best podcasts for running

17 Best Podcasts for Running

Whether you’ve just been bitten by the running bug or doing it for a while now, you know running could be boring sometimes.

Let’s get real. It gets harder to keep going after some time.

What you need is either a good distraction to keep your mind off the miles, or something motivational to give you that extra push.

Nothing like a great podcast to keep you occupied on your next run.

Here are 17 top choices:

1. My Dad Wrote a Porno

my dad wrote a porno podcast

There’s nowhere that a good laugh isn’t welcome – even on the tracks.

Unless you mind cracking up while doing long training runs, this will liven up your sessions and make the miles fly by.

With over 100 million downloads as of February this year, My Dad Wrote a Porno is inarguably one of the best comedy podcasts ever.

Hosted by Jamie Morton, he reads chapters from an erotic fiction novel entitled Belinda Blinked, which is supposedly authored by his father. The thought alone is amusingly cringeworthy.

Co-hosts James Cooper and Alice Levine add to the fun with their hilarious ad-libs and naughty comments.

It’s as adult as it gets.

2. The Guilty Feminist

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This is another funny podcast to brighten up your time at the oval.

Main host Deborah Frances-White, along with other guest co-hosts talk about modern feminism in a rather humorous tone.

Each episode of the podcast begins with “I am a feminist but…” followed by hosts admitting instances when they’ve behaved in ways contrary to the ideals of feminism.

The witty statements often elicit laughter from the live audience.

The show reveals ironies, hypocrisies, and insecurities of “guilty feminists” in a funnily relatable way.

There was one good episode where Deborah asks a guy from the audience his name. As soon as he answers, “Jamie,” she opens the show with, “Jamie, I’m a feminist but… could you open my water for me?”

Don’t miss: Episode 61. Orgasms with Alix Fox

3. Marathon Training Academy

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“Empowering you to run a marathon and change your life.”

Angie and Trevor Spencer are the people behind this motivational podcast. The couple are marathoners – well, that’s after Angie influenced her tech guy husband to ditch the couch.

Together, they put up this podcast and share everyday experiences and actionable training knowledge to runners and aspiring marathoners all over the world.

Feeling a little bit upset about your PR?

Let these trainers help you reach your running goals.

Angie and Trevor believe that anyone can run a marathon. Benefit from their practical coaching and make your runs a little bit less dull.

4. Run, Selfie, Repeat

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Listening to her feels like listening to a good friend.

Blogger/podcaster Kelly Roberts is probably one of the most genuine and optimistic hosts ever. That’s why I find it very easy to connect with her.

She talks about life with a side of running” in a very candid and spontaneous way.

So if you feel like running while listening to a chatty friend speak her mind, she’s a great company.

Episodes could last for 12-50 minutes, depending on how engrossed she is in the topic, I guess.

Being an advocate for body positivity and a healthy lifestyle, she says, “Strength doesn’t look a certain way, it feels a certain way.”

5. The Runner’s World Podcast 

the runner’s world podcast 

As the name implies, it’s everything new in the world of running.

Hear about the latest news, issues, related products, publications and personalities in the field of running every month.

If you like getting updated about running while on your long run, this one’s for you.

Hosts Rick Pearson and Ben Hobson, and their invited guests will fill you in on the stories you might have missed lately.

6. 300 Pounds and Running

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Feeling a bit heavy and needing some motivation to start running?

Join Martinus Evans, a plus-size athlete as he hosts this podcast. Martinus interviews other athletes about their journey from their old sedentary lives to an active lifestyle, and the challenges in between.

Get real inspiration as you start or struggle in your journey to fitness.

This is good, serious stuff to help you do that first step or nudge you to go that extra lap.

7. Comedify

If you haven’t had enough fun on your runs lately, 5,468 tracks of pure comedy should be enough to satisfy your ha-ha needs. You can sort it by year (when the albums were produced) or by artist.

A plethora of funny clips from Adam Sandler to Joe Rogan, and albums from the 60’s to the latest ones.

Before you know it, you’ve covered your mileage just like that.

True, running while splitting your sides might not prove efficient but it surely will make you have a great time. And as always, time flies while you’re having fun.

So don’t hesitate to incorporate a good laugh with your running routines. It’s also a great abs exercise anyway.

Listen to the full albums on Spotify.

 

8. U Up?

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Are you up for the hottest modern dating podcast? Then U Up? it is!

With one episode having been played almost 70,000 times in less than a month, this podcast has a good following. That number is on SoundCloud alone.

Jordana Abraham and Jared Freid will get you hooked every single time.

Relationships and dating are always hot topics – from toxic relationships, to trendy hook up apps, to something as petty as stalking.

Funny and entertaining, an hour will go by unnoticed as you sweat it out.

9. Alice Isn’t Dead

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If you’ve loved Welcome to Night Vale, there’s no reason for you not to enjoy Alice Isn’t Dead.

Welcome to Night Vale was the brainchild of Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor in 2012. And in 2016, Fink’s long travels in vans for the previous show inspired him to create Alice Isn’t Dead.

Fans everywhere can’t get enough of this that a novel had to be released.

This serial thriller podcast is about a truck driver in search for her long assumed dead wife. On the road, she meets eerie characters that will give you the chills.

Care for a scare? You’d be surprised how fast you could run!

Get your heart pounding as hard as you pound the pavement.

Tip: Best played on a late night jog.

10. The Ginger Runner

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Comedian / actor / runner / designer / the Ginger Runner himself, rolled into one – that’s Ethan Newberry, your awesome host.

Ethan gets the “extraordinaires,” as he calls them, in the fields of running, training, adventure and also beer.

If you’re looking to get more about this stuff on your runs, he’ll fill you in with the best. Or, you could just be a fan wanting to know what cool stuff he’s up to.

There’s always something good going on weekly on this guy’s podcast. Don’t miss it!

11. Radiolab

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Radiolab is an all-time favorite of mine, whether for treadmills or long runs.

Topics about science and philosophy are creatively presented into light-hearted stories. The sound-effects alone could take you away.

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich hit it off naturally, being real-life friends.

One of the most striking episodes for me was Dark Side of the Earth, where both interview a real astronaut, Dave Wolf.

He tells about his “darkest” experience up in space, which you could clearly see  in your mind as you listen.

It’s fascinating how they present stories like this and give you such an immersive experience.

It felt so real – like I was really up in space, like I zoned out for a while.

Other stories have topics like sex education, gender issues, morality and issues about free speech in social media. An interesting podcast to run to no matter what you’re doing.

12. Snap Judgment

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Host Glynn Washington incorporates pleasing beats with superb storytelling by different people.

It’s almost like listening to rap music at the beginning. And these are real stories, and real people.

It’s great if you can’t decide whether you want to listen to a podcast or put on some music.

Well, now you can do both at the same time! Allow the narrative to entertain you as you conveniently sync your steps to the beat.

One compelling episode for me is the story of Charles Monroe-Kane, author of Lithium Jesus.

He talks about his journey as a faith healer while he struggles with schizophrenia. The Faith Healer is a part of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy episode of the podcast.

13. How Did This Get Made?

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It’s hard to miss this podcast if one of your guilty pleasures is criticizing movies.

My friends always tell me that I ruin everyone’s movie experience. Like when we’re in the theater and I start commenting and whispering in a friend’s ear 15 minutes into the movie. I know it’s an annoying habit.

But it’s hard not to notice how that girl’s white shirt never gets dirty, despite being kidnapped and getting dragged around the jungle, isn’t it?

If you think that’s fun too, then tune in to this podcast. Bring in some fun to your run!

Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas definitely have a lot to say about bad movies.

And it’s definitely entertaining when people make fun of something in a very graphic way.

If you watch out for bad movies because they’re so ridiculous they make you giggle, you’re not alone.

Best comment on the movie Beastly that cracked me up: “I am watching him with open wounds all over his body that I just wanna be like, ‘Can’t someone put some Bacitracin on this?’ “ I died.

14. The Morning Shakeout

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This is perfect for your morning runs if you’re serious about setting your mind and mood to it.

The Morning Shakeout gets up close and personal with the pros in the sport of running.

Mario Fraioli draws insight and valuable lessons from experiences of personalities in the field – from coaches, to marathoners, to elite athletes.

Listen to stories of failure and redemption from top runners.

You’ve heard that success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. Well, this might be your 1% that will make that other 99% come easier for you.

15. Running Commentary

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People have crazy ideas.

Who, in their right minds would do a podcast, while actually running and panting like drained hounds?

Comedians Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering did! Crazy is not such a bad idea after all.

Join these two on their runs as they talk to you – in short breaths – about running, life in general, their experiences, and everything else under the sun!

It amazes me how they manage to run and keep talking throughout the whole episode, really.

It’s also comforting to not be the only one out of breath while doing runs.

16. Real Talk Radio

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It’s definitely the honest conversations you need to hear about what it means to be human.

Real Talk Radio touches on relevant topics such as love, sex, friendship, work and racism, to mention a few.

Nicole Antoinette is all about fearless statements, no sugarcoating and no ads. Yes, you read that right – NO ADS.

This podcast is run solely by people and listeners who pledge and give support for its operation.

Real Talk Radio empowers listeners with unfiltered truth coming from all kinds of people – parents, artists, activists, entrepreneurs, coaches, athletes, and many more.

I love how each intro highlights the points expressed by that particular episode’s guest.

It’s definitely the podcast if you want real stuff to shift your thoughts to while you train.

17. Rich Roll Podcast

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One of the main reasons you might have for running is for fitness. And this guy has a lot to say about it.

Rich Roll is a vegan ultra-endurance athlete.

He’s run 40 miles and swum six miles for the Otillo Swimrun World Championship in Sweden. He’s also a #1 bestselling author of Finding Ultra and The Plantpower Way.

He talks to a variety of people – from nutritionists to coaches – on topics such as healthy and sustainable lifestyle, vegan diet, yoga, meditation, and everything about fitness and clean living.

He hasn’t always been vegan and that’s another story.

But the point is the guy never looked back and is in great shape at 52.

One episode that runners can’t miss is Sanjay Rawal on Running as a Spiritual Practice. Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/richroll/rrp389

Whether you’re doing long or short runs, a podcast is a fine thing to keep handy.

If you’re the type who wants to put your mind to whatever you’re doing and need some tips or motivation about running, that’s great.

Or if running feels like a drag and you want to lose yourself in a topic that’s not at all related to running, that’s cool too.

Just get into those running shoes and make it happen.

 

best history podcasts

Top 17 History Podcasts

For all history lovers out there, here are my top history podcasts.

1. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

dan carlin’s hardcore history

Carlin’s podcast is pretty different from the tedious lessons you might have received back in high school history class.

Just like the name suggests Carlin approaches historical narratives in a way that is incredibly foreign to most history teachers.

But it’s just the type of podcast the majority of history lovers can’t wait to get a hold of.

Carlin approaches major topics through world history. He also likes to analyze the most dramatic events in history.

Carlin is bound to tell you things regarding these events that were left out of your high school history lesson.

New episodes come out every four to seven months. Hardcore history boasts millions of downloads per episode and has received multiple awards and nominations.

Slate Magazine even ranked Dan Carlin’s 2009 episode Ghosts of the Ostfront as the fifth best podcast of all time.

2. Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Stuff You Missed in History Class is a great podcast delivered by the HowStuffWorks team.

But do not let the fact that this podcast is an offshoot fool you.

Hosted by history enthusiasts Tracy and Holly, this podcast offers an unconventional standpoint of looking at things.

Through the lens of history, they see how it affects and influences today’s world issues. The stories they tell tend to be outrageous stories and anecdotes history lovers might not have noticed.

Thanks to Holly and Tracy and the HowStuffWorks team, we’re offered a second look at history in ways we didn’t even know existed.

3. Library Talks

new york public library podcast

Library Talks podcast makes it on the list because of its outstanding take on the cultural history of the United States along with the stories and the influences behind it.

Brought to you by the New York Public Library, the podcast engages listeners by calling in America’s most brilliant thinkers, writers, and artists.

