A Beginner’s Guide To Podcasts

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If you haven’t already jumped on to the podcast train you might want to change that. Podcasts are becoming a major part of media, news and entertainment, and if you’re sick of all your Spotify lists and want to learn a thing or two, this might be exactly what you need. It’s a tad confusing to find your way through the massive pool of channels available, so here’s a list that might make your swim a little easier.

Stuff You Should Know

This award-winning podcast consists of a panel discussing questions you should probably know the answers to but don’t. Educating their listeners on a huge selection of topics, this podcast further incorporates a blend of pop culture and comedy into the mix


This podcast is formatted just like a documentary, only without the visuals. Through interviews, narration, sound effects and genius editing, Radiolab will have you addicted no matter how dry you think the topic may be.

The Moth

The Moth presents true stories, from real people, recorded live from New York. The topics are infinite and told in a host of interesting ways. It’s just like listening to your grandma or long-lost friend talk about their adventures and life-experiences.

The Daily

“This morning demands an explanation. This show is on a mission to find it. Only what you want to know, none of what you don’t”. This New York Times podcast breaks down all the big political stories of the day in a mere 20 minutes. It’s predominately American news, though we are in a time where American politics affects us all.

Call Your Girlfriend

Two smart and interesting long-distance besties call each other every other week to discuss everything from pop-culture to politics. If you’re after that perfect blend between Donald Trump and Beyoncé, this is the podcast for you!