Favorite Podcasts

These are some of the GREAT podcasts that are in my ear (Fall 2020):

Classic Movie Musts

A weekly podcast w/ a different must-see movie every ep. The host and occasional guests explore what makes a movie classic.


This podcast is hosted by my (real life) friend from NYC days, Sugi Ganeshananthan, and her fellow novelist/academic- Whitney Terrell. They discuss literature (past and present), interview (diverse) authors, and make connections to current events.

In the Thick

Hosted by journos Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela who go beyond mainstream news and have frank convos re: race, identity, politics, etc.

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.

Two Geeks & a GIT (Geek-in-Training)

This classic movie podcast is hosted by Gen Xers Jeff Smith, Buddy Allman (the two movie geeks), and Chad Roberts (the geek-in-training). All three teach college courses, so esp. enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for classic films of all genres w/ Millennials and Gen Z.


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.

Women at Warp

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).