The Best Podcasts We’re Listening To Right Now

Last week, we brought you our picks to add to your cozy fall reading list. But, as life tends to get in the way, we don’t always have time to sit down and read a book. Or maybe your “me time” is when you’re driving alone in the car and catching up on podcast episodes and news that you missed.

No matter what your motivation, we’re sharing the podcasts we’re listening to right now. Have one to add to the list? Email us at

“Motive” by WBEZ Chicago – Eliza Fillo, sponsored content

An NPR podcast, “Exposing violence and cover ups, the new season of ‘Motive’ investigates the hidden world of big prisons in small towns. Places where everyone knows each other and difficult truths get buried.”

“Revisionist History” and “Wardrobe Crisis” – Penn Iarocci, advertising consultant

Revisionist History” is “Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past — an event, a person, an idea, even a song — and asks whether we got it right the first time. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.”

Wardrobe Crisis” is “a sustainable fashion platform driven by our passion for communication, learning, and sharing knowledge and stories. We love fashion, but we don’t believe clothes can be beautiful if they’re made in an ugly way. We stand for a fairer, greener, cleaner fashion future that respects people and planet and recognizes the power of dialogue, listening and learning.”

“Louisiana Insider” – Melanie Warner Spencer, editor

Louisiana Insider,” a podcast from our sister publication Louisiana Life Magazine (which Spencer is the editor), is “a superlative guide to a great state’s destinations, hosted by Errol Laborde, Executive Editor of Louisiana Life Magazine.”

Crime Show” | “Every Little Thing” | “Stuff You Should Know” | “Reveal” – Drew Hawkins, research database coordinator

Pod Save America” – Rich Collins, business news editor

“‘Pod Save America‘ is a no-bullshit conversation about politics hosted by former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor.”

Right Now with Ralph Martin” – Abbie Whatley, marketing coordinator

“Right Now with Ralph Martin” is a spiritual podcast where listeners can “join author, speaker, and world-wide renewal leader, Dr. Ralph Martin, as he shares what the Holy Spirit is stirring up in the Church right now: words of encouragement from the Lord to strengthen you for such a time as this.”

Smartless” | “Morbid” | “I Love a Lifetime Movie” – Ashley McLellan, editor

Womanica” – Kim Singletary, editor

Singletary says – besides all of our podcasts, “Womanica” is my favorite right now. They’re super short (about 7 minutes) talks about a different woman in history. Great for my short drives around town. 

Listen to all of the Renaissance Publishing podcasts here – “Beyond the Beads” | “Beyond the Grave” | “Biz Talks” | “Louisiana Insider

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