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Podcast favs & recs from 2021

December 2021

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I spent a ridiculous amount of time in 2021 listening to podcasts. They became an integral part of my everyday. For me, they were a window into the world as we stayed indoors.  

They gave me company in the early mornings as I paced around our dark bedroom rocking my infant son to sleep, on my long walks around the neighbourhood cemetery pushing him in the pram, on the bike for daycare dropoffs and pickups, while hanging the laundry, or doing the dishes after a long day. It felt like I was listening to podcasts anytime I wasn’t having a conversation.

So I’ve compiled a list of my favorite shows from 2021, and favorites from friends & acquaintances on Instagram. There’s something for everyone in this list.

My favorite shows from 2021

Day X

Rabbit Hole


Stuff The British Stole

The Facebook Files

The Sterling Affairs

Favorites from my friends

How to Save a Planet

Climate change: Why haven’t we solved it yet?


The Dropout

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

The Seen and the Unseen

Hidden Brain

The Read

Wind of Change

The New Yorker: Fiction

Modern Love

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Dare to Lead with Brené Brown

The School of Greatness

The Tim Ferriss Show

On Being with Krista Tippett

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Decoder with Nilay Patel

The Missing Cryptoqueen

The Shrink Next Door

Sounds Like A Cult

Ologies with Alie Ward

Simple Ken

Real Narcos

Crime Show

SciShow Tangents

A list of shows I followed on a regular basis

The Journal

The Daily

A16Z Podcast

How I Built This

Design Better

People I (Mostly) Admire

The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Ringer NBA Show

All The Smoke

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Hope this list helps you when you’re looking for something new to inspire you! Happy 2022!