With this podcast, you get to see cultural history in the making as it takes form in the present.

Commonly called the cultural capital of the world, this library hosts 55,000 programs annually.

The discussions take the very much alive study of American cultural history and put it into the common talk for you to hear.

4. History on Fire

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This podcast is connected to one that was mentioned earlier on this list. History on Fire was inspired by Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History.

History lovers tune into History on Fire because it has an unusual take uncommon in other podcasts; in fact, you don’t even have to be a history lover to enjoy it!

It explores common and underlying values of great people in civilization over time. Things like bravery and passion are themes explored in History on Fire, brought to you through historical figures such as Spartacus and Theodore Roosevelt.

What makes this podcast so enjoyable and different is that it pays due to some of the most intense moments ever experienced.

Created by the author and history professor Daniele Bolelli, History on Fire takes you on a journey into the underlying motivations and emotions of historical events.

5. Revisionist History

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Created by Author of five New York Times bestsellers, Malcolm Gladwell, Revisionist History goes back to interpret different things from the past in a brand new way.

The subject matter isn’t limited; sometimes it might be an idea, person or event. The selection of subject matter, however, is usually something we tend to overlook in history.

Fortunately for us, Gladwell is here to offer a fresh perspective on how we look at the world.

Next to the five bestsellers- The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath, Gladwell has also been noted as one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy Top Global Thinkers.

In his podcast, Gladwell explores the world through time, changing the way we look at the places around us.

After all, history is full of things that have been forgotten and ignored.

6. ArtCurious

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ArtCurious is a podcast that narrows down its subject matter to – yes, you guessed it – art!

This podcast explores the historical aspect of famous painters, works of art, and styles.

Hosted by Jennifer Dasal, ArtCurious looks at the exciting and unexpected parts of art and its curious relationship with history.

Did Van Gogh commit suicide? How did the rivalry between Michelangelo and Raphael change the course of art by creating one of the best works of the Renaissance?

ArtCurious is all about stories that bring to light parts of art that you might not have noticed before.

This podcast works excellently for history and art lovers alike.

7. Our Fake History

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One frequent issue with history is separating truth from lie, fact from fiction.

Thankfully Our Fake History host Sebastian Major does just that – addressing sides of history as they came along to reveal the truth behind them.

An important theme that reoccurs in Our Fake History has a lot to do with myth and its relation with history. Perhaps some parts we thought of as myth is, in fact, real and vice versa.

The line is blurry and Sebastian Major assists us in fixing our eyesight.

The podcast has a somewhat humorous approach along with storytelling making it a fantastic choice for both history lovers and anyone who likes a good story.

Intertwining myth and history and exploring its edges, Our Fake History draw in listeners with episodes such as “Did Robert Johnson Sell His Soul to the Devil?”

8. Lore

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Lore takes on a critical but often overlooked part of history.

It’s all about the things that go bump in the night.

Lore turns its intentions to the elements of history that are buried deep within the folklore of countries throughout the globe.

Folklore is an exciting part of history, and how we as humans react to it is no less compelling. This is what Lore explores, combining storytelling with folklore and traditional history.

Aaron Mahnke is the creator of Lore and the podcast has gained an enormous amount of recognition and popularity.

Lore has been produced as a television show that you can find on Amazon Prime. From Vlad the Impaler and the history of vampires, to the Viking notion of vampires in culture, Lore is here to shed some light on parts of history a lot of us had no clue ever existed.

9. The Memory Palace

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Nate DiMeo, the Artist-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2016/2017, is the creator of the Memory Palace.

He has many exciting things to say on history and how he sees it.

Nominated as a finalist for a Peabody Award in 2016, the Memory Palace fuses the old-fashioned art of storytelling with history.

It brings to life many aspects of history we might have missed. Every episode tackles something new and they do not fall into any particular order.

Nate DiMeo is also known for being the co-author of Pawnee: the Greatest Town in America and was a finalist for the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor.

10. You Must Remember This

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Despite being about recent history, this podcast explores a specific part of American culture and history that has secret stories often forgotten.

Here to shed light on the secrets of Hollywood’s first century is Karina Longworth. She narrates, writes and edits all the episodes from home.

It often appears in the top 100 of all podcasts on iTunes.

To help bring recent history to life Longworth frequently brings some actors and comedians on her show.

They work together to uncover parts of Hollywood most people didn’t even know existed. Mark Olsen, Anne Helen Petersen, John Mulaney, Fred Savage and many others have all been guests on the show.

Conflicting reports and mythologizing goes on throughout the podcast.

Though accuracy and uncovering the truth are essential factors of the podcast more often than not, the truth comes out nowhere near as believable and straightforward as most might imagine.

11. Letters from War

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Letters from War is another podcast that tackles a particular part of history.

If you’re a history lover, you’re bound to love the compelling story and appreciate the creative but authentic method of how Letters from War sheds light on the Second World War.

The podcast is told through letters exchanged by the Eyde brothers. These three brothers wrote over hundreds of letters during the war.

This type of podcast offers much more of a personal take on history and how it combines the events of the war.

The podcast is relatively new, just showing up in late 2017.

The merging of human emotion and authentic communication makes the podcast even more worth listening.

12. History Extra

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History Extra is one of the greatest and most ambitious podcasts out there.

It tends to focus more on British history regarding topics anywhere from the crusades, to D-Day landings.

It comes from the BBC History Magazine team.

One of the best things about the podcast is that it’s continuously updated. Twice a week History Extra brings you interviews with important historians.

Another important factor is its relationship with the present day facts and discoveries that also have an important role in the podcast.

History Extra seems to acknowledge the thread that connects history with the present day and how we can use it to build a better, more informed society.

13. Historical Blindness

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This Podcast is another one that takes an alternative route when it comes to dealing with history.

Some stories we accept as true.

The host of this podcast, Nathaniel Lloyd is here to uncover and challenge the things we’ve been believing to be true.

Lloyd likes to explore some of the most fantastic parts of history, things that hover just outside the realm of reality; things like UFO battles, all the way to the Voynich Manuscript.

Historical Blindness is focused on digging up long forgotten questions of history and its untrustworthiness, continually raising the issue of, “Have we learned anything from history?”

14. 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries

1,001 heroes, legends, histories & mysteries

A well-researched podcast that mixes its historical tone with entertainment helping the listener engage.

This weekly podcast is thorough and fast-paced making history come alive on every episode.

It covers a wide variety of historical people, places, events, legends, and mysteries.

Host Jon Hagadorn covers a wide range of topics and other aspects such as political systems and literature.

This broadens our view on what history is and how to better understand it.

15. The History Chicks

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The History Chicks focuses primarily on women and their positions through history.

The podcast dives deep into the motivation, success, and failure that define some of the most prominent women throughout history.

Through a well-planned out podcast, The History Chicks covers biographies and overviews of women throughout history and even offers the listener pointers for more research.

This pushes you to take a more active approach to the podcast and history itself.

16. Sidedoor

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Specializing in historical artifacts, Sidedoor offers the most extensive collection in the world.

Brought to you by Smithsonian, the hosts Tony Cohn and Haleema Shah discuss our shared past with some historians, artists, and scientists in 30-minute episodes.

This podcast is easy to binge. It explores pretty interesting themes such as the world’s oldest winery.

Sidedoor opens up the listener to a part of history through artifacts often skipped even by history lovers.

17. The Way I Heard It

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Mike Rowe means business when it comes to this podcast and his brief but direct approach to storytelling.

His podcast covers the historical working class adventures of America.

Each episode only lasts ten minutes making it much shorter than most podcasts might be. As you might have guessed this makes it incredibly easy to listen to.

The Way I Heard It fuses history in a much more personal way with its conversational tone and approachability for anyone who loves history or maybe even just a good story.

music podcast

Top 17 Music Podcasts

Do you enjoy listening to music?

I sure do, as much as podcasts.

I also love to discuss music with my friends.

But when my friends aren’t around, I go to my favorite music podcasts.

1. Disgraceland

disgracelandIf you’re into mystery, crime stories and conspiracy theories then you should listen to Disgraceland.

Hosted by Jake Brennan, Disgraceland tells the story of a crime that scandalized the music industry.

Listening to this podcast takes you to another point of view – one that’s not curated by the media and publicist.

You could feel the theme of the show by its components, making Disgraceland one of a kind.

Jake Brennan’s tone as he narrates puts you in a dark alley as though you’re witnessing the crime as it happens. You could feel the intensity growing as the story progresses through Jake’s excellent narration.

Most of his words slur and are hard to muster as he gets excited reciting them, but you’ll get the idea anyway. In spite of this, Disgraceland always makes you want to listen for more.

Have a taste of Disgraceland and see for yourself how much you know the artist you praise much.

Catch Disgraceland for free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play and at their website.

Have your episodes update delivered straight from Jake Brennan himself or check out Disgraceland on Twitter.

2. Dissect

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From the title itself, Dissect aims to explore and study the compilation of songs in an album of a specific artist.

Dissect is a Spotify original and is considered a “serialized” podcast featuring these different albums.

To kick off the podcast, Cole Cuchna features Kendrick Lamar’s album “To Pimp a Butterfly” for Season 1. He then features Kanye West’s album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” on its second season.

What intrigued me the most is the season featuring Frank Ocean. I include myself in the numerous people who know of artists such as Kanye and Kendrick, their life dramas and their music ministry.

But Frank Ocean, I barely know anything about this guy. All I know is his song “Thinking ‘Bout You” and that, in particular, got me tuning in to Dissect.

This music podcast is brilliant as it discusses the songs and their connection to the artist’s personal life – what motivates the song and why it was written.

Cole presents each episode in an easy manner. The flow of the content and his choice of words are simple and easy to follow.

After listening to this podcast, you’ll end up knowing more about not just the artist, but more so about the person behind the image.

This podcast is suitable for people who like to explore albums and study the genius behind it. Those who don’t get tired of listening to a certain artist’s unknown songs.

So if you’d like to find out more and beyond Kanye West’s ideology and Kendrick Lamar’s life, then tune in and wait for more seasons to find out who’s next to be dissected.

Dissect’s official playlist is on Spotify and on their website. Follow the podcast on Twitter here.

3. On Shuffle

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Intense. That is the very first thought I had while listening to this podcast.

On Shuffle is hosted by Micah Peters, staff writer of The Ringer and the producer of the show. It’s a hip and no-holds-barred music podcast that discusses various topics in the music scenes.

I would like to start with Micah Peter’s voice – attention-grabbing. Am I the only one who thinks that his voice sounds like Mario Lopez? It’s pretty cool actually – not too pitchy nor deep –  just enough to make you listen.

Micah discusses substantial topics under the roof of the music industry. He talks about stuff that people have in mind but are too shy to ask.

The episode entitled “How a Song Becomes a Viral Hit” is a cool and informative episode which educates the listener on the pattern and trends that make a song go viral.

Micah also gives honest and straightforward opinions. He has views that root from a unique perspective. Just like how he pronounced his opinion against Post Malone’s rise to stardom. It’s quite shocking how he voices his views so boldly towards a “star” that can fire back at him.

And the podcast is not a one-way show. He also invites music personalities to co-host episodes of On Shuffle who honestly provide their perspectives on topics.

I find intense discussion a great element of the show. It brings out the pureness of opinions which is both liberating and engaging.

You can follow Micah Peters on Twitter to get a daily dose of his wit and antics. On Shuffle playlist is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

4. Song Exploder

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This is the music podcast for those who like to get to know the musician’s artistry.

The show puts the spotlight on the artist as he tours the listeners on how his music came to life.

The host, Hrishikesh Hirway produces, records, and edits every episode of Song Exploder.

He cuts his part on the interview to showcase and emphasize the musician’s ingenuity.

That way the show appears like a personal documentary of the musician’s journey to creating songs.

One great thing about this music podcast is that you’ll hear the artist take apart his song and reveal every step of the journey – what inspired him and what the song is all about.

Song Exploder podcast episodes usually consist of the artist’s narration of his story interjected by a clip of his music as a form of transition to the next topic.

