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Pod City: 15 Classic Podcasts Featuring ‘SNL’ Alums — Podcasts don't get much juicier than Gilbert Gottfried's interview with Chevy Chase. On the Nov. 16 episode of Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, the old friends flash back to Chase's Saturday Night Live days, tell dirty jokes, gossip about Rodney Dangerfield, and do pretty much everything else I hoped they would.

Pod City: 9 New Podcasts To Put on Your Radar — According to my Stitcher app, I've logged more than 1,010 hours listening to podcasts. Below are a few new shows I've come across in recent weeks-all of them interesting and well-produced-making me think I could hit that 2,000 mark before I know it. For more recs, peruse the Pod City archive.

Pod City: 9 Podcasts That’ll Scare Your Pants Off — I'm all about costumes, candy, and anything else Halloween-y ... that isn't scary. But even though I avoid ghosts and guts, I have many friends who wallow in them, particularly this time of year. So, with fans of all things creepy-crawly in mind, below are a few podcasts to help you get into the Halloween spirit (with a couple not-so-scary shows thrown in): SPOOKY STORYTELLING 1.

Pod City: 10 Podcasts to Help You Sleep — Despite having a busy job, an energetic toddler, and a painful 5:30 a.m. alarm, I'm no stranger to insomnia. Fortunately, I've noticed a growing number of podcasts aimed at putting me to sleep. Below are a few of my faves, which range from simple meditations to grownup bedtime stories to droning tones.

Pod City: 9 Fascinating Food Facts From This Week’s Podcasts — For some, fall's biggest assets are football 'n' foliage; I say nothing tops the food. This week, I round up little-known culinary facts from recent podcasts, some more digestible than others: 1. THERE REALLY IS A ROOM WHERE FAST-FOOD EXECS TEST WEIRD IDEAS.

Pod City: 8 Cool Quotes From Notable Women on Podcasts This Week — Sometimes unintentional patterns emerge in my podcast consumption. As it happens, this week I heard a bunch of interviews with rockin' women, from Chrissie Hynde to Peaches to Laura Jane Grace. Below are a few things they said that stuck with me. If they resonate with you, consider streaming the full eps.

Pod City: 9 Celebrities You May Not Realize Have Podcasts — In the year or so since I started this column, I've mentioned heaps of podcasts hosted by celebrities. Below are a few lesser-known shows that are worth hearing at least once. (Trust me, many aren't.)

Pod City: A Must-Hear ‘Radiolab’ and 7 More Standout Podcast Episodes — If you only listen to one podcast this month-if you only listen to one podcast this year-I'd recommend Radiolab's September 7 episode, " The Rhino Hunter." On it, producer Simon Adler interviews Corey Knowlton, a professional hunter who paid $350,000 to kill an endangered species in Namibia.

Pod City: ‘The Specialist,’ ‘Tom Green,’ and 8 More Recently Launched Podcasts — There's a podcast born every minute (or so it seems), and it doesn't take long before all the choices can become overwhelming. With that in mind, this week I share a few new shows that stand apart from the pack. Got your own ideas? Shout via Twitter or the comments.

Pod City: 14 Podcasts Your Kids Will Like (And Won’t Drive You Nuts) — I listen to podcasts mostly while driving-alone. When my toddler is in the car, she's guaranteed to either scream while I'm trying to hear Radiolab or pay a little too much attention to, say, WTF. This week, I round up a few podcasts that entertain the kids without grating on our nerves.
Sep 08, 2015

Honored to be on @whitneymatheson list of "14 Podcasts Your Kids Will like (And Won't Drive You Nuts)" Check it out!

Sep 17, 2015

RT @_lindsayp: This list by @whitneymatheson shows how much room there is for new podcasts for kids:… (psst: Add @TumbleCast!)

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Nov 24, 2015

Would like an ep of THE AFFAIR from the whiny, self-involved teen's perspective (rather than the whiny adults)...

Nov 22, 2015

THE LEFTOVERS has officially entered Lynchian/Kubrickian/LOSTian territory, and holy wow, it's fantastic.

Nov 20, 2015

I loved Sale of the Century as a kid! RT @THR: Jim Perry, Game Show Host, Dies at 82

Oct 29, 2015

The whole thing should just be the tracklist for TOO FAR TO CARE! 42 minutes of sheer perfection.…

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