Dead Podcasts

I recently updated my podcasts page to reflect what I’m currently listening to.

I’m a big fan of podcasts, and some of my favorites were either designed to end at a certain point, or their creators just moved on to something else.

Here’s my necrology of great podcasts that are no longer updated, but worth seeking out the back episodes:

  • Folkways Collection – 24 1-hour episodes exploring the collection of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects – the BBC and British Museum partnered on this historical exploration
  • Provoke Radio – a Jesuit-sponsored program about faith & social justice (sadly this one seems to be gone for good)
  • Rare Frequency – WZBC radio program dedicated to experimental, electronic, improv, noise, avant-pop, and other unusual music.  The radio show may still be on but the podcast hasn’t been updated in over a year.
  • Tales from the “Liberry” – hilarious adaptations of true stories from the author’s years working in a small-town library.
  • The Tone Generation – early history of electronic music.
  • Widely Ranging Interests – two funny guys talk about a variety of topics, seemingly off the cuff but often tied together by the end.

What are you favorite podcasts, dead or alive?  Let me know in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Dead Podcasts

  1. Easily my favorite podcast is “NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour”. It’s funny, thoughtful and explores today’s culture with a intelligent viewpoint I never considered.



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