At the end of the show, the song being discussed will be played and that’s my favorite part! Hearing the song after knowing how it was made gives you a new perspective on the song.

Listening to Song Exploder podcast provides a unique music experience as it presents the history of the song coming straight from the maker.

Get more of Hrishikesh Hirway’s genuine genius on his official website and by following him on Twitter.

5. Switched on Pop

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Finally, a podcast that I can easily relate to.

Switched on Pop is a podcast hosted by Nate Sloan a Musicologist and Charlie Harding a songwriter and music producer. Both are reliable music professionals who know the ins and outs of the music industry.

This music podcast analyzes popular pop songs and pop culture itself.

With all the podcasts that I’ve listened to, I can say that this is one that I can easily tune in to for more than a couple of hours.

The hosts and their guests make a clear and beefy discussion about their topic which makes me get into those “aha” moments.

The episode where they discuss the difference between feminist pop songs today and the Spice Girls era was liberating. I realized that every part of a song is essential in delivering the message it depicts.

Their discussion is not restricted in their perspective only. Instead, they invite other experts to give the topics more depth and clarity.

Follow Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding to get updates on Switched on Pop.

6. A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal

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If you want a good laugh and obvious disconnect from the usual deep and serious podcast, listen to A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal.

The show is about getting real with the guest artist’s life and experiences delivered in a not so serious mood.

The hosts Jeff and Eric Rosenthal, are brothers known for their Hip-hop sketch comedy videos.

They are active on hip-hop scenes that’s why they can get affiliation that easy to their guests. They’re doing a great job cracking up their guests and showing their funny side.

The theme of the show is to get to know the artists through their childhood experiences or their most valued life moments. The podcast is a recording of their live interviews which they share on their website.

I especially enjoyed their interview with Cardi B. I find Cardi B hilarious and at the same time real by the way she talks and delivers her answers. She swears and talks dirty in a funny way.

It’s an entertaining hit podcast with lots of famous guests on the list. I guarantee it’s lightreal and nothing serious.

A Waste of Time podcast playlist is available on their website where you can also have a snippet of who Eric and Jeff are.

You can get the latest update on these hilarious dudes by following them on Twitter. Or you could follow their show here.

7. Punch Up the Jam

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I am a big fan of comedy! (Obviously, as the prior one is a comedy and the next two are also comedy-based.)

So when I heard Punch Up the Jam, I got excited. The hosts, Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe, are real-life comics and best friends who came up with the podcast’s theme out of belting out Jungle Boogie one morning.

The show is all about ripping and reviewing a song. They try to rewrite and remake a song that doesn’t seem right to their judgment.

On my note, I found them funny. You can’t take their commentaries seriously though because they tend to take away the artistry of the song.

And so, the show is purely for fun and entertainment purposes. They make silly and witty commentaries that will make you burst out with laughter.

Their review of Miley Cyrus’ song Party in the USA is so hilarious. They imitate her singing voice and take down the lyrics of the song because they think it doesn’t match Miley in real life.

My favorite part of the episode is when they play their rendition of the song. They practically ruin the song but it’s funny and you can see some possibilities for the song to go viral.

Punch Up the Jam podcast episodes are available for download on their website. You can also listen to their episodes on SoundCloud, Spotify, and iTunes.

P.S. Read their description on their site!

So if you find the hosts funny and want to get to know them more, you can check out their respective websites here: Miel and Demi.

8. Throwback Music Video Review Podcast

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Okay, this is the first entry for a throwback.

I cannot express enough my attachment to the songs that I grew up listening to. So if you’re like me who’s a big fan of throwback hits and comedy shows, then this one is for you.

Throwback Music Video Review Podcast is a comedy podcast where they review videos from the past. Yes, VIDEOS! Not the music of the video but just the video itself.

The hosts Al, Ryan, and Louie have that natural chemistry together. They make the discussion about the music videos funny, light and engaging.

The show isn’t draggy so it won’t make you fall asleep. They describe the scenes in the music video and at the end of the show, they’ll give their judgment whether to throw it or keep it.

It’s a little breather from tons of music podcasts that focus on songs and musicology.

The tendency with listening to this podcast is that you’ll be curious about the video being reviewed so you end up checking it out for yourself.

You can find Throwback Music Video Review Podcast on Facebook (@TMRVpodcast), Instagram (throwback_music_video_review) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TMVRPodcast).

Al De Ramos (https://www.facebook.com/desireavenue) and Louie Mendoza (https://www.facebook.com/LRMendoza) are on Facebook too.

9. The Throwback Podcast

And speaking of throwback, I’d like to add another blast from the past podcast on the list for one perfect reason – to reminisce.

The Throwback Podcast is an ideal podcast if you feel like going a trip down memory lane.

Fresh from their garage-based studio, friends Dan Hanzus and Bob Castrone revisit albums and tracks from the past.

In every episode of The Throwback Podcast, they feature old albums of an artist or top hits from decades or years ago.

Apart from the theme of the podcast, the personalities of the hosts give spunk to the show. Dan seems to display a lousy temper while Bob is the tame one. Their complementing personalities make a great fit and create balance for the show.

It supports the idea of how “old friends” relationships should be like. The casual conversation with swearing on the side and beer on the table. (Yes, we can hear clinking and popping bottles in the background.)

They share their thoughts about the song in the beginning, and then share what they think about it after hearing it again.

This is my go-to podcast when I’m feeling sentimental.

You could also follow Dan and Bob and check out their bio to know how they decided to do a podcast.

10. Popular Music: The Podcast

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I checked out Popular Music podcast because this is my genre.

Hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson, both popular podcast producers and personalities, they make the show easy to digest.

They discuss the history of the artist before they dissect the song being featured and tell what they like and don’t like about it.

Steven is the one to tell the story of the artist and he seems to connect the backstory as inspiration to the song. Analise then breaks down the song – from its composition, down to the lyrics, and how it became a catchy tune.

It’s fun to listen, for instance, while you’re doing laundry or washing the dishes. You know, it’s the kind of stuff that doesn’t need your full attention. It won’t bore you either, yet you don’t have to stop whatever you’re doing to enjoy it.

Get updates from their Twitter here: Popular Music , Steven and  Analise

11. Coverville

When a song is too good, it usually gets a cover, or multiple ones. It gets revived again and again over the years. It’s fair to say that covers signify a song’s timelessness.

Coverville’s got you covered if you’re looking for compilations of best cover songs. Each episode of Coverville hosted and produced by Brian Ibbott features an artist’s collection of song renditions made by other artists or bands.

It has thousands of episodes to date since it started in 2004. Obviously, I’m a big fan of cover songs – good ones, that is. The covers range from punk, rock, instrumental and even trance versions of a song.

I love the feeling of rediscovering an old song through hearing another version of it. It refreshes my perspective on the song and I get to discover new remarkable artists. Just like how I instantly fell in love with Two Seconds Away’s version of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car.

Listening to Coverville is like remodelling a good old house. It’s not the same, yet it still feels like home.

If you want to request songs to feature on Coverville, tweet Brian Ibbott!

12. All Time Top Ten

I miss the old days when there were radio shows that did countdowns. So I searched for a podcast that still did that and I found All Time Top Ten.

Hosted by Ben Eisen, All Time Top Ten invites guest co-hosts to give their top ten music list based on the topic.

You’ll hear about Top Ten Bands We’d Love to See Reunite, Top Ten Angry Heartbreak Songs, etc. The host and the guest hosts then discuss why they chose the songs on the list.

What I like about the podcast are the exciting topics, just like their top ten list of feminist anthem which has two volumes to date.

It’s quite engaging making you think of your own suggestions and wondering if these songs also made it on their list. As this podcast is a conversation starter, it would be great to listen to it with friends.

Keep posted with the upcoming episodes by following All Time Top Ten on Twitter.

13. All Songs Considered

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If you want to get updated with the new songs that are “fresh from the oven,” then you should tune in to All Songs Considered.

All Songs Considered by NPR (National Public Radio) features new songs and albums released on the same day the episode is recorded.

Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, the producers and hosts of the show, invite guests to discuss and give commentary on the particular song or album.

Robin usually does the new songs on the day and Bob seems to focus on interviewing music personalities to discuss music matters. They give the listeners reasons to look forward to the new song or album.

Comparing it with other music podcasts that feature new songs and albums, All Songs Considered is not limited to one genre only and the theme is pretty much the same with a radio show.

They play the full song after discussing it with their guest host. The episodes last for less than an hour, so it’s fairly brief.

Get to know more about the hosts by following them on Twitter: Robin and Bob .

14. Hit Parade (Music History and Music Trivia)

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There’s some thrill and satisfaction in knowing.

If you thirst for music trivia, Hit Parade (Music History and Music Trivia) is the recommended podcast for you.

Its host, Chris Molanphy, takes his expertise as pop-chart analyst and journalist in making the show pleasingly informative. Chris also works as a writer for “Why is this Song No.1?” in Slate Magazine – the producer of Hit Parade.

His way of presenting the topics through narrative essay is compelling and accurate. You’ll be drawn to him, and as you listen your imagination wanders off unknowingly.

He tells the tales of chart-topping songs, remarkable artists of the industry, and extraordinary events that shaped the music industry.

The likes of Madonna, Miley Cyrus, and most recently a tribute episode for the late Aretha Franklin, to name a few, are featured in this podcast.

To get updates on the podcast, follow Chris on Twitter.

15. Déjà vu

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Déjà vu is one exciting podcast that focuses on the similarities of two artists from different and distant periods.

Déjà vu is an original podcast of Spotify and Genius and is hosted by Stereo Williams.

Williams is a writer, editor, and a known veteran entertainment journalist. Every episode, Williams and his guest music experts discuss the connections of current music stars to their so-called equivalent music legends from the past.

Their discussions are in-depth and very informative on a theoretical level. Their comparisons are based on the artists’ personalities, musical backgrounds and the personas they portray.

They also talk about what sets the artists apart. They make flavorful headlines that will make you want to tune in to them.

They tag Rihanna as the black Madonna, Troye Sivan as the Young George Michael and Kendrick Lamar as the new Tupac.

Follow the host, Stereo Williams on Twitter to learn more about him and the podcast. Déjà vu playlist is available exclusively on Spotify.

16. And The Writer Is…

And The Writer Is… is a podcast dedicated to the songwriters.

If you are an aspiring songwriter or would like to know the life inside the music industry, then this is your go-to podcast.

The podcast is produced by Joe London and hosted by Ross Golan. Ross Golan, a known songwriter who writes songs for Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj, invites fellow songwriters to the show.

The discussion spins around the musical background of the songwriter up to his experiences in the music industry.

Singer-songwriters such as Nick Jonas and Charlie Puth have graced the show and shared their musical genius – from the moment they knew they had the talent up to now that they’ve become big stars.

And The Writer Is… is accessible on their website where you can also get to know the host, the producer, and their movement concerning MMA (Music Modernization Act).

Follow Joe London and Ross Golan to keep posted about their work and this podcast.

17. Soundtracking

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There’s no way the list would be complete without this fine and final addition.

Soundtracking with Edith is a musical cum interview podcast to best describe it. It’s a screen music-based podcast.

On every episode, they invite composers and directors to the show to talk about their work on films.

The host Edith Bowman, a known broadcaster and writer, created this podcast as inspired by her passion for music and film.

I fell in love with this music podcast for its style. The format of the show is interview-discussion infused with the soundtrack being discussed.

This podcast makes me appreciate the musical scoring of the movies. I realized that the best films wouldn’t be as good as they are without fantastic soundtracks.

The host and the flow of the show are highly commendable. They make the discussion stimulating, leaving you lit and excited at the same time.

As you listen to a full length of a soundtrack, you get to appreciate it more. You hear the tiny and careful details more closely as compared with hearing it only as background music in a film. A well-produced music podcast.

Get updated with Soundtracking and follow Edith Bowman. Soundtracking is also on Spotify and iTunes.


