17 Podcasts Everyone Should Listen To

by Johnny Webber

1. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – Listen to the unconventional Dan Carlin take his outside-the-box way of thinking and apply it to the past.

2. Welcome to the Night Vale – Get twice-monthly updates on the creepy, mysterious town of Night Vale.

3. The American Life – True stories about everyday people.

4. Radio Lab – A show about curiosity where the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

5. The Joe Rogan Experience – Listen to the loud and vulgar comedian have long discussions with very interesting and accomplished people. 

6. Stuff You Should Know – Learn how science explains the world around us.

7. The Nerdist – A podcast for those with nerdy passions.

8. The Tim Ferriss Show – Author and life hacker Tim Ferriss talks with innovators and life experts.

9. NPR Fresh Air – A show featuring intimate conversations with today’s luminaries.

10. NPR How to do Everything – Learn how to find a date or how to find water in a desert.

11. TED Radio Hour – A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.

12. Edumucation – The podcast of director Kevin Smith.

13. NPR Planet Money – A podcast about all things business and finance.

14. The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe – A weekly science podcast discussing science news, especially controversial and fringe claims from a skeptical point of view.

15. Star Talk Radio – A popular show about all things space hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

16. America’s Test Kitchen – A food podcast meant to illuminate the truth about real home cooking.

17. Rooster Teeth – The Rooster Teeth crew discusses gaming, films and projects that they are currently working on.

17 Podcasts Everyone Should Listen To