Now we all walk to class with our headphones in and Spotify or Apple Music blaring, but what if I told you there is something you have been missing out on, on those apps. PODCASTS! Podcasts can be found on just about any music streaming app out there. I prefer Spotify or the Apple Podcast app, but you could use Soundcloud or even some can be found straight on YouTube. Podcasts are basically prerecorded hour-long segments of a talk show. Some Podcasts interview guests, tell scary stories, give advice or even just have a topic to discuss every episode. Whatever is your cup of tea, you can find a podcast about it. Here are my top 10 podcasts that I listen to:
“Not too Deep with Grace Helbig” is a comedic and interview based podcast hosted by YouTube personality Grace Helbig. In episode 136 of the podcast, Helbig describes the latest season of “Not too Deep” as having “dumb fun conversations with really interesting fun cool people.” Her co-host and producer is Jack Ferry who has been an independent director and producer in the business for over 15 years. Each week they host different guests ranging from YouTube sensation Liza Koshy to TV’s hostess with the mostess Ross Mathews! You can check out this podcast on Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Google Play Music, Tumblr, Soundcloud, Spotify, Art19 or Stitcher.
2. “Popcorn with Mitchell Davis & Jack Ferry”
“Popcorn with Mitchell Davis & Jack Ferry” is the ’80s and ’90s baby dream movie podcast. With a guest, they discuss a classic movie from their childhood after rewatching it sometimes for the first time since they were young. With popular comedians and YouTubers as guests, these guys have hilarious commentary about some of the strange things that happened in movies we watched as kids. They have discussed movies like Hocus Pocus, Jumanji, Clueless and Beetlejuice. If you are a sucker for old movies this is just the podcast for you. You can check it out on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Soundcloud, YouTube, Tumblr or Art19.
3. “RuPaul: What’s the Tee? w/Michelle Visage”
“What’s the Tee?” is a podcast hosted by drag queen and superstar of the world RuPaul Charles with his best friend and judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race Michelle Visage as co-host. If you are like me and are obsessed with anything drag this is exactly what you need to be listening to. Charles and Visage have a connection so strong they literally finish each others’ sentences during the podcast. Each week they have a guest they interview after they catch up with each other. They have interviewed people from Lady Gaga to Drag Race alumni Adore Delano. You do not want to miss the trouble these two get up to! You can listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher or Soundcloud.
4. “Jenna & Julien Podcast”
If you don’t know who Jenna Marbles (Mourey) is then you must have never been to YouTube. She is the queen of YouTube racking in almost 18 million subscribers. Julien Solomita (Mourey’s longtime boyfriend) is her co-host for the podcast. On their website, they say “If you are looking for your everyday, normal, by the book podcast, then you’re in the wrong place.” Every Monday I spend my walking to class time listening to these two goofballs. Each week they have some type a topic or game and then they roll with it. They get up to some shenanigans and the occasional roasting sessions but it is one fun and easy podcast to listen to on your Monday morning. You can listen on Apple Podcast, Soundcloud, Their website or on YouTube.
5. “Don’t Blame Me!”
“Don’t Blame Me!” is an advice podcast hosted by actress and YouTuber Meghan Rienks. You might know Rienks from the show Freakish on Hulu or from the upcoming movie written by Rienks herself, The Honor List. In this podcast, Rienks opens up the lines for listeners to call in and leave messages asking for advice on all types of sticky situations. She has dealt with problems revolving sex, boyfriends/girlfriends, sexuality and school drama on her podcast. Her witty unfiltered advice is just what you need to hear. She is straightforward while also a caring undertone because most of the time, she has been in the exact same sticky situation. You can listen to “Don’t Blame Me!” on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Tumblr or her YouTube channel.
6. “Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard”
“Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard” is a relatively new podcast on the market. Shepard is a well-known actor, writer and director. He describes his podcast as “a podcast that celebrates the messiness of being human.” Dealing with many different struggles in his past including a substance abuse problem and coming back with a new decade of sobriety, Shepard is just the guy I want to listen to about dealing with struggles. Each episode he interviews a guest about their personal struggles. He has had guests ranging from his beautiful wife Kristen Bell to Emmy winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. You can listen to “Armchair Expert” on Apple Podcast or on his website.
7. “Stuff You Should Know”
“Stuff You Should Know” is an award-winning podcast about well…stuff you should know. Hosted by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, this podcast tackles just about anything you would be interested in knowing about. For example, their latest podcast is called “Is vaping really bad for you?” Now admit that is something we have all thought about. They even discuss deeper things like they did a two-part episode just about the Manson family murders. Anyone can find something that interests them on this podcast. You can listen to it on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or their website.
8. “Adult Sh1t”
“Adult Sh1t” just might the most relatable podcast on my list. Buzzfeed’s very own Kelsey Darragh and Kate Peterman give their very unfiltered and very real take on life and all its mishaps. With the occasional guess like Tan France from Netflix’s Queer Eye to YouTuber Hannah Hart, these girls discuss the ups and downs and turnarounds of life as it is. In the description of this podcast, it is described as ” The podcast where they f*ck up so you don’t have to. They hope you can, if not learn from their mistakes, at least laugh at them.” You can catch this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Spotify, Soundcloud or their YouTube channel.
9. “Anna Faris is Unqualified”
Who doesn’t love the quirky Anna Faris? She is the lovable actress from the show Mom or the hit movie House Bunny. On the podcast’s website “Anna Faris is Unqualified” is described as “not-so-great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types.” On this podcast, Faris takes calls from viewers in need of relationship advice. With many celebrity guests ranging from singer/songwriter Nick Jonas to funny gal Chelsea Handler, they catch up then give out what they describe as “unqualified” advice. With her witty sense of humor and the wide variety of guests, there is advice for all on “Anna Faris is Unqualified.” You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud or on her website.
10. “My Favorite Murder”
“My Favorite Murder” is perfect for the lovers of a good true crime story. Hosted by stand-up comedian and TV writer Karen Kilgariff and writer and host for the Cooking Channel Georgia Hardstark, this true crime story podcast perfect for a crime enthusiast. Since 2016 this podcast has been a hit on the iTunes charts. On this podcast, Kilgariff and Hardstark tell each other their favorite murder tales and even get some from guests and listeners. If you are a victim for a good murder flick this is just the podcast for you. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbay or Spotify.
I hope these podcasts were just what you needed to get you through these last few weeks of class! Happy listening!