One of the best parts of a Library staff member’s job is helping patrons find their next great read, or movie, or show, but they also love podcasts. Check out their list of their current favorites here.
The Librarian Is In (from NYPL) - books, culture, what to read next
Every other week, Rhonda Evans and Frank Collerius discuss the books they're reading, pop culture and the literary zeitgeist, and the world of libraries—and welcome special guests.
Overdue - books
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy children's books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
The Worst Bestsellers - books, mature language
Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world.
The Incomparable - website full of pop culture podcasts
The Incomparable is a network of podcasts full of smart, funny people who love talking about TV, movies, books, comics, games, sports, and other aspects of popular culture.
Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who
A Doctor Who podcast where a rotating cast of six women, from across the globe, talk all things Doctor Who.
Uncanny Magazine Podcast - science fiction
A monthly podcast featuring selected material from Uncanny Magazine, including fiction, poetry, and interviews.
Spooked - supernatural
Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid.
Office Ladies - television
The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you.
Mobituaries - history
Mo Rocca’s long love of obituaries has led him to create Mobituaries, an irreverent but deeply researched appreciation of the people (and things) of the past who have long intrigued him.
Crime Junkie - true crime
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
The Vanished - true crime
A true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing.
This Podcast will Kill You - science
Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be.
True Crime Garage - true crime, mature language
Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer.
David Tennant Does a Podcast With… - celebrity
David Tennant gets talking with the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere.
Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend - comedy, mature language
Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.
Nerdette Podcast - society and culture, books
A safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life. Host Greta Johnsen talks to people about their obsessions: from science to science fiction, great lady nerds of history to Beyoncé.
Appointment Television - television, mature language
Appointment Television is a podcast about the TV you want to make time for. Every other Thursday Margaret, Kathryn, and Andrew will revisit old shows, discover new ones, and debate everything from highbrow dramas to episodes of The Bachelor.
The West Wing Weekly - television
An episode-by-episode discussion of The West Wing, co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, and Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder.
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me - current events
NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
Ask Me Another - comedy
Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain.
Pop Culture Happy Hour - pop culture
A fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.
Welcome to Night Vale - science fiction
Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true.
The Good Place the Podcast - television
The official podcast for NBC's The Good Place.
Judge John Hodgman - comedy
Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge.
Unspooled - movies, mature language
Paul Scheer and film critic Amy Nicholson watch the AFI's top 100 movies of all time, to find out what makes classics like Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver so special.
Reply All - technology, mature language
A podcast about the internet that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.
Armchair Expert - comedy, TV and film interviews, mature language
Dax Shepard is fascinated by the messiness of being human, and he finds people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings and explores their stories.
Invisibilia - science
Fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
Gilmore Guys - television, mature language
Go deep into Gilmore Girls episode by episode with special guests to analyze, praise, mock, and gab about all things Stars Hollow.
The Lady Gang - celebrity society and culture
A celebrity driven podcast where no subject is off limits. Each week, a celebrity guest joins the hosts for a raw, honest, and hilarious look at what life is really like under the bright lights of Hollywood.
Fresh Air - interviews
Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, featuring intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries
Unlocking Us - relationships
Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.
Off the Vine - television, mature language
Kaitlyn Bristowe creates a space where girls (and gents) can feel empowered to be themselves as they discuss all things Bachelor.