The Big Listen

The Big Listen

There are tens of thousands of podcasts out there. So how do you know what to listen to? On The Big Listen — THE broadcast about podcasts from WAMU and NPR — host Lauren Ober introduces you to podcasts you might not have ever heard of, and gives you the inside scoop on shows you already love. Through interviews, listener recommendations, show snippets and more, The Big Listen helps you curate your perfect playlist.

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
Ira Madison III Wants You To Keep It 00:50:01 2018-01-18 17:49
Abbi Jacobson Is A Piece Of Work (Encore) 00:50:02 2018-01-11 19:50
Larry Wilmore Is Black On The Air 00:50:21 2018-01-04 23:39
Angela Rye, Queen of Sophistiratchet (Encore) 00:50:55 2017-12-28 15:00
Best New Podcasts of 2017 00:51:54 2017-12-21 19:55
36 Questions For Jonathan Groff (Encore) 00:50:43 2017-12-14 16:08
Jon Ronson Likes Porn (Stories) 00:51:21 2017-12-07 19:40
Noshing On Food Podcasts with Francis Lam & Kim Severson 00:50:30 2017-11-30 15:56
Levar Burton Reads To You (Encore) 00:49:40 2017-11-23 14:00
Denis O'Hare and the Danger of Dinner Parties 00:49:55 2017-11-16 18:45
Chris Gethard and the Art of Deep Listening 00:50:08 2017-11-09 14:35
Adventure Times! Podcasts Celebrating Travel and Exploration (Encore) 00:49:50 2017-11-02 16:10
Glynn Washington Spooked Me The H*** Out 00:49:58 2017-10-26 16:46
JD Samson On Making Podcast Music "More Boring" 00:49:29 2017-10-19 17:17
For DeRay Mckesson, It Started With A Newsletter 00:50:53 2017-10-12 17:24
Moose On The Loose: A Canada Special (Encore) 00:50:09 2017-10-05 16:00
Angela Rye, Queen of Sophistiratchet 00:50:35 2017-09-28 18:45
Getting Invisible With Hanna Rosin & Alix Spiegel (Encore) 00:50:17 2017-09-21 17:30
Abbi Jacobson Is A Piece Of Work 00:50:09 2017-09-14 18:02
36 Questions for Jonathan Groff 00:50:24 2017-09-07 17:49
Lauren Lapkus Is Our Special Guest! (Encore) 00:50:55 2017-08-31 13:30
Tavi Gevinson, Rookie (Podcast) of the Year (Encore) 00:50:34 2017-08-24 13:30
Larenz Tate Goes Old School With Bronzeville (Encore) 00:50:40 2017-08-17 13:47
Falling In Love With Jonathan Groff: The Special 00:23:00 2017-08-15 20:17
We Need To Talk About S-Town (Encore) 00:51:03 2017-08-10 13:30
Adventure Times! Podcasts Celebrating Travel and Exploration 00:50:09 2017-08-03 23:27
Munching Mini Eggs With Ronna & Beverly (Encore) 00:51:52 2017-07-27 16:15
LeVar Burton Reads (To You) 00:50:14 2017-07-20 21:08
Getting Invisible With Hanna Rosin And Alix Spiegel 00:50:13 2017-07-13 20:45
Gillian Jacobs Gets Squeaky Clean With Podcasts 00:51:08 2017-07-06 15:00
Moose On The Loose: Podcasting Canada's Sesquicentennial 00:50:57 2017-06-29 19:45
Talking Wife Life With Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Encore) 00:50:52 2017-06-22 17:36
Tegan & Sara, Podcast Super Fans 00:50:59 2017-06-15 16:51
The Tegan & Sara Pride Special! 00:24:08 2017-06-12 17:34
Katie Couric Is No One's Sweetheart (Encore) 00:51:12 2017-06-08 16:16
The Unraveling of Bill Cosby 00:50:42 2017-06-01 19:08
Lauren Lapkus Is Our Special Guest! 00:51:58 2017-05-25 18:21
Malcolm Gladwell Will Make You Cry (Encore) 00:51:42 2017-05-18 14:00
Mother's Day Extravaganza: Pods and Broads! 00:50:57 2017-05-11 21:47
Tavi Gevinson, Rookie (Podcast) of the Year 00:51:43 2017-05-05 00:44
A More Perfect Podcast (Remix) 00:52:08 2017-04-27 19:51
We Need To Talk About S-Town 00:51:57 2017-04-20 17:46
Munching Mini Eggs With Ronna & Beverly 00:51:15 2017-04-13 20:11
The Ronna & Beverly Passover Special! 00:22:49 2017-04-10 22:03
Oprah Says: You Get A Podcast! (Encore) 00:52:07 2017-04-06 14:00
Gillian Jacobs Gets Squeaky Clean With Podcasts 00:52:24 2017-03-30 16:59
Katie Couric Is No One's Sweetheart 00:52:59 2017-03-23 20:01
Hardcore Listening With Dan Carlin (Encore) 00:51:58 2017-03-16 13:00
Talking Wife Life With Cameron Esposito And Rhea Butcher 00:52:08 2017-03-09 19:48
Susan Orlean Loves To Cry (Remix) 00:52:10 2017-03-02 16:00
Larenz Tate Goes Old School With Bronzeville 00:52:00 2017-02-23 20:18
Anna Sale Wants To Be Uncomfortable 00:51:43 2017-02-16 18:51
Valentine's Day Special: Love, Romance and Lost Wedding Rings 00:51:10 2017-02-09 20:28
Malcolm Gladwell Will Make You Cry 00:51:21 2017-02-02 20:12
Al Letson Reveals Errthang (Encore) 00:52:07 2017-01-26 19:56
Inauguration Special: Are Presidents Really People Too? 00:51:39 2017-01-19 22:02
Susan Orlean Loves To Cry 00:51:48 2017-01-12 21:16
Susan Orlean Loves To Cry 00:51:48 2017-01-12 21:16
Warehouse Workers, UNITE! (Rebroadcast) 00:50:24 2017-01-05 19:47
The Future is Podcasting 00:51:04 2016-12-29 22:14
Admitting You Have A Problem (Rebroadcast) 00:50:09 2016-12-22 17:14
Oberdose (Get It?!) 00:51:11 2016-12-15 20:15
You Get A Podcast! 00:51:53 2016-12-08 21:27
Review This Podcast 00:51:49 2016-12-01 19:27
Roadtrippin' Across America 00:50:58 2016-11-23 21:07
The Family That Podcasts Together 00:50:48 2016-11-17 18:49
Warehouse Workers, UNITE! 00:50:36 2016-11-10 19:21
Election Extravaganza! 00:49:50 2016-11-03 19:35
Occupy This Podcast 00:50:18 2016-10-27 19:54
It's A Stampede! 00:50:41 2016-10-20 20:21
Admitting You Have A Problem 00:49:58 2016-10-13 16:31
Santa Is A Big, Big Fan 00:50:07 2016-10-06 18:05
The Big Listen Preview 00:01:52 2016-09-29 23:19