During the past few months, I've had a longer commute than usual. This is why I subscribed to a lot of new podcasts. Compared to my experiences from a couple of years ago, podcasting has really evolved. There are a lot of quality podcasts out there – both from traditional publishers and independent podcasters. The following podcasts are my favorites right now.
Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum highlights important events in German history. The podcast accompanies an exhibition in the British Museum. Even – or maybe especially – as a German, the 15 minute shows are quite fascinating. I really liked the episode on Gutenberg.
From the makers of the brilliant This American Life, this podcast surprises with a new format: one long story, told throughout multiple episodes. The first story sheds light on a highschool murder case from the 90s. Really captivating.
These often quite short episodes, are excerpts from the Economist print issue. Good journalism in digestible audio bits.
The audio edition of the Grimme Online Award winning webvideo show. I really enjoyed the interviews with people from israel and palestine. They offered an unusual view into the life of the people involved in the conflict. Most of the interviews are in German, but you'll find some English episodes too.