this second part of the PBS series Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth, Moyers and Campbell discuss creation myths and the tremendous consequences they have for civilizations. Campbell points to the Judeo-Christian story of creation and how man is set apart from nature and God through the fall of sin. He contrasts that with Eastern religions, where the myths teach that man should be in tune with nature. Campbell emphasizes his belief that the importance of myth is in the metaphors they teach and not in their literal interpretations. He suggests that the old-time religion must be continually abandoned to create new myths that confront the ever-changing challenges that arise in new eras and civilizations. And while the troubles of any time often seem overwhelming, Campbell believes that one can always tap into the vitality of life to wake up from the nightmare of history.

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Vol. 3: The First Storytellers

In this third part of the PBS series Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth, Campbell talks about the earliest myths and their relation to rituals. He discusses the rituals around the stations of life, such as initiations into adulthood. He also touches on the traditions around hunting and the reverence for animals, specifically in Native American religions. And Moyers and Campbell discuss many rituals around death in early human cultures. Campbell highlights the importance of the shamans in primitive societies and the artists in modern society in conveying the inner wisdom of a culture. From cave paintings to Picasso, artists have reached within to tell the stories of their times.

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Vol. 4: Sacrifice and Bliss

In this fourth part of the PBS series Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers and Campbell start the talk with addressing the need for each of us to have a sacred space in which we put aside the news of the day and enjoy life. Campbell then discusses the many rituals throughout human cultures that act out human sacrifice. Far from the tragedy we might view human sacrifice as today, they were seen as joyous occasions expressing the non-duality of life and death. Campbell then discusses more modern examples of sacrifice, from laying down one’s life for another to motherhood to committing to relationships. At the end of the talk, Moyers questions Campbell more about following one’s bliss and what that means in practice.

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Vol. 5: Love & The Goddess

In this fifth part of the PBS series Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers and Campbell turn to the topic of love. Campbell places the roots of our concept of Western love in medieval times with the 12th-century troubadours. Unlike the ideas of eros love or agape love, the troubadours put forth a love through the heart and eyes, which takes into account the other person. Going against the arranged marriages of the church and state, this concept of individuals seeking their true love through the heart came to dominate in Western culture. Moyers then questions Campbell about the role of goddesses throughout human history, from their supremacy in early human cultures to their subjugation in Christian culture. Campbell acknowledges the vast consequences of placing masculine gods or feminine goddesses above one another instead of allowing for an interplay between the two. He tells many tales of goddesses throughout human history in the second half of the discussion.

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Vol. 6: The Masks of Eternity

In this sixth and final part of the PBS series Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers interviews Campbell for the last time, just months before his death at age 83. As Moyers points out in the introduction to this interview, Campbell is radiant as he discusses his belief in the mysteries of life. Moyers questions Campbell about his ideas of God, Jesus, and faith, and Campbell points to his belief in an impersonal God that is beyond being and time. He points to the peak performances and epiphanies in his own life that put him in touch with the sublime bliss of eternity. In the end, Campbell suggests that the purpose of life is the journey, and if one is to come in tune with eternity in their journey, one must follow one’s own bliss. Campbell certainly did in his quest to bring myths to life through his many books and teachings.

Enjoy the timeless wisdom of Joseph Campbell in these priceless interviews with Bill Moyers.

October 21, 2023

250 New Free Audio Books on Spotify

At LearnOutLoud, we’ve made a big Spotify playlist that currently features over 1,300 free audio books on Spotify. These audio books are from publishers who’ve distributed their titles on Spotify for free to both premium and non-subscribers (they, of course, get paid royalties the same way musicians do). We’ve added the first track of each audio book to this playlist. If you click on the album of the track, then you’ll get the full audio book and be able to listen to it. Check out our full playlist here:

Best Free Audio Books on Spotify

We just added over 250 new free audio books to this Spotify playlist, and we’ll list all these audio books with links to them below. If you find an audio book you like from this list, we recommend you listen to it soon, as we’ve seen hundreds of audio books come and go on Spotify in the past years due to rights changing.

As you might know, Spotify currently sells about 350,000 audio book titles. They’re currently locked, and you need to purchase them through a web browser to get access to them. Spotify has struggled with Apple, who has prevented them from selling the audio books through their iOS app without paying Apple 30% of the sale (which is quite outrageous).

But in recent news we’ve learned Spotify might be circumventing selling audio books altogether by offering Spotify Premium members 15 hours per month of streaming time of a library of over 150,000 audio books from many major publishers (which they’ll pay royalties to). This has been rolled out for users in the UK and Australia and is supposedly coming to the United States in the winter.

In the meantime, we’ve added 250 free audio books to our list that you can listen to whether you’re a subscriber to Spotify Premium or not. Here is that list broken down by publisher. We’ll link directly to these audio books on Spotify.

Note: It’s come to our attention that free users of Spotify can no longer play albums or playlists in order on mobile. Spotify mobile apps force free users to play in shuffle mode. Pretty annoying for audiobooks! If you’re not a Spotify Premium user and you want to play these audiobooks in order, you’ll need to play them on your desktop or tablet. Sorry!

Check out over 25 free audio books on Spotify from the publisher Ad Lib from England, which specializes in non-fiction:

Assassinations That Changed the World by Nigel Cawthorne

Be Kind by Emily Herbert

Beyond the Sea: A Wren at War by Christian Lamb

Bite Club: Real-Life Attacks by Sharks and Other Killer Predators by Douglas Wight

The Boy Who Sat by the Window: The Story of the Queen of Soho by David Hodge

Calmism: 8 Habits for Complete Rest by Dr. Alexis Willett

Dirty Briefs: The Hilarious Struggles and Shocking Tales of a Bare-Knuckle Criminal Barrister by Dave Fendem

Don’t Be Sorry: Further Adventures Bringing Up a Son with Down Syndrome by Sarah Roberts

Frank Sinatra and the Mafia Murders by Mike Rothmiller & Douglas Thompson

Great British Cycling Legends by Chris Sidwells

Inside the Mind of John Wayne Gacy by Brad Hunter

Last Team Out of Kabul: Surrounded by the Taliban by H. Collins

Like No Other Soldier: The Shadowy World of Security, Protection and Surveillance by Rob Lewis

No More Secrets: My Part in Codebreaking at Bletchley Park and the Pentagon by Betty Webb

The Notorious Guide to Britain: A Fascinating Tour of the Weird, Wonderful, Murderous and Marvellous by Paul Donnelley

Pipe Dreams: The Secret Diary of a Neighbourhood Plumber by Nicholas James

Prince Philip’s Century: The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh by Robert Jobson

Saved: Overcoming a 45-Year Gambling Addiction by Peter Shilton & Steph Shilton

Secret Spirit by Sally Morgan

Sir Alex: Simply the Best by Harry Harris

Son of Escobar: First Born by Roberto Sendoya Escobar

Sorry for Your Loss by Kate Marshall

Taken: A True Story of the Pain and Scandal of Forced Adoption by Michelle Pearson

The Tales and Tails of a Yorkshire Vet by Peter Wright

The Tennis Champion Who Escaped the Nazis: Liesl Herbst’s Journey, from Vienna to Wimbledon by Felice Hardy

