'The Fray' Podcast Host: Ben Domenech / The Federalist
The Fray, formerly The Federalist Radio Hour, is arguably the highest quality political podcast available today. Host Ben Domenech, a D.C. insider, along with his unique team of hosts deliver a refreshing mix of political analysis and cultural features without the cynicism common elsewhere.
'Exploration Radio' Podcast
Hosts: Ahmad Saleem and Steve Beresford
Modern life is only possible through mining, yet the mining industry - perhaps the most traditional of them all - stands at the brink of change. This tension provides the foundation for Exploration Radio podcast and its interviews with mining and exploration professionals who delve into topics about mining's past, present and future. Intelligent and heady discussions with a tech-savvy geoscience and mining business focus are de rigueur. The Australian hosts wrap up each show with two questions, 1.) "What behavior/practice needs to die in our business?", 2.) "What must be maintained at all cost going forward?".
'Erik Anders Lang Show' Podcast
Host: Erik Anders Lang
Golf is changing. Lang interviews the influencers in the golf industry, including course designers, media figures, caddies, players, and legends of the game. Lang travels the world and can at times come across as the aw-shucks American, but make no mistake: Lang is on the cutting edge of the coming golf revolution, one that will see fundamental changes to the game, to golf course management, and to golf culture.
'Uncommon Knowledge' Podcast
Host: Peter Robinson / Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Smart conversations with major league political players, cultural figures, and best selling authors. Discussion often have a right-leaning perspective. Great questions always.
'The Axe Files' Podcast
Host: David Axelrod
Smart conversations with major league political players, cultural figures, and best selling authors. Discussions often have a left-leaning perspective. Can get a bit arcane at times, depending on the guest.
'The Enormocast' Podcast
Host: Chris Kalous
Interviews with top climbers from around the world. Long time host, Chris Kalous, sits down with everyone who is anyone in the climbing world today (he recently did an hour with Honnold's mom). Kalous has steadily bettered his interview chops over the years. He still gives it to you straight from the perspective of a Gen X-er, pre-climbing gym, big wall climber. I've learned to listen past the Boulder-dude accent and way rad affectations for the nuggets of wisdom.
'The Record' and 'The Week In Review' Podcasts
Host: Bill Radke / KUOW Seattle
If you want to know what crazy, white leftists on the West Coast are up to, this is the podcast for you. Bill Radke, a former comedian, is a great host and somehow manages to keep a straight face day after day as he sits down with politicians, media types, policy demons, pundits, poets, SJWs, authors, researchers, local characters, and a variety of other wackos from Seattle. The panel discussions are typically excellent, especially when Rob McKenna is present. Its amazing how small the world has become for Seattle's uber-hypocritical NPR crowd.
'Oil and Gas This Week' Podcast
Hosts: Mark LaCour and Jake Corley
Oil and Gas This Week provides good perspective on what's happening in U.S. oilfields, specifically the Permian Basin-GOM-Oklahoma region. These guys are finally hitting their stride. It has taken a while for me to warm up to the mildly annoying accents and Texan wordiness, but recent weeks have seen frivolous banter calm down to a tolerable level. Oil and gas podcasts are in their infancy, which means the space is ripe for new players. There is a ton of room for new voices - especially hosts with experience in other regions of the world like offshore Angola, Canada, unconventional plays, the former CIS, or Alaska - but this podacast is the best of brand right now.
'Law Talk' Podcast
Hosts: John Woo, Richard Epstein, Troy Senik
Fast paced talk about the big legal and political topics of the day by influential D.C. lawyers.
'The Argument' Podcast
Hosts: New York Times people
East Coast Intellectuals, whether on the political left or political right, long ago cornered the market on nonsense. However, for decades you had to venture into the page of the NYT and WSJ in order to observe them in their native habitat. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, The Argument podcast brings to us the unfiltered cosmopolitan, setting it before us in the full light of day. As with exhibits in the Museum of Natural History, I observe these creatures with wonder and amazement. I recommend knee-high boots and a pith helmet, for the bullshit is deep and flung wide by these strange, elaborate, inconsequential beasts.
'The Firn Line' Podcast
Host: Evan Phillips
Interviews with mountaineers from Alaska and areas outside.
'Rick Beato' on YouTube
Host: Rick Beato
I'm not a musician, but this guy is great. His "What Makes This Song Great" series is pure joy.
'Yammy Noob' on YouTube
Host: The Squid King
'EveRide' on YouTube
Dual sport motorcycles in the Utah desert.
Oral arguments of U.S. Supreme Court. You will learn something by listening to SCOTUS cases. Good chance you will be shocked how different the actual work of the court is from how the media presents it.
'Ben Shapiro Show' Podcast
Host: Ben Shapiro / Daily Wire
Shapiro is the new Big Voice on the right. He is playing the long game. Whether you agree with him or not, this guy is reinvigorating, if not reinventing, right wing talk radio.
'Monday Morning Podcast'
Host: Bill Burr
We are in a Golden Age of stand-up comedy and Bill Burr is one of today's leading comics. Burr brings the funny along with plenty of f-bombs. If you don't like Burr, you don't understand stand-up comedy.