6 Local Podcasts to Subscribe to for International Podcast Day

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Since the early days of podcasts, we've enjoyed the likes of The Ricky Gervais Podcast and This American Life. Podcasts are now a global phenomenon, reaching millions of listeners worldwide. For International Podcast Day, take some time to listen and subscribe to these oft-forgotten homegrown podcasts before you go on that binge of RadioLab or Serial (again). Read our blog post about the surprising subject of Serial's second season here.

The Spurscast
Aaron Preine and Jose Grijalva, both staff writers at Project Spurs, provide extensive weekly updates on the Spurs from the beginning of training camp to (hopefully) the sixth championship. Subscribe

The Nerd 411
Hosts Jason Davis, Ken Farley, and Courtney Hudgens cover national nerd news developments in movies, comics, games and more while also covering the local nerd scene of San Antonio. Look to them for in depth convention coverage and local interviews. Subscribe.

Comic Book Characters 
Alfred Arvizu and Ignacio Laguarda host a weekly podcast all about comic books and comic book news. Get their take on all the latest comic book movies and the buzz surrounding them. Get their take on who should play who, what plot lines the movies should follow, and much more. Subscribe.

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She's Crafty

She's Crafty

Brandi Dunagan and Catherine Contreras set out to make a podcast for the everyday craft beer lover and keep out the snobs. Over the past summer, they've done just that. Every last Sunday of the month, the two meet at The Hoppy Monk to talk about craft beer, do a little drinkin', and talk to local beer experts and brewers. It feels like you're just hanging in a bar with some very funny friends. Subscribe.

Neuroscientists Talk Shop
For the intellectually curious, the Neurobiology faculty at UTSA frequently hosts moderated discussions featuring a nationally renowned guest to talk about their research. Their most recent guests have hailed from the University of Houston, Stanford University, and NYU. Subscribe.

Texas Standard

The Texas Standard is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between public radio newsrooms across Texas, including San Antonio's Texas Public Radio. The show, which airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on KSTX 89.1FM, provides a Lone Star perspective to national news. Listen to the podcast if you can't tune in to KSTX 89.1 at 11am. Subscribe.

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