Alex Bloomberg, a producer from This American Life and Planet Money, decided to start a for profit podcast production company, focusing on making high quality, narrative style podcasts. When he started the company though, he had the really cool idea to make his first show about launching a start up company called (appropriately) Start Up
. He went through his whole first season of that after 14 episodes and has started season 2 as well. I really enjoyed listening to it, and season 2 (following a new start up) is shaping up nicely too.
As part of the Start Up podcast, they documented the beginning of their second show, Reply All
, which is a show all about the internet. It sounds like it'd be pretty boring, but so far they've consistently found interesting topics to talk about that I'm usually not terribly familiar with.
Lastly (for now), they've just launched their third show, called Mystery Show
. There's only 2 episodes so far, but I really like it. Basically, the host tackles common mysteries that people send in or she stumbles upon. Her one rule is that it can't be anything that is solvable by searching the internet; she has to go on location to investigate. It's a really nice change of pace from the typical podcast/radio show and so far I like.
Anyone else listening to any of these yet?