My Podcast List – December 2017

[List Updated – 12/27/2017]


So I have a little bit of a commute and I love to listen to podcasts in the car when I am driving. I also have a tendency to listen to podcasts when I am doing stuff around the house like cleaning or cooking. My listening falls into a few categories: Technology, Political and Blues (Hockey). As my podcast application I enjoy using Overcast (link). These are the podcasts that listen to religiously.


I grew up in St. Louis and for some reason latched onto Blues Hockey as a kid and always loved going to hockey games even though I never played the game. Having moved away from St. Louis, podcasts have been a great source of information and commentary about Blues and Hockey in general

  • [Updated] Blues NHL Podcast (iTunes | Website) – Great podcast with former players Jamie Rivers and Darin Kimble. Difference perspectives from players, coaches, media, and fans.
  • St. Louis Blues “The Drop” Podcast (iTunes | Website) – Cool podcast that has a ~20 minute podcast recapping each game. Good listen to get a little deeper into each game and some of the performances in each of the games.
  • [NEW] Wendy’s Week in Hockey (Website | iTunes) – Hosted by Alex Ferrario and Amy Marxkors host this weekly podcast which is a record of their broadcast on KMOX. 
  • [NEW] Beginner’s Puck (Website | iTunes) – Good general podcast about hockey in general. Very friendly introduction level podcast. Interesting to hear a newbies take on the NHL and hockey.
  • [NEW] The Hockey News Podcast (Website | iTunes) – Good to hear the perspective from the experts from The Hockey News. This year they are doing prospect reviews of each organization which are really interesting to hear.
  • [REMOVED] Need to pare down the Blues Podcasts a little bit so I have removed the Blues Hockey Podcast and Let’s Go Blues Radio

Politics/Current Affairs

  • The Axe Files with David Axelrod (Website | iTunes) – Obviously, the host is democratic leaning and was a part of the Obama administration, but his guest list has included some people that would not be democrats. Found the conversations to be insightful and informative.
  • Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates (Website | iTunes) – I really love this podcast and how they debate issues. Sometimes the guests are better than others, but for the most past the debaters really work on their arguments and stay out of petty arguments. It really challenges me to think about my beliefs on certain subjects.
  • Slate Plus Podcasts (Website) – I am a Slate Plus subscriber so I listen to a few Slate Podcasts.  My favorites are Political Gabfest (Website), Amicus (Website) and Working (Website). I listen to the others depending on the topic that they are discussing.
  • Voice of San Diego Podcast (Website | iTunes) – Ran across this website in the run up to the November elections.  That had a great run down of all the local initiatives and what I thought we pretty unbiased opinions on the ballot measures. If you live in San Diego, I think this is a must listen. So much so that I am not an official supporter of VOSD.
  • [NEW] – Pod Save [America/People/World] – Loving these three podcasts from the Cooked Network. Just started listening to these in the last month or so and enjoying the behind the scenes details on politics from insiders.
  • [NEW] – Stay Tuned with Preet (Website | iTunes) – Preet Bharara is the former US Attorney for Southern New York that was fired by Donald Trump. Interesting to hear his opinions from a legal perspective.
  • [Semi-Dormant] – Not removing, but episodes have been few and far between lately. Common Sense with Dan Carlin and Good Schools for All


  • Data Engineering Podcast (Website | iTunes) – This is a new podcast, so the jury is still out on this podcast, but I will be watching very closely to see how this one evolves.
  • Software Engineering Daily (Website | iTunes) – I do not listen to every episode of this podcast, but they have a few good data focused discussions as well.
  • Data Skeptic (Website | iTunes) – Another data focused podcast that covers a number of different areas in the data world. Really enjoying the data discussions on this podcast.


Just a few other miscellaneous podcasts that fall into categories all their own.

  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History (Website | iTunes) – A fair warning that some of these are long, but they are super interesting. The episodes on World War I (Blueprint for Armageddon) are awesome and explain a lot of what happened in the world later. His latest episode “The Destroyer of Worlds” about the nuclear age is similarly awesome.
  • NPR Fresh Air (Website | iTunes) – I really enjoy the long interviews when they feature someone that piques my interest.

So, I think that about does it for my list. What are you listening to? Any podcasts that are missing on my list that you think I should be listening to? Let me know in the comments.

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