9 Podcasts to Discover

The Library staff share their favorite podcasts. Listen to one while walking, gardening, cleaning, or relaxing at the beach.

Gloss Angeles

recommended by Grace Bissenden, Library Specialist for Non-licensed Resources

"Reviews of makeup and skincare products and interviews with brand CEO’s"

Judge John Hodgman

recommended by Mat Blaine, Research & Outreach Librarian

"Who doesn’t love small petty disputes? "

The Hilarious World of Depression

recommended by: John A Cayer, Interlibrary Services Coordinator

"Comedian John Moe interviews fellow comedians on their struggles with...you guessed it - depression."

Marvel’s Wolverine

recommended by Curtis Ferree, Collection Development Librarian for Non-licensed Resources

"Two seasons, two stories about the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, done in the style of radio dramas--real actors, sound effects, and everything."

Decoder Ring

recommended by Barbara Ghilardi, Assessment Librarian

"Ever wonder why the rubber duckie is the premiere bath toy? Or how the ice cream truck came to be? This podcast decodes what we love about pop culture. "

The Magnus Archives

recommended by Nicole Marino, Digital Scholarship Librarian

"For horror fiction fans. It weaves “monster-of-the-week”-style episodes into a compelling larger narrative."

Welcome to Night Vale

recommended by: Emily Porter-Fyke, Research & Instruction Librarian

"Self-described as “a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide.”

Exploring the Lord of the Rings

recommended by: Matt Schirano, Senior Research & Instruction Librarian

"A VERY close reading of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each episode is 2.5-3 hours long and we’re on Episode 150. We are in the middle of the Council of Elrond… it’s great and I love it and don’t judge me."

How I Built This

recommended by: Lisa Thornell, Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian

"It is inspiring to hear from the founders of companies and how many times they failed before they got it right! The first one I listened to was with the founder of Rent the Runway. I chose episodes about the companies that I like/products I use. A few of my favs: Tate’s Cookies, Whole Foods, Power Rangers, Five Guys, Aden+Anais, Stonyfield Yogurt, Burt’s Bees and so many more."