What’s Your Favorite “Edutainment” Podcast?

Freakonomics Radio has been nominated as one of the top “edutainment” podcasts on iTunes, and the biggest vote-getter will be featured on iTunes in July. You can vote here. I will warn you, the competition is very stiff — we’re up against Radiolab (which would probably get my vote, to be honest), the TED Talks podcast, and some other formidables.

I realize it is the height of hypocrisy for us, the guys who say that voting is overvalued, to ask for your vote. But if you don’t mind voting for hypocrites, go ahead and tick the box.

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  1. Shane says:

    Planet Money & Stuff You Should Know

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  2. Zach says:

    Hardcore History with Dan Carlin – good material – excellent production values – only problem is he only releases 3-4/year.

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  3. David says:

    There are numerous podcasts, that depending on the day and on my mood could be number one.

    I would like to be the first to mention the hilarious Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. It is different the, but not better than Radiolab and Freakonomics.

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  4. Eric M. Jones. says:

    Most TED talks need the graphics. But TED talks are way up there.

    This American Life…Astonishing! Listen to “HANDS ON A HARDBODY.” (Part of 62: Something for Nothing). Or try 423: THE INVENTION OF MONEY…Just Stellar Great Stuff.

    Car Talk? Light stuff but always good.

    BBC Hardtalk (these have video, but it’s only a talking head.)

    BBC anything else. (I’m not an Anglophile, but the BBC does not bow to financial interests, and has the most courageous stand on world events).

    Lots of great Podcast out there. ITunes has many thousands of free podcasts in every subject.

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  5. Peter says:

    BBC Radio 4′s ‘In our Time’ is fantastic

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  6. Paul D. says:

    It’s a tie between Freakonomics and RadioLab for first. Stuff you should know runs a close second…

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  7. Erud1t3 says:

    While taste is subjective and all that, there’s no way Stuff you Should Know is better than either TED or Freakonomics or Radiolab.
    I propose we vote TED to bring down Stuff You Should Know.

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  8. Andrew McGivern says:

    Hey… The Bunker Project podcast isn’t on the list! ;) Maybe next time?

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