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BEST PODCASTS from December 2008

Updated on January 3, 2009

Obama's podcasts reign supreme in the Government category

A peek 'behind the curtain'

It's ironic: Although I have written some realllly cool HubPages articles on the history of rock & alt rock music (here), another fun one tracing disco & dance music (here), still another on country, jazz and hiphop all in one article (here), and a video-packed article on "How Harmony Helps Hits Happen" (here), my most popular articles are NOT any of those, noooo.

Instead, I'm shocked to see that you, the HubPages reader, enjoy it MOST when I list the month's top podcasts, like I did last May (here), June (here), July (here) and October (here).

Fine. Have it your way.

Bowing to HubPages Peer Pressure and back by popular demand, here's the very latest results: The December 2008 list of the #1 podcasts in each of Apple's iTunes sixteen podcast categories, plus some fun related videos. Enjoy.

VERY 'early adopters' respond to Sesame Street podcast

"Cream of the crop" podcasts

Category / Name / Source

#1 Government & Organizations podcast: "Videos from the President-Elect" - The Obama-Biden Transition Team

#1 Games & Hobbies podcast: "NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" - National Public Radio

#1 Health podcast: "Nutrition Diva's Quick & Dirty Tips for Eating" -

#1 Kids & Family podcast: "Sesame Street Podcast" - Sesame Street

"The God Delusion" on NPR's Science Friday podcast

"How to Handle Criticism" podcast #336 by Joel Osteen

#1 Science & Medicine podcast: "NPR's Science Friday Podcast" - National Public Radio

#1 Religion & Spirituality podcast: "Joel Osteen Audio Podcast" - Joel Osteen

#1 News & Politics podcast: "NPR's Planet Money Podcast" - National Public Radio

#1 Music podcast: "NPR's All Songs Considered" - National Public Radio

#1 Arts podcast: "The Moth Podcast" - The Moth

#1 Business podcast: "The Dave Ramsey Show" - Dave Ramsey

#1 Comedy podcast: "Comedy Central Stand-Up (Video)" - Comedy Central

#1 Education podcast: "Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing" -

Stunt guy on fire! - Watchmen Video Journal

#1 Arts podcast: "The Moth Podcast" - The Moth

#1 Business podcast: "The Dave Ramsey Show" - Dave Ramsey

#1 Comedy podcast: "Comedy Central Stand-Up (Video)" - Comedy Central

#1 Education podcast: "Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing" -

#1 Society & Culture podcast: "Stuff You Should Know" -

#1 Sports & Recreation podcast: "ESPN: The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons" - ESPN

#1 Technology podcast: "iPhone Ringtones" -

#1 TV & Film podcast: "Watchmen Video Journals" - Warner Brothers

How things have changed & why podcasts are cool

A podcast primer

If you still aren't sure what podcasts are all about, check out this fun & funky paper-pusher who makes podcasting simple to understand. We should all have this guy's skill in making the complex comfortable.


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