I’m combining all of my favorite media into one post this year. So, here we go:
The End of the World with Josh Clark
Terrifying and interesting. Josh does a great job breaking down complex science in ways that normal people like me can understand. I think this podcast should be a pre-requisite for being a human.
So cool to see a show by the local Oregon Public Broadcasting be listed as one of the top podcasts of the year by iTunes. Bundyville is also terrifying and interesting, but sheds light on some of the ways strongly held religious ideas can cause so many problems.
I listen to a bit of unsolved mysteries, but they’re usually pretty heavy as they’re dealing with homicides. Last Seen is fun because it’s about an art heist instead. The largest unsolved art heist in history which ends with digging up a hole behind a house in Florida.
The RFK Tapes
Another mystery podcast. This one gets into all of the potential conspiracy theories in the Robert Kennedy assignation case. You’ll definitely see it in a new light.
I’ve been watching Casey Niestat’s YouTube channel for the past 3 years since he started daily vlogs. He and his wife Candice started a podcast this last year and it is super easy to listen to. I love that they don’t give answers and advice, but just talk about the beauty and difficulties of life.
Just found this one at the end of the year, and I’ve only listened to a couple episodes. I’m starting to get into Neil deGrasse Tyson. I listened to his episode called Exploring Earth’s Oceans with Slyvia Earle and Famine Cousteau and was amazed. I want to try more.
Someone Knows Something
I love David Ridgen’s work, and this season of SKS was produced really well, and I think helped the family in the case heal and process the events. That’s my favorite part of David’s work; he doesn’t come off as trying to use the family for a story, but to help the family by telling their story.
The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr
Salvation by Allegiance Alone by Matthew W. Bates
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (My interview with him.)
Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans (My interview with her.)
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Lies We Believe About God by Wm. Paul Young
I’ve been watching Casey for a while. Love how he edits.