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There are currently 2 million to 3 million podcasts in the world. So choosing which one is worth your precious time can be difficult. Don’t be upset. There are dozens of audio shows that will hook you up, but just for good measure, you might want to check out these eclectic, quality podcasts.
In this article, I’ll give you the list of ‘top 7 culture Podcasts’ which you should listen to.
Top 7 Cultural Podcast
The Internet offers plenty of options for those interested in reading insightful and relevant content about popular culture.
Sometimes you need to get your cultural fix while working out, cooking dinner.
The growing world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in a relatively young medium. However, like the written word, podcasting can often be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. For every cute and well-crafted episode, hundreds of rambling, amateur productions are available for download on a daily basis.
Here’s a list of ten award-winning podcasts that cover the worlds of film, television, music, and literature. I always look forward to watching new episodes of the following pop ups on my iPhone:
1. The Breaking Battlegrounds
Breaking Battlegrounds is a show that digs into the mess our country’s progressive policies and politicians have made. It was directed by Sam Stone. He is chief of staff to Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCicci. One of the few conservative warriors standing in our largest city.
They discuss the politics, culture and policies that are affecting our daily lives. The gridlock mess politicians have created in our city, state and Washington DC shows a crash-on with policy. They discuss progressive policies and interview elected officials, prominent journalists and candidates who are shaping the world we live in today.
This podcast from PRX and Chicago Public Radio’s self-proclaimed “World’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Talk Show” is the most comprehensive and well-produced pop music program out there today. Chicago critics Jim Derogatis and Greg Cote provide music news, reviews using the Siskel and Ebert-style “buy it, burn it or trash it” scale.
Inside interviews with some of the most interesting artists in modern music. DeRogatis and Kott have significantly different musical tastes, which makes for a lively discussion. Sound Opinion is a great place not only to discover exciting new music, but also to learn about the glorious musical past. Critics often talk about the history of a particular genre or dissect a classic record. Replace ‘let it be’.
3. Slate’s Culture Gabfest
Slate’s Culture Gabfest is a New York based podcast. It is hosted by Stephen Metcalfe, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner. The show was reviewed positively in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The AV. Club, and Kill Your Darlings. Which describes the show as “distilled, joy, prowess and, indeed, the rigour of sophisticated cultural criticism”.
From 2012 to 2014, the show also aired on radio in an abbreviated version alongside the Slate Political Gabfest as part of WNYC’s now-defunct Gabfest Radio.
4. NPR: All Songs Considered
All Songs Considered is a weekly online multimedia program. It was started in January 2000 by Bob Boylen. Director of NPR’s All Things Concealed. First, the show has information and streaming audio about the song used as bumper music on All Things Considered.
The program has become a source of discovery for new music of all genres. The program began podcasting for free in August 2005. In 2005, it began webcasting and podcasting live concerts from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., featuring acts such as Animal Collective, The Decemberists, Neko Case and Tom Waits.
There was an online music channel, “All Songs 24/7”, which streamed music from the programme’s archives, but it closed in March 2019.
All songs considered were nominated for a 2002 Webby Award in the “Website and Mobile Site” category.
5. NPR: Culturetopia
Culturetopia began as a podcast, a collection of stories from regular NPR programs involving film and television. A few months ago, however, a weekly roundtable called Pop Culture Happy Hour was added.
The panellists, all NPR employees, are articulate and have engaging personalities. They bring their expertise on a variety of topics to the pop culture stories of the week. Panellists include Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and more
Culturetopia began as a podcast, a collection of stories from regular NPR programs involving film and television. A few months ago, however, a weekly roundtable called Pop Culture Happy Hour was added. The panellists, all NPR employees, are articulate and have engaging personalities.
They bring their expertise on a variety of topics to the pop culture stories of the week. Panellists include Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and more.
7. A History of the World in 100 Objects
A History of the World in 100 Objects was a project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum. Consists of a 100-part radio series written and presented by Neil McGregor (director of the British Museum).
In a 15-minute presentation broadcast weekdays on Radio 4, McGregor used artefacts from ancient art, craft, technology and weaponry, held in the British Museum’s collection, as introductions to parts of human history.
The series, a four-year plan, began on 18 January 2010 and aired for 20 weeks. A book accompanying the series, A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor, was published by Allen Lane on 28 October 2010. The entire series is also available for download, along with an audio version of the book for purchase. The British Museum won the 2011 Art Fund Award for its role in hosting the project.
What Podcast Listeners Love?
We love podcasts that challenge us; Podcasts that seek to break down cultural barriers and invite listeners to hear the stories of real people. While not always the lightest episodes, podcasts like this are so wonderful because they fight the dehumanisation of people from other backgrounds and cultures, and they do it through storytelling.