It’s tough to know where to start with podcasts, especially in a world where loneliness is more prevalent than ever, since there are so many options you can listen to these days.
It can be intimidating hurdle for podcast newbies so we’ve cobbled together a wide-ranging list of recommendations for those who want to listen to some quality audio content but need a starting off point.
It’s Been A Big Day For…
If you want a nice, bite-sized listen that covers the biggest topic of the day, look do further that GOAT’s very own It’s Been A Big Day For... podcast. From hard-hitting news and entertainment to pop-culture and all things internet, we cover it all every day (except weekends).
My Dad Wrote A Porno
This is exactly as is says on the tin. You wouldn’t think a podcast where three British hosts read and take the piss out of one of their dad’s erotic fiction would be a good listen, yet it is one of the funniest things out there today in the audio world.
WTF With Marc Maron
It’s hard to get celebrities and well known figures to drop their guard in public or on TV. But when a guest talks to Marc Maron, all pretenses are gone and what you get is a raw conversation that dives into what makes them tick. If you want some seriously engrossing interviews involving famous folk like Barack Obama, Cate Blanchett and Jerry Seinfeld (just to name a few), WTF With Marc Maron is a podcast you must listen to.
How Did This Get Made?
Have you ever watched a movie that’s so bad it’s great? How Did This Get Made? is where comedians Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas watch some truly terrible films and then rag on them for a couple hours in a truly hilarious podcast listen.
Thinking Between The Thighs
Ever had a question about sex or something related to sex but were too embarrassed to ask? Well worry no longer because GOAT will answer all those sex questions (and more) on Thinking Between The Thighs, our sexual education prodcast. Speaking of podcasts hosted by women, check out the best podcasts made for and by women.
In The Dark
For those wanting a listen that’s more serious and true to life, it doesn’t get much better than the In The Dark podcast. Each season looks into a murder case and the quality investigative journalism involved elevates this podcast above most true crime listens. Looking for a podcast covering 2020’s most important topics? Head here.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Yep, Conan O’Brien has his own podcast and it’s as funny – if not funnier – than his normal night time show because he somehow manages to get the balance of dumb yet weirdly smart humour with in-depth celebrity interviews just right. It’s become insanely popular, just like these podcasts.
If you ever needed an excuse to re-watch The Office, the Office Ladies podcast is a fantastically entertaining reason. Hosted by Office stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, this weekly podcast features the duo re-watching an episode of the show and offering details and hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes on it. If you’re looking for this year’s best podcasts, head here.
There are also plenty of podcasts out there if you’re looking to learn a new language, do a bit of self-improvement, consume some of BBC’s best content or get stuck into true crime. If you don’t know where to start, check these podcasts out if you’re a Spotify user.
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