Unequal: How Extreme Inequality Is Damaging Democracy and What We Can Do About It by David Buckham, Robyn Wilkinson, & Christiaan Straeuli

We Need To Talk: The Truth About Sexual Violence and My Fight for Justice by Emily Hunt

Over 20 free audio books on Spotify from the business and self-help publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers:

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream by Thom Hartmann

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back by Thom Hartmann

How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive by Jennifer Brown

How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property by Ben G. Price

How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life by Kay Peterson and David A. Kolb

Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster by Edgar H. Schein

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling Building Positive Relationships and Better Organizations by Edgar H. Schein and Peter A. Schein

Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust by Edgar H. Schein and Peter A. Schein

Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age by Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig

Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change by Edward D. Hess

In Defense of Public Service: How 22 Million Government Workers Will Save Our Republic by Cedric Alexander

Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging Across Differences by Mary-Frances Winters

The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders by Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, Mary Davis Holt, and Diana Faison

The Influential Product Manager: How to Lead and Launch Successful Technology Products by Ken Sandy

The Innovation Code: The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict by Jeff DeGraff and Staney DeGraff

Inside Your Customer’s Imagination: 5 Secrets for Creating Breakthrough Products, Services, and Solutions by Chip R. Bell

Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do Is Wrong by Ira Chaleff

The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength by Jennifer Kahnweiler

Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Female Islamic Radicals by Farhana Qazi

The Laws of Lifetime Growth: Always Make Your Future Bigger than Your Past by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura

Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life by Kevin Cashman

Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology by SC Moatti

Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions by Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran

Over 40 free audio books on Spotify from the independent Canadian publisher ECW Press:

Act: The Modern Actor’s Handbook by David Rotenberg

The Book of Grief and Hamburgers by Stuart Ross

Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit from Spark to Succession by Michael “Piecez” Prosserman

Canadarm and Collaboration: How Canada’s Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds by Elizabeth Howell

Change for Good: An Action-Oriented Approach for Businesses to Benefit from Solving the World’s Most Urgent Social Problems by Paul Klein

Conflicted Scars: An Average Player’s Journey to the NHL by Justin Davis

DeRo: My Life by Dwayne De Rosario & Brendan Dunlop

The Environmentalist’s Dilemma: Promise and Peril in an Age of Climate Crisis by Arno Kopecky

Field Study: Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium by Helen Humphreys

Fishing with Tardelli: A Memoir of Family in Time Lost by Neil Besner

Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music by Greg Prato

Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care by Moira Welsh

Has Populism Won?: The War on Liberal Democracy by Daniel Drache & Marc D. Froese

The Healing Power of Singing: Raise Your Voice, Change Your Life by Emm Gryner

A Helluva Life in Hockey: A Memoir by Brian McFarlane

A History of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce: 1973-1999 by Rod McQueen

How to Examine a Wolverine: More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian by Philipp Schott

Inside the Montreal Mafia by Felix Seguin & Eric Thibault

Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

The Light Streamed Beneath It: A Memoir of Grief and Celebration by Shawn Hitchins

Membering by Austin Clarke

Moments of Glad Grace: A Memoir by Alison Wearing

Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: Separating Fact from Fiction, and the Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Music Lessons by Bob Wiseman

My Body Is Distant: A Memoir by Paige Maylott

My Road from Damascus: A Memoir by Jamal Saeed

The New Masculinity: A Roadmap for a 21st-Century Definition of Manhood by Alex Manley

One to Remember: Stories from 39 Members of the NHL’s One Goal Club by Ken Reid

Personal Account: 25 Tales About Leadership, Learning, and Legacy from a Lifetime at Bank of Montreal by Tony Comper & Bruce Dowbiggin

The Red Kelly Story by Leonard “Red” Kelly, L. Waxy Gregoire, & David M. Dupuis

Retirement Income for Life: Getting More Without Saving More by Frederick Vettese

Riven: Poems by Catherine Owen

The Rule of 30: A Better Way to Save for Retirement by Frederick Vettese

Same Ground: Chasing Family Down the California Gold Rush Trail by Russell Wangersky

Science Goes Viral: Captivating Accounts of Science in Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father by Brian Harvey

Shifting the Balance: How Top Organizations Beat the Competition by Combining Intuition with Data by Mark Schrutt

Starter Dog: My Path to Joy, Belonging, and Loving This World by Rona Maynard

Still Hopeful: Lessons from a Lifetime of Activism by Maude Barlow

Team Chemistry: 30 Elements for Coaches to Foster Cohesion, Strengthen Communication Skills, and Create a Healthy Sport Culture by Andre Lachance, Jean Francois Menard

The Things I Came Here With: A Memoir by Chris MacDonald

This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir by Angie Abdou

Toe Blake: Winning Is Everything by Paul Logothetis

The Ultimate Road Trip: All 89 Games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ultimate Leafs Fan by Mike Wilson & Lance Hornby

Where to from Here: A Path to Canadian Prosperity by Bill Morneau

Over a dozen new plays on audio from L.A. Theatre Works on Spotify! You can check out more that they have to offer on our publisher page for them: L.A. Theatre Works Publisher Page.

The Arthur Miller Collection by Arthur Miller

Bump by Chiara Atik

The Confession of Henry Jekyll, M.D. by David Rambo

Exodus: The Shanghai Jews by Kate McAll

Franklinland by Lloyd Suh

A Good Day at Auschwitz by Stephen Tobolowsky

Later Life by A.R. Gurney

The Murder on the Links by Kate McAll

No-No Boy by Ken Narasaki

Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia by Josh Azouz

Paradise by Laura Maria Censabella

Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

What You Are Now by Sam Chanse

40 free audio books from the independent publisher Panoma Press, which specializes in personal development and business audio books.

Breathe GOLF: The Missing Link to a Winning Performance by Jayne Storey & Kim Wallis

Building Your Dream Life: How Property Can Help You Quit the Rat Race by Bronwen Vearncombe

Call the Pharmacist by Elizabeth Roddick

Called to Lead: Success Strategies for Women by Pegine Echevarria

Dare to Scale: How to Grow Your Business Gracefully by Warsha Joshi & Evan Le Clus

Employee Confidence by Karen J. Hewitt

Empowerment in Health and Wellness by Jackie Arnold, Andrew A. Parsons, and Sue Jackson

Expat Wife, Happy Life!: The Journey of a Serial Expat by Florence Reisch-Gentinetta

The Extraordinary Investment Club: Your Path to Financial Freedom by Jeff Fitzpatrick

Focus in the Age of Distraction by Jane Piper

Happy Vet Happy Pet by Sandy Weaver

The Inner CEO: Unleashing Leaders at All Levels by Jeremy Blain

The Joy of Being: Supporting Hardworking Mums to Stress Less & Live More by Marina Pearson

Leader Awakened: Why Accepting Adversity Drives Power and Freedom by Samreen McGregor

Meditation for Life by Justyn Comer

Peachey Letters: Love Letters to Life by Sandra Peachey

Play the Game: How to Win in Today’s Changing Environment by Adam Strong

The Profit Secret: How to Sell More at a Higher Margin by Bob Hayward & Nick Baldock

Property Magic: How to Buy Property Using Other People’s Time, Money, and Experience by Simon Zutshi