As much as I love podcasts, I also can’t do away with music. I have a love affair with both so music podcasts is a smart choice.

If you’re like me, I hope that you’ll find something for you in this diverse list that I’ve thoughtfully compiled.

Share it with your friends and tell me what you think in the comments section below!

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Top 17 Health Podcasts

Feeling healthy?

No?

One step to learn more and be inspired to become healthier is… listening to health podcasts!

Here are my top podcasts for increasing your well-being.

1. The Rich Roll Podcast

Rich Roll

The show’s host Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete and he’s a vegan.

Can you imagine how hard it is to excel as an ultra-endurance athlete while going on a vegan diet?

Rich Roll is a living example of someone who has been through the toughest times of life. But he was able to come out of it, although not unscathed, as someone who is an inspiration to everybody.

Rich Roll’s show is not just about guests telling the audience what to do to improve health and wellness. The guests also reveal what they personally do to give insight and  encourage people to set and achieve their own health goals. The show will have different guests with different advocacies as well.

But what brings them to The Rich Roll Podcast is their shared interest in achieving better health and wellness. Whether you’re a yoga enthusiast or someone struggling to lose weight, the show is for you.

If you haven’t been able to listen to his podcast, let me give you a heads up. The show starts with Rich Roll himself endorsing several products and services. Don’t lose your patience listening to his endorsements. It’s proof of the show’s increasing popularity and for a good reason.

The show is so fun and informative you’ll find yourself listening to his podcast episodes one after the other. Some episodes have videos so you can actually watch and listen and the same time.

2. Bulletproof Radio

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Bulletproof Radio is hosted by Dave Asprey who’s not your ordinary podcaster. He is the founder and CEO of the world’s first nutrition and human performance company.

The name of the company is Bulletproof which sells coffee, collagen protein bars and other food and drinks. These products guarantee to improve your performance.

But Dave’s goal of helping people achieve better health and performance does not end there. He created Bulletproof Radio where he interviews experts from the fields of nutrition, biochemistry, meditation, etc. This podcast aims to make people realize that it is very much possible to improve your entire body’s performance.

You’ll love this podcast for many reasons. Dave does less of the talking so expect to be showered with crucial information from his guests. He sees to it that his guests are given the luxury of time to talk about what they need to tell the audience.

Best of all, this podcast will make you realize that it is really possible to biohack yourself. What’s biohacking, anyway? To find out, check out Dave’s Bulletproof Radio.

3. The Ultimate Health Podcast

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The Ultimate Health Podcast is hosted by two people who have this zeal for helping other people achieve good health.

The host Dr. Jesse Chappus decided to retire from being a chiropractor and created a podcast. He did this because he wanted to help more people around the globe.

The co-host, Marni Wasserman is a nutritionist. The two of them share the same passion for helping people achieve good health.

And what better way to do this than to create a podcast? The Ultimate Health Podcast, true to its name, gives you the information you need to achieve ultimate health.

One of the most exciting episodes is Happiness in Imperfection. The guest for this episode is Sarah Knight. This episode teaches people that it is okay to be someone who’s not a team player.

Of course, you’ll learn more than this if you’d listen to the entire show.

4. Revolution Health Radio

The show is hosted by Chris Kresser an integrative medicine practitioner and a licensed acupuncturist.

In this podcast, Chris not only acts like a regular host. But, he also serves as a health detective who loves to debunk mainstream health myths. He extracts practical and truthful information about health, medicine and nutrition from his guest experts.

These are few of the many reasons why this podcast deserves to be on this list of best podcasts. For those of you who are not familiar with Chris Kresser, he’s the guy. Yes, he’s the one to turn to when you want to understand complicated topics about health.

Rest assured that he will diligently break down profound health information into more digestible bits. Practical Steps for Healing the Gut, and How to Maximize Your Nutrient Intake are some of the best episodes you shouldn’t dare miss.


5. Fat-Burning Man

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This award-winning podcast is hosted by Abel James.

After all the success and fame that he’s earned as a writer and podcaster, he claimed he isn’t a guru. He believes that he does not have all the answers to what is best for your health.

In his website, he mentioned the expert is his audience. It is only you who know what works best for your health. Abel encourages his listeners to not just remain listeners for life, but to become health gurus of themselves eventually.

Haven’t listened to Abel’s podcast yet?

Begin with his episode about Don Saladino, one of the most sought-after Hollywood celebrities’ trainer. They talk about “The Meaning of Resilience.” At the end of the show, you’ll realize this podcast is not just about getting in shape physically.

It also teaches you about the right attitudes to possess to help improve your total health.

6. Found My Fitness

Do you want to learn about the latest research on health but don’t want to read through the scientific studies?

There are ways to keep yourself updated about these things. The best way to do that is to listen to Found My Fitness podcast.

The show is hosted by Dr. Rhonda Patrick. She’s a biochemist who wants to share to her audience what she’s learned from her research.

Most of us are aware that refined sugar wreaks havoc on our health. How is this possible and why? Dr. Rhonda has the answer to these questions. Her answers can sound a little too scientific because, yeah, like I said she’s a biochemist!

But don’t worry if you don’t speak the language, she makes sure to explain and simplify it for you. She sees to it that she’s able to get her message across her millions of listeners.

If you’re looking to improve your overall health, make her podcast a part of your health and fitness regimen. Start with listening to the episode about “Refined Sugar and Its Effects on Mortality, the Brain, Cancer, Hormones & More.”

If you love to listen to research-based facts about health, this podcast will surely satisfy you.

7. Feel Better Live More

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Most of the factual information you get on the internet about health is too scientific. It makes readers, barring all health and science experts, more confused about the truth to better health.

To help us understand the complexities of achieving better health, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee created this podcast. His show is also anchored on the belief that good health must be accessible to everyone.

Maybe you’re among millions of people who are in search for better health. Maybe you’re also among those who have become tired of being told what to eat. It is high time that you know the other equally important aspect of eating.

Listen to his podcast episode titled “Why When You Eat Matters.” In this episode, guest Professor Satchin Panda will help you become more aware of what time you should be eating. In this podcast, you will also learn how your eating habits affect your body’s natural clock.

8. Wellness Mama

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Wellness Mama is dedicated to all the busy (and even the not so busy) women and moms out there. Of course, men are not prohibited from listening to this podcast show.

The show features stories about moms and their quest for having healthy children and a healthy family.

One great thing about this podcast is that there aren’t any nonsense interruptions. Guests are given the luxury to talk about their personal experiences regarding health and anything related to it.

If you are looking to make a major switch to help your family achieve better health, listen to this podcast. Start listening to the episode “The Hidden Elements in Your Home That Affect Your Mood & Health.” This episode alone is enough to make you realize that this show is gold!

9. Natural MD Radio

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Natural MD Radio is hosted by Aviva Romm, M.D.

Being a woman these days can be tough. You’ll not only be dealing with problems that occur in your home.

Often, women turn to the internet to look for solutions to certain issues they’re facing. It’s possible that Google and YouTube have become your frequent go-to when you’re in search of information. Time spent on the internet has led many of us to have difficulty sorting out the facts from the myths.

This could mean so many issues that you’d need to deal with. This is true, especially if what you hear from your doctor is a lot different from what you read on the Internet.

Luckily, this podcast was born. It helps moms and their families figure out whether conventional medicine does work. Or, whether mainstream medicine can only do more harm than good to your family. For starters, check out the episode titled “Trust Us When We Say We’re Sick.”

The wealth of information presented by this podcast is a must for everybody to listen to. If you’re living a hectic life and you only have a few minutes to spare, listen to this podcast. You will then find yourself setting aside enough time each week to listen to this show.

10. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Have you had enough of those “How to Be Healthier” podcast? It is high time you should also learn how to be “Happier.”

This award-winning podcast is hosted by Gretchen Rubin. The show has everything you need to know to be happier in life.  The show discusses anything from breaking bad habits to decluttering your home and dealing with a difficult colleague. Gretchen has all the hacks for these.

This podcast is just so light to the ears. Listening to it feels like you are talking to your long-time best friend. Gretchen gives out tips that are so doable and so realistic. She speaks of real-life situations that not only women can relate to.

Gretchen possesses the ability to convey serious ideas with humor and clarity. No wonder her book “The Happiness Project” was among the New York Times’ best sellers.

Her happiness hacks are the kind that you are most likely to follow and apply. To make the show even more interesting, she’s got her younger sister Elizabeth Craft as her co-host. With Elizabeth Craft and Gretchen Rubin in one podcast, you’ve got the best of both worlds!

11. Trained by Nike

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Trained is produced by Nike Training Club Pro. The episodes are geared towards empowering trainers and gym enthusiasts.

But, if you’re not a trainer or a weightlifter, don’t ever think that this podcast isn’t for you. If you’d try to listen to even just one episode, you will realize it’s for everyone.

Besides, who doesn’t need holistic training? We all need to improve physically, mentally and emotionally. Have you ever wondered how those bodybuilders were able to achieve such physique?

The truth is that it’s not just about the training gear and equipment. It’s more about discipline, having the right mindset, and everything in between. If you want to achieve your goals aside from having a well-sculpted body, check out this podcast.

The show is hosted by the “Savant of Speed,” Ryan Flaherty. He’s the trainer of some of the world’s most successful athletes like Serena Williams and Russell Wilson.

Start by listening to the podcast with guest Arianna Huffington. In this podcast, she talks about “Why You Need To Care About Self-Care.” She emphasizes the importance of sleep and recovery. All throughout the interview, the host is amazed at Arianna’s ability to focus.

It’s true; being focused is crucial if you want to succeed in this world filled with all sorts of distractions. Arianna also tells us how to set super ambitious yet realistic goals. Grab your headset and start listening now!

12. Food Heaven Made Easy

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A podcast hosted by two women, Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez from two different states.

Wendy is from New York while Jess is from California.

Together they will take their listeners on a journey of healthy eating. They are both registered dietitians who are advocates of a plant-based diet.

But, their podcast is not just about food and eating. Their podcast episodes may also include topics about gut health, gardening, shopping for food, etc.

Although the podcast is hosted by two women, men from all walks of life are welcome to listen! Remember that food and healthy eating habits are for everyone. It’s a show hosted by experts with guests who are authorities in their field. This guarantees a worthwhile listening experience for everybody.

Want to check out their podcast for the first time? Listen to the episode “When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession.” The guest, Christy Harrison is a registered dietitian nutritionist. Since Christy is also known as a certified intuitive eating counselor, this episode will surely blow your mind.

13. Ben Coomber Radio

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Ben Coomber used to be a guy who suffered from ADHD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, asthma and eczema.

Today, he has become a certified coach, nutritionist, speaker and fitness enthusiast. How he became one? Check out his podcast and learn more about how to regain your life and achieve success.

His ten years of meaningful journey in the health and fitness industry is indeed very inspiring. He is a living proof of someone who was able to rise against the evils of obesity.

The good news is that he wants to inspire others to be the same. This is why his show Ben Coomber Radio was born. Today, the show is considered as UK’s top-rated Health and Fitness podcast.

If you’re looking to improve your physical health or change your mindset, Ben Coomber podcast can undoubtedly help you with that. Check out his episode “From Obese to AWESOME – 13 years of life lessons”.

These lessons he’s learned can also be your lessons, so listen to Ben and begin your journey to being awesome.

14. The Mindbodygreen Podcast

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This podcast was born out of Mindbodygreen’s endless journey to health and wellness.

The people behind Mindbodygreen believe that wellness is not an ultimate destination. But, it should be viewed and practiced as a continuing journey.

Mindbodygreen podcast episodes consist of conversations with famous people in the health and wellness industry. The guests are people who have earned quite a reputation for building an empire of health and wellness.

Some of the guests are Katlin Smith, the Founder of Simple Mills and Dr. Will Cole a Functional Medicine expert.

Don’t judge the whole show based on its somewhat stiff and scripted introduction. By the way, the host is Mindbodygreen’s Founder and CEO Jason Wachob.

Keep listening and you’ll find treasures that will help you become healthier, happier and more successful.

