Podcasts are a great way to be entertained on a morning commute, a walk, or while you’re doing chores, especially if you want a break from listening to music. Here are 10 entertaining podcasts to listen to.
1. The Daily
Presented by the New York Times, this daily podcasts has short news updates about world events. This is a great podcast to listen to if you like to be informed, but don’t necessarily have time to read the news. They keep segments short, and are a great way to learn about the world while you can multitask. This is a great quick and easy podcast to listen to in order to consume the standout news of the day. If you wish you were the type of person to read a daily newspaper, but just never get around to it, this is the perfect solution.
2. My Favorite Murder
True crime and murder mysteries are always a fan favorite, and if you love crime shows, this is the podcast for you. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark host this murder mystery podcast that is also a comedy. This is great if you love true crime, but want some humor to go along with it. Each week the hosts tell a different true crime story in gory detail, but also somehow manage to make you laugh during the show as well. Indulge in you crime show guilty pleasure with this murder mystery podcast, perfect for a commute or while doing chores.
3. The 27 Club
If you love music, this podcast details the lives of musicians who have joined the 27 club. The 27 club is a group of artists who passed away at 27 years old. This podcast digs into what lead to their unfortunate deaths, and their infamous and iconic careers. This podcast is great for music enthusiasts or history buffs, and is super entertaining and informative. The episodes are super interesting and dig into the lives of some of your favorite music icons.
This is another New York Times podcast that is super informative and great if you want to educate yourself. This podcast focuses on the long lasting effects of slavery in the united states, and examines a portion of American history that is largely rewritten, ignored, or only portrayed through a very privileged perspective. This podcast is not only a look at history, but important to understand current events and the systematic racism that still is prevalent in the united states today. This is a super informative and impactful podcast to listen to that will help educate people on the prevalent affects of slavery, and is a must listen.
5. Keep It
This witty podcasts explores the relationship between pop culture and politics, in an interesting and fun twist the hosts discuss everything from memes to celebrity drama. They explore how these pop culture moments that may seem insignificant actually affect and reflect politics and other major current events. This podcast is great if you want something that is easily digestible, and combines pop culture with heavier topics. This is a great way to gain a different perspective on events, while still enjoying yourself while you listen.
6. Decoder Ring
This podcast is designed for anyone who has a childlike curiosity about anything and everything. Each week the host Willa Paskin answers the weirdest questions, about a cultural phenomena, object, or event, and try to explain what it means and why. This is great to learn about things that you never even thought of, or get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. The Decoder Ring is a fun way to learn about new things, while embracing randomness and curiosity.
7. Reply All
This technology oriented podcast is a great way to learn about technology and the various impacts it has on our lives. The hosts explore any questions you could possibly have about technology, and is a unique perspective on something we often take for granted. If you are interested in technology, or want to learn more, this is a great podcast to listen to. The show is easy to listen to and fun, and is a great way to be informed about the technology you use everyday. The hosts also discuss the internet and the phenomenon that come with it, which is often relatable and informative.
This podcast is all about spooky campfire stories. If you miss the classic horror stories from your childhood, this is great to listen to. The stories actually happened to the people telling them, and the podcast embraces the campy element of ghost stories with a touch of real fear. Perfect if you love horror, and want something a little different from a true crime podcast, this is a must listen podcast.
9. Dolly Parton’s America
This may seem like a super niche podcast, but even if you are not a fan of Dolly Parton, you will be at the end of the podcast. If you really want something different to listen to, this is the perfect one. You can learn all about Dolly Parton’s colorful and surprisingly impactful life. The podcast is as fun and unique as the woman it is about, and is a must listen. This podcast has rave reviews, and is a surprising hit that is a great listen. If you are a music lover, a fan of Dolly Parton, or just love her fun approach to life, this is a great podcast for you.
10. 1o Things That Scare Me
This podcast is a little more existential and philosophical. The podcast dives into the fears of people, from huge, to small and almost funny. They range from clowns to mortality, and it will get you thinking, as well make you laugh. This is perfect to make you feel like others understand your weird fear, or give you some interesting perspective on life. 10 Things That Scare Me will make your own fears seem less scary, or just give you something to think about.