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Podcasts: Recommended by CBS students

We asked researchers and students at CBS what podcasts they listen to. The result are these lists. Use them to get started if you are not already addicted to the podcast media. Or catch up on the ones you didn't know about.

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We have asked CBS students to share their favourite podcasts.

The descriptions are primarily taken from the podcast's webpages.

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Why do you listen to podcasts?
For entertainment: 8 votes (26.67%)
To learn new things: 20 votes (66.67%)
I don't listen to podcasts: 0 votes (0%)
I don't know: 2 votes (6.67%)
Total Votes: 30

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List of podcasts recommended by CBS students

In English

  • Akimb (Seth Godin)      

    Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something.

  • Banking Weekly (Financial Times)
    Each week the FT banking team discuss the biggest banking stories of the week, bringing you global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning this sector.

  • Barbecue Sauce (barbecue sauce)
    An Italian guy and a Latvian girl tell you what media consumed this week.
  • Bon Voyage (Raul Villalobos/Anchor)     
    Follow a young man's quest to earn money. A Journey from 0 USD to 1,2,50, … using various ways to obtain money. Episodes are rather short.
  • Business Wars (Wondery)     
    Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights — or to ruin.
  • Deliciously Ella (Acast)   
    Confused about health and wellness? Each week Ella and Matthew Hills interview an expert to bring a little inspiration to your life.
  • Feminist Folklore (Skylark Media)
    Feminist Folklore examines fairy tales, myths, and legends from around the world through a feminist lens.
  • Freakonomics (Stephen J. Dubner) 
    Stephen J. Dubner explores the hidden side of everything in a podcast that examines everyday decisions from an economical point of view.
  • From Our Own Correspondent (BBC Radio 4)
     Insight, wit, and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.
  • In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)      
    Factual - History. Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas.
  • Insureblocks (Walid Al Saqqaf)      
    Insureblocks is a dedicated weekly podcast on blockchain, smart contracts and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the insurance industry.
  • Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan) 
    The Joe Rogan Experience is a podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, and television host Joe Rogan.
  • Making Sense (Sam Harris)      
    Sam Harris, neuroscientist and philosopher, explores some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events.
  • Masters of Scale (Reid Hoffman)   
    In each episode, Reid  Hoffman shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders.
  • Misfits (Pinnacle Agency)
    A podcast about all doing different types of illegal things.
  • More Perfect (Radiolab/NPR)
    A show on US Supreme Court cases. Start with “Cruel and Unusual”. Well told and featuring tons of interviews. Has to be my number 1.
  • My Dad Wrote a Porno (Acast)   
    British podcast hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine. Each episode features Morton reading a new chapter of a series of amateur erotic novels.
  • Philosophize this (Stephen West) 
    Beginner friendly if listened to in order! For anyone interested in an educational podcast about philosophy where you don't need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.
  • Planet Money (NPR)
    Explaining economy and current events in a funny and interactive way.
  • Pod Save The World (Crooked)
    Pod Save the World goes behind the scenes with the people responsible for some of the most important foreign policy decisions of our time.
  • Radiolab (WNYC)       
    Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show focuses on topics of a scientific and philosophical nature.
  • Serial (This American Life/WBEZ Chicago)     
    Serial is 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.
  • Sinica (SupChina)
    A weekly discussion of current affairs on China with journalists, writers, and others
  • StartUp (Gimlet)       
    A show about what it’s really like to start a business
  • Stiljournalen (Acast)       
    The style journal is a program of style in all its forms. From clothing to art via interior design and fashion.
  • TED Radio Hour (NPR)
    A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.
  • The Basement Yard (Joe Santagato)   
    Exploring various topics and areas with Joe Santagato.
  • The Felix Comic Art Podcast (Felix Comic Art)   
    The Felix Comic Art Podcast is the show dedicated to the world of original art and original art collecting. Hosted by Felix Lu.
  • The Health Code (LibSyn)   
     A fun, informative, unfiltered and real podcast run by health and fitness YouTuber, Sarah's Day, and her boyfriend
  • The Lowe Post (ESPN)    
    ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.
  • The Past Weekend (Theo Von)      
    What happened this past weekend. And sometimes what happened on other days by Theo Von
  • Throughline (NPR)       
    The past is never past. Every headline has a history. A weekly podcast that goes back in time to understand the present.