15. The Paleo Solution Podcast

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On the 15th spot in our list of Top Health Podcasts is Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution Podcast.

This show is one of the products of his popular book – The Paleo Solution. The book earned him an award as two-time bestselling author by Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The show provides additional information, not just on clean eating the Paleo way.

It teaches sustainability, improved performance and longevity. Robb Wolf used to be a research biochemist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belter and former Powerlifting Champion. All the knowledge he’s gained from these experiences were rolled into one great podcast.

If you’re listening to his podcast for the first time, you might want to try Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Another episode to quench your curiosity for the Paleo diet is Eating Meat and Sustainability. If you’d like to boost your knowledge and skills in training, check out Intelligent Workouts and The War on Carbs.

16. Live Planted

 

The Live Planted podcast will help you achieve your desire of living a vegan lifestyle. The show does a great job in reaching out to its vegan audience. A lot of helpful information is provided along with words of encouragement, especially for the budding vegans.

The host Alyssa Girgash encourages her audience to share their thoughts or send her a message through Instagram.

Are you worried about how to tell other people that you’ve already made that switch to a vegan diet? Do you find it difficult to fit into your circle of friends now that you’ve started to become vegan? Do you want to learn how to make veganism work for you 24 hours a day, seven days week?

You’ll get all these information by listening to the Live Planted podcast.

17. PediaCast

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PediaCast is a perfect inclusion to our Top 17 Health Podcasts. It isn’t one that caters only to women and children. This podcast which will complete our list is one designed to help parents out there. Yes, you heard that right – a podcast for parents.

The show is hosted by Dr. Mike Patrick, a certified pediatrician. Parents certainly have questions regarding their children’s health. Luckily, you’ve got Dr. Mike to give you answers that are all current, evidence-based and taken from peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Mike used to work as a radio DJ before he embarked on medical school. He’s got more than 20 years of experience dealing with children from primary care settings to urgent care centers. He also helped children in summer camps and emergency departments.

So, if you’ve got questions or just want to learn more about your child’s health, tune in to PediaCAST show.

best business podcasts

Top 17 Business Podcasts

Are you a businessman/woman?

Want to join the life-learning club?

Well, then I got you covered with this list of the 17 best business podcasts.

These hand-picked cherries are a perfect listen, on for example, your daily commute.

1. The $100 MBA

If you missed out on getting your MBA and are thinking, “How will I get ahead of my peers in the corporate world?”

There’s a way out.

The $100 MBA podcast is a suitable alternative to stay ahead. It consists of 700 lessons from the co-founder Omar.

The podcast won the best 2014 podcast award. The podcast is ideal for experts in marketing, tech, and entrepreneurship industry.

Omar’s program features business leaders who offer great insight into how to make profits and efficiently run your business.

Moreover, in the podcast, you will find step by step tips on how to grow your business and make it competitive.

The podcast offers hope to those still optimistic about being MBAs.

2. HBR Ideacast

Harvard Business Review has created a niche in scholarly business research.

Their magazine is something every business leader should read. However, you may lack time to devour the publications.

Every Thursday, HBR Interviews reputable CEOs, entrepreneurs, and journalists among others. HBR editor Sarah Green Carmichael conducts the interviews.

In addition to this, the podcast also covers emerging technologies that are bound to change how businesses operate. In one of these business podcasts, they look into AI, robotics, and cloud computing.

The podcast interviews are well-researched and give the listener more insight into how to succeed in business.

3. TED Radio Hour

You did not expect these guys to not make it on the list.

TED Talks are informative and provide in-depth insight into different aspects of life.

Thus, they are a must-watch for anyone seeking knowledge. The TED Radio Hour is a branch of the TED Talks that provides insightful tips on leadership and productivity.

TED talks have been amongst the most watched YouTube videos. People love them because they are well-researched, and some of the ideas presented are changing the world. The same can be said about TED Radio Hour.

Listening to the shows will not only expand your knowledge on different matters, but you will become smarter and inspired to do great things.

4. Entrepreneurs On Fire

The podcast – aimed for small businesses – has so far interviewed over 2,000 successful entrepreneurs.

These include famous figures like Barbara Corcoran, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, and Tony Robbins among others. John Lee Dumas hosts the show; he does an amazing job asking the right questions and giving insight to people keen on starting their businesses.

The exceptional podcast content earned it the Best of iTunes award. In short, this is one of the business podcasts that’s guaranteed to satisfy.

5. Beyond The To-Do List

While most of the podcasts focus on success, this podcast took a different approach.

In the first place, it shows you real-life stories of entrepreneurs who have failed in their journey to success and how they rose above the obstacles. The podcast is run by Erik Fisher who invites guests to the show to give their side of the story and how they succeeded.

That being the case, this is an excellent podcast for those thinking of starting their own business. Some of the content covered includes: how to set goals, maximizing your productivity, and personal development among others.

6. The Tim Ferriss Show

The award-winning author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” and dubbed by The NYT as “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk,” Tim Ferriss has been breaking airwaves with his podcast.

His podcast has seen over 100 million downloads and is ranked number one on business podcasts in iTunes. He interviews some of the top business influencers like LinkedIn founder Edward Norton to discover what their driving force is.

If you’re stuck wondering how to conquer new markets, then you need to listen to his podcast for insights. What’s more, guests also engage in Q&A from the audience.

7. Knowledge@Wharton

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is responsible for this podcast. The prestigious university is known for producing top business leaders, and their podcast is no exception.

Hence, the podcast centers on the people who have groomed industry leaders like professors and interviews the leaders themselves. Each interview lasts for around 20 minutes.

8. Copyblogger FM

Copyblogger has over the years established itself as an authority when it comes to content marketing.

The podcast is hosted weekly by Sonia Simone whose main focus is email marketing, copywriting, mindset, and conversion optimization among others. Each week she features a new guest who will analyze the week’s trending news in copywriting.

One of her latest topics discusses how stressing it can be for SEO experts to remain at the top. Therefore, this is the right show for someone planning on building a career as a social media strategist or SEO expert.

Even more, you can learn from some of the mistakes SEO industry titans have made and avoid the same in the future.

9. Mixergy

Andrew Warner hosts this podcast. He digs into the lives of entrepreneurs to find the factors that led to their success or failure.

While at it, he’s not afraid to ask questions that make a leader uncomfortable. It’s estimated that he has interviewed over 1,000 startup owners to date.

If you’ve just started on a business idea and don’t know what to do next, find insight from some of these people who have made it. You’ll learn how risk and reward are related and how to take your brand to the next level.

In their mission statement, they describe themselves as “thinkers and doers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you.” The podcast has 166 informational courses.

With this in mind, this is the kind of podcast for someone who’s thinking of starting a business but has yet to start.

10. Startup

The rate of success of startups is meager – especially during the first two years.

In this podcast, you get to learn everything about startups. The podcast is the basis for ABC’s latest sitcom Alex, Inc. These business podcasts are divided into seasons with each season featuring an entrepreneur who is doing great things with his startup.

For example season one features Alex Blumberg – also the founder of Startup – as he narrates how he started a podcast called Gimlet. The second season focuses on Dating Ring – a struggling dating site.

The most recent episode is all about making the perfect cup of coffee. To help you achieve this, the podcast follows the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali. It’s a story about pursuing your dreams no matter the costs.

Mokhtar was faced with the daunting task of pursuing top coffee brands to distribute his coffee. Startup focuses on the entrepreneur journey – showing the challenges he faces at home and how they handled finding issues with cofounders.

Consequently, this lets you have a unique view of their lives.

11. How I Built This

You probably have seen the industry leaders in news conferences promoting their brands.

But, have you wondered how they came to build such big and powerful brands? This podcast follows the lives of founders of top brands like AOL, Kate Spade, and Five Guys among others. Guy Raz is the host of the podcast.

He goes in-depth into how some of these multi-billion brands have been built. Guy’s storytelling skills are superb. NPR handling production has enhanced the quality of the podcast.

If you’re a fan of FUBU, then you don’t want to miss the next podcast that will feature Daymond John – one of the sharks in the popular TV show ‘Shark Tank.’  The good part about the podcast is you get to learn the nitty-gritty of how these people built their businesses.

It does not focus on how much they’ve earned but gives viewers practical steps to grow their businesses.

However, the downside is that after a couple of business podcasts the concepts become the same.

12. Smart People Podcast

Smart People Podcast features people who have done amazing things with their lives and how they have overcome the odds to become what they are today.

The podcast is an inspiration to many and will help listeners get off their feet and do something productive with their lives. Smart people is a podcast for everyone as it deals with how to live a balanced life at work and home.

The show is not limited to business leaders but has a mix of professionals from different backgrounds. These include MDs, athletes, CFPs, Buddhists, and even porn stars.  This dynamic mix makes the business podcast very engaging and interesting.

As a result, it opens your mind to different ideas. Smart People Podcast is for people planning on becoming smart.

13. Duct Tape Marketing

First of all, the focus of this podcast is on small to medium enterprises and home-based entrepreneurs.

It helps them develop a marketing strategy and take their brands to the next level. It helps entrepreneurs build on their sales and marketing skills. Therefore, Duct Tape Marketing is for those people who are wondering,”How do I get word to potential customers?”

The podcast will equip you with marketing skills so that you do not need to hire a professional. John Jantsch developed Duct Tape Marketing as a way to turn traditional marketing techniques to fit into small to midsized businesses.

While doing this, the founder has received accolades from reputable organizations like the New York Enterprise Report, Forbes, CNBC, and at some point, he was in the Wall Street Journal best seller list.

Furthermore, John has also been invited to some prominent organizations to give a keynote speech; these include Microsoft, American Express, eBay, Verizon, and HP.

14. Leaders In The Trenches

The podcast began in 2014 with the aim of providing insight to leaders in their journey to success.

Gene Hammett hosts it. Gene has interviewed many business leaders including FUBU legend John Daymond. And so in the podcast, Gene explores how some of these leaders think as they make crucial business decisions.

Then he probes how they find markets for their products, about the failures they faced, and the challenges they have endured to be who they are today. If you’re in the trenches at the moment, this podcast will help you navigate your way out.

Every business faces some hard times, but it is those who have tenacity who come out of the trenches.

15. Tony Robbins Podcast

First of all, Tony Robbins has built himself a career as a motivational speaker commanding thousands of followers.

He has interviewed ordinary people doing extraordinary things. If you’re looking for a great way to start your day, then I’d recommend that you carry and listen to this podcast on your way to work.

Most noteworthy, Tony’s work has guided over 50 million people in over 100 countries to make positive decisions and change their lives. He has helped several business leaders start their businesses or take existing ones to the next level.

His podcast is not relegated to business news only but touches on how people can improve their personal lives.

Even more, he’s also well versed in emerging technologies like AI and robotics and this makes for an all-round podcast.

16. Social Pros Podcast

The podcast has created a buzz with its focus on marketing tips.

It’s hosted by two amazing persons – Adam Brown (Salesforce) and Jay Baer (Convince and Convert). At the content marketing awards, the show was named the best podcast.

Social media marketing has grown over the years with most marketing executives taking their marketing campaigns to various social media platforms. In this podcast, the show features a social media expert who has dealt with various top brands in the market.

For this reason, listeners gain insight into how the industry works. This is one of the best business podcasts to learn how big brands like IBM, Dell or ESPN have created a large following on various online platforms.

17. Smart Passive Income

This is one of the most popular business podcasts online. Pat Flynn hosts it.

Pat knows that the process of building a successful business is not guaranteed, so he takes listeners through various tactics to make a profit by using lifestyle changes, blogging or various marketing schemes.

It’s possible for people to make six-figure bucks from passive incomes. Therefore, if you’re in the dark and wondering how this is possible, then listen to Pat Flynn as he delves into various avenues for making passive income.

Some have even gone ahead and started their successful business podcasts after listening to Pat.

best political podcasts

Top 17 Political Podcasts

I am not surprised you are on the search for the best political podcasts.

