There’s nothing like starting the day with a great podcast! We asked our readers for podcast suggestions and received plenty of great suggestions.
You can find most of these podcasts on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, and/or Stitcher.
“About” descriptions have been gathered from the podcast pages.
Comedy + Entertainment
How Did This Get Made
About: Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing? Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas want to hear about it! We’ll watch it with our funniest friends, and report back to you with the results.
2 Bears 1 Cave
About: Weekly, comedian best friends Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer get together in the bear cave at YMH Studios to do what bears do: make each other laugh.
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
About: A podcast about the messiness of being human. Celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.
About: “SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
About: Bethany Joy Lenz, Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush are the biggest Drama Queens and they are here with you to dissect every episode, deliver every detail you must know, and devote themselves to you as you rewatch every single scene together.
About: A no-holds-barred arena for half truths, social no-nos, and animal behavior-featuring comedian Bobby Lee and his best friend Khalyla.
About: Movies! Music! Celebrities embarrassing themselves! KEEP IT has it all. Each week, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman are joined by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more to discuss the latest ways pop culture and entertainment are intersecting with politics and society.
My Dad Wrote a Porno
About: Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided to read it to the world in this award-winning comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie reads a chapter a week and discovers more about his father than he ever bargained for.
Good for You
About: Comedian Whitney Cummings interviews guests (friends, comics, celebs, experts, weirdos) every week. Known for her standup comedy specials for HBO and Netflix, Comedy Central Roasts, multiple television series and films, Whitney has a lot of questions for a lot of different kinds of people. She also has opinions. And a robot. Subscribe to hear interviews that are always interesting and never too long.
WTF with Marc Maron
About: Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc’s probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.
Keith and the Girl
About: Keith and his ex-girlfriend talk shit.
Girls Gotta Eat
About: A comedy podcast about dating, sex, and relationships co-hosted by Ashley Hesseltine and Rayna Greenberg.
About: Hosts and moms Ashley Hearon-Smith and Keri Setaro know how hard it is to find your mom-crew. Hang out with these two accidental besties every week as they get real about parenting, the struggle to be selfless mothers but still badass bitches, partner fails and post-partum sex.
About: Andrew Santino and Bobby Lee present BAD FRIENDS. New episodes every Monday!
Where My Moms At
About: Christina P. is a comedian and exhausted mother of two young boys. WMMA explores all thing parenting – from colossal mom fails to the quiet rage you feel when your toddler won’t nap.
About: Trash Tuesday is Annie Lederman, Esther Povitsky, and Khalyla Kuhn. It’s a podcast. It’s a show. It’s comedy. It’s drama. It’s everything you want it to be and more.
Call Her Daddy
About: Call Her Daddy started as a podcast and evolved into a global movement. The woman-led empire produces raw, relevant and provocative conversations that promote sexual liberty and personal empowerment while stripping away any barriers of judgement.
Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
About: Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.
The JTrain Podcast
About: The JTrain Podcast is hosted by comic Jared Freid and great comedian guests as they read listener emails and answer questions about everything from hooking up and dating apps to relationships and post-grad problems.
I Am All In
About: For the VERY first time, Scott Patterson (aka Luke Danes) is watching Gilmore Girls. 154 episodes and 4 movies.
My Day Friday
About: In 2014 Carla Marie & Anthony launched this podcast to have fun to kick off the weekend. They wanted to learn how to do a show in hopes to one day have their own morning show which they landed! After hosting a morning show in Seattle for two years they were replaced.
Not Over It
About: POPSUGAR’S podcast for the pop culture obsessed. Hosts Becky Kirsch and Zareen Siddiqui break down the biggest moments in celebrity and entertainment news, providing the kind of in-depth analysis, banter, and theories that take over your group texts and happy-hour conversations.
About: Comedian Heather McMahan creates a safe-space for us to tell-all and bitch about the rest. No topics are off-limits as we break down the everyday struggles of doing the most, and the least, at the same damn time.
True Crime + Horror
My Favorite Murder
About: Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
About: If you can never get enough true crime… Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
The First Degree
About: Join Ladygang’s Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares. We’re talking murder, serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories and beyond, all told through the eyes of a guest who is one degree of separation from the story itself.
About: Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history.
About: Co-hosts Alexis Linkletter and Billy Jensen return for Unraveled: The Stalker’s Web to track the multi-decade wrath of one of the most prolific stalkers to ever prowl the cyberworld.
Let’s Not Meet
About: True horror stories written by those that made it out alive. First person accounts narrated and produced by Andrew Tate in an anthology of terror and suspense.
Up and Vanished
About: Up and Vanished is an investigative true crime podcast hosted by Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey.
About: Cold is a narrative podcast series focused on missing persons cases. Investigative journalist and host Dave Cawley takes on a single story with each season.
About: It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist.
Wake Up / Wind Down
About: Beautifully crafted audio to start and end your day.
About: Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Super Soul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
Fitness + Wellness
I Am Athlete
About: I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.
The Awake with Jake Show
About: The Awake With Jake Show was created to help you breakthrough mental barriers, gain clarity and awaken your heart so you can live a free and fulfilling life.
No Meat Athlete
About: Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, Pamela Fergusson, Dan Buettner, make for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen.
About: A master-class in personal and professional development, ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll delves deep with the world’s brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self.
News, Tech, and Government
What A Day
About: What A Day cuts through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Hosts Gideon Resnick, Josie Duffy Rice, Tre’vell Anderson, and Priyanka Aribindi break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by people whose parents read to them as children.
About: This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro.
Sharon Says So
About: Host Sharon McMahon, a longtime government and law teacher, has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on her viral Instagram account @sharonsaysso where she combats political misinformation with non-partisan facts.
Lex Fridman Podcast
About: Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.
About: Digestible financial news. Get smarter fast with an entertaining breakdown of our top 3 business stories in 15 minutes. Pairs perfectly with your commute, workout, or morning oatmeal ritual.
Educational + Business
About: Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time.
How I Built This
About: Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
About: Join money expert Tori Dunlap as she guides you on how to make more, spend less, and feel financially confident in a world run by rich white men. Through solo episodes and special guest interviews, you’ll walk away with resources to get, save, and grow money to gain financial freedom and kick some patriarchal ass at the same time.
About: Rough Translation is a podcast about cultural mistranslations and what we can learn from them.
Stuff You Should Know
About: If you’ve ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
About: Laugh and learn with Johanna and Jared as they discuss how to be a successful life-long teacher while still having a life.
Every Little Thing
About: Why do we cry? Did cavemen really carry clubs? Can swearing make you stronger? On ELT, you call with a question, we find you an answer.
About: Impact Theory is a business and mindset-focused interview show that will teach anyone aspiring to greatness the secrets to success.
Culture + Society
The Michelle Obama Podcast
About: The Michelle Obama Podcast features the former First Lady diving deep into conversations with loved ones—family, friends, and colleagues—on the relationships in our lives that make us who we are.
Literally! With Rob Lowe
About: This is literally a podcast where people I love, admire, and know well will be in a safe space to really let their hair down (assuming they have any). I will cover the thoughtful to the extremely random.
We Can Do Hard Things
About: On We Can Do Hard Things, [Glennon Doyle] and sister Amanda will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.
You Wanna Do What?
YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! is a personal development podcast that brings you weekly inspiration, motivation, and storytelling to help you: set goals, overcome obstacles, and change your mindset.
About: Every week, host Maria Menounos will bring you the world’s leading healers, experts, influential celebrities & game-changers to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life, including physical health, emotional wellness, spirituality, finances, relationships & more. Getting better isn’t easy, but it’s a whole lot easier when we do it together.