"I find a lot of narrative podcasts too formulaic, but 'The Dream,' hosted by former 'This American Life' producer Jean Marie, held my attention to the end. She returns to Michigan to find friends and family selling makeup and fashion in multi-level marketing schemes, then moves from those stories into deep thoughts about the American dream."
"Emily Bazelon is the legal expert. John Dickerson is the political expert. David Plotz is the fly in the ointment. So much fun."
"The sophisticated and erudite version of funny morning drive folks from the radio of yore."
"Politics and More"
"I listen religiously to this show on trends and geopolitics, from the space race to border policy to Kashmir, often hosted by New Yorker executive editor Dorothy Wickenden."
"It’s not a podcast (yet), but I’m mighty amused by Graydon Carter’s new Saturday morning newsletter. Profiles, news from Britain, James Wolcott, and lots of travel porn."