Favorite Podcasts

These are some of the GREAT podcasts that are in my ear (Winter 2019):


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.

Lovett or Leave It

Jon Lovett (also see PSA below) and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and others will break down the week’s biggest news.

Pod Save America

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!

Stay Tuned with Preet

Hosted by former US Attorney General for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Preet Bharara. He is a proud immigrant, Indian-American of Pujabi heritage, and has both Hindu and Sikh parentage.


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!

You Must Remember This

Karina Longworth is back (after a yr-long break writing her book). She’s diving deep once more into the stories of classic Hollywood.