JCHS Students Recommend Podcasts

Looking for something to dig into this weekend?  Here are 11 podcasts recommended by JCHS students.
Looking for something to dig into this weekend?  Here are 11 podcasts recommended by JCHS students.
1.     This American Life: The most popular podcast in the country, with around 2.5 million people downloading each episode. “Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme….”
2.     How I Built This: Hosted by Guy Raz. “A podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.”
3.     Snap Judgment: “Storytelling, with a BEAT. Snap Judgment mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.”
4.    Faster Than Normal: By Peter Shankman.Unlocking the gifts of the ADD and ADHD brain.”
5.     Serial: A podcast from the creators of “This American Life,” hosted by Sarah Koenig. “Serial tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season.”
6.     Rooster Teeth: “On a more or less weekly basis the Rooster Teeth crew discusses gaming, films, and projects that they're currently working on.”
7.     The Moth: “Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. The Moth Podcast features re-airs of all new episodes of The Moth Radio Hour, plus additional stories from a vast archive recorded over the past two decades.”
8.     You Made it Weird: with Pete Holmes. “Everybody has secret weirdness, Pete Holmes gets comedians to share theirs.”
9.     Joy of Text: A monthly podcast about Judaism, sexuality, and the intersection of the two. “Co-hosted by Rabbi Dov Linzer and Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus and moderated by Ramie Smith, this podcast features in-depth conversations by rabbinic and medical experts about subjects that you’ll almost never hear discussed anywhere else, even online.”
10.   Modern Love: “Modern Love features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Join host Meghna Chakrabarti (WBUR) and Modern Love editor Daniel Jones (NYT) — and fall in love at first listen.”

11.   Radio Lab: with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. “A radio show and podcast, weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.”
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