Podcasts are like your own custom NPR, without the monotone announcer. Just open the podcast app on your iPhone. Some suggestions of where to start:
Freakonomics Radio – How to Be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future. Experts and pundits are notoriously bad at forecasting, in part because they aren’t punished for bad predictions. Also, they tend to be deeply unscientific. The psychologist Philip Tetlock is finally turning prediction into a science — and now even you could become a superforecaster.
99% Invisible – Unpleasant Design and Hostile Urban Architecture. Benches in parks, train stations, bus shelters and other public places are meant to offer seating, but only for a limited duration. Many elements of such seats are subtly or overtly restrictive. Arm rests, for instance, indeed provide spaces to rest arms, but they also prevent people from lying down or sitting in anything but a prescribed position. This type of design strategy is sometimes classified as “hostile architecture,” or simply: “unpleasant design.”