Because Aristotle once said:

“Man is by nature a political animal.”

Well, good news for you and Aristotle.

I have put together a list of my favorite political ramblers.

Be prepared to agree, disagree, love and hate these prominent political podders.

1. The More Perfect Union

If you are sick and tired of partisan podcasts overloaded with party hacks from either side of the aisle, The More Perfect Union is the podcast for you!

The hosts (Kevin Kelton, Greg Matusak, DJ McGuire, Rebekah Kuschmider and Cliff Dunn) are not your political professionals. Instead, all of them have an active interest (obsession) in debating daily political news.

The motto for this podcast is “real debate without the hate.” That is perfect for folks that are tired of the over-the-top rhetoric that is so common these days.

2. The Ben Shapiro Show

A relatively new and influential voice for conservatives, Ben Shapiro, has skyrocketed into the public consciousness almost overnight.

This is not a podcast shy about putting forward Ben’s conservative and right-leaning beliefs.

You won’t find a lot of rhetoric here, though. Ben does his research and always backs up what he has to say with a mountain of info. He’s always bringing on guests from across the aisle for debate. These episodes can get a little heated at times, but there’s still a bedrock of mutual respect that mellows things out at the end of the day.

Make no mistake about it; this is a podcast for those on the right and those with right-leaning tendencies. But it’s not a podcast that those on the left would feel alienated listening to, either.

3. Dan Carlin’s Common Sense

Dan Carlin is best known for his legendary history podcast Hardcore History, one of the most popular podcasts on the planet.

But he also has a modern-day podcast that he frequently updates, tracking the political goings on in America. Dan finds a way to link our modern political world to ancient historical challenges, obstacles, and successes in a unique way that only he can.

Admittedly leaning a little bit more to the left than anything else, Dan does his level best to hit the sweet spot in the center. Unlike other centrists that feel like they are sitting on the fence, Dan gets his point across with little bias. He’s able to convey his message in a way that today’s hyper-partisan mainstream media is almost never able to pull off.

Dan’s enthusiasm pours through the same way that it does on Hardcore History. It isn’t hard to get swept up in the excitement and the emotion that he pours into this podcast, either!

4. Pod Save America

Helmed by members of the Obama press corps, Pod Save America is very much a left-leaning podcast and makes no bones about it.

Jon Favreau (speechwriter for Obama, and one of Time’s Most Influential People on the Planet), is flanked by fellow Obama Admin aides Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor on every episode of this podcast.

They track every movement of the current administration, comparing and contrasting it to administrations of the of the past, but also look at the cultural changes that have been happening in America ever since the 2016 Election.

Very much for those with a left bent when it comes to politics, folks on the right probably won’t get a lot out of Pod Save America.

5. Townhall Review

This is the official podcast of the conservative opinion website, Townhall. This podcast follows the same local townhall format, giving voice to conservatives that don’t feel they are as well represented today as they were in the past.

Every episode has a new host, bringing on different conservative talking heads from the Townhall community. Editorial control over each episode is up to the host, which can make these episodes feel a little disjointed at times.

Of course, the diversity of the hosts that lead the Townhall Review are also the strength of this platform.

Each host has an area of expertise (one might be a former politician, another a world-famous economist, and another yet a small town select board member or mayor). It’s that varied expertise that makes each new episode of Townhall so enlightening.

6. FiveThirtyEight Politics

FiveThirtyEight had their credibility take a little bit of a nosedive in the aftermath of the 2016 election (after guaranteeing that there was zero chance Hillary Clinton could lose the election), but they have been working overtime to earn the trust of their listeners ever since.

With a podcast like this, they are back to being a trusted voice in the political community again.

Certainly still leaning a bit to the left, this podcast has become more centrist over the last two years. The partisan attacks have been shelved for the most part. Instead, they have been replaced with data-driven viewpoints and analysis that you likely aren’t going to find anywhere else in the political podcasts spectrum.

Numbers, data, and verifiable information is the name of the game with the FiveThirtyEight podcast, more than any other political podcasts out there. If you want the numbers and the data more than an opinion from talking heads with an agenda, this is where you’re going to want to listen.

7. No Things Considered with Tim Young

No Things Considered with Tim Young

Tim Young is the host of No Things Considered, a young conservative comedian that brings a lot of happiness and humor to the outrageousness of our modern political environment.

A quick listen (the episodes are 20 minutes long or so), Tim isn’t afraid of skewering those on both sides of the aisle. Think of it as a right-leaning version of John Oliver’s show on HBO.

Tim does a great job of shining a bright light on the absurd “always outraged, everything is awful” world our mainstream media peddles these days.

8. NPR Politics Podcast

NPR is one of the most trusted names in American media, and this political podcast from them plays no favorites.

The podcast does such a good job giving both sides of the aisle a fair shake that they get attacked from the Left and the Right – often about the same coverage!

Regardless of your political leanings, if you want the truth (and nothing but it), NPR is the way to go. The entertainment value might not be the same here, and you won’t deal with shouting hosts with hot takes, but the educational value is through the roof.

If you’re looking to become a better-informed citizen of the US, the NPR politics podcast is for you.

9. Left, Right & Center

The mainstream media – on both sides – is laughably tribal right now.

Political hacks and Z List celebrities spout off attack after attack against “the other side” more often than not, and civil debate has gone out the window. When all you hear is “FAKE NEWS” and “RUSSIAN BOT” on one side or the other, it’s impossible to reach across the aisle and see one another’s position.

Left, Right, and Center looks to bridge that gap and rebuild these kinds of conversations.

Hosts (Josh Barro – Center, Rich Lowry – Right, and a guest host – Left) debate the past week’s news in the world of US politics without things ever getting out of hand. Most of each hour-long episode (published once a week) is spent debating the news, but at the end of each episode, all three hosts have a chance to plead their case directly to the audience.

It’s a handy way to get their points across, and it’s been able to bring a little bit of civility back into the national discourse. You won’t find a lot of political bloodsports here, just friends and professionals debating their positions respectfully.

10. The Rubin Report

This podcast is led by longtime political news talk show host Dave Rubin.

Identifying himself as a classical liberal with libertarian leanings, Rubin frequently invites authors, comedians, activists, journalists, actors – and everyday folks as well – to talk about the current political climate in the US today.

While sometimes going off after both the right side of the aisle as well as the “progressive left,” this is a pretty levelheaded podcast that doesn’t get too crazy with the rhetoric and name-calling.

11. The Glenn Beck Show

Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the odds are VERY good that you have heard of Glenn Beck before.

A self-proclaimed “Never Trumper,” Beck represents more conservative ideas on his podcast for sure. He has slid into more of a libertarian role than anything else these days, but that right-wing backbone is still in place.

He has the same personality he had while hosting shows on Fox News and uses the same amount of research, data, and facts to back up his arguments, too.

Not for everyone (and sometimes a bit of an acquired taste), it’s impossible to call Beck’s podcast episodes anything but engaging.

12. My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

We’re all familiar with the idea of history repeating itself over and over again, but most don’t buy into the idea.

Well, this podcast aims to prove that time and events are little more than a flat circle.

Finding fun and entertaining ways to tie today’s political environment into events throughout the past, the energy level of this podcast is absolutely through the roof.

You aren’t going to find a lot of policy wonks or political hacks cluttering up the episodes of this show, just a lot of history and political buffs talking about the past and present in ways most people aren’t right now.

Things are crazy out there, for sure – but they’ve been crazier. The folks at My History Can Beat Up Your Politics are proving that out with every single episode they publish.

13. The Erick Erickson Show

A regular contributor to both CNN as well as Fox News, this podcast is hosted by a political expert and strategist that lives outside of the beltway – with viewpoints to match.

While Eric Erickson is as connected and plugged into the world of politics and the DC community as anyone else, this show is not for insiders.

Instead, the show is about offering a fresher perspective on what the “Regular American Conservative” is thinking – folks that live in flyover states, small towns, and little communities across the US.

Erickson always adds his perspective in a way that is very honest and real. Shows touch on hot topics of the day rather than macro or global events, the kinds of issues that your everyday American is worried about more than anything else. Policy talk is almost always blanketed with real-life stories of Americans impacted by these decisions.

Even those that do not agree with his particular viewpoints or beliefs cannot walk away from this show feeling that they are anything but authentic.

14. The Congressional Dish

The Congressional Dish podcast is unique in that it steps away from both sides of the aisle and examines the actual issues at hand. This is a lot easier to pull off for The Congressional Dish, as episodes only come out twice a month.

This is not a podcast where bias is present, not a podcast for those looking for opinions. It’s instead an outlet for information, a chance to educate those that are listening without any crazy injection of personal feelings.

Think of this as the kind of podcast Cronkite and other legendary newspeople would have hosted if they were still around. Stories are covered in as dispassionate a way as possible. You won’t find a lot of fearmongering or hyperbole here.

The Congressional Dish is a refreshing voice in a sea of sensationalism.

15. The Daily

Published by the New York Times, this podcast is a 20-minute recap of everything going on in the political world that day, released five days a week.

The legendary journalism of the New York Times forms the backbone of this podcast. There is a little bit of a left-leaning bias to this podcast, but that’s to be expected from a newspaper that sits smack dab in the middle of New York City.

The NYT has always been a proponent of more liberal policies than anything else, and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

But even if you sit on the right, it’s not a bad idea to listen to The Daily. The daily breakdown of that day’s political news guarantees you’re always up to date, even if you don’t love the conclusions that The Daily reaches.

16. WSJ Potomac Watch

The WSJ Potomac Watch podcast is another quick daily podcast similar to The Daily. Focusing almost exclusively on the epicenter of US politics in DC and the rest of the beltway. Holding up a mirror to The Daily, the WSJ leans to the right more than anything else.

Published five days a week, listening to the WSJ Potomac Watch and The Daily podcasts back to back will give you a well-rounded idea of what’s happening in the world of American politics.

17. The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg (from the National Review) has a unique take on President Trump, the cultural shift going on since 2016, and the issues we as Americans have to face– not only today but years into the future.

The National Review has a distinct tone and personality, perfectly mirrored here by Goldberg. Quick-witted and unafraid to skewer the absurdity on either side of the political spectrum, this is fast-paced, snarky, and always brutally honest look at American politics today.

Those on the left will feel like they are the victim of his punches more than the right, but everybody gets their fair share. A bit of an acquired taste, you’ll either love or hate Goldberg – but you’ll keep listening.

best comedy podcasts

Top 17 Comedy Podcasts

Why would you want to listen to comedy podcasts?

It is the same as asking: Do you want to be sad or happy?

If you are like most people, you want to be happy.

So, how do I become happy, you then ask.

Well.

Listen to comedy podcasts, I then answer.

If you regularly listen to uplifting and funny podcasts, you will undoubtedly become happier yourself.

But, which comedy podcasts are ensured to give you a chuckle?

Duh, read my list below you silly cow.

1. My Dad Wrote A Porno

The name of this comical podcast should tell you everything that you need to know to ensure that laughs are going to ensue.

The host Jamie Morton has just discovered that his father has a deep dark secret. And, that secret is writing erotica.

Of course, he is shocked by this revelation, but he has decided to broadcast it to the world along with his two friends James Cooper and Alice Levine. James and Alice make a great addition to the show, as they comical deconstruct what happens in every single chapter of the book.

How can you not laugh when a child is awkwardly confronted with the harsh sexual fantasies of one of his parents?

2. Keep It

The entertainment industry is already packed with plenty of gut-busting roll-on-the-floor laughing stories.

However, when they are told through the hilarity of journalist Ira Madison III, they are even all the more hilarious. And, this is just one of the reasons that you check out Keep It.

The other two are Kara Brown and Louis Virtel who are occasional guests on the show and the three individuals have a chemistry that just cannot be matched.

You will laugh out loud as the three personalities break down the top stories surrounding the entertainment industry. The hosts are brutally honest and hilarious at the same time.

3. Baby-Sitters Club Club

You remember those popular Baby-Sitters Club books from the 80s and 90s right?

