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Here’s my necrology of great podcasts that are no longer updated, but worth seeking out the back episodes: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