We all love music, but to the casual fan, keeping up with what’s new can be a hassle—and when you’re listening in the car, it can be hard to know who’s playing. These are the people Music That Matters was made for. Each week a different DJ from much-beloved nonprofit radio station KEXP puts together a playlist that largely features new music (though some old favorites find their way in the mix as well). What does KEXP ask in return for hours and hours of music? Not one red cent. kexp.org
First runner-up: The Gay Uncle Podcast
Second runner-up: Hollow Earth Radio Podcast
Honorable mention: Radio LARP, Sub Pop Podcast
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