Media for 2015

As 2015 gets under way, I want to give my readers an idea of where I like to get my news and entertainment. As you might notice, many of these are podcasts. Podcasts are great because I can listen to them while walking between classes.

I will periodically update this list if I add anything new to my news + entertainment consumption list. I will probably re-post this on social media if I make any large changes, so no need to check it too often. Just follow me on Twitter.


Popehat and @Popehat

“Since a number of Popehat’s authors are attorneys, work in closely related fields, or have strong interests in politics, law is also a relative constant in the site’s focus. Nevertheless, though it may seem to be at times, this is not a “law blog” as such. Ultimately, the subject of Popehat is whatever the author of a given post wishes to discuss…” (


“We’re living in historic times. Don’t waste it on TV. Unplug from the distractions, and unfilter your life! Jupiter Broadcasting’s weekly media watchdog, meme spotter, and topic deep diver.”

NPR 7am News Summary

Four and a half minute summary of the latest news. Released a few times a day.


Marc Andreessen. Interesting commentary and lots of tweets about corporate America.

Tech news

Linux Action Show + Linux Unplugged

“The worlds # 1 Linux podcast. A weekly show that covers the best in the open source and Linux world. Get a solid dose of Linux, gadgets, howto, reviews, and news every week!”
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“The Linux Action Show with no prep, no limits, and tons of opinion. An open show powered by community LINUX Unplugged takes the best attributes of open collaboration and focuses them into a weekly lifestyle show about Linux.”


“A weekly show covering the latest developments in the world of the BSD family of operating systems. News, Tutorials and Interviews for new users and long time developers alike.”

Coder Radio

“A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of Software Development and related technologies.”

Hacker news

Community aggregated news site run my Y-Combinator.

Linux Weekly News

“ aims to be the premier news and information source for the free software community. We provide comprehensive coverage of development, legal, commercial, and security issues.”


99% Invisible

“99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.” (

NPR Planet Money

“The Economy Explained.” Interesting, in depth discussion of various topics relating to the economy.

Smart People Podcast

“Smart People Podcast (SPP @SmartPeoplePod) is simply a place to hear cool stuff from even cooler people. We are reaching out to leading professionals in various industries to pick their oversized brains and pass that information along to our listeners.” (


The Truth Podcast

“Movies for your ears.”

Questionable Content

“Questionable Content (or “QC,” as it is frequently abbreviated) is an online comic strip that is ostensibly about romance, indie rock, little robots, and the problems people have.”


“Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).”


“not a rubyist, not a husband, not a father, not a christian, not a dog, not a horse”