They are about a group of babysitters that are trying to earn some extra cash while dealing with the woes of young adulthood.

Well, if you want a hilarious take on the books, you should join hosts Jack Shepherd and Tanner Greenring on Baby-Sitters Club Club. Each week they read one of the classic novels and totally deconstruct it.

This might not sound funny, but it really is the hilarious and whacky theories of what the hosts speculate is really going on in the books that will throw you for a spin.

4. Judge John Hodgman

When hasn’t life thrown you a curveball and left you reeling with grief and questions?

This is where Judge John Hodgman’s podcast can come in handy.

The comedian takes the daily grievances that burden your daily life and flips them into hilarity.

Whether you are trying to debate if you should let your kids get a dog or you are trying to decide if you should do meditation, Hodgman can deliver serious rulings that will ensue in ridiculous and hilarious debates that will leave you on the ground laughing.

5. Lovett or Leave It

Politics is truly hilarious and disheartening at the same time.

While politicians make decisions that affect your everyday life, they do some genuinely horrifying things like getting caught in conspiracies and using drugs.

Well, there is nothing you can do but make light of these situations. Join Jon Lovett as he along with other comedians, journalists, and guests break down these insane political nightmares and turn them into gut-busting hilarity.

6. The Read

Do you know that feeling when you are talking to your best friend in your room all alone?

You hold nothing back, as you are more comfortable with this person than anyone on earth. Well, that is precisely what you are going to get from The Read.

Lifelong friends Kid Fury and Crissle hold nothing back from each other or their listeners, as they discuss the hottest topics surrounding the pop culture industry.

There is even a hilarious section where the two offer their unique advice to random callers with real problems. These two talk straight and aren’t afraid to air it.

7. How Did This Get Made?

Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how in the world did this even get made?

It is sad, but the real truth of what Hollywood has come to these days. Most movies nowadays are remakes of classics, comic book character after comic book character, or so-called comedy that just doesn’t even make sense.

Well, join June Raphael, Paul Scheer, and Jason Mantzoukas, as they rip these movies apart in a hilarious way.

The funniest and most ironic thing about the whole podcast is that the hosts are actors themselves. So, by all accounts, they are speaking from experience and actual knowledge.

8. All Fantasy Everything

These days everything is all about fantasy leagues.

Everywhere you turn you can join a fantasy league for some kind of sport. Well, Ian Karmel puts his hilarious fantasy spin on pretty much everything.

He will literally take anything and turn it into a fantasy draft. Along with a rotating cast and plenty of laughs, this podcast will leave you laughing until a champion of the league is declared.

You’ll want to make sure that you tune in daily to check your hilarious fantasy stats.

9. 2 Dope Queens

2 Dope Queens is recorded live, and the two hosts (Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams) discuss a wide range of topics.

They have a spectacular comical chemistry that will touch you right down to the core of your funny bone.

10. My Brother, My Brother and Me

Griffin, Travis and Justin McElroy, creators of My Brother, My Brother and Me, utilize a lot of creativity to make their listeners laugh.

In fact, they always begin the show by telling their listeners never to follow their advice. This warning is followed by a list of questions that come from Yahoo and listeners.

The brothers will answer each question to what they believe is the best of their ability. In the meantime, they unleash a variety of outrageous comments and jokes, in an effort to make their listeners laugh.

If you are looking for a few laughs and a little solid advice, be sure to check out this podcast.

11. Hello From The Magic Tavern

Creating a good podcast using improvised comedy can be very tough.

In fact, many will call it a gamble. Most will fail.

Hello From The Magic Tavern is one of those rare gems that have been able to pull it off successfully.

This podcast is hilarious. 

It blends the lines between reality and fantasy. The podcast is hosted and produced by Arnie Niekamp. It is set in a fictional world in which a character has become trapped in a dimensional rift in Chicago.

The podcast is insanely funny and it’ll definitely keep you on your toes. The comedy podcast is well worth checking out.

12. Yo, Is This Racist?

There is no doubt that racism is crude.

Nevertheless, it can also be pretty funny. Take this podcast as an example. It manages to take a dire subject and make it funny.

The podcast is based on the blog with the same name. In each episode, Andrew Ti provides listeners with a humorous take on racism. On top of that, the panel is always happy to answer questions submitted by the listeners.

They discuss the latest racial stories from recent times. While the podcast tackles a deep subject, the panel manages to make it hilarious. Who doesn’t love a racist joke from time to time?

Are you a closeted racist? One of the best ways to find out is by listening to this podcast.

13. Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Who knew celebrities were intelligent?

Well, they are and this is evident when you sit down and listen to Anna Faris’s podcast. Anna Faris Is Unqualified is a great podcast that will keep you laughing for hours and hours.

She might have gone overboard recently, but this celebrity knows her comedy better than anyone else. The podcast features the celebrity providing listeners with advice. Most of the advice has to do with relationships.

It might sound like a silly concept, and it is. Nevertheless, Anna Faris is Unqualified and it is well worth checking out.

This podcast will give you a good tickle.

14. 2 Girls 1 Podcast

There is some pretty crazy stuff out there on the Internet.

That is no secret. How would you like to delve into some of those intense subjects? Wouldn’t you like to learn more about furries and aliens? How would you like to explore the theme of professional cuddling or ASMR?

If you want to take a walk on the wild side of the Internet, you’ll want to check out 2 Girls 1 Podcast. The podcast features Jen Jamula and Allison Goldberg. Each episode, they’re going to walk you through a crazy Internet subject. Some of the conversations can get pretty sickening, but they’re always funny.

On top of that, the podcast is a tad bit educational. It is well worth checking out when you have a little freedom. Just make sure that you’ve already had lunch. Otherwise, you might just spew on your keyboard.

15. Guys We F#@$!d

In recent times, there has been a lot of debate about feminism.

While it is generally okay for guys to sleep with lots of women, the opposite is not true. In fact, women tend to receive a lot of criticism when they sleep with multiple men. Isn’t it time that this attitude changed? Shouldn’t women be able to enjoy the same pleasures as men?

If you think the answer is yes, you’ll love this podcast featuring Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher. This podcast focuses primarily on sex. However, it doesn’t try to be sexy. Instead, it is pretty comical.

These two ladies have spoken about various subjects, including BDSM, penis size, and even eating disorders. They do so with a humorous tone. The podcast is great for those sick and tired of shaming loose women.

16. Throwing Shade

Don’t you just hate the sensitivity associated with sexual issues?

It seems like everyone takes sexism and LGBTQ issues a little too serious. Well, you’ve got the perfect solution with Throwing Shade.

The podcast features Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi. It might tackle those tough issues, but it does so in a very funny and raunchy way. The podcast is enlightening and hilarious too. Plus, it is always great to listen to the two hosts crack up at one another.

Erin and Bryan will keep you entertained for hours on end. Be sure to catch up with it today! You will not be disappointed.

17. The Adam Carolla Show

Adam Carolla is a unique guy.

Some would call him a failure. Others would say that he has flown under the radar. Others think he is downright insane. That is what makes The Adam Carolla Show so great. It is completely unexpected.

After being a failure on L.A. radio, Carolla decided to create his own podcast and it has proven to be a fantastic success.

The show is entirely produced and recorded in the comfort of Carolla’s living room. Each episode features some comedian guest. Carolla was celebrated as a stage comedian, but his podcast is even better.

Even if you’ve never been a fan, you’ll want to check out the podcast. It surely won’t disappoint.

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Top 21 Baseball Podcasts

Are you at a baseball game right now?

Eating peanuts and cracker jacks?

If not, no need to worry.

Instead of waiting for the next perfect home run, you can enjoy baseball by listening to baseball podcasts.

Might not be as fun as those warm-up songs before a game.

But, they will surely keep your baseball fix covered until the next decisive call and crazy umpires.

Bring your best high-fives and write a sign with your favorite baseball podcast to your next game.

Because here they are, my favorite baseball podcasts.

1. Sully Baseball

This is one of the most famous baseball podcasts with over 1700 episodes aired.

The show is run by comedian and TV producer Paul Francis Sullivan, better known as Sully. Sully’s given you your daily fix of the best in baseball with original posts and discussions about baseball, every day of the year – 365 days, and 366 days on the leap year, since October 24th, 2012.

Sadly though, from April 2nd, 2017, he stopped doing daily podcasts and started doing them weekly instead.

You can count on Sully’s wits and knowledge of baseball throughout the baseball season and also during the playoffs and the off-season.

To keep you hooked, Sully makes his observations and then keenly voices his opinions. He also brings on the best guests like former significant leagues players, actors, and writers. Whether you agree with Sully or not, he always shares his thoughtful, funny, and the most passionate baseball talk on the airwaves.

In case you didn’t know, Sully is a renowned producer on TV shows like The Daily Show with Ax Men and Jon Stewart. He has also made appearances in the ESPN2 and the HBO Sports networks to talk about baseball.

2. Effectively Wild

This podcast has remained active for years, airing continuously to make sure that baseball fans get the best of baseball critics and analytics without fail.

The Effectively Wild podcast debuted on July 28, 2012, when Ringer writer Ben Lindbergh (now the host) was still the editor-in-chief in Baseball Prospectus.

The show has over 1,000 episodes with Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller, before Sam Miller moved out of Effectively Wild and was replaced by Jeff Sullivan, a terrific senior writer at FanGraphs and an editor for a community blog.

The show rules the podcast airwaves thanks to the terrific banter that has inspired a book, as well as tremendous insights into every game.

The podcast airs three episodes every week. It is also a favorite because you don’t have to listen to the backlog of shows you missed. You can find an insanely long backlog, and this is why the show is set up in a manner that ensures you jump right into the current or the most recent episode.

You can catch every show by subscribing to the Effectively Wild podcast on RSS and your Android device.

3. The Ringer MLB Show

Besides co-hosting Effectively Wild, Ben Lindbergh, a staff writer at Ringer partners with Michael Baumann, also a staff writer at Ringer, runs the Ringer MLB Show. In this show, the two podcasters break down all Yankees baseball games with the biggest and often silliest stories surrounding the games.

The show also features interviews with other Ringer writers, insiders, and other plugged-in media members.  Everyone from the front office to the dugout gets involved in The Ringer.

It started in May 2016, and it airs twice weekly. Two episodes run weekly, and that means you always have something to look forward to. Currently, there are more than 150 episodes of the podcast available.

4. FanGraphs Baseball


Fangraphs Baseball podcast is owned by David Appleman who is also the creator and owner of FanGraphs.com, the website run by FanGraphs Inc. that is located in Arlington, Virginia. It was created in 2009. Since its establishment, this site has remained dedicated to baseball fans, especially the fans of fantasy football. FanGraphs.com gives statistics for every player in the Major League Baseball history.

The Podcast FanGraphs Baseball is hosted by Carson Cistulli, formerly a host of Effectively Wild and now a writer and editor at FanGraphs.com. It airs weekly.

Why listen to this podcast?

Well, other than the fact that it is an entertaining podcast that gives you all the live statistics into the games and the players? The podcast also gives you information on the prospects, best batting averages, home runs, fielding statistics, pitching statistics, baserunning statistics and other baseball statistics. You will also get detailed analysis and commentary.

For all those numbers and historical information, you should consider subscribing and listening. There are other sites you can listen to the podcast from.

5. Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

This talk show/podcast is one of the best baseball podcasts, and it has been on the air since 1990.

The podcast is by the ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney, who leads baseball discussions alongside other top baseball analysts. Buster is a senior American Columnist for ESPN: The magazine, ESPN.com, and he has also covered The New York Yankees and the New York Giants for The New York Times. To top that, Buster is also a regular analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight!

The Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney podcasts has over 100 episodes of reviews and analytics of different games. The podcast gives insights on different games.

It has been running for over a year.

