• Jeff Kaper

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Spectrum Design Group Gives You: 11 Podcasts


On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Spectrum Design Group Gives You: 11 Podcasts, 10 Games, Nine Gifts, Eight Colors for 2021, Seven Holiday Movies (that should be made), Six Holiday Activities, Five Completed Projects, Four Recipes, Three Holiday Cocktails, Two Resolutions, and One New Website in a pear tree.


Most of us will be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, that takes on a different meaning in a pandemic. Whether you are driving three hours to Grandma’s house for a drive-by holiday party or spending even more quality time with your immediate family at home, this gift can help pass the time. So here is our gift to you: 11 podcasts worth a listen.


1. Joe Rogan Experience

This is the low hanging fruit of the list. Perfect for road trips through, Kansas. Not always appropriate for young ears.


2. The Chicago Way – John Kass

If you are new to Illinois, this is a great primer on how things work in our state. If you are a native, it’s a fascinating look at Illinois politics from a fairly conservative perspective. No matter which way you lean, it’s a good listen.


3. SmartLess

Some good (and funny) friends hanging out with a special guest. I highly recommend the episode with Conan O’Brien


4. That’s the way I Heard it – Mike Rowe

It’s a little like “The Rest of the Story with Paul Harvey.” It’s true short stories that are well told. Family-friendly, too.


5. Going To The Show With A Regular Guy

Short two-minute movie reviews from a regular guy. This long-running WXRT feature is also on podcast.


6. The Tobolowsky Files

Fantastic storytelling from a character actor who has been in, well, everything!


7. Spycast

Just like it sounds, interviews with ex-spies and intelligence people. Not for people with insomnia issues.


8. Crime Junkie

My kids love this one. I can’t stand the ones where you listen for an hour only to find out they haven’t solved it!


9. Every Little Thing

This one answers your obscure and random questions that keep you up at night.


10. The Urban Farm

What? We live in downstate Illinois, so I had to throw in a little agriculture. It may not resonate with everyone but interesting, nonetheless.


11. The Portal – Eric Weinstein

Great interviews with interesting people about fascinating topics.