I listen to a lot of podcasts and am very impressed by some of the intro/theme music (I think it’s sometimes called bumper music) they came up with. It’s such an incredible skill to me. Hear are my favorite ones, in descending order:
- KERA Think. Just love it. Soothing and pleasant, just the right length. Wow. (It’s also one of my favorite podcasts.) Recent episode; listen at 0 to 10 seconds; and the transition at 14:02 to 14:50;
- Slate podcasts, e.g. the Culture Gabfest. Recent episode;
- Cato’s daily podcast. Recent episode;
- Free Talk Live’s varied metal openings (example);
- The awesome opening to Sex, Lies, and Anarchy, clips from the uber-cool song Shiny Toy Guns.