I started listening to podcasts during my freshman year of college when I had to take a shuttle and a connecting flight to get home, or stay awake for a 12-hour drive. Now I listen to podcasts every day on my way to class, and often find myself wishing my walks were longer!
- Armchair Expert
Host Dax Shepard interviews other famous people you know and love about “the messiness of being human”. Dax’s conversations with guests are extremely entertaining as he talks to guests on a deeper level than normal interviews, so you usually learn something you didn’t know about their life.
- Schnitt Talk
You have probably heard of Barstool’s female podcast, “Call Her Daddy”, but have you heard of Barstool's other female podcast, “Schnitt Talk”? Ellie Schnitt is a relatable young post-grad who details her life in NYC and answers your questions about life and relationships.
- Your Mom’s House
Your Mom’s House is a comedy podcast run by comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky in which they hilariously describe their daily married life.
- My Favorite Murder
My Favorite Murder is a mix of the most enthralling genres to listen to- comedy and true crime. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are crime enthusiasts who use each episode to describe, you guessed it—their favorite murders.
S-Town is the series that really made me fall in love with podcasts. I wish I could experience listening to S-Town for the first time all over again. The host, Brian Reed is an engaging storyteller, as he describes an alleged murder in Alabama, and the interviews he conducted as an investigative journalist to find out what really happened that day.
Serial follows a similar structure, as it also tells a story, but there is a new true story each season. Serial’s stories are addicting to listen to because there are so many plot twists.
Invisibilia is considered a science podcast from NPR although it sounds more like a story. The hosts combine narrative storytelling with scientific fact and make the podcast enjoyable for all listeners.
- Ted Radio Hour
Ted Radio Hour really does have something for everyone because name almost any topic, and there has been a TED Talk about it. TED Radio Hour describes itself as “A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.”
- Anthropocene Reviewed
John Green is the host of the Anthropocene Reviewed in which he chooses certain elements of human life and rates it out of five stars. The Anthropocene Reviewed is thought-provoking as it makes the mundane interesting.
- 10% Happier
Dan Harris, a journalist who struggles with anxiety, hosts 10% happier in which he explores the benefits of meditation and other methods of improving happiness with mental health professionals.
These podcasts are ought to keep you entertained for hours. Get listening!