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Audible Feast’s Best Podcasts of 2015

It’s time to compile the best podcasts of 2015!

Thank you for reading Audible Feast’s reviews this year. I started writing in August of 2015 after listening to podcasts for a few months and discovering that no one knew what I was talking about when I said I learned something from a podcast. Every time I listened to a new episode I could think of someone who would love it – from friends and family to coworkers and hairdressers. I then began listening to everything I could get my ears on, constantly searching for new material and sharing my excitement along the way. I have connected with some fabulous personalities and writers through my website and I can’t wait to listen to new stuff and learn more. I’ve included some fun picks that are personal for me – I just get a lot of enjoyment listening to the episodes. Cheers!

Best Podcasts of 2015
~ Sword and Scale (here’s my review): true crime, real monsters, and creepy 9-1-1 tapes and interviews

~ The Allusionist (here’s my review): hilarious education about language with fabulous Helen Zaltzman

~ Death Sex & Money (here’s my review): honest storytelling about three things that impact every single person’s life

~ Lore (here’s my review): dark folklore’s real-life origins

~ The Longest Shortest Time (here’s my review): parental and family validation

~ This American Life: smorgasbord of Americana stories

~ Science Vs. (here’s my review): more hilarious education, this time about science and statistics and their intersection with pop culture (moving to Gimlet Media in 2016)

~ The Mortified Podcast (here’s my review): gut busting laughs as people read their super embarrassing childhood diaries to an audience

~ Criminal (here’s my review): storytelling about people involved in a crime – perps and victims alike

~ Radiolab: investigative journalism told as stories, with a very human touch

~ The Brain Candy Podcast: MTV smart girls Sarah and Susie talk pop culture, science, religion, music, and sports

~ BBC Documentaries: huge volume of Radiolab/This American Life/Reveal-type investigative stories from around the world

Best Individual Episodes of 2015
The Heart, Kaitlin+Mitra Wedding

~ This American Life: The Problem We All Live With Part 1 and 2

~ Neighbors: High Five

~ WTF with Marc Maron: President Obama

~ The Longest Shortest Time: The Accidental Gay Parents part 1 and 2

~ Only Human: Who Are You Calling ‘Inspiring?’

~ Love + Radio: The Living Room

~ Radiolab: The Rhino Hunter

~ Planet Money: China, China, China

~ The Mortified Podcast: Mike: Secret Diary of a HS Football Star

~ BBC Documentaries: Tom Fletcher, The ‘Naked Diplomat’

~ Reveal: Rape on the Night Shift

Shows I Want to Hear More of in 2016
The Heart
Home of the Brave
Neighbors
Arrvls
Nocturne
How to Do Everything
Ask Roulette
How to Be a Girl
First Day Back
HOME: Stories from LA
KCRW’s Here Be Monsters
Serial
Here’s the Thing
Anna Faris is Unqualified
Women of the Hour
Anxious Machine
Surprisingly Awesome
Snap Judgment
Only Human

I can’t wait for more content in 2016. Great job producers and hosts of these shows! Also thanks to Ryan Steiner (@tehvin on Twitter and Ryan’s Podcast Reviews) and The Timbre (@timbretweet and The Timbre) for inspiring my listening!

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  1. […] Thanks for reading, interacting with me on social media, and sending me suggestions of great shows to check out. I love what I do and can’t wait to share more exciting stuff with you. I have a few ideas for new features in the coming year – stay tuned. In the meantime check out my Delicious Ingredients every week (short synopses of the handful of the best shows I heard that week), New Menu posts (new subscriptions – shows I’ve just heard about with a one or two line description of what they are), my listening log, and of course my reviews. I’ll be reviewing Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. next and then In the Dark. All of my reviews are on my index page. You can see or subscribe to my biweekly newsletter HERE – I’m taking this week off but will be back next week. I’m also starting to work on my superlatives for 2016 – see last year’s here. […]

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