The Nerdist Podcast

  • Hosted by: Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira.
  • You’ll love it if you: watch Doctor Who, Mythbusters or any show on AMC,  would consider yourself “one who creates,” or perhaps even if you are breathing.
  • You’ll end the podcast: with a smile on your face and itching to create one form of material or another.

Doug Loves Movies

  • Hosted By: Doug Benson
  • You’ll love it if you: Enjoy laughing yourself to tears, watching comedy central, or movie knowledge.
  • You’ll end the podcast: Laughing, while searching for friends willing to play the Leonard Maltin Game with you.


  • Hosted By: The Staff of Relevant Magazine
  • You’ll love it if you: are attracted to the word “progressive,” consider yourself a music-fan, or enjoy discussion in general.
  • You’ll end the podcast: feeling as you just left a room with people you’ve known forever.

The Moth Podcast

  • Hosted By: Dan Kennedy
  • You’ll love it if you: consider yourself a people person, are in tune with your emotions, or like listening to people tell true tales they’ve experienced.
  • You’ll end the podcast: crafting your own stories.


  • Hosted By: Kevin Allison
  • You’ll love it if you: want to know more about the people you “know,” see interest in often taboo subjects, and appreciate boldness.
  • You’ll end the podcast: ready for the next episode.

The Sporkful - Where sacred cows get grilled.

The Sporkful

  • Hosted By: Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison
  • You’ll love it if you: eat, prepare, discuss, dissect or care deeply about food.
  • You’ll end the podcast: in the kitchen, trying some combination you never would have thought of on your own.

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • Hosted By: Sarah Dowdey and Deblina Chakraborty
  • You’ll love it if you: watch the History channel, love #presidentialfunfacts, or realized after you graduated that you actually would have been interested in History class had you of paid attention.
  • You’ll end the podcast: educated, but not in an annoying way; more like a fun party conversation kind of way.

This American Life

  • Hosted By: Ira Glass
  • You’ll love it if you: breathe. [seriously, I’ve never met a listener who doesn’t love TAL]
  • You’ll end the podcast: on baited breath for the next episode.

Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone

  • Hosted By: Shauna Reid and Carla Birnberg
  • You’ll love it if you: are at all interested in healthy living of any kind, like honesty from bloggers/hosts, or are on the hunt for the best food and fitness tips from real life experiences.
  • You’ll end the podcast: feeling like you just gained two new best friends – Shauna and Carla.

WYNC’s Radiolab

  • Hosted By: Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich
  • You’ll love it if you: love This American Life, enjoy learning of any kind, or just need something refreshing in your life.
  • You’ll end the podcast: with an unexplainable determination to share knowledge, and possibly take a lesson in sound editing.


STAY TUNED FOR PARTS 2 & 3 of THS Recommends Podcasts!

In the meantime, check out what I have to say about these podcasts, too:

Extra Hot Great!
Joy the Baker!
You Made It Weird!

  8 Responses to “Podcasts”

  1. Thanks for the suggestions! I love listening to podcasts at work where i do pretty mindless stuff all day. I already listen to a couple of these but i am downloading many of them right now 🙂

  2. […] Listen, Learn, Laugh It: Podcast your heart out. Here are just a few selections of must listens! […]

  3. DUH! Of course it’s in your top 10! But really, I’ve recounted what I learn about toxoplasmosis to anyone and everyone that will listen.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



CommentLuv badge