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Hear ye, Hear ye! Podcast Recs That Will Leave You Wanting More!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Pace chapter.

            I’ve only recently gotten myself into podcasts. My brother spent years recommending podcast after podcast to me, and I spent that time not listening to them. But recently, I haven’t been able to pull myself away from my podcast consumption. Here are just a few of my favorites for you to check out!

CreepCast, hosted by Wendigoon and MeatCanyon

CreepCast is a podcast hosted by YouTube’s favorite horror analyst, Wendigoon, and the jack of all trades, MeatCanyon (aka PapaMeat). Together, they delve into creepypasta.com and Reddit’s r/nosleep to discuss and analyze infamous stories in the horror genre. The show has already covered stories such as Borrasca, The Russian Sleep Experiment, and Jeff the Killer. Wendigoon and MeatCanyon riff off each other very well and make you feel like you’re sitting in the company of friends as they introduce you to a new topic. CreepCast is available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or you can watch episodes on YouTube!

Brain Leak, hosted by Seán McLoughlin and Ethan Nestor

Brain Leak, hosted by Seán McLoughlin (aka Jacksepticeye) and Ethan Nestor (formerly known as CrankGameplays), may seem to be strictly about video games. Two of YouTube’s big names in gaming hosting a podcast? It has to be. However, Brain Leak doesn’t follow any strict rules for the content produced; it’s precisely as it says on the tin: a brain leak. McLoughlin and Nestor interact with each other in the most unhinged and chaotic mix of ADHD-havers and somewhat niche internet celebrities. Brain Leak is a great podcast to throw on in the background of a study session and giggle along to when you have nothing to do. It’s available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Full episodes are available on YouTube. Sometimes, the videos are the best call, lest you miss the two hosts doing some of the strangest things I’ve ever seen on camera.

 History of Everything, hosted by Stakuyi

History of Everything is a weekly (you guessed it) history podcast that covers various historical topics from brassieres to cholera. Every week, Stakuyi brings his discussions to life with compelling facts and anecdotes with a hilarious edge. If you’re a history fan with an insatiable thirst for knowledge like I am, you’ll love this podcast. The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, some episodes on YouTube, and Patreon for those looking for an ad-free listen and a couple of bonus episodes tossed in.

If I’m honest, I don’t stray too far from most of these podcasts, but I can’t stop listening to them. If any of them piqued your fancy, give them a listen. Go on a little podcast test drive. These are all podcasts that are easy enough to get into and enjoy without having to devote too much time in your day to being able to analyze them to their full potential. Throw Brain Leak on in the background while you eat lunch, listen to CreepCast while you wait for your laundry to be done, and learn about the History of Everything while you shower. If you’re anything like me, it’ll fill the time perfectly, and call you back for more.

Christina Guy is Co-Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Pace! She oversees the running of the chapter, all of its inner workings, hosts meetings, and more. She also consistently writes articles for Her Campus at Pace and has for 3 years now. Outside of Her Campus, Christina works in childcare as a summer camp counselor and a seasonal lead teacher. She is a History major and has a minor in Sociology/Anthropology. She is a First Year Experience peer leader and an education TA. Christina has submitted personal pieces to several small literary magazines since high school and continues to do so. Christina hopes to become a museum curator one day or work within museum education. On her own, Christina loves to write fiction, listen to music, and read. She is also a huge Star Wars fan and often writes articles pertaining to the subject. Christina is also a co-host of her own on-campus radio show called Sunday Scaries. Christina is also an expert in all things history and 5 Seconds of Summer. Two very different subject areas, but she is proficient in each nonetheless! She is also very passionate about 70s aesthetic and fashion and hopes to be able to completely embody the full 70s look one day.