This American Life
Host: Ira Glass
This show is among the best public radio has ever aired. It offers human interest stories about real people from across the country, and it ranges from the hilarious to thought-provoking. One week they're examining the reality of being switched at birth, the housing crisis, or funny tales about people who MacGyver'd their way out of tough situations. The show will continue to be celebrated for a long time to come, so you might as well get on board this train now. The podcast only makes the two most recent episodes available at a time, so it's best to subscribe.
Best Episode: There are great episodes deep in the archives, but a good recent episode sees Glass send one of his reporters out to a store with the aim of getting a discount on a purchase by repeating that he is simply "a good guy."