Staying in the know is tricky when there are practically infinite places to get your news: TV, Instagram, you name it. Not only that, we don’t always have time to turn on the tube or scroll the interwebs. The answer? Podcasts. Whether commuting to the office or brushing your teeth, there’s always an opportunity to educate yourself when you can listen in. That’s why our team members curated a list of their go-to podcasts to stay updated on what’s new and novel in the world, from politics to pop culture to breaking news. Press play and learn away.
F. RON SMITH’S PICK: TODAY, EXPLAINED
Hosted by Sean Rameswaram, Today, Explained is your “all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news” that features the best reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
David Berg’s Pick: This American Life
This American Life is a public radio program and podcast hosted by Ira Glass who chooses a theme and puts together different kinds of stories on that theme each week.
Katy Yambao’s Pick: Group Chat
Group Chat features three hilarious and opinionated friends (who also happen to be successful entrepreneurs, investors and operators) who comment on everything from business to culture, current events and everything else in between.
Garrett Sanders’ Pick: Who? Weekly
Who? Weekly is a podcast hosted by Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber that’s dedicated to deciphering and celebrating pop culture’s “whos and thems.” Because celeb news is still news, right?
Courtney Welsh’s Pick: Up First
Up First is a 10-minute long podcast that covers the three biggest stories of the day with reporting and analysis from NPR News, airing weekdays at 6am ET with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King, Steve Inskeep and A Martinez.
Sewit Eshetu’s Pick: The Daily
From The New York Times comes The Daily, a 20-minute long podcast that airs five days a week featuring the biggest stories from the best journalists in the world.
Krista Masella’s Pick: Good Food
KCRW’s Good Food podcast is hosted by chef, author and restaurateur Evan Kleiman who offers her “taste of life, culture and the human species.”
Andres Vargas’ Pick: TED Radio Hour
TED Radio Hour is a podcast that explores the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. It’s hosted by Manoush Zomorodi who “inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.”
Brandon Smith’s Pick: Marketplace
Marketplace is a podcast hosted by Kai Ryssdal who puts the day’s biggest business and economic news in layman’s terms. No economics degree or finance background required.
Parisa Schnider’s Pick: Impact Theory
Impact Theory is a business and mindset-focused interview podcast hosted by Tom Bilyeu, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Quest Nutrition, who teaches anyone aspiring to greatness “the secrets to success.”
Ryan Bergum’s Pick: The Joe Rogan Experience
The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is hosted by, yes, Joe Rogan who has deep conversations with friends and guests including comedians, actors, musicians, authors, artists and beyond.
Robert Morton’s Pick: The New Yorker Radio Hour
The Radio Hour podcast from The New Yorker is hosted by journalist and writer David Remnick who offers profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations.
Andra Nechita’s Pick: The Ron Burgundy Podcast
Will Ferrell brings back Ron Burgundy in The Ron Burgundy Podcast, engaging in conversation with notable people each episode to cover the chosen topic at hand — with most chats going off the rail in typical Ron Burgundy fashion.
Bobby Neely’s Pick: The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast
Entrepreneurs and brand builders Laurynn Evarts Bosstick and Michael Bosstick teamed up to create The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast in which they interview celebrities, experts, influencers and thought leaders for tips, advice and insight to become the best version of yourself.
Nathan Stadler’s Pick: Political Gabfest
Voted the favorite political podcast by Apple Podcast listeners, Political Gabfest features Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz who discuss what’s happening in Washington after hours and over drinks.
Trevor Edmond’s Pick: On Purpose with Jay Shetty
Internet personality, storyteller, purpose coach and former monk Jay Shetty brings you On Purpose with Jay Shetty, a podcast featuring fascinating conversations with the world’s most insightful people, airing Mondays and Fridays.
What podcasts are you listening to these days? We’d love to know — shoot us an email at [email protected] and let’s talk.