Five Good Podcasts

I love listening to podcasts during housework, commuting and travelling. I use the Podkicker app on my Android phone. Some of my current favourites are put out by the old media: NPR, CBC and BBC. But here are five faves without old-media ties.

  • The Drabblecast. ”Strange stories by strange authors for strange listeners”, with the inimitable master of the form, Norm Sherman.
  • Planetary Radio. All the weekly space news you need, and interviews with the scientists and engineers who make that news.
  • Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff. Role playing games, speculative fiction, history, spy thrillers, occultism, cooking, movies and stories about Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor.
  • Skeptics With a K. Three young Englishmen being witty on current skeptical topics.
  • The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. Funny and insightful discussion of old, classic or obscure horror short-stories. (Only some episodes are free, so I subscribe.)


  1. #1 Sean M
    December 24, 2013

    You know, there was a time when the Toronto literary crowd liked to wax indignant that nobody outside of Canada knew about eminent Canadians unless those Canadians emigrated to the US. Now they have Alice Munro, but they also have Rob Ford!

    “Science for the People” and “Quirks and Quarks” are two good Canadian pop science podcasts.

  2. #2 Martin R
    December 24, 2013

    Yeah, I’ve been listening to Q&Q for a couple of months!

  3. #3 Birger Johansson
    December 27, 2013
  4. #4 Birger Johansson
    December 27, 2013

    Questions for the Brit skeptics with a “k”: Why do orcs pop up when Creation Scientific Society” debates Neanderthals? And where did Cain get his wife? Did he marry his sister or did he marry an orc?

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