4 Madison podcasts to add to your listening queue

Just hit play on these Madison-made podcasts.
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Black Like Me
When Fountain of Life Church lead pastor Dr. Alex Gee started his podcast in 2018, he said, “I want to say things I can’t say when I’m giving a speech to downtown Rotary.” Since then, he’s hosted unfiltered chats and shared his perspective with a wide range of guests, including Milwaukee Bucks star Wesley Matthews, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and bestselling author and anti-racism scholar Robin DiAngelo. Listen: AlexGee.com, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify

Forward’s Backwards
This unofficial Forward Madison FC podcast brings a much-needed supporters’ perspective to all things pink and sky blue. Hosts Dan Fallon and Keith Poniewaz recap matches, analyze fan culture and complain about officiating with trademark wit befitting the quirky pro soccer team. Listen: Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify

Madison Bookbeat
More than 90 episodes of Stu Levitan’s popular weekly WORT show are available to download and devour, though you may want to savor them. Levitan is at his most relaxed while chatting with authors, most of whom have some connection to Madison. Co-hosts George Dreckmann, Angie Trudell Vasquez and Devin Trudell have now joined the show. Recent interviewees include essayist Barrett Swanson and novelist Christina Clancy. Listen: Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, wortfm.org

Say It Out Loud: The Twihard Recovery Club Podcast
The tagline for this show about the “Twilight” series of novels and films is “This podcast bites. It sucks too.” Madisonians and former TwiHards Jenalee Emmert and Alyssa Allemand look back at how the young adult romance saga has influenced the culture at large and their own lives, at one point bringing in a licensed marriage and family therapist to answer the question, “Should Bella and Edward Break Up?” Listen: Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify

Read about another podcast, “Inside Stories: Exploring Madison One Story at a Time,” here.

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