These are the podcasts that are in my ear recently:
AltBrown – Featuring alternative voices in communities of color; co-hosted by Pakistani-American freelance writer, Shahryar Rizvi (AKA Sharky), and Guyanese-American psychologist, Paddy.
Chop Bard – Actor/teacher Ehren Ziegler gives you “the cure for common Shakespeare.”
Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period – Co-hosted by comedians (and Denzel diehard fans) W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery; they discuss Denzel’s films (past and present) w/ various guest hosts (actors, comics, etc.)
The Moviefilm Podcast – Co-hosted by old friends: teacher/film critic (Zaki Hasan) and filmmaker/writer (Brian Hall).
NPR’s Code Switch – Co-hosted by Gene Demby and Shireen Marisol Miraji;, among others; one of public radio’s newest podcasts on “race and identity, remixed.”
Politically Reactive – Hosted by comedians W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu w/ interviews and political comedy.
Slate Culture Gabfest – Co-hosted by Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas.
Slate Political Gabfest – Co-hosted by Emily Bazelon (NYT Magazine), John Dickerson (NBC’s Face the Nation), and David Plotz (Atlas Obscura).
The West Wing Weekly – Hosted by a fan (“Wingnut”) Hrishikesh Hirway and actor Joshua Malina (currently seen on Scandal) who played Will Bailey on The West Wing.