In Danish

  • 55 minutter (Radio24syv) 
    The program provides insight and knowledge into the current issues and prepares you to understand the important stories from home and abroad.
  • Anders & Anders (Pineapple Entertainment)
    Keep up with everything about big and small, everything and nothing.
  • Bearnaise er Dyrenes Konge (Radio24syv)
    Bearnaise is the Animal King in a food review podcast. Author Martin Kongstad reviews restaurants on thirteen point scale along with his friends.
  • Curlingklubben (DR P3)
    A lifestyle magazine.
  • Fup i Farvandet (Morten Wichmann/Mikkel Malmberg) 
    Fup in Farvandet is a weekly comedy podcast with Morten Wichmann & Mikkel Malmberg plus a guest.
  • Godepenge (Godepenge)
    Answering to listeners questions about financing, how to manage debt and money overall.
  • Her Går Det Godt  (Esben Bjerre Hansen)     
    Humorous, honest analysis and a highly selective review of the current world affairs.
  • Kongerækken (Politiken)      
    Podcast about Danish history with hstorian Hans Erik Havsteen and journalist Anders Olling.
  • Mads Monopolet (DR P4)
    In the podcast, listeners can write or call in with a problem, dilemma or question they want the Mads' and his panel of Danish celebritie's answer to.
  • Mennesker og Medier (DR P1)   
    Journalism, ethics and trends in current media. Perspective, analysis and background on the week's news stories.
  • Mindcast (ViumInspires)     
    The podcast mix knowledge with tangible tools with diet, exercise, sleep, planning and much more.
  • Mørkeland (Radio24syv)       
    Mørkeland is a Danish crime podcast that explores two old criminal cases every week.
  • Rollemodellerne (Beartalk)   
    A podcast about what it takes to succeed for different people. Presented in Danish.
  • Sitter (Signe Lindkvist og Iben Hjejle)
    Comedy podcast by two brilliant ladies presented in Danish.
  • Tid til bøger (Politiken Forslag)   
    Tid til bøger is a weekly podcast that pops into the popular books of the time.
  • Ugens gæst (DR P1)  
    The podcast is a debate with the main character of the given week's major, usually a Danish politician.

In Swedish

  • Alex & Sigge (Perfect Day Media)
    Podcast created by two Swedish guys that gives a fresh and authentic view into their lives.
  • Daddy Issues (Julia Frändfors and Julia Lyskova)
    Julia Frändfors and Julia Lyskova making fun of each other on different topics.
  • Den kokta grodan  (Podbean)     
    Sweden in detail from various perspectives and traditions.
  • Hur Kan Vi? (Acast) 
    The talkshow invites smart, challenging guests for a conversation where differences are encouraged and make us wiser.
  • P3 Dokumentär (Sverige Radio)   
    The show looks back in history by digging into archives and interviewing people who were present at the time and place of the event.
  • Stiljournalen (Acast)       
    The style journal is a program of style in all its forms. From clothing to art via interior design and fashion.

In German

  • Fest & Flauschig (Jan Böhmermann/Olli Schulz)   
    German podcasters Jan Böhmermann and Olli Schulz talk and discuss daily topics
  • Gemischtes Hack! (Felix Lobrecht/Tommi Schmitt)   
    Podcast by two German comedians and columnist writers.

In Italian

  • La Zanzara (Radio24) 
    Italians Giuseppe Cruciani with David Parenzo have podcast that present current news without any taboos, censorship or cuts.