PS I Love Me: 12 Steps for a Self-Love Transformation by Gina Swire

Rent to Rent: Getting Started Guide by Jacquie Edwards

Rent to Rent: Your Questions Answered by Jacquie Edwards

Reset!: A Blueprint for a Better Life by Rosalyn Palmer

Secrets of Successful Sales by Alison Edgar

She Said!: A Guide for Millennial Women to Speaking and Being Heard by Patricia Seabright

Short Term Rental Revolution: Maximise Your Property Income Using the Five-Star Serviced Accommodation Formula by Dave Cordner

Shujaa’ah: Bold Leadership for Women of the Middle East by Annabel Harper

Slice: Cutting Through to Excellence in Sales Leadership by Vinit Shah

The Thoughtful Leader: How to Use Your Head and Your Heart to Inspire Others by Mindy Gibbins-Klein

Transform Through Travel by Robert Maisel

Welcome Home: How Stuff Makes or Breaks Your Relationship by Suzanne Roynon

40 new free audiobooks from Princeton University Press, which features non-fiction on a variety of topics. You can access our full playlist for them here: Over 100 Princeton University Press Audio Books on Spotify Playlist.

Against Democracy by Jason Brennan

Algorithms for the People: Democracy in the Age of AI by Josh Simons

And Still the Waters Run: The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes by Angie Debo & Amanda Cobb-Greetham

Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance by Adair Turner

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths by William Hansen

Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin

Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism by Magda Teter

College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco

Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop by Max H. Bazerman

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy by Joel Mokyr

The Dean of Shandong: Confessions of a Minor Bureaucrat at a Chinese University by Daniel A. Bell

Eco-Types: Five Ways of Caring About the Environment by Emily Huddart Kennedy

Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present by Christopher I. Beckwith

Flying Snakes and Griffin Claws: And Other Classical Myths, Historical Oddities, and Scientific Curiosities by Adrienne Mayor

The Forest: A Fable of America in the 1830s by Alexander Nemerov

How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space by Janna Levin

The Idea of Prison Abolition by Tommie Shelby

The Individualists: Radicals, Reactionaries, and the Struggle for the Soul of Libertarianism by Matt Zwolinski & John Tomasi

The Little Book of Exoplanets by Joshua N. Winn

Losing Ourselves: Learning to Live Without a Self by Jay L. Garfield

Merchants of the Right: Gun Sellers and the Crisis of American Democracy by Jennifer Carlson

Night Vision: Seeing Ourselves Through Dark Moods by Mariana Alessandri

Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID by Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, & Thomas B. Pepinsky

Parfit: A Philosopher and His Mission to Save Morality by David Edmonds

Period: The Real Story of Menstruation by Kate Clancy

The Power of Hope: How the Science of Well-Being Can Save Us from Despair by Carol Graham

Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America by Margot Canaday

Racism: A Short History by George M. Fredrickson

Remnants of Ancient Life: The New Science of Old Fossils by Dale Greenwalt

The Scythian Empire: Central Eurasia and the Birth of the Classical Age from Persia to China by Christopher I. Beckwith

The Sky Is for Everyone: Women Astronomers in Their Own Words by Virginia Trimble & David A. Weintraub

Sonorous Desert: What Deep Listening Taught Early Christian Monks – and What It Can Teach Us by Kim Haines-Eitzen

The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants by Karen Bakker

The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America by Margot Canaday

Three Roads Back: How Emerson, Thoreau, and William James Responded to the Greatest Losses of Their Lives by Robert D. Richardson

Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want by Ruha Benjamin

Virtual You: How Building Your Digital Twin Will Revolutionize Medicine and Change Your Life by Peter Coveney & Roger Highfield

What Do You Want Out of Life?: A Philosophical Guide to Figuring Out What Matters by Valerie Tiberius

Work Matters: How Parents’ Jobs Shape Children’s Well-Being by Maureen Perry-Jenkins

Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley by Carolyn Chen

You Are Not Expected to Understand This: How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World by Torie Bosch

Over 30 works of classic literature from the publisher SNR Audio. There’s a lot of classic literature titles on Spotify, but SNR Audio has some quality ones which are highly rated on Audible, so we thought we’d include them here. Lot of Tolstoy!

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster

Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft

Capital, Volume 1 by Karl Marx

Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu

Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth by Leo Tolstoy

The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

A Confession by Leo Tolstoy

The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft

Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy

In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

The Kingdom of God Is Within You by Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy: The Short Stories by Leo Tolstoy

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy

Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy

Sevastopol Sketches by Leo Tolstoy

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Ultimate Horror Collection by

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

What Is Art? by Leo Tolstoy

The Whisperer in the Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft

A dozen new audio books from Vibrance Press, which offers a lot of personal growth audio books.

Cashvertising Online: How to Use the Latest Findings in Buyer Psychology to Explode Your Online Ad Response by Drew Eric Whitman

The Cottage Fairy Companion: A Cottagecore Guide to Slow Living, Connecting to Nature, and Becoming Enchanted Again by Paola Merrill

The Handbook for a Happy Cat: Speak Their Language, Decode Their Quirks, and Meet Their Needs – So They’ll Love You Back! by Liesbeth Puts

The Hero Is You: Sharpen Your Focus, Conquer Your Demons, and Become the Writer You Were Born to Be by Kendra Levin

How to Teach Economics to Your Dog by Rebecca Campbell & Anthony McGowan

Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity by Michelle Pearce

She’s Building a Robot by Mick Liubinskas

The Tao of Influence: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Leaders and Entrepreneurs by Karen McGregor

Unbox Your Life: Curbing Chronic Complainers, Living Life Liberated, and Other Secrets to Success by Tobias Beck

Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative by Eric Maisel

A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother: Essays by Anna Prushinskaya

You Recharged: How to Beat Fatigue (Mostly), Amp Up Your Energy (Usually), and Enjoy Life Again (Always) by Polly Campbell

Your Difference Is Your Strength: A Guide to Accepting Yourself – for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Out of Place by Kris Ferraro

Your Leadership Moment: Democratizing Leadership in an Age of Authoritarianism by Eric R. Martin

And here are some small selections from other publishers.


All Things Move: Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel by Jeannie Marshall

Big Men Fear Me: The Fast Life and Quick Death of Canada’s Most Powerful Media Mogul by Mark Bourrie

Music, Late and Soon by Robyn Sarah

The Power of Story: On Truth, the Trickster, and New Fictions for a New Era by Harold R. Johnson

Try Not to Be Strange: The Curious History of the Kingdom of Redonda by Michael Hingston

BTC Audiobooks:

Acadian Driftwood: One Family and the Great Expulsion by Tyler LeBlanc

Aloha Wanderwell: The Border-Smashing, Record-Setting Life of the World’s Youngest Explorer by Christian Fink-Jensen & Randolph Eustace-Walden

Mercy Gene: The Man-Made Making of a Mad Woman by J.D. Derbyshire

Peace by Chocolate: The Hadhad Family’s Remarkable Journey from Syria to Canada by Jon Tattrie

Too Dumb for Democracy?: Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones by David Moscrop

Fernwood Publishing:

About Canada: Disability Rights by Deborah Stienstra

Country of Poxes: Three Germs and the Taking of Territory by Dr. Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay

