As the podcast becomes an era defying genre, there are at least a bazillion different podcasts floating out there in the wilderness, but most people end up listening to only a handful on the regular. We invite you to step outside of your comfort zone and give these wonderful productions a try. Some might be too out there for you, some a bit too niche, but it is always fun to explore realms unknown.
One of the pillars of podcasting, Dan Carlin’s epic journeys into our tumultuous past make for excellent listening on your way to work or at the office. Coming from talk radio, Carlin’s meticulous research and warm tone of voice will have you hooked in no time. Some episodes can be 3-4 hours long, so be prepared for the inevitable interruptions (unless you fly transatlantic to work every morning).
Ever felt when listening to a podcast that you’re just evesdropping on a conversation?
The premise of Tapped takes that feeling a step further. Inspired by the NSA scandal, the premise of the show is that most of our conversations are private and shouldn’t ever be recorded without consent. The podcast is a light hearted take on a very pressing issue of our times. State and corporate surveillance and it’s impact on us as a society.
Chris Ryan PhD is an author and physochologist, on his podcast he explores the extremely wild breadth of people that we coexist with on this planet. Guests range from Italian princes to women who ran away from cults and psychonaut comedians. At it’s core, Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation has to be organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths.
This hilariously entertaining podcast delivers exactly what it says on the tin. Gilmore Girls analysis by two super fans who happen to be fully grown men. Even if you never watched an episode of the the TV show, the level these guys go into the ins and outs of Star’s Hollow will provide tons of laughs. The lesson these guys teach their audience is “don’t be afraid to be proud of the things you love”. This applies to all walks of life, not just nostalgia fuelled TV fandom.
Although a relatively new podcast, Ethan and Heila Klein have one of the most successful and culturally relevant shows today. With an all star roster of YouTube royalty guests making appearances week in, week out. The best part is the H3 crew really try to get their visitors to loosen up and talk freely. They do a great job of stripping away all the pretence and expose the person behind the persona. If you want to become familiar with who the kids today find interesting, look no further.