First Person Podcast
Discovered this one last year when I had given up on games media, and was looking for something fresh and actually good. Those of you looking for a gaming podcast that’s a little different should check this one out. It’s hosted by a few games studies grad students. Each episode usually revolves around one game or topic in which the hosts discuss their thoughts on these things, usually from an academic perspective. The cool thing is that they do this in an accessible and fun way.
Check out their writing http://www.firstpersonscholar.com
Top Rank Magazine
Top Rank is a great podcast which focuses on the work of women from varied backgrounds in cultural, activist, and academic fields. The conversations and topics covered are great and always fun. The format is usually one topic per episode. This allows them to really explore the topics well, which are also occasionally things you have not considered.
Never read the magazine itself, but if this is what their podcast is like I’m sure the magazine is probably just as good if not better.
The only tech podcast / publication that matters (but if Vice keeps going the way it is, that won’t last).
They don’t do any of that dumb rumor bullshit about fucking gadgets. Rather they tell stories about technology in the broad sense, from bio hacking, the future of war, to edgelords and social media, and how these things are shaping our collective future.
Just listen to their shit. It’s all fun and informative stories and conversations.