Frequently Asked White Questions by Ajay Parasram & Alex Khasnabish

Losing Me, While Losing You: Caregivers Share Their Experiences of Supporting Friends and Family with Dementia by Jeanette A. Auger, Diane Tedford-Litle, & Brenda Wallace-Allen

Text Messages: Or How I Found Myself Time Travelling by Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman

Walmart: Diary of an Associate by Hugo Meunier

Field Notes:

On Browsing by Jason Guriel

On Class by Deborah Dundas

On Decline: Stagnation, Nostalgia, and Why Every Year Is the Worst One Ever by Andrew Potter

The University of Alberta Press:

10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada by Aaron W. Hughes

Blue Portugal and Other Essays by Theresa Kishkan

Grant Notley: The Social Conscience of Alberta by Howard Leeson & Rachel Notley

Impact: Women Writing After Concussion by E.D. Morin & Jane Cawthorne

Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood by Carissa Halton

Until Further Notice: A Year in Pandemic Time by Amy Kaler

University of Manitoba Press:

The Constructed Mennonite: History, Memory, and the Second World War by

Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory by Brittany Luby

A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada by

Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine by Kim Anderson

Making Believe: Questions About Mennonites and Art by Magdalene Redekop

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System by John S. Milloy

Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City by Mary Jane Logan McCallum & Adele Perry

Ubuntu Relational Love: Decolonizing Black Masculinities by Devi Dee Mucina

And a few more titles:

Poguemahone by Patrick McCabe

When Grief Equals Love: Long-Term Perspectives on Living with Loss by Lizzie Pickering

The Car: The Rise and Fall of the Machine That Made the Modern World by Bryan Appleyard

Enjoy over 250 free new audio books from Spotify!

October 20, 2023

Sir Ben Kingsley Narrates World Religions Documentary Series

Watch a 13-part documentary series on the religions of the world narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley on YouTube. Kingsley narrates this series of 45-minute documentaries on the World Religions, with each episode focused on a specific religion. They are well-written and informative introductions to these religions. The series from 1998 was also put out as audio books (which are now out of print), but these documentaries are edited-down versions with visual accompaniment. The interviews and footage from the documentaries aren’t exactly on the level of Ken Burns, but they still provide a nice visual component. Since they’re mostly reliant on Kingsley’s excellent narration, they can just as easily be listened to as watched. Another nice thing about the series is that they cover religions beyond the five major religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. They also cover Confucianism and Taoism, African religions, Native American spirituality, and more. They are legally distributed on YouTube through the channel The Grapevine TV. We link to the full playlist from this page on our site:

Religions of the World Narrated by Ben Kingsley

And here are the 13 episodes in this series of documentaries:

African and African-American Religions

Ancient Religions of the Mediterranean


Confucianism and Taoism




Native American Spirituality

Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity

Protestant Christianity

The Religion of Small Societies


Skepticism and Religious Relativism

Watch a primer on a religion you are familiar with, or learn about a religion that is entirely new to you!

And if you want to check out audio books narrated by Ben Kingsley, you can do so on our narrator page for him:

Audiobooks Narrated by Ben Kingsley

October 19, 2023

125 Podcasts Hosted by Celebrities

Celebrity Podcasts

It seems that almost everyone has a podcast nowadays, from your average Joe to Arnold Schwarzenegger. We thought it’d be fun to put together a list of celebrities who are currently hosting their own podcasts.

This list is far from comprehensive. We’ve stuck mostly with celebrities in the world of movies, TV, and music, along with superstar comedians and some other big names in other fields. We went pretty deep, but didn’t go into YouTube stars or social media influencers or reality TV stars.

As we made the list, we knew a lot of the big celebrity podcasts, but were surprised to discover that certain famous people had a podcast! Browse our list and catch up with podcasts from your favorite celebrities! We’ll link to the podcast on our site if we currently feature it. Otherwise we’ll link to it on iTunes and Spotify. And we wrote a sentence about what each podcast is all about. Here are 125 Podcasts Hosted by Celebrities in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

4D with Demi Lovato Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Pop star Demi Lovato talks creativity with famous people.

The Adam Carolla Show Podcast – Cranky old Adam Carolla rants about current events with all sorts of famous guests.

All of the Above with Norman Lear Podcast – Norman Lear is 101 years old as of this writing! He created and produced many beloved TV shows of the 1970s. And he had a podcast back in 2017 and 2018 where he interviewed show biz folks.

Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian and actress Amy Schumer is joined by Bridget Everett, Rachel Feinstein, and Keith Robinson as they dish pop culture and politics.

Anna Faris Is Unqualified Podcast – Actress Anna Faris has been in many movies and she’s been podcasting since back in 2015. She’s interviewed hundreds of famous people in over 400 episodes to date!

Archetypes Podcast with Meghan Markle – (Spotify) – Spotify paid Meghan, Duchess of Sussex about $20 million for an exclusive deal to host her podcast. Was it worth it?! Listen and find out! Only on Spotify!

Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard – I’m old enough to remember Dax Shepard back on MTV’s Punk’d. And he’s also been in some good movies like Idiocracy (2006). And he also has a super popular podcast where he interviews celebrities, journalists, and academics about life.

Arnold’s Pump Club Podcast with Arnold Schwarzenegger – He will PUMP, YOU UP! One of our favorite motivational podcasts currently is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Pump Club Podcast! In only about 5-10 minutes he’ll give some expert wisdom on health and fitness.

Bertcast Podcast with Bert Kreischer – Bert Kreischer is everywhere nowadays it seems. He’s that comedian with his shirt off. He likes to party and he’s recorded over 500 podcast episodes!

The Big Podcast with Shaquille O’Neal – Shaq Fu! Shaq Diesel! Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has a podcast where he talks sports and pop culture with other athletes and stars.

Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast – Bill Burr is a popular comedian with many specials under his belt. And he’s been podcasting since 2007 with over 1,000 episodes!

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Short-lived podcast between Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates and actress Rashida Jones. Recorded during the pandemic, she asks Bill about COVID-19, inequality, climate change, and more.

The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Bill Simmons is sportswriter who eventually launched his pop culture website and podcast network The Ringer in 2016. This version of his popular podcast features just his interviews with celebrities.

Bjork: Sonic Symbolism Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Icelandic musician Bjork talks about her ten albums in ten podcast episodes.

Bob Saget’s Here For You Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Rest in peace comedian and actor Bob Saget. You probably remember him from America’s Funniest Home Videos or Full House. He had a podcast with over 100 episodes that you can still listen to.

Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – She was on the TV show The OC and has been in some movies. She started a podcast with her friends to talk about sex, mental health, and much more.

Bunny Ears Podcast with Macaulay Culkin – He was Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990). And he has a podcast!

Case 63 Podcast with Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac – (iTunes) (Spotify) – A fictional podcast starring actors Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac.

Choice Words with Samantha Bee Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – She had a TV show on TBS called Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for 12 years. Now she’s got a podcast where she dishes comedy and politics with comedians, politicians, and actors.

Clear and Vivid with Alan Alda Podcast – Alan Alda is the beloved star of the TV show MASH along with many other movies and TV shows. And at age 87 he’s still podcasting! He’s actually been at it for a while with over 250 episodes talking with a lot of smart people from all walks of life.

