1. Death, Sex & Money: Anna Sale's podcast about "the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation." 

2. NPR's "This American Life": Many years ago, I used to make the long commute from the East Bay to the South Bay for work. During those commutes, I would listen to National Public Radio's "This American Life", which made the grueling commute so much more bearable.

3. How to make Shoyu Ramen - from scratch. 

4. The Mind of a Chef: The first season, featuring Chef David Chang, is now available on Netflix. The second season, which featured Chefs Sean Brock and April Bloomfield, has ended. Season 3, which takes viewers inside the minds of Chefs Ed Lee and Magnus Nilsson, will begin airing on PBS in early September.

http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/the-mind-of-a-chef/ Chang explains how to make fish sauce, a common, but rotten ingredient in many tasty dishes.