6. 30 With Murti

This is a Yankee-focused podcast that kicked off in 2016. This WFAN’s Srinivas (Sweeny) Murti podcast has been on the air for over 15 years and which makes Murti the most popular and familiar voice in the Yankee baseball world for its fans. Sweeny Murti is a sports journalist working primarily for The New York Yankees. Currently, he works for WFAN, The New York Yankees Radio Network, and the SportsNet New York. His expertise in baseball doesn’t end there, Sweeny is also the Yankees beat reporter for SNY and WFAN, and he hosts pregame and postgame shows for Yankees radio broadcasts.

The show features Murti interviewing one person each week. Just as the name implies, the show runs for about 30 minutes, weekly. Therefore, it is easy to listen to the podcast on your morning commute. Despite taking little time compared to others, this podcast has a huge following because Murti is a great source of trusted baseball information. He also handles his interviews professionally getting you all the answers you need.

7. Fantasy Focus Baseball

This is an ESPN-owned podcast hosted by the leading ESPN experts Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockroft. Both Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockroft are senior writers for ESPN.com. Alongside Eric and Tristan are the show’s producer Daniel Dopp and baseball analyst Stephania Bell, an on-air and an online sports commentator at ESPN. It started airing in May 2017.

As the name suggests, this podcast is a sports talk focused on fantasy baseball. These two hosts provide strategies for baseball games, as well as game overviews, baseball player previews, and injury reports.  You will also receive updates on match overviews, and roster strategy.

This podcast is a favorite for baseball fans as it allows subscribers the chance to download the podcasts which they can listen to later on. The show airs weekly although it airs twice weekly sometimes.

8. Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

This is one of the most comprehensive Fantasy Baseball Podcasts in the baseball podcasts realm. It is dedicated to keeping baseball fans updated and entertained.

The frequent hosts of this interactive and entertaining baseball podcast are CBS’s sports writers Adam Aizer and  Scott White. It’s been airing since May 2016.

Throughout the show, you get information about the mid-round and the late-round picks. Also shared are predictions of possible wins in upcoming games. You will appreciate the hosts’ wealth of knowledge in baseball. Note this: if you just want a good source of entertainment to work, you should listen to this podcast. Your love for baseball will creep in slowly. You also get to choose who to pick, add, start, and sit out baseball games. In short, this is the only show you need to listen to so as to win to the league.

9. Fantasy Baseball 411

Looking for information on what’s hot, who to pitch or ditch, deal or dump? Start listening to the MLB.com Fantasy 411 hosts consisting of MLB.com’s fantasy baseball expert and fantasy writer Fred Zinkie, Matthew Leach, an MLB.com columnist, and occasionally, FanRag fantasy baseball writer Al Melchior who let you in on all the fantasy baseball details.

This podcast is beneficial whether you play daily fantasy baseball, rotisserie, league specific, head-to-head, mixed, or keeper or non-keeper baseball. You need this crew by your side to win because they’ve done that, and won.

Listening to the show will also give you more about the fantasy baseball 411 cheat sheet. It has been on the air since February 2015.

10. Baseball Central @ Noon

Baseball podcasts offer a great way for you to stay in the know about all baseball activities. When on your lunch break, you can listen to this informative podcast that airs between 12:00 – 1:00 PM Monday to Friday. It debuted on 25th September 2017.

The podcast is owned by retired Major League Baseball Pitcher and Author Dirk Hayhurst and Sam Cosentino, a Sportsnet lead CHL analyst.

The incredibly talented host Kevin Barker, a retired American baseball player played in the Major League Baseball as a first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, and San Diego Padres. His co-host is Jeff Blair, a host at Sportsnet 590 the FAN. Together, they discuss baseball stories and happenings on-and-off the major and the minor league diamonds. They aren’t just die-hard baseball fans but also great entertainers.

11. Baseball HQ Radio

This is another incredible baseball podcast you don’t want to miss out on. It debuted in January 2012. It has a detailed analysis of all baseball games. The show’s host Patrick Davitt is a big baseball fan and an intellectual analyst who ensures that you do not miss any detail.

Alongside special guests, Patrick gives weekly fantasy baseball insights. If you’d like to know who will win the next game, listen to Patrick Davitt.

12. Atlanta Baseball Talk

This is a weekly baseball podcast that focuses on all things Atlanta Braves. It is one of the old but dedicated baseball podcasts having been airing since February 2010. The show is about to clock 400 episodes of only the best in baseball. The show’s host is Jeremy Brisiel an award-winning host, writer, and digital content producer. Jeremy gives detailed insights and also holds deep conversations on baseball with other experts.

13. FantasyPros – Fantasy Baseball Podcast

This is the podcast that provides all the hard-hitting baseball analytics. But, that isn’t all, this podcast also feeds you your daily dose of entertainment. It debuted in March 2016.

The show’s host is Bobby Sylvester, who holds a lively discussion with hundreds of experts. Besides hosting the Baseball Podcast, Bobby Sylvester also co-hosts FantasyPros Football Podcast with Mike Tagliere. He is also a writer for DFS and MLB Prospects.

The show is on the 82nd episode soon getting to the 100th episode of nothing but the best baseball analytics.

Through the podcast, you will acquire all the tips you need to win in your league. The podcast has a resource pool of more than a hundred baseball experts as well as correspondents. By listening in, you will learn how to pick, draft, and start as you receive a detailed analysis of the latest baseball news from around the diamond league. Therefore, before you pick your league-mates, ensure that you get the free analysis from the podcast.

14. FadeAway: The Baseball History Podcast

Baseball podcasts aren’t all about commentaries. Sometimes, an understanding of the history behind baseball games is crucial. So, if you are interested in baseball history, listen to Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast hosted by Eric Enders. The first episode aired in May 2016.

What do you know about Eric Enders? This host was weaned on Vin Scully as a baby and his obsession with baseball started at a tender age of nine. He has been a writer for over two decades on his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers, Ballparks, Negro Leagues, Latinos in Baseball, and the Deadball Era. His renowned authorship has been featured on MLB.com, Sports on Earth, Austin American-Statesman, Variety, and The New York Times, among others.

Enders uses colorful characters to tell stories of this great National Pastime.

15. CLNS Red Sox Beat Podcast

As the name suggests, this is a dedicated Red Sox Podcast. It is owned by CLNS radio, a Boston-based online sports radio station known to broadcast some of the well-known sports radio shows in the whole country. This product of CLNS Radio covers all Red Sox and the Major League Baseball (MLB).

This is hands-down the best Red Sox and Major League Baseball podcast with talented hosts Lauren Campbell – a beat writer for the Boston Red Sox and The Boston Bruins at CLNS Radio; Jared Scali – a big Sports Radio talent and a writer; and Jess Thomas – the Red Sox Beat team manager, as well as a member of the Boston Celtics, beat team for the CLNS Radio.

To keep you informed of the latest in MLB and the Red Sox games, this podcast airs daily for 60 minutes, and you can listen to the show on-demand. An episode of the show is uploaded weekly. It started airing in 2009.

16. In This League Fantasy Baseball Podcast

This is a dedicated fantasy baseball podcast hosted by Bogman (Scott Bogman) – an author at In This League, and a host of several fantasy sports podcasts including basketball, football, hockey, and baseball; and The Welsh (Chris Welsh) – owner of the podcast with undeniable “boyish good looks” and a knack for sportscasting. The podcast which started in January of 2015 gives you in-depth information about draft strategy, trends, rankings, keepers, prospects, and a lot more. The podcast isn’t just informative but also entertaining.

New episodes are uploaded weekly. This podcast is currently in its 180th episode, and you can only look forward to more episodes of only the best in fantasy baseball.

17. The Baseball Talk Radio Show

Hosted by sports bloggers and podcasters Rich Baxter – the proprietor of Fightin Phillies blog as well as the Phillies Talk Podcast, one of the longest running independent podcast about the Phillies; and Gary Mack – a former baseball player and the sole proprietor of MetsMusings the unofficial weekly podcast that features recaps and analysis of the New York National League baseball team.

It debuted in May 2017. This podcast gives you the best news and current happenings in the world of baseball. Their podcast delves into what happened that week in the baseball world as well as the expected happenings ahead for the best baseball teams in pro baseball.

The podcast airs weekly, but it isn’t as consistent as other baseball podcasts.

18. The Fantasy Insiders Show

This is one of the best baseball podcasts you can listen to on your commute to work or during your lunch break, especially if you are into fantasy baseball and you are looking for tricks for the game. The podcast’s host Joel Henard (a social media specialist and a producer) sits with his co-hosts Mike Hilbig and Matt Lewton from The Fantasy Insiders Show that is powered by the SoCalledFantasyExperts.com. It debuted in 2009.

Joel Henard is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and his podcasting career began with his show the Hoosier Fantasy Baseball Insider in 2007. SoCalledFantasyExperts.com is a site that writes about baseball and football action.

This podcast gets you up to date with the latest baseball league news. Other than baseball, this podcasts also shares insights on what is happening in the football world.

The show airs every Monday at 9 pm EST on the Fantasy Sports Network. The show has more than 300 episodes.

19. Minor League Baseball Podcast

This is an active baseball podcast that brings you everything you need to know about Minor League Baseball. MiLB.com writers Sam Dykstra (a former Major Leagues Baseball center fielder) and Tyler Maun (Creator/Host: The Show Before The Show and writer of the MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog) are the hosts of the show. These big baseball fans break down the biggest stories in Minor League Baseball.

In The Show Before the Show, these hosts also examine everything that is going on outside the lines with a look at the business of the Minors. This analysis of the business around the minor leagues is by the baseball expert Benjamin Hill who is also a MiLB writer and the writer of The Topps Company and MiLB.com’s Ben’s Biz insert set.

So, for news about the latest signings and drops, be sure to listen in to these baseball experts.

The show has run 144 episodes since June 2015. It airs weekly, and it has attracted quite a following.

20. Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com

Any fantasy baseball fan has to listen to this podcast which shares and discusses everything that is happening in and around the baseball leagues. The podcast’s hosts are Ralph Lifshitz, the creator of the questionable and speculative lists for @Razzball and Michael Halpern, the founder of Imaginary Brickwall, an all-inclusive dynasty for baseball rankings.

This is the fantasy baseball podcast for keepers, dynasty leagues, as well as anyone else looking for information about baseball prospects. You can also listen to the show if you just need some entertainment, even when you have zero interest in the game.

This podcast airs weekly. The only complaint is the commercials that air in the middle of the show.

Also, if you are interested in a little more detail on all the games, you can waltz over to the site’s blog section to get more insights. The podcast first aired in May 2017.

21. Baseball America


This is another source of baseball information. Baseball America was recently sold by TEN (The Enthusiast Network) to new owners Alliance Baseball LLC, a company that owns franchises in two minor league baseball franchises. Alliance Baseball LLC is run by CEO, Gary Green, a businessman and an entrepreneur passionate about baseball and President Larry Botel, also an entrepreneur with interests in baseball.

Through the weekly episodes, this podcast, whose slogan is “Be a Better Fan” shares information on prospects through its host Kevin Kramer.

Baseball America Podcast also shares all the news in the world of baseball while covering games from the player’s development point of view. For this, the Baseball America staff delivers their take on everything happening in the world of baseball.

This podcast which debuted in 2006 analyzes baseball games weekly. BA analyzes the major and the minor leagues, but it emphasizes game prospects. You also get unparalleled coverage of college, and high school games, drafts, youth, and international games.

Final Thoughts

Baseball podcasts are the greatest source of baseball insights whether you are a die-hard fan, a fantasy baseball gamer, or someone who finds entertainment in conversations about baseball.

Also, if the idea of owning and running a baseball podcast appeals to you, listening to these podcasts ensures that you know more about the game and how to handle yourself on air. The hosts of these baseball podcasts started somewhere and their first day on air may be nothing like what you’re listening to at the moment. Therefore, listening to these baseball podcasts may be the motivation you need to become better.

From this review of the best baseball podcasts, we can all agree that the Sully Baseball Podcast is the greatest. Running a podcast for more than five years every single day, and still attract a huge following is no easy feat. Coming in close to the Sully Baseball Podcast is Effectively Wild.

If you live, eat, and breathe baseball, listen to these podcasts – they all have something special to offer.