Club Random with Bill Maher Podcast – You might know Bill Maher from his HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher, which is also a popular podcast. But do you really KNOW Bill? Join him in his basement club as he talks life with a random assortment of famous people from politicians to musicians to actors, and more. Let’s get random!

Club Shay Shay Podcast with Shannon Sharpe – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Retired NFL star Shannon Sharpe sits down with other athletes and celebrities to talk all things sports and more.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend Podcast – Comedian Conan O’Brien has been on late night TV for decades. Now he’s just got this podcast. Actually it’s a very popular podcast where he has interviewed hundreds of famous people.

Connections with Eva Longoria Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Eva Longoria was on the TV show Desperate Housewives and has been in many movies. She briefly did a podcast back in 2022 about self-help topics that you can still listen to.

Creative Processing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a 10-episode podcast back in 2019 about creativity with some other famous creatives.

Danica Patrick Pretty Intense Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – America’s favorite female racing driver has a podcast. She’s apparently intense and interviews guests who are intensely passionate about a wide variety of things.

Dirty Diana Podcast with Demi Moore – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Demi Moore gets spicy in this sex-positive audio drama! Some other famous voices show up in this one as well.

Don’t Ask Tig Podcast with Tig Notaro – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Tig Notaro gives advice along with her guests.

Double Date with Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue have been married for over 40 years! Now in there 80s, they’re podcasting with other couples about what makes relationships work.

The Drew Barrymore Show Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Drew Barrymore has a TV talk show on CBS. This is the podcast of that show featuring many interviews.

Dua Lipa: At Your Service Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Pop star Dua Lipa teamed up with the BBC to create this podcast interviewing other artists.

Edith! Podcast with Rosamund Pike – (iTunes) (Spotify) – British actress Rosamund Pike has been in many movies such as Gone Girl (2014). In this comedic scripted podcast she plays America’s first female President in an alternative history where Woodrow Wilson dies of a stroke and first lady Edith Wilson takes over.

Fake Doctors, Real Friends Podcast with Zach Braff and Donald Faison – (iTunes) (Spotify) – You might’ve known ’em from the TV show Scrubs. Zach Braff and Donald Faison rejoin for a comedy podcast where they look back at the show and also have some guests on.

Fat Man Beyond Podcast with Kevin Smith – Film director and pop culture geek Kevin Smith has many podcasts on his SModcast Podcast Network. This is one of them that is updating currently on geek culture.

Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade Podcast – Saturday Night Live legends Dana Carvey and David Spade share behind-the-scenes stories from their careers and talk with other famous comedians and celebrities.

Frosted Tips with Lance Bass Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Lance Bass was in the pop boy band NSYNC. Those frosted tips are back to guide you through adulting with other celebrities.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Podcast – He was on the Netflix series Queer Eye and he’s got a very popular podcast. He talks with brilliant experts on many topics.

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast – Rest in peace comedian Gilbert Gottfried. He had a podcast for many years and it’s still updated with encore shows. Over 800 episodes on the feed! He interviewed all sorts of people.

Gold Minds with Kevin Hart Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Kevin Hart has been podcasting! He sits down with many brilliant minds mostly in entertainment. Over 100 episodes on the feed to choose from!

Good For You Podcast with Whitney Cummings – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Whitney Cummings was on 2 Broke Girls and many other TV shows and movies. In her podcast she interviews all sorts of comedic weirdos.

Good Friend with Jamie Lee Curtis Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Beloved actress Jamie Lee Curtis has a podcast. She sits down with her friends to talk about friendship.

The Goop Podcast with Gwyneth Paltrow – Gwyneth Paltrow has been running her Goop lifestyle empire since 2008. Her Goop Podcast features over 400 episodes talking to people who are making a difference.

High Low with EmRata Podcast AKA Emily Ratajkowski – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Model Emily Ratajkowski has 30 million Instagram followers. And she’s got a podcast talking about high and low culture with various people.

History’s Secret Heroes Podcast with Helena Bonham Carter – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Helena Bonham Carter hosts this history podcast from the BBC about World War Two stories.

Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Iron Mike Tyson has a podcast! The boxer trades verbal jabs with celebrities and athletes.

How Rude, Tanneritos! Podcast with Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber – (iTunes) (Spotify) – You knew them as Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler on Full House. They’re rewatching that show and bringing you along for the ride.

Howie Mandel Does Stuff Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – OCD comedian and America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel hosts this podcast interviewing people from pop culture.

I Am Paris Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Paris Hilton has a podcast! She goes like super in depth with her super famous guests.

Ice-T’s Daily Game Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Was happy to learn that rapper Ice-T has a podcast. He gives you hardcore self-improvement wisdom in 5 minute episodes.

ID10T with Chris Hardwick Podcast – Chris Hardwick got famous with his Nerdist Podcast Network and he had a late night TV show on Comedy Central. Now he’s got this podcast called ID10T with famous guests.

In Bed with Nick and Megan Podcast featuring Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Real life couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are comedic actors and have been together for 20 years. During the pandemic they recorded a podcast in their bed from which they interviewed people.

In Fact with Chelsea Clinton Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea has a podcast where she talks with guests about women’s issues and other things.

The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast – He needs no introduction! The most famous podcaster in the world: Joseph James Rogan!! Only on Spotify.

Joy, a Podcast with Craig Ferguson – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson interviews famous people to bring about joy.

Julie’s Library Podcast with Julie Andrews – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Beloved actress Julie Andrews hosted this story time podcast for kids in 2020.

Just Jack & Will with Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Sean Hayes was Jack McFarland and Eric McCormack was Will Truman on Will & Grace. Now they have a podcast together where they re-watch Will & Grace with fellow cast members and other guests.

Next Question with Katie Couric Podcast – News anchor Katie Couric is on the podcast airwaves with her own interview show featuring over 250 episodes.

Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Kim Kardashian is one of the most famous people in the world. She hosts this 8-episode podcast about a legal case of wrongful conviction. It’s only got 19 ratings on iTunes?! Listen to Kim people!

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast – Late Night with Seth Meyers airs on NBC. But if you miss it, then catch an audio edition on this podcast.

The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs on CBS. But if you miss it, then catch an audio edition on this podcast.

LeVar Burton Reads Podcast – You may know actor LeVar Burton from Star Trek: The Next Generation or Roots or Reading Rainbow. In this popular podcast he reads to you short fiction from many authors.

Lewis Black’s Rantcast Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Angry comedian Lewis Black likes to rant and he does so in this podcast.

The Life Gorgeous Podcast with Craig Kilborn – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Craig Kilborn was a beloved late-night talk show host. Now he’s drinking with friends and talking about it on this podcast.

Life is Short with Justin Long Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – May I remind you that Justin Long played the cool Mac guy in Apple’s “Get a Mac” campaign. He’s also been in many movies. In this podcast he interviews actors, musicians, and deep thinkers that interest him.

Life Will Be the Death of Me with Chelsea Handler Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Chelsea Handler conducts raw conversations in this podcast of self-discovery.

Literally! With Rob Lowe Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actor Rob Lowe has a popular podcast interviewing guests from the world of movies, TV, sports, music, and culture.

The Margaret Cho Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Margaret Cho talks about Asian hate crimes and other things with her guests.

