Cool Stuff

Podcasts & Comedy

Driving in the car is more pleasant when I listen to music, podcasts, or comedy. Sometimes these also make the time pass more pleasantly when I’m cleaning house or walking the dog. I favor shorter podcasts (under an hour) that tell interesting stories. Here are a few recommendations.

Comedy:  Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, Matt Braunger (most recent albums), Hannibal Buress, Jo Koy, Kathleen Madigan, Eugene Mirman, John Mulaney, Brian Regan (older albums are family friendly and funniest), DeAnne Smith, Ali Wong.


Bodies. Check out the heart-breaking and extremely well-done recent “Not Tested on Humans."

Code Switch

Death, Sex & Money

Ear Hustle (listen in order, starting at Season 1, though feel free to skip episodes). 

Finding Mastery


How I Built This with Guy Raz.

How To! with Charles Duhigg. 


Its Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. 

Modern Love

Netflix Is a Daily Joke

Outside Podcast

People I (Mostly) Admire

Planet Money and The Indicator.

Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham.  

Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell (Check out "Carlos Doesn’t Remember," "Food Fight," "Burden of Proof," "Good Old Boys"). 

Spectacular Failures.  

This American Life

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me (weekly game show with news & comedy).