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Jan 30

Staff Picks, Podcasts

Posted on January 30, 2022 at 8:22 PM by Beth Pofahl

Mountainous Landscape with word Podscape

Welcome to a new series in the Staff Picks blog! We’re taking a brief break from book recommendations and looking at other great sources of information and entertainment, namely, podcasts. Podcasts cover every topic under the sun, from very niche topics to more general topics which have wider appeal. If there’s a subject you’re interested in, there’s bound to be someone doing a podcast about it. 

Here are a few of Public Service Desk Assistant Kelli’s favorite podcasts. Take a listen and let us know what you think. 

 Kelli recommends... 

photo from podcast website Ghosts in the Burbs 
Ghosts, demons and black-eyed kids, Oh my! This podcast is a must for anyone who loves spooky stories. The narrator collects/records spooky stories told to her by folks living in Wellesley, MA. Her side commentary on the lives and fashions of these ultra-rich folks are almost as much fun as the stories themselves. This podcast perfectly recreates those scary-story-around-the-campfire type of feelings. Start at the beginning, and listen through-- I am jealous of anybody listening for the first time!  
Listen and find out more about this podcast Here 

  image from Good Job Brain website Good Job Brain  
For trivia nerds everywhere, join Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris in this weekly podcast filled with laughter and fun. Listen to these super smart pub quiz friends as they quiz and teach each other about awesome randomness. 
Listen and find out more about this podcast Here 

  image from podcast websiteEar Hustle 
When Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods met, Nigel was a photography professor volunteering with the Prison University Project and Earlonne was serving thirty-one years to life at California’s San Quentin State Prison. Together they created and continue to produce this award-winning podcast. It explores the lives of the inmates inside prison, their families, how they live after incarceration, and so much more. 
Listen and find out more about this podcast Here 


image from podcast websiteRadiolab
Radiolab began as a radio program produced by WNYC, a public radio station in New York City. The original creators, Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, used their ingenuity and unique backgrounds, Jab, who is trained in experimental music composition and production, and Robert Krulwich, with his background in science reporting, and created something really special. This finely produced podcast explores big questions, little questions and everything in-between. Fascinating and informative -- Just Try It! 
Listen and find out more about this podcast Here 


image from podcast websiteWait Wait... Don't Tell Me 
NPR News quiz is a great way to get in some of the week's news without the side of depression. 
Listen and find out more about this podcast Here 

And speaking of NPR podcasts, you could do worse than to check out the wide assortment of podcasts affiliated with National Public Radio. Browse by topic Here

In the next few posts, we’ll share more podcast suggestions from other Lewis & Clark Library staff (Thank you for getting us started, Kelli!). In the meantime, are you a podcast junkie? Log in and tell us about your favorite podcasts in the comment section below. 

Happy Listening! 



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