Everyone has a favorite podcast (or five) and while I know there are TONS of options out there, here are a few of my favorites…
(It should be noted that the first three listed feature foul language and are not for the faint of heart when it comes to brutal honesty and, okay, I’ll admit it, a pretty liberal viewpoint.)
This is probably the most well-known podcast in the United States and for good reason. Maron is a long-time comedian who, as a stand up, never quite hit. Until after his podcast, that is. WTF features long-form, often intimate, conversations with famous comedians, musicians, actors, writers, directors, and basically anyone creative in the performing arts. The interviews sometimes feel like therapy sessions but with jokes! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll devour all 900+ episodes.
This is definitely the “lightest” of my top picks in that, sure, she uses some mildly foul language but, all in all, it’s just a gal who loves science. She interviews every kind of “ologist” you can think of from people who study the moon to avalanches to bugs to (my personal favorite) beauty culture. I particularly like this one because Ward tends to interview lady scientists. Feminism as it applies to STEM aside, you will definitely feel twice more intelligent with each podcast episode so if you like to learn, check this one out.
Okay. Be warned. This one scores an 11 (or higher) on a scale of 1-10 for inappropriate language, lewd discussions, sick and twisted storylines, and straight-up foul TMI on a consistent basis. Like, it’s SUPER gross and disturbing. Of course, it’s MY absolute favorite! These two raunchy, shameless, hilarious ladies tell stories about famous and horrific crimes that happened in (or are related to) Hollywood. They “only” have about 75 episodes and I listened to every single one in the span of about 3 weeks. I can’t get enough!
I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because this Grimm Fairy Tales podcast is my 4-year-old’s favorite. The stories are sometimes slightly creepy but they are mostly just WEIRD. The tales are told with Adam Gidwitz narrating interspersed with voice actors, sound effects, and audio from real children reacting to the story as he reads it to a class. Each episode is about 30 minutes so it’s great for drives across town or road trips.
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