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Podcast University

BY RELEVANT ISSUE 83 / LIFE August 22, 2016

Podcasting is growing up. Sure, there are a gazillion podcasts on every topic imaginable, but a new wave has ambitions greater than just entertainment. They’re out to expand minds. Here’s a look at six prestige series that combine literary-style prose, in-depth reporting and old fashioned radio.

###Revisionist History
From author Malcolm Gladwell, each episode re-examines a big idea, historical event or social norm.

###Invisibilia
NPR’s mind-bending series is, you might have heard, “about the invisible forces that control human behavior.”

###More Perfect
From RadioLab, this show looks at how individual Supreme Court cases are still shaping cultural values.

###Freakonomics
Economists show how applying economic principles to almost anything reveals truths hiding in plain site.

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