Four podcasts with episodes mostly under five minutes long
December 7, 2016 12:48 PM   Subscribe

  • Random Tape is a podcast of random audio recorded by producer David Weinberg.
    (The last two episodes are longer than five minutes. Don't start there.)
  • Sidewalks is a podcast of short interviews and other audio recorded on the sidewalk.
    (The most recent episode is longer than five minutes. Don't start there.)
  • Poetry Now is a podcast of modern poets reading poems, from the Poetry Foundation.
  • Poem of the Day is a podcast of poems from throughout history read by poets and actors, also from the Poetry Foundation.

(The Poetry Foundation has some other podcasts too, but the episodes are on average longer than five minutes.)
posted by Going To Maine (9 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
oh hey! I make sidewalks and I'm super grateful you included it in this list! Just a head's up, Random Tape is a great show that's produced by David Weinberg, not Jonathan Mejivar.
posted by FMcapper at 1:00 PM on December 7, 2016 [5 favorites]


[Corrected the name of the producer, per OP request.]
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:07 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


If I may Id like to add a cute little one I devour every time it comes up in Overcast

Robot or Not? featuring Jason Snell and John Siracusa
posted by ShawnString at 1:31 PM on December 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


There is also Manton Reece’s Timetable. There have been a few ~6 minute ones, but the most recent recordings (after the “summer break”) are all under five minutes.
posted by Martijn at 1:50 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


thank you for these recommendations! I love seeking out new poetry!
posted by Gymnopedist at 2:27 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Along these lines the BirdNote podcast is very entertaining and very short. And the theme music gets stuck in your head for days, as any good theme song should.
posted by tybstar at 2:55 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Tweet of the Day isn’t being updated any more, but there are 386 to listen to.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 3:25 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ooooh, this might be just the push I need to do the weekly poetry warm-up I have wanted to do in my classes. Thank you!!
posted by MsDaniB at 8:33 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Six-year old science student & podcaster Nate's The Show About Science podcast–with him asking the realest questions of actual working scientists–is pretty much my favorite thing in the world.
posted by Mike Mongo at 8:49 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


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