• PODCASTS
    The Best Podcast Search Engine

    Photo via Gratisography Finding a podcast is easy; finding relevant episodes is harder. If you want to find, say, all of Paul F. Tompkins’s guest appearances, or podcast episodes about the Russian Revolution, try the podcast search engine Listen Notes. Listen Notes is a no-nonsense search engine with a database of over 18 million episodes from over […]

  • QUOTES
    ‘Game of Thrones’: The 15 Best Quotes From Season 7

    Winter is here, and so is our list of the best bits of dialogue from the penultimate season of ‘Thrones.’ As much as Game of Thrones leans on effects-heavy battle sequences and brutal bits of unexpected death, the show’s secret weapon has always been its sharp tongue. From the earliest moments of the very first season, Game of […]

  • LIFE
    Portugal has the best quality of life in the world for expats

    If you’re thinking of quitting your job where you live and moving abroad for a new life and career, then Portugal is apparently the place to be. According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—on expats, Portugal has the best quality of life in the world. InterNations, the networking group which conducted […]

  • This week’s best radio: political portraits and on-the-ball podcasts

    Cartoonist and author Martin Rowson. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian In Life Drawing (21-25 August, 1.45pm, Radio 4), the Guardian’s own Martin Rowson creates likenesses of newspaper editor George Osborne, poet John Cooper Clarke, political journalist Julia Langdon, zoologist Sarah Christie and illustrator Ralph Steadman while talking to them about their lives and the part they have played in his. Osborne points out that […]

  • Paul Kelly: Life Is Fine review – some of his best songs in years

    In the A–Z of Paul Kelly’s career – something he spent some 550 pages discussing in his excellent “mongrel memoir” How to Make Gravy, which obliquely discussed in alphabetical order the inspirations, motivations and memories lurking behind more than 100 of his songs – attention always turns back to his third album, Post, the one […]

  • PODCASTS
    These are the best business, technology, and media podcasts

    Like 21% of Americans, I’ve listened to a podcast in the last month. For me, these have helped transform a meaningless commute time into idea generating time. As someone most interested in investing in public tech and media companies, I tend to gravitate to podcasts that delve into these areas. That usually means I scan the […]

  • PODCASTS
    The Best Podcasts of 2017 (So Far)

    Halfway into the year, it’s a pretty damn interesting time for podcast fans. There’s a lot happening in the upper echelons of podcasting, and I’ve been tasked with assembling a list of the best shows released so far. In the spirit of acknowledging how bonkers this task is — finding the cream of the crop in […]

  • PODCASTS
    19 Of The Best Food Podcasts 2017

      For those of us interested in the stories behind the food we eat or the drinks we consume, podcasts have become a different kind of fuel. Several months ago, I asked some friends and fellow food writers for their favorite podcasts since I often find myself with time to enjoy more in-depth stories while […]