The Martha Stewart Podcast – Lifestyle expert Martha Stewart talks with all sorts of people about home and gardening and other things.

Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Mayim Bialik is known for her roles on the TV shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory. She also has her doctorate in neuroscience and now hosts this podcast on mental health issues.

Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver Podcast – Journalist and author Maria Shriver hosted this podcast back in 2019 where she talked to leading thinkers in the self development space mostly.

Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast – Former First Lady Michelle Obama has a podcast where she talks with family, friends, and colleagues.

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Minnie Driver was in Good Will Hunting (1997) among other movies and TV shows. In this podcast she sits down with experts and asks them the same seven questions.

Moby Pod Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Electronic musician Moby hosts this podcast about music, animal activism, and more.

Nappy Boy Radio with T-Pain Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Auto-Tune king T-Pain has his own podcast where he talks hip hop and more with all sorts of guests.

Norah Jones Is Playing Along Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Singer/songwriter Norah Jones sits down with fellow musicians to play music together and engage in conversation.

Now What? with Brooke Shields Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Brooke Shields is joined by authors, experts, and celebrity guests to talk about making big changes in one’s life and other life lessons.

Office Ladies Podcast with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey – (iTunes) (Spotify) – If you watched the TV show The Office you knew them as Pam Beesly and Angela Martin. They’re best friends in real life and they’re doing a re-watch of The Office just for you.

On Air With Ryan Seacrest Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Podcast of Ryan Seacrest’s weekday radio show which he’s been doing since 2004 on L.A.’s Top 40 station 102.7 KIIS-FM. Seacrest out!

ON With Mario Daily Podcast with Mario Lopez – (iTunes) (Spotify) – You knew him as A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell. Well he’s got a radio show with his wife and co-host Courtney Lopez called ON with Mario Lopez. It’s about entertainment news and this podcast is a portion of the show.

Onward with Rosie O’Donnell Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress and TV talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has a podcast where she interviews friends, celebrities, newsmakers, artists, poets, and TikTokers.

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast – She was one of the greatest TV talk show hosts of all time. She’s an author, actress, and now media executive with her OWN TV network (the Oprah Winfrey Network). One of the programs on the network is a self-help talk show she hosts called Super Soul Sunday, which has been airing since 2011. On her SuperSoul Conversations Podcast, she interviews experts in the realm of personal and spiritual growth along with many big name celebrities.

The Osbournes Podcast with Jack, Sharon, Ozzy, and Kelly Osbourne – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Ozzy Osbourne changed music history with his heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and then he changed reality TV with his MTV reality show The Osbournes, along with his wife Sharon and two kids Kelly and Jack. That crazy family is back in this humorous podcast.

Penn’s Sunday School Podcast with Penn Jillette – Magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame hosts this podcast about the news of the week.

People’s Party with Talib Kweli Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli talks hip hop culture with other musicians and celebrity guests.

Pod Meets World Podcast with Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle, and Rider Strong – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Fans of the TV show Boy Meets World might enjoy this podcast where these former cast members rewatch every episode and talk about it.

The Problem With Jon Stewart Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – For over 15 years he was the host of The Daily Show. Now he hosts this show called The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+. This is the podcast of that show that deals with politics.

Questlove Supreme Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Questlove rose to prominence with the hip hop band the Roots. On this podcast he digs deep into music history with his famous guests.

Raised By Ricki with Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress and TV talk show host Ricki Lake takes a look back at her 90s talk show Ricki Lake, and dishes on other pop culture news.

Read with Jenna Podcast with Jenna Bush Hager – (iTunes) (Spotify) – She is former President George W. Bush’s daughter, and in this podcast Jenna Bush Hager talks to her favorite authors about writing and books.

The Real Heal with Alicia Silverstone Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Alicia Silverstone hosts this podcast about how to heal ourselves and the planet with special guests. She only did 10 episodes and she has since pod-faded.

Real Ones with with Jon Bernthal Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – You might recognize actor Jon Bernthal from TV’s The Walking Dead or one of the many movies he has been in. In this podcast he gets real with everyday people from all walks of life, along with some celebrities.

Really? No, Really? Podcast with Jason Alexander and Peter Tilden – (iTunes) (Spotify) – He was George Costanza on Seinfeld, and since then he’s been in many movies and TV shows. Him and his co-host cover crazy topics with special guests.

Red Table Talk Podcast with Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, daughter Willow Smith, and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris have revealing conversations in this Facebook Watch Original that is also a podcast.

Red Table Talk: The Estefans Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Musician Gloria Estefan, her daughter Emily Estefan, and her niece Lili Estefan have revealing conversations at the iconic Red Table.

The Ron Burgundy Podcast with Will Ferrell – Comedian Will Ferrell is known as Ron Burgundy in his hit movie Anchorman (2004). He returned as that character in this comedy podcast that featured over 60 episodes with famous guests.

The Roseanne Barr Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr has entered the world of podcasting, where she interviews political thinkers and other entertainers.

RuPaul: What’s the Tee? Podcast – (Spotify) – Drag queen RuPaul hosts the popular RuPaul’s Drag Race TV show. She also hosts this podcast featuring celebrity guests.

The Sarah Silverman Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Sarah Silverman hosts this podcast where she talks about all sorts of things including politics.

Say More with Dr? Sheila Podcast with Amy Poehler – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Amy Poehler hosts this podcast where she pretends to be a famous couples therapist. She talks with couples about their problems featuring many comedic guests.

Science Rules! with Bill Nye Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Everyone’s favorite celebrity scientist Bill Nye answers science questions on many science topics.

Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Kate Hudson and her actor brother Oliver Hudson talk with other siblings about brotherhood and sisterhood.

Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Everything connects back to Kevin Bacon and he’s even got a podcast now. He’s using this podcast to highlight his favorite charitable organizations and the people who run them.

The Smartest Man in the World Podcast with Greg Proops – Comedian Greg Proops has been podcasting since 2010. Listen to one of over 500 episodes!

SmartLess Podcast with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett – SmartLess is very popular podcast featuring all sorts of famous surprise guests.

The Squeeze Podcast with Taylor Lautner & his wife Taylor Lautner – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actor Taylor Lautner was in the The Twilight Saga films. Now he’s podcasting with his wife Taylor, and they talk about mental health and well being with their guests.

StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson Podcast – Everyone’s favorite celebrity astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, hosts this podcast about science and pop culture with celebrity guests and scientists. Currently over 800 episodes to choose from!

The Steve Harvey Morning Show Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Steve Harvey hosts the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show and this is their 90-minute podcast.

Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Actress Ellen Pompeo was on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy for 18 seasons since 2005. Now she’s got a conversational podcast with her celebrity friends.

Tetragrammaton with Rick Rubin Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Music producer Rick Rubin has worked with many famous musical acts across genres from hip hop to heavy metal to country. In this podcast he conducts interviews with other creative artists and interesting people.

This Past Weekend with Theo Von Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Theo Von has been podcasting since 2016 and he seems to be a rising star.

The Three Questions with Andy Richter Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Comedian Andy Richter talks with famous people and asks them: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned?

Threedom Podcast with Scott Aukerman, Lauren Lapkus and Paul F. Tompkins – (iTunes) (Spotify) – These three comedians have a lot of other podcasts as well and now they’re joining to make you laugh.

