Backstory -- Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh head this public radio program and podcast, which brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.
Dan Carlin -- [From Yahoo] This is the best history podcast in existence and perfect for history buffs and educators...[t]his podcast follows famous historian Dan Carlin as he looks really in-depth into a myriad of different subjects.
Slate Political Gabfest -- Join host David Plotz and his Friday regulars Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson as they talk about the week in news and politics.
Freakanomics Radio -- Loved the book? Then you'll love the radio hour!
Radiolab -- WNYC's Jad Abrumad and Robert Krulwich " weav[e] stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries."
This American Life -- [From HuffPo] Host Ira Glass will guide you through investigations into deeply personal stories, some of which will resonate with you for years to come. These are stories unheard anywhere else, and their high journalistic standards ensure you're never stuck listening to a half-baked idea.
Planet Money -- [From HuffPo] Fiscal cliff? Debt ceiling? When you need economic concepts and ideas explained there's almost no one better than the team at Planet Money. These guys can even make insurance and third-world debt interesting.
The Moth -- I hope to be half as good a story teller as these professional and amateur guests. This radio show offers up some truly intriguing and inspirational stories!
This I Believe -- TIB "is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives."
TED Radio Hour -- If you enjoy the TED talks, you'll like the radio hour equally :-)
StoryCorps -- Inspirational stories about "our shared humanity" and our "connections between people."