This Podcast is Cool

Our Director of Content & Programming, Tammy Terwelp, is always on the lookout for new, interesting and innovative voices.

We know you don't always have time to listen to everything, so she'll post podcasts that you should check out. You'll see listener recommendations as well.

Know of a great podcast?  Email Tammy.

Pop Culture Podcast
5:09 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour

We all love NPR, and they have a great podcast that is distinctly non-newsy called The Pop Culture Happy Hour. It's hosted by Linda Holmes, NPR's Pop Culture Editor and writer of the blog, Monkey See.  

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PGH Podcast
4:50 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Writing on the Floor

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The inaugural non-90.5 WESA cool podcast comes from Pittsburgher, Zach Simons. Zach produces Writing on the Floor, self-described as "... a show dedicated exploring anyone who is doing anything interesting or creative in life. We want to showcase people who are worth talking to… people who are trying to make the world better on some way."

Zach has a regular-person job but he truly has a public radio soul. He works late at night in a closet for free and strikes me as a Cheetos guy. He scores interviews with creative and influential people in our city and gets them talking.

Recent guests include the Mayor, WQED's Deb Acklin, Tedx Grandview supernova, Kacey Wherley and Dr. Matt Lamanna, Paleontologist and Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at The Carnegie Museum.  See?  I told you Zach was pub radio. 

He also does a lot of amazing things with Arcade Comedy Theatre - recording their shows, doing his podcast from the stage. Check it out here.

This podcast was recommended by Twitter user @dantregembo.  Have a suggestion? Hit me up @wesatammy.

90.5 WESA PGH Podcast
4:30 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Social Club

The first suggested cool podcast is our newest, Social Club.  Well, not exactly new - Rachel and Josh have done this before but only on-air.  Josh is our own Morning Edition host, Josh Raulerson and Rachel Carlson is the muscle behind the Pittsburgh Yelp arm. They do a great job of culling through events and trends so you don't have to.

Now you can automatically get the skinny on what to do each weekend in and around Pittsburgh by subscribing to this podcast here. 

Sample it here.