The best podcasts to listen to from The Buzzer

The best podcasts to listen to from The Buzzer

One of the best things about taking transit – aside from having somebody else do the driving for you! – is you can do something else en route to your destination.

Podcasts have become a go-to for many customers while riding transit. That’s why the writers at The Buzzer have compiled a list of their favourite podcasts for you to listen to!

Psst… don’t forget! We have a few audio recordings out that are like podcasts for you to check out. There’s one with TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond on why he loves transit, as well as interviews with a person that collects bus transfers and another who helps collect buses.

For the news junkie

CBC’s Front Burner is a daily news podcast that explores the big stories of the day with curiosity and an open mind. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson leads you deep into the narratives shaping Canada and the world. Through original reporting and smart conversations, Front Burner will leave you feeling more informed, connected and eager to share what you’ve learned.

Do you ever wake up worried that something has happened and you don’t know about it? Or find yourself hungry for more about the story that’s buzzing on social media, but without the time to sort through all the noise? The Big Story is an in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada and the world today.

Today, Explained is Vox’s daily explainer podcast. Host Sean Rameswaram will guide you through the most important stories at the end of each day

For the transit enthusiast

Talking Headways is a podcast hosted by Streetsblog USA and Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire. They explore the intersection of transportation, urban planning, city living, and anything else that piques our interest.

Transit Unplugged shares the stories, challenges, and successes of the top transit professionals. Transit mobility is really the driving factor within the industry. Hear from the top transit professionals around the world, sharing their personal stories about becoming transit leaders, and their thoughts on the future of transit.

For the Vancouverite

This is VANCOLOUR is self-described as Vancouver’s bona fide culture and politics podcast. Hosted by Mo Amir, parse through the relevant issues with the city’s most colourful personalities.

The Cambie Report is Vancouver’s local politics podcast that’s hosted by Tessa Vikander, Matthew Naylor and Ian Bushfield.

For the curious

The Kwik Brain podcast is a fun, fast-paced show designed to help busy people learn and achieve anything in a fraction of the time!

If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered on the Stuff You Should Know podcast.

We know that our relationship with food isn’t always simple or one-dimensional. Each week, Cookable founder Grace Choi enlists the help of an expert to delve into the messy and wonderful complexities of food in our everyday lives in The Psyche Eats.

In Hardcore History, journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn’t academic history (and Carlin isn’t a historian) but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

For the pop culture fan

On History of the 90’s you’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora for a journey through the History of the 90’s.

On Being is a groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning, hosted by Krista Tippett. Every Thursday a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — and frequent special features like poetry, music and Q + A with Krista.

Elamin Abdelmahmoud and the Pop Chat round-table invite you in to the group chat to help make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet. Bringing their hottest takes to the table, join them every week as they debate, discuss and work through the pop culture discourse. The Pop Chat panel consists of: Shireen Ahmed, Angelina Chapin, Kevin Fallon, Sarah Hagi, Hussein Kesvani, Stacy Lee Kong, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Amil Niazi and Andrea Warner.

Under the Influence with Terry O’Reilly gives listeners a rare backstage pass into the hallways, boardrooms and recording studios of the ad industry. Join host and adman Terry O’Reilly for fascinating (and humorous) stories that connect the dots between pop culture, marketing and human nature.

Reply All is described by The Guardian as, “A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.”

Hosted by Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone) and produced by Propagate Content, An Oral History of The Office features interviews with the cast and creators from The Office and reveals some never-before-heard stories from the people who were there from the very beginning.