Okay, I know there are a million podcasts out there, and I listen to several to pass the time at work. What are your favorite podcasts? What should we be listening to?
My current faves:
True Crime Garage - (what it says on the tin; I love the hosts) You’re Wrong About - (debunking historical myths) Richmond Til We Die - (Ted Lasso discussion) The Two Robbies - (EPL / Champions League football talk) StarTalk - (Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show) Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong - (movie reviews)
I used to listen to a number of them, but they’ve dropped off for me these days. I did really like Someone Knows Something, a Canadian investigative crime podcast. I do still check in on the follow-up series, The Next Call.
I didn’t until the pandemic. Then I was working at home alongside my roommate, who is a hardcore podcast listener. With my agreement, she would play her podcasts out loud and I got used to it and learned how to “tune in.” I can only really do them when I’m doing rote work, though – any time I really have to concentrate, I find I’m not listening anymore and that’s when I swap over to random music or ambience background noise.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, but here’s the ones I never miss:
Maintenance Phase (debunking diet culture)
Savage Lovecast (sex advice)
420 Day Fiance (two stoned comedians recap the 90 Day Fiance franchise)
Life After MLM (anti-MLM podcast where people who used to be in MLMs or otherwise have a connection with people who are in MLMs are interviewed)
Your Favorite Band Sucks
Why I Hate This Album
The Cable Boys - I went to high school with and graduated the same year as one of the three hosts, Kevin Manwarren. They’ve been on hiatus for a few months, though.
Lewis Black Rantcast