The Tom Green Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – You might know him from The Tom Green Show or his cult classic film Freddy Got Fingered (2001). He had a podcast which he recorded mostly during COVID.

U Talkin’ U2 To Me? Podcast with Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman – Comedians Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman talk about all the albums of U2, REM, Talking Heads, and currently Bruce Springsteen.

Under The Skin with Russell Brand Podcast – Comedian Russell Brand’s podcast about contemporary issues with a variety of guests.

The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary – Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary unite for this movie podcast to talk about old movies from their video rental store clerk days. Great podcast for film buffs!

Welcome to Our Show Podcast with Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Another re-watch podcast this time featuring Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris from the sitcom New Girl.

Wholly Human with LeAnn Rimes Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Country singer LeAnn Rimes talks with inspirational guests about what it means to be fully human.

Why Am I Telling You This? with Bill Clinton Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Former President Bill Clinton has a podcast! He talks with political thinkers and other fascinating people.

Wild Ride! with Steve-O Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Steve-O was on the TV show Jackass and its numerous movies. He’s got a podcast of hilarious conversations with celebrities.

Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – You probably know her as Elaine Benes from Seinfeld or Selina Meyer on Veep. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a podcast talking with famous older women about how to live a meaningful life.

WNYC’s Here’s The Thing Podcast with Alec Baldwin – Actor Alec Baldwin has been podcasting since 2011. He has interviewed many famous artists and thinkers over the years with over 300 interviews on the podcast feed.

Wrestling with Freddie Podcast with Freddie Prinze Jr. – (iTunes) (Spotify) – Freddie Prinze Jr. has been in a lot of movies and TV shows. And he’s really into pro wrestling so he started this podcast about it.

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast – Comedian Marc Maron is probably most famous for podcasting! He’s hosted his popular WTF with Marc Maron Podcast since 2009 and has now interviewed more than 1,000 guests! Mostly artists and entertainers talking about their lives.

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton Podcast – (iTunes) (Spotify) – She’s a former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State. And she has a podcast of candid conversations on politics and other topics.

That’s a lot of celebrity podcasts! Hopefully you find a few you like!

October 16, 2023

20 Best Daily News Podcasts

With the popularity of podcasts like The Daily from The New York Times and The Journal from The Wall Street Journal, there have been dozens of new journalism podcasts launched that release episodes on a daily basis and cover the news throughout the world. These podcasts vary in time and depth, catering to people who want their news quickly or those who want more in-depth analysis of specific news stories. And with many daily news podcasts to choose from, listeners can also pick and choose which stories interest them most.

Whether you just want the latest headlines or you want to listen to journalists deeply discuss stories you might not hear about otherwise, we’ve created this list of the 20 Best Daily News Podcasts to help you find the best news coverage you’re looking for. These podcasts come from numerous countries, and often focus on specific topics of news like politics, business, or global affairs. Our suggestion is to subscribe to a bunch of them, so you have many news stories to choose from when you’re navigating your latest podcast episodes. These podcasts are a great way to stay informed while on-the-go and learn about major events happening in your country or across the globe. In a somewhat ranked order, here are our picks for the 20 Best Daily News Podcasts to learn from, with reviews of each podcast:

1. Wall Street Journal’s The Journal Podcast

The Journal is a daily news podcast offered Monday through Friday by the Wall Street Journal. Structured similarly to the popular New York Times’ The Daily Podcast, this podcast features a host interviewing a Wall Street Journal colleague about one of the major news stories of the day. The hosts are either Kate Linebaugh or Ryan Knuston, who both do an excellent job of digging into the story with their interview questions. Each 15-20 minute episode covers a particular news story well with added audio clips from broadcast news along with a bit of music and sound effects for additional listening flair. Like the New York Times’ The Daily Podcast, each episode of The Journal is named specifically for what it will be covering in that episode, which helps you decide which ones you’re most interested in. Because it’s the Wall Street Journal, the episodes tend to focus on business and economic-related stories more than other daily news podcasts. While some of the episodes are related to business, many of them also cover social and political issues. If you enjoy the New York Times’ The Daily Podcast, then Wall Street Journal’s The Journal Podcast is also a very good daily news podcast to subscribe to.

2. New York Times The Daily Podcast

In this popular daily podcast from The New York Times, host Michael Barbaro covers one of the day’s top news stories with journalists’ interviews about this story and audio clips of the news events spliced in. It’s one of the best podcasts for catching up on the top news stories of the day from a newspaper that often drives the daily news cycle with its in-depth reporting. The podcast covers primarily politics, both global and domestic, along with major news stories that are unfolding in the United States. The podcast started in February of 2017, and you can go back through the whole archive of over 2,000 podcast episodes to listen to the stories you are interested in. Learn about these eventful times with this top-rated podcast from The New York Times.

3. BBC Global News Podcast

The BBC Global News Podcast is a daily news podcast that covers many top stories from around the world in about 30 minutes. The episodes are twice a day on weekdays and once a day on weekends. At the top of the podcast, the host mentions some of the headlines that will be covered in the episode. Each episode features about ten quick stories covering news from around the globe. BBC correspondents chime in, along with short interviews of people involved in the news stories. They’ll sometimes throw in a lighter story to lessen the weight of the global tragedies happening every day. For those interested in keeping up with global news delivered in a straightforward British manner, this podcast from the British Broadcasting Corporation is a very good listen.

4. Today Explained Podcast

Led by Sean Rameswaram, Today, Explained brings together Vox Media’s team of explainers to break down the news into a 20-minute, daily podcast released every afternoon. With each episode, Rameswaram tries to simplify what’s happening in world affairs, domestic politics, cultural trends, and more. This podcast is comparable to the New York Times Daily Podcast and serves as a nice complement to round out your daily news intake and get your head around the most important issues of the week.

5. NPR: Up First Podcast

Up First is a daily news podcast from National Public Radio. In each 15-minute episode, they cover about three major news stories dominating headlines for that day. Their coverage is in the classic NPR style, with various NPR correspondents chiming in about each story. They don’t get too in-depth on any given story, but it’s a good overview of some of the top news for that day. On Sundays, they feature a longer Sunday Story that showcases an NPR journalist who reports on a specific news story that might not be making headlines. It’s a well-done daily news podcast that’s easy to fit into your daily listening.

6. Slate’s What Next: Daily News and Analysis Podcast

Slate’s What Next offers a daily assessment of the news that provides listeners with a broad understanding of the biggest headlines in a format that can be listened to in roughly 20 minutes. Host Mary Harris asks questions from a listener’s point of view, probing the experts to understand what’s happening and how to understand it. An excellent podcast for those looking for a wider variety of essential news in one episode, presented every morning.

7. Guardian UK: Today in Focus Podcast

If you’re looking to explore some news stories in-depth and beyond the headlines, then the Today in Focus Podcast from the Guardian UK offers some quality journalism. Their episodes generally run about 30 minutes and focus on one story. Hosts Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi interview journalists, authors, and other newsmakers about the story. Some of these episodes cover news that is making headlines, but often, they are covering stories that might be of general interest but aren’t the major headlines. Sometimes, they feature a multi-episode series over several days to delve deeper into a story. They cover news from around the World and sometimes focus more on England since they’re based in the UK. The Guardian newspaper has been around since the 19th century, and this daily podcast continues in their tradition of exemplary journalism.

