Podcast recommendations?

posted 8 months ago in Entertainment
Post # 2
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I looooove The Dave Ramsey Show. I go for walks on break at work ad listen to him give financial advice to callers. It’s very informative, and keeps me on track with financial health. (Even when I’m not learning anything, I thank heavens that I haven’t made some of the mistakes other people have!)

I also like Rachel Hollis’s podcast, RISE. It’s all about female empowerment and loving yourself – the mushy stuff. 😉

I’ve downloaded a few of Oprah’s podcasts but haven’t listened to any yet.

Post # 3
762 posts
Busy bee

Desert Island Discs – a BBC radio programme of interviews. My fave.

Serial – seasons 1 and 2

BBC World Service – The Documentary

More Perfect – digestable and interesting episodes about US constitutional law based around key US Supreme Court cases. Love it!

Slow Burn -all about the Watergate Scandal

just some of my faves..! Nothing to heavy 🙂

rez123 :  

Post # 4
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My favorite light hearted podcasts are:

The Way I heard it- it’s hosted by Mike Rowe from the show Dirty Jobs and he just tells the stories behind famous people and places but tells it in a way that you don’t usually know who it is until the end. 

The Dough Boys- which is two guys reviewing chain restaurants. It’s one of my favorites.

My Dad Wrote a Porno is always one I recommend because it’s literally pee your pants funny.

How did this get made? – some comedians watch a bad movie then talk about it. It’s such a good podcast that I am entertained even if I never saw the movie.

Post # 5
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

My all time favorite is Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People.  The host speaks to a random person for one hour to discuss anything they would like. It’s amazing the stories we all carry and the beauty in the ordinary and not so ordinary. I highly recomend! 

Household Name- stories behind everyday products, sounds odd but really good. 

The Moth- short stories from the teller’s life, usually surrounding a theme for the week. 

Savage Lovecast- Explicit but great love, life, and relationship advice. 

Last but not least- Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness- he really dives into subjects so that he can ask questions and learn about the subject presented but not in a boring fashion. 


Post # 6
5186 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

If you want something funny My Dad Wrote A Porno is definitely up there as one of the best imo. 

Post # 7
3408 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

rez123 :  John and Hank Green’s podcast “Dear Hank and John” fits that description. It’s funny, lighthearted, and I do usually feel like I’ve learned something.

And “Armchair Expert” with Dax Shepherd is great! 

Post # 8
179 posts
Blushing bee

I love The Monday Morning Podcast by Bill Burr!

Post # 9
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I agree with a couple that butternutter suggested! More Perfect is super interesting and I loved Serial. In that same vein, I also listen to Criminal (super short episodes, so easy to listen to on the way to work) and I listen to a lot of Last Podcast on the Left! That one is by far my favorite!  

Post # 11
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

If you like true crime give Dirty John a try. That shit was wild.

Post # 12
289 posts
Helper bee

An Acquired Taste- 3 women who talk about everything. Easy to listen to and relatable

Lore – Tales of Folklore from around the world, also an Amazon Prime tv show. I hated his voice in the beginning, but you get used to it and the stories are great. 

Unobscured – 12 part miniseries, also voiced by the Lore guy. Very new, only one “series” so far about the Salem Witch Trials. Extremely interesting and he tries to be as historically accurate as possible with his information. 

The Box of Oddities – Husband and wife who find and talk about weird stuff and stories they found online or in books. Some of the stuff may not actually be true, but it is still fun to listen to. New episodes 2x per week

Mortified – Short episodes (about 20 min) where real people read or talk about embarrassing moments from their childhood. They are live from the shows they put on across the country, so you can see this in person too. 

I listen to them through Castbox.


Post # 13
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 I quite enjoy Stuff You Should Know as well as Freakonomics Radio. (The beauty of those two is that they’ve been around for a longgg time so you can easily look through their archives and download whatever topics look interesting to you. I know so much about a super random variety of topics- from walruses to ballpoint pens!)

Post # 14
1984 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I listen to so many but at the moment ‘Believed’ about Larry Nassar’s victims. 

Broken Harts 

Last Podcast on the Left. An eternal favourite. Don’t write it off after the first listen. They really research topics and have covered so many things. Many a time I’ve been laughing on public transport.

Post # 15
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

My Favorite Murder, This American Life, The Moth, Serial (I’d skip the second season personally), That’s the Way I Heard It, In The Dark, no longer being produced but I really liked Dear Sugar too. 

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