For when you're scrambling over breakfast and coffee: Internet Explorer
Average Length: 30 minutes
Gateway Episode: “How a Teen Uncovered the Internet’s Weirdest Catfish”
You will achieve early morning equilibrium as 21st-century anthropologists Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos unpack stories from the Internet. While certain episodes can hit anywhere between serious and frivolous, Internet Explorer always pretties up the twisted online world with a belly laugh, or twelve.
For your hop-skip-and-a-jump-away commute: The Allusionist
Average Length: 15 minutes
Gateway Episode: “Mountweazel”
Get your neurons firing with a little light lexicology. Hosted by the ever-charming Helen Zaltzman, The Allusionist is brain candy for word nerds. Unlike the legions of didactic, educational podcasts, it’s light, entertaining, and often funny -- the perfect mental prep for another day of the grind.