10 Podcasts to Check Out

By Alli Brooks

Technology and entertainment have grown to be more than just music, movies, and books. Many people now make their own podcasts. They are essentially talking or telling stories and are very similar to talk shows or radio shows. They can be found on many platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

Podcasts are the perfect thing to listen to while driving long distances, going on a walk, or just putting on while you do something like sweep your house. Over the last few years, the popularity of podcasts has risen steadily. Approximately 5 in 10 people have listened to podcasts and majority of people know what podcasts are.

Now that everyone is all caught up on what podcasts are, here are some to check out.

  1. My Favorite Murder
  • A famous podcast about true crime with a feminist approach. There is also plenty of comedy in the weekly podcast. This hit podcast took off in 2016 and since then the fan base has grown to be gigantic, with sold out shows and record-breaking downloads. The Hosts are Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark and they created a podcast worth listening to.
  1. The Daily
  • This is just one option for that daily dose of news. It is important to stay up to date on important topics and news podcasts are perfect for that. Each episode is about 30 minutes long, perfect for the commute to work, daily workout, or morning background noise while you enjoy your coffee.
  1. Revisionist History
  • In this podcast Malcolm Gladwell uses every episode to re-examine something from the past that has been overlooked or misunderstood. It is a remarkably interesting podcast and is perfect if you are looking to grow your understanding of history.
  1. Philosophize This
  • This podcast is perfect for the listeners looking to learn more about the complexity of philosophical curiosity that many people hold. Episodes are very details and worth listening to because people can gain something from everything said.
  1. Crime Junkie
  • Another crime podcast where the episodes can range from being funny to a little creepy and they are definitely worth checking out if you can handle the risk of feeling a bit squeamish. Crime Junkie is just one true crime podcast on Apple Podcasts but look up other ones to give them a listen.
  1. Anything Goes
  • This podcast is included on the list because it is Emma Chamberlain’s. Chamberlain is a young internet famous person who has many platforms. It felt fitting to include it because she has become very popular for young girls to watch and follow over the past few years. Her podcast is very personal and funny. Her episodes tend to vary in length, but they are the perfect thing to listen to if someone is looking to escape reality and find a very lighthearted podcast.
  1. Smartless
  • Hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett, the podcast tells experiences from many different people’s paths in life. There is real comedy and listeners feel a part of the talk. Each episode has a guest that is always secret, and the host reveal the guest to each other. Episodes are usually longer but are worth checking out.
  1. Unlocking Us
  • This podcast is centered around connection, vulnerability, courage, conversation, and learning. Brene Brown hosts the podcast. Episodes hold conversations between Brown and guests, and she work to keep listeners aware of how she feels the whole time.
  1. Rabbit Hole
  • It is a New York Times podcast hosted by columnist Kevin Roose. It could be an interesting pick if anyone is looking to learn about what the internet is doing to us. The episodes are not long, and the ratings are high.
  1. You’re Wrong About
  • This is a comedic yet explorative podcast. Mike and Sarah host it and each episode they dive into discussion about a person or thing that has been “miscast” in the public’s imagination. Episodes average between 40-50 minutes.

Be sure to check one or two of these podcasts out!

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