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Podcast Tier List

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Related to: The Lifehack

This is mostly for my own benefit. Others may find it of use. I am a truck driver now, so my need for audio to consume has shot up drastically.

Excellent:
History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Good:
Hardcore History
The Eastern Border
EconTalk
Hello Internet
Review the Future
[TLDR]

Meh:
The British History Podcast
ycombinator
The History of Rome
Psychology of Video Games
The Pirate History Podcast
Very Bad Wizards
Rationally Speaking
The Knowledge Project
Talking Machines
You Are Not So Smart
The Skullscast
Douchy's Biology Podcast
The Infinite Now

Bad:
Waking Up with Sam Harris
Astronomy Cast
The Tim Ferriss Show
The Cracked Podcast
The Co-Optional Podcast
The History of the Mongols
Lore
Cortex
Partially Examined Life
Intelligence Squared
Pragmatic
The Memory Palace
The Countryside Hour
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Stuff to Blow Your Mind
Radiolab
SciFri
The Nerdist
Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
Breaking Bio
The Bayesian Conspiracy
A History of the World in 100 Objects
The Patch
The Most Useful Podcast Ever
No Such Thing as a Fish

Awful:
Freakonomics Radio
This American Life


Queued:
Revolutions
History of World War II
History of the 20th Century
This Week in Virology
Twilight Histories

Inexplicably, any podcast by NPR or the BBC is terrible. It seems podcasts want to follow the horrific genre conventions of radio, with boring uninformative interviews and loud obnoxious hosts the rules rather than the exception. I am so fucking sick of hearing "Great to have you on the show." "It's great to be here." You're wasting my goddamned time. Very Bad Wizards is the worst offender of all in a way. Its first episode has three and a half minutes of bullshit before the show actually starts. What the hell.

Suggestions welcome.

Last update: October 8, 2016
Tags: podcast
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