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6 Best Podcasts

I'm so thankful for Serial for a couple of reasons. First, I absolutely loved the podcast and the hours that I spent listening to it (and several podcasts about that podcast). But I'm also thankful that it reminded me of a whole other medium that I rarely explored. There are so many incredible podcasts about pretty much anything you can think of! These are my current favorites:

The 6 Best Podcasts

Judge John Hodgman. Probably the most ridiculous podcast on this list. John Hodgman, also known as the Deranged Millionaire on the Daily Show, hosts a weekly comedic court show where he listens to incredibly petty disputes with his bailiff (who hosts the awesome podcast Bullseye). I think that this is one of the funniest podcasts around.

All Songs Considered. Pretty much the podcast for finding new music. This week: new Death Cab for Cutie!! yaaay!!

Pop Culture Happy Hour. This is my favorite podcast at the moment. The podcast consists of four to five individuals (mostly NPR bloggers) talking about all things pop culture. It is beyond amazing. I especially love when they have on the super fancy NPR hosts (like Audie Cornish) to talk about things like the Hunger Games. If you love pop culture, you've love this podcast.

Star Talk Radio by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Because I'm a nerd, end of story.

The Nerdist. I love everything Chris Hardwick, including @Midnight. The podcast is pretty much Chris and his two friends (Jonah Ray and Matt Mira) talking about nerdy things they enjoy with some A to C list celebrities. It is all kinds of awesome.

Throwing Shade. The podcast is described as “taking a weekly look at all the issues important to ladies and gays… and treating them with much less respect than they deserve.” Yes the the podcast is filled with ridiculous conversations and the occasional plastic bottle of wine, but I also learn quite a bit. Like how I learned this week that Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) is a real political party in the UK and the leader thinks that some women's opposition to being objectified is because they are “hatchet-faced miserable feminists who object to men finding attractive women attractive.” So, umm, that's cool. Anyway, Throwing Shade covers important issues relating to women and the LGBT community while having fun.

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Nicole is a treasure hunter and pup mama located in Seattle, Washington. Loves travel, politics, lifestyle, TV, & wine. She's an unapologetic SJW & feminist AF.

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  • Oh man, I think that I need to get into pod casting!

  • Thanks so much for this list!!
    We take really long car trips and are always looking for new podcasts. I never have enough time to search for new ones and download before we are out of service area so this list is great to cut out that searching time. Thanks for sharing!

  • These sound great! I’ve been trying to get more into podcasts.

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour is one of my faves! Two others I can’t get enough of: Stuff to Blow Your Mind ( and Pop Fashion (

  • I’m adding this to my list! Have you heard of Serial? I really enjoyed that one.
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  • I have never listened to a podcast but with all this talk about Serial I think I really need to check at least that one out!

  • I randomly choose podcasts to listen, I have to check them all x

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour has gotten me through soooo many long road trips! Even if I don’t know about the shows they’re discussing, I love it! Linda Holmes is awesome on Twitter too.

  • These podcast are getting a lot of hype, esp Serial. Sounds like a good idea for something to listen to while I’m out walking. :o)

  • I love podcasts!! I’ve heard Serial is brilliant – and I’ve listened to Good Job Brain occasionally. If you like random facts of useless knowledge (or playing Trivial Pursuit) that’s a good one! :)

  • Okay, I just subscribed to Judge John Hodgman and Throwing Shade on my podcasts app. These sound great! Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for the podcasts! For Christmas, the Husband got a new stereo for my ancient Jeep, so I now have the ability to listen to podcasts. I can’t wait to check some of these out on my commutes.

    And thanks everyone for stopping by last week! I appreciate it ;)

  • Serial was the first podcast I listened to. Thanks for sharing other podcasts to check out!

  • Thanks for the suggestions! Will definitely come in handy on my upcoming long airport layovers :)

  • Tina

    I need to do more podcast listening. I was into it a while ago; then got out of it. Thanks for hosting this link up. T.

  • Ahhh a fellow DCFC fan! I’ve been agonizing over taking two days off of work to drive to Atlanta for the concert.

  • I loved Serial and honestly, I’d never listened to a podcast before–but now I love them! Thanks for more recs to add to my list :)

  • I haven’t listened to PCHH in ages, but I used to love it and keep meaning to get back into it. All Songs Considered is Stephen Thompson’s podcast, right? I don’t know if I’m enough into music to get the most of it, but I’m sure it’s lovely. I find his voice ridiculously soothing, ha. Judge John Hodgman sounds right up my alley and I’d never heard of it though, I’ll def be checking it out. Thanks for the rec!

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