These are live recordings of people conversing in front of an audience so the sound quality is very far from that of most other podcasts. But then the quality of the speakers largely outweighs anything else!
Knowledgeable, articulate, intelligent writers, artists and thinkers speak about literature, their lives, economy, world politics or Shakespeare.
My favourites :
Marjane Satrapi (of brilliant Persepolis) was a blast! Funny and clever and irresistible!
Jay Z was surprisingly well-phrased and levelheaded. (That surprised me because I know he hasn't done any higher education.)
Gloria Steinem was her usual intelligent, outspoken and humane self.
Noam Chomsky is always Noam Chomsky, but that his conversation partner Yanis Varoufakis should be so convincing I had not anticipated.