Freakonomics is a show that explores cultural norms and societal curiosities through an economic lens. "Stephen J. Dubner has surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature — from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his Freakonomics co-author Steve Levitt. "
Every Little Thing is a really fun podcast hosted by Flora Lichtman, that unveils interesting stories from seemingly everyday things. My favorite episodes: The Hid Rug of the Plant World, Six O'Clock Soundtrack, & How Not to Ruin Thanksgiving.
"Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently."
One of my all time favorite podcasts. Hosted by the fabulous Roman Mars, this show is full of fascinating fun facts, and interesting stories about the invisible forces that shape our world. They always have cool articles on their website and social media pages as well. 99% invisible describes itself as a show: "about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With over 150 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on itunes"