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10 Podcasts to Binge Listen to This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving later this week and Christmas right around the corner, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, many will be looking for alternative ways to be spending time this holiday season. So whether you're driving to safely visit loved ones, escape the city for the mountains, or are looking for something fun to listen to to pass the time, here is a list of our ten favorite podcasts. We hope you enjoy and learn something new! 

1. 99% Invisible

"Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped looking. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture." (Cole Buffehr) 

2. The Anthropocene Reviewed

"The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times best selling author, John Green, reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale." (Cole Buffehr) 

3. The Rewatchables

"Bill Simmons and the other hosts' breakdown the history of films that you can watch and watch again… background, cultural impact, recasting… a good listen for any movie fan." (Even White)

4. Hodinkee Radio 

"I'm a watch geek, so this pod is perfect for me." (Even White) 

5. How I built this w/ Guy Raz

"This is a great podcast to get your creative and entrepreneurial juices flowing. Guy Raz talks with founders and creators of some of the world's top businesses and startups. They share their trials, errors, and successes in building their empires. I suggest starting with the Rent the Runway, Five Guys, or Spanx episodes." (Terassa Wren) 

6. The Munk Debates Podcast.

"Who doesn't love a good debate? Solid debates by world thinkers on a myriad of topics. No spin, no talking points, no yelling. Only honest discussion and scholarly debate." (Terassa Wren) 

7. The Peter King Podcast

 "Is my favorite. He has great guests and gets into the details on Pro Football, which I love more than any sport to watch." (Jeff Standish) 

"I'd also recommend; I also like the Andrew Yang Podcast, the Move by Lance Armstrong that is a great podcast and Jocko Willink has a fantastic podcast." (Jeff Standish) 

8. Science Friday

"This is an old school NPR show, and I freaking adore it. My background is not in science, so a lot of things are fascinating and entirely new to me. The world is changing so fast…." (Rachelle Vanderzanden ) 

9. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

"Always funny and entertaining. He gets great guests, and the interviews he does are really good." (Corey Janoff)

10. Whistleblower

"It's a 10-episode podcast about the NBA referee betting scandal in the mid-2000s. It appears betting, and game-fixing within sports is probably more prevalent than we wish to believe. A must-listen for sports fans." (Corey Janoff) 

Bonus Podcast! 

11. Financial Clarity For Doctors

 Hosts Corey Janoff and Rachelle Vanderzanden discuss pertinent financial planning topics affecting doctors, dentists and other medical & healthcare professionals. They address the financial concerns of physicians from the beginning of residency all the way to retirement. Topics include managing medical school loans, retirement savings, investing, achieving financial goals, insurance planning, and much more.  Click on the episodes below to listen and view a more detailed summary. Also available wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes published bi-weekly.

Happy podcast listening and happy holidays!