These are some of the GREAT podcasts that are in my ear (Summer 2020):
This podcast is hosted by my (real life) friend from NYC days, Sugi Ganeshananthan, and her fellow novelist/academic- Whitney Terrell. Sugi is a proud Sri-Lankan American gal raised in DC ‘burbs; Whitney is a Midwestern guy. They discuss literature (past and present), interview (diverse) authors, and make connections to current events.
Hosted by journos Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela who go beyond mainstream news and have frank convos re: race, identity, politics, etc.
A conversation about politics hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor that breaks down the week’s news and helps people figure out what matters and how to help. The “PSA boys” all worked in the Obama White House!
Hosted by actor/comedian (Paul Scheer) and MTV film critic (Amy Nicholson). They discuss every movie nominated for a Best Picture Oscar since that award show began. I discovered this podcast late in 2019, and love it already!
Hosted by feminists who love the Star Trek universe, but are not afraid to take a critical look at their favorite shows (incl. TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, and Discovery).