8. Axios Today Podcast

The Axios Today Podcast briefly covers some of the day’s top stories in about 10 minutes. Host Niala Boodhoo starts each podcast with their “One Big Thing” story. This segment covers the story in the title of the episode in about 5 minutes. She interviews Axios reporters about the topic. In the last 5 minutes of the podcast, she covers some of the day’s top headlines and usually a couple more stories. The podcast also encourages feedback from listeners and responds to their questions and comments in episodes. If you like your daily news short and to the point, then Axios Today is definitely worth subscribing to.

9. Post Reports Podcast

The Post Reports Podcast differentiates itself from similar daily news podcasts thanks to the in-depth reporting and expert analysis that is the hallmark of Washington Post reporting. With each episode, listeners get a deeper look at the stories that underpin the current events, from field reports on America’s mental health crisis to frontline reports from conflict areas across the globe.

10. The Big Take Podcast

The Big Take podcast offers daily long-form news reporting, presented by Bloomberg with a sober-minded tone reminiscent of NPR and PBS. Host Wes Kosova speaks with an international network of expert journalists, touching on topics that range from geopolitical intrigue to tech industry innovation to the economic insight that one would expect from Bloomberg News. The Big Take is a must for listeners seeking deeper analysis from some of the best reporters working on the stories of the places, people, and trends shaping the world around us every day.

11. PRI’s The World Podcast

PRI’s The World Podcast is a daily world news magazine that is a co-production of Public Radio International, the BBC World Service, and WGBH in Boston. Hosted by Marco Werman, each show covers world news and interesting stories from around the world in public radio’s signature style. Each show runs about 45 minutes, and they are put out by PRI Monday through Friday, with two weeks of episodes remaining on the podcast feed. In addition to global political news, they also cover economics, language, and music from around the globe. You’ll also hear stories of a more personal nature as their reporters interview individuals throughout the world. Enjoy this popular public radio program that is broadcast on over 300 stations across North America.

12. The Intelligence Podcast

The Intelligence from The Economist magazine is their daily podcast covering three major global news stories every weekday. The episodes run between 20 to 30 minutes long and feature news stories from around the World. The episodes are named according to the first story they cover and usually take up the first 10 minutes of the podcast. The hosts will interview journalists from The Economist, which is a British weekly magazine that offers numerous podcasts. Most of their other podcasts are weekly, but The Intelligence is daily and provides quick and formal coverage of some top global news stories. They don’t offer too many bells and whistles in their audio production, and their hosts aren’t very charismatic, but it’s quality journalism from a respected magazine. You can also get The Intelligence podcast by subscribing to their main podcast simply called The Economist Podcast, which offers episodes from all of their podcasts.

13. NPR: Consider This Podcast

Consider This from National Public Radio offers bite-sized stories focusing on some of the day’s most important stories. Topics run the gamut from national affairs to domestic politics to regional and local reports from participating member stations. Presented with the high quality expected of NPR, Consider balances a broad spectrum of stories that feel fuller than the average 15-minute episode length may imply.

14. WSJ What’s News Podcast

For daily business news, the Wall Street Journal’s What’s News Podcast is a good brief podcast that runs Monday through Friday with episodes in both the morning and evening (AM and PM editions). Each podcast runs for about 15 minutes and covers the major business news headlines of the day. A host interviews Wall Street Journal reporters about three or four stories making headlines. While most of the stories are business-related, they also cover some major stories outside of the economy. If you like your business news quick and straight to the point, then this podcast is worth subscribing to and listening to.

15. Monocle 24: The Globalist Podcast

Monocle 24 is an internet radio station out of London that has been broadcasting for over a decade now. One of their best podcasts is The Globalist Podcast currently hosted by Georgina Godwin. It’s a one-hour program released Monday through Friday covering major news from around the globe. While it’s similar to the BBC Global News Podcast, it offers more analysis and longer interviews in its hour-long format. At the top of the hour, the host mentions many of the stories that will be covered in that day’s episode. Based out of London, it provides more focus on the news in Europe. If you’re interested in global politics and current affairs, then it’s a good listen. For more podcasts from Monocle, check out our Monocle Podcasts page.

16. NewsHour Full Program – PBS Podcast

The PBS NewsHour is a nightly TV news program that has been broadcasting since 1983. For many years, it was hosted by Jim Lehrer and was later hosted by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. Today, it is hosted by Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett. The public TV program is more audio-based and less image-focused than network nightly news or cable news, so it is easy to listen to as a podcast. It covers some of the day’s top stories before breaking the show into segments of analysis of each story. The hosts interview PBS news correspondents along with other journalists and political figures. The show is more focused on global news than typical network news shows. At the end of each program, a section is devoted to arts and culture. In addition to the full broadcast, you can also listen to the podcast in segments as individual stories on the NewsHour Segments – PBS Podcast. It’s a quality nightly news program for those interested in serious news rather than sensational or entertainment journalism.

17. CBC’s Front Burner Podcast

The Front Burner Podcast is a daily podcast from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This public radio podcast covers news stories related to Canada, along with some stories covering news in the United States and around the world. The podcast runs Monday through Friday and each episode is generally 20-30 minutes long. Host Jayme Poisson interviews other journalists about one particular news story for the day which they dig into. Whether you’re from Canada or you’re interested in Canadian news, this daily news podcast will help you understand significant news stories and how they affect Canadians today.

18. Financial Times News Briefing Podcast

The Financial Times is a British business newspaper, and in this podcast reporters from the Financial Times cover headlines from some of the most important stories of the day. This 10-minute podcast typically covers three or four top stories for the day mostly from the world of global business. Each Monday through Friday episode starts with a host mentioning the headlines that will be covered and then goes into the interviews of the host talking with Financial Times reporters from all over the world. While the focus is generally business, the podcast also gets into some global politics and other current affairs news. If you’re looking for a daily news podcast with an emphasis on global business news, check out the Financial Times News Briefing Podcast.

19. What A Day Podcast

Crooked Media’s What a Day is a go-to podcast for an unabashedly progressive take on the headlines that balances irreverence with solid reporting. Each day, hosts Tre’vell Anderson, Priyanka Aribindi, Josie Duffy Rice, and Juanita Tolliver alternate stories, giving their takes on headlines that typically delve into the social issues that dominate American political discourse. What a Day manages to keep a lighter tone as it covers the day’s news and is a left-wing alternative to the typical talk radio experience.

20. ABC News: Start Here Podcast

The ABC News: Start Here Podcast covers three or four top news stories for the day in 20-30 minutes. Unlike the ABC Nightly News that you can watch on TV, this podcast is recorded specifically for audio with music and sound bytes. Host Brad Mielke interviews ABC News correspondents on various topics, starting with the subject named in the episode. They usually start with a major domestic story in the United States and then move on to more international news. The episodes feature “One Last Thing,” which is usually a humorous news story. If you like your news a little more light-hearted, then ABC News: Start Here is worth trying out.

So those are our picks of the 20 Best Daily News Podcasts out there currently. Subscribe to a handful of them and stay up to date on your daily news!