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  • 99% Invisible - Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture.
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects - Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programs that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made.
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  • Freakonomics - Stephen Dubner “explores the hidden side of everything” from and economical/sociological side.
  • Invisibilia - An array of topics about human behavior and how we interact with one another
  • Keepin’ it 1600 - If you want political commentary from real Washington insiders, then listen to the informative and hugely entertaining "Keepin' it 1600." It's hosted by Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer, both former advisers to President Obama.
  • NPR Fresh Air - Nobody can beat Terry Gross at her own game. She's been conducting interviews since 1975, and isn't slowing down anytime soon, whether its by public radio or podcast.
  • RadioLab - Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich tackle scientific and philosophical topics.
  • The Bowery Boys - New York City history is America’s history. It is the hometown of the world, and most people know its familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it.
  • The Memory Place - From public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Award and one of iTunes Best Podcast of 2015. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, often a little bit of both.
  • The New Yorker Fiction - Some of your favorite authors are brought onboard to read New Yorker short stories aloud, and then get interviewed, too.
  • The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast - A philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a short text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy.
  • This American Life - Ira Glass hosts this storytelling podcast, which feels like it's from an early era of radio. Several stories in the show have inspired movies, TV shows, and books