Since the beginning of 2017, I have been obsessed with podcasts, and for no particular reason at all.
I have been meaning to do a post on Podcasts for the longest time, but I couldn’t pick my top favourites, and there was no way I was possibly going to list ALL the podcasts I might like.
But after a lot of thought (and time), I finally have a list of my absolute best podcasts, of which I happily recommend for the new year. If you have any suggestions for interesting podcasts, please feel free to put them in the comment section below.
Anyways, here we go.
Hosted by TMTisClutch and Kojo, Submarine and a Roach is the perfect mixture of comedy and real life. They cover a whole spectrum of topics from any category possible. From reminiscing on high school days, to music, to personal experiences and everything in between in a stream of consciousness narrative delivery. Definitely a good listen.
Here’s The Thing is a fortnightly podcast from WNYC Studios, hosted by Mr. Baldwin himself. Its only right when you have as many famous friends as he does.
Over the years, the show has featured such names as Michael Douglas, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Fallon, and Amy Schumer.
We Just Got Back is a hilarious diary of the hosts; Tam, Boj and King Cam, as they navigate everyday life, and the trials and joys that come with moving back to Nigeria.
Produced and recorded entirely from within the walls of San Quentin, a state prison facility in Northern California, Ear Hustle gives listeners a rare opportunity to find out what life is actually like on the inside. This compelling podcast from Radiotopia is a joint effort between two inmates, Messrs Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, and Bay Area visual artist Ms Nigel Poor. The fact that two-thirds of the team are serving substantial prison terms – 31 years to life for Mr Woods and 15 years for Mr Williams – brings a dose of reality to a genre that is too often defined by tawdry sensationalism. With topics ranging from the difficulties of living in close proximity to cellmates to the reasons why some inmates feel the need to take care of animals (“It’s unconditional affection… unconditional love”), Ear Hustle serves up real-life prison stories from real-life prisoners.
We all have “WTF” moments in our lives and Marc Maron is just pointing a few of them out. His twice-weekly podcast, usually recorded in his LA garage, dives into the world of philosophy and ‘what is the meaning of life’ topics with various celebrities and comedians.
Chatterbox is the youngest/newest podcast on this list. Hosted by cousins Oyinlola and Ayowande, it is definitely one making its rounds. They debate on everything from pop culture, to politics, music, boys ( and girls at times) and even their favourite ratchet shows.
It’s definitely worth a listen. And as an added bonus, every episode comes with its very own live performance (courtesy of Ayowande).
Host Amy Tan provides the one thing that millennials need on this podcast- a guide to managing your 20’s in this day and age. Relating her personal experience with that of this generation’s young adult crowd, Tan dives into all the awkward and uncomfortable situations that need to be talked about. Tan shares on a platform that helps millennials know that they are not alone in what they are going through.
This podcast is produced by Buzzfeed, so it’s funny already. The hosts, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, spend their episodes discussing everything under the sun. From serious topics like race and gender in the media, to lighthearted pieces about battling the temptation of fried chicken, this pop culture podcast will have you laughing and using your brain.
Each episode on the podcast addresses an everyday dilemma that comes with being on your own for the first time. There are solutions to nearly any struggle you might encounter, like how to make friends after college, find a doctor you like, or cook something that isn’t frozen food.
So, there you have it, my Podcast recommendations for now. Hope you enjoy them.
Until next time.