The most successful podcasts combine great content with professional production values, appealing speakers, good editing, frequent posting and a great website. No one wants to listen to guests calling in on a noisy cellphone with dogs barking in the background. We looked for relevant production values such as music, audio clips, and interesting transitions. Podcast savvy is our subjective estimation of how easy a podcast is to download and navigate, and how well it integrates with smartphone apps and the web. Our grading system uses a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) to compare the podcasts on five dimensions and then delivers an average. Remember, these podcasts are the best of the best, and all are worth checking out. The scoring may suggest where to start the discovery.