Call: (866) 432-8235

Read the Latest from Upward:

Listen Up! Here are 17 podcasts we can’t get enough of.

WRITTEN by: Helen Owens |
categories: Interactive

May 2017


The Allusionist

Suggested By: Allison Thayer
Part of Radiotopia through PRX, the host Helen Zaltzman explores how weird language can be. Spoiler: Language is really weird.

Oh No Ross and Carrie

Suggested By: Mike Fazio
Their tagline is "the show where we don't just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves." Ross & Carrie have joined Scientology, attended a Self-Realization Fellowship, learned Reiki and had a ton of other pseudo-scientific adventures. They've never found a magical cure or the meaning of life, but it's always really entertaining.

Fresh Air

Suggested By: Kevin Kemper
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

Reply All

Suggested By: Bryan Gordon
Reply All is a show about the internet and trained rats, time travel, celebrity dogs, lovelorn phone scammers, angry flower children, workplace iguanas, and more. It’s hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, who launched the show in 2014.

What Should I Read Next?

Suggested By: Jess Link
Anne Bogel (Blogger of Modern Mrs. Darcy blog) interviews a different person in each podcast. That person shares their three favorite books and one not-so-favorite. Based on that info, Anne recommends some new book suggestions for the podcast guest to read next.

Marketing Cloudcast

Suggested By: Leah Franklin
The Marketing Cloudcast is the podcast where brilliant marketers shoot straight about key trends, technologies, and topics in marketing today. We talk real-world challenges and solutions to help your company — and career.


Suggested By: Kevin Kemper, Kristen Kaltenstein & Mary Garrick
Using economic principles, Freakonomics explores the hidden side of everything.


Suggested By: Bryan Gordon
“Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life.”

Star Talk Radio

Suggested By: Mike Fazio
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and comedian Chuck Nice talk science, bring in guests for extremely interesting interviews, and answer listener questions.

The Memory Palace

Suggested By: Allison Thayer
The Memory Palace is the perfect length for a work commute or a quick listen. Host Nick DiMeo unpacks snippets of history from sources like old photos, audio excerpts, newspaper clippings, pieces of art and more.

This American Life

Suggested By: Kristen Kaltenstein
Storytelling at its best. It's not a news or talk show. Each week they pick a topic and curate a few stories related to that topic for the show. It's funny, emotional, smart and enlightening. Personally, it's a great way to lose yourself. Professionally, you learn more about humans. marketers...the more we know about the human race, the smarter we are.


Suggested By: Shawn Metz
Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum ( in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to espionage.

NPR Politics Podcast

Suggested By: Jess Link
A small group of NPR political journalists get together weekly and talk about recent political news. I listened to this religiously during the election season.

99% Invisible

Suggested By: Bryan Gordon
"99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With 150 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes."


Suggested By: Crystal Olig
"Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true-life, scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people and places of our wildest nightmares."

Serious Inquiries Only

Suggested By: Mike Fazio
Thomas Smith talks political news, philosophy and religion & brings in guests for interviews & debates.

The Moth

Suggested By: Jess Link
Another NPR Podcast -- each episode is made of up recordings of storytellers who tell their stories extemporaneously to a live audience. Great stories!

more insights

Upward Joins Forces with Lamark Media

Apr 21, 2021

Paving the Way for Accelerated Growth and Unparalleled Cross-Channel...Read

Most Surprising Reason for a Hospital 1-Star Review

Feb 14, 2020

As a health care provider, you will get one-star reviews. You just can't...Read

How Virtual Reality Can Save the Day for Trade Show Experiences

Feb 14, 2020

Listen in as Mark Goodwin chats with Zach Myers and Bill Sterzenbach on how...Read

The #1 Reason (by a wide margin) Health Care Patients Posted 1-Star Reviews

Jul 11, 2019

Upward recently analyzed over 3,800 hospital reviews from all over the US. We...Read