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10 Best Pop Culture Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To

10 Best Pop Culture Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To

Keep up with the latest and greatest books, movies, TV shows and the wider world of popular culture with these pop culture podcasts.

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Who is it by:  NPR

What does it cover: This podcast covers the latest news from comic books to movies in a roundtable discussion.

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Episode to listen to: Their recent episode on the game show Jeopardy! was an amazing look at the long-running series.

Culture Gabfest

Who is it by:  This podcast is from Slate and features there cultural critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner.

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What does it cover: They take a more highbrow approach on the weeks biggest culture stories.

Episode to listen to: All This Science I Don’t Understand Edition where they discuss the hit HBO show Chernobyl.

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Keep It!

Who is it by: From Crooked Media, this podcast is hosted by Kara Brown, Ira Madison III, and Louis Virtel.

What does it cover: Each episode has the hosts go through the hottest stories in the world of pop culture and ends with a rant on what story needs to be kept each week. Each episode features amazing interviews with pop culture figures like Kristen Bell and Regina Hall.

Episode to listen to: Check out their recent episode with Olivia Wilde.

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Still Processing

Who is it by: The New York Times’ culture writers Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham.

What does it cover: These two find art, music, TV, and movies that make them feel something and share it with their listeners. Of all the pop culture podcasts this is the best at introducing new content.

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Episode to listen to: ‘Joy’ where they talk about Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

The Watch

Who is it by: The Ringer has Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald.

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What does it cover: Where some pop culture podcasts focus on everything from books to music this one focuses on the latest in TV and movies each week.

Episode to listen to: Their most recent episode examining Fleabag and streaming TV is a must listen.

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The Popcast

Who is it by:  Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden.

What does it cover: Everything from crazy trends, celebrities, and movies these two internet friends discuss it all.

Episode to listen to: Friends in pop culture – this episode looks at groups of friends through pop culture from Golden Girls to Harry Potter.

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The Rewatchables

Who is it by:  Another pop culture podcast from The Ringer.

What does it cover: Where a lot of pop culture podcasts focus on the latest news this one looks back on great movies of the past in a new light.

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Episode to listen to: There most recent episode looks back on Dead Poets Society and is a great listen.

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WTF with Marc Marron

Who is it by: Marc Marron

What does it cover: This podcast has interviews with comedians, actors, creators, and even President Obama.

Episode to listen to: Marron has a great recent interview with David Letterman.

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How Did This Get Made?

Who is it by: From Earworm and Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas

What does it cover: This hilarious podcast focuses on things that are so bad it’s good.

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Episode to listen to: Their episode on Harry & Megan: A Royal Romance will have you laughing from beginning to end. 

Mostly Lit

Who is it by: Alex Reads and Raifa Rafiq

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What does it cover: This podcast focuses on books, wellness, pop culture and how they intersect.

Episode to listen to: They have a great episode on how far would you go for a sibling that will have you really thinking. 

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Which of these pop culture podcasts is your favorite? Which ones do you want to listen to? Let us know in the comments.

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