Going back to podcasting now, as that's the buzz and what gets everyone excited ... the new free-flow genre, with no limits and no barriers to try. There are plenty of best of lists out there and what podcast to listen to depending on your interests ... Here below are several notable ones ... A lot of these are kind of self promotion and back scratching as well, or they come from apps listing their best of and promoting their own services which come with added advertisement ...
Best of Lists of Podcasts
Podcasts are consolidating more and more into networks, kind of like labels for music, or cooperatives for farmers ... with different benefits and arrangements in these collectives. Some think it's great, others disagree. Here's a list of podcast companies and networks from wikipedia .... Then there are overarching institutions which distribute above the networks such as PRX .... Not to get too complicated, here are some of the major and talked about networks below ...
Major Podcast Networks
Radiotopia from PRX http://www.radiotopia.fm/
Panoply, Slate's podcasting arm http://www.panoply.fm/
Maximum Fun http://www.maximumfun.org/
Play.It by CBS
Here's own which seems to be more DIY ... The Heard ...
It's also possible to partner with public radio and non-profits, such as one of my favorite podcasts Reveal, which does so with PRX and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Also if you are a journalist within an organization, you can start an affiliated podcast there, such as has been done throughout ESPN for example. Here's an example of journalists at the Texas Tribune starting their own podcast.
Here are some of my favorites podcasts ... On the Media, because I love media information about media, the Reveal investigative podcast, which is short, incisive, and to the point, with lots of great reporting, BBC documentaries, because I love radio documentaries and getting to travel around the world with this series, 20-30 minutes long usually, just enough to clean my house, and the Tony Kornheiser Show, because I learned how to read English reading Kornheiser's sports columns, and still have a thing for DC sports teams where I grew up. Enough about me, though, here's a LOOOOOOOONG list of podcasts to delve into in no particular order ....
Random List of Notable Podcasts (Why Don't You Try A Few?)
99% Invisible http://99percentinvisible.org/
WTF with Marc Maron http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast
The Adam Carolla Show http://adamcarolla.com/
Snap Judgment http://snapjudgment.org/
Longform Podcast http://longform.org/podcast
Girl on Guy http://girlonguy.net/
Radio Ambulante http://radioambulante.org/en/
Another Round with Buzzfeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/anotherround
With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus http://www.earwolf.com/show/with-special-guest-lauren-lapkus/
Happier with Gretchen Rubin http://gretchenrubin.com/podcast/
Reply All from Gimlet Media https://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/
Kill Me Now with Judy Gold http://judygold.com/podcast/
Death, Sex & Money http://www.wnyc.org/shows/deathsexmoney/
Geek vs. n00b http://www.geekvsn00b.com/about-us/
Flop House Podcast http://www.flophousepodcast.com/
Gravy Podcast https://www.southernfoodways.org/gravy-format/gravy-podcast/
The Kitchen Sisters http://www.kitchensisters.org/category/fugitive-waves/
The Moth http://themoth.org/
Tim Ferris Show http://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast/
Smart Passive Income http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/category/podcast/
Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period http://denzelwashington.wolfpop.com/
Here Be Monsters http://www.hbmpodcast.com/
Dinner Party Download http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/
Slate's Political Gabfest http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/gabfest.html
Theory of Everything https://toe.prx.org/
Design Matters https://soundcloud.com/designmatters
Comedy Bang Bang http://www.earwolf.com/show/comedy-bang-bang/
Here's a few lists of podcasts for sports fans, since I haven't included any above ....
Sports Illustrated also has its own family of podcasts now ...
And many in the sports world are awaiting the rebirth of post-ESPN Bill Simmons.
If you found this tutorial useful, check out other installments. Here's the full list of chapters from my audio tutorials:
Teaching Audio -- Instilling Passion
Teaching Audio part 1 -- Recording Audio
Teaching Audio part 2 -- Writing for the Ear
Teaching Audio part 3 -- Audio Editing
Teaching Audio part 4 -- Sound Effects, Using Music and Audio Libraries
Teaching Audio part 5 -- Anchor Leads, News Writing, Judgment and Features
Teaching Audio part 6 -- Voicing
Teaching Audio part 7 -- On the Scene Reporting
Teaching Audio part 8 -- Interviews
Teaching Audio part 9 -- Newscasts and Stacking the News
Teaching Audio part 10 -- Commercials
Teaching Audio part 11 -- Raising Your Game
Teaching Audio part 12 -- Podcasting Intro
Teaching Audio part 13 -- Window Dressing
Teaching Audio part 14 -- Podcast Lists
Teaching Audio part 15 -- Big Podcasts, Little City
Teaching Audio part 16 -- Listening to Podcasts and Publishing your Own
Teaching Audio, part 17 -- Joining Podcast Communities
Teaching Audio, part 18 -- Podcasting for PR
Teaching Audio, part 19 -- Promoting Your Podcast
Teaching Audio, part 20 -- Making Money in Podcasting
Teaching Audio, part 21 -- Building a Career in Audio