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Podcasts to Listen to on International Podcast Day

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Did you know International Podcast Day is September 30th? This special holiday honors the power of podcasts and how they have become a popular form of entertainment over the last decade. With a similar format to talk radio, podcasts have become an accessible educational tool, a fun hobby, and more!

 

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Looking for some entertaining podcast recommendations? From old favorites to new kids on the block, we’ve compiled a list of our go-to podcasts that you can enjoy on your daily commute, while cleaning, or even when working from home.

 

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’ Brien is looking for a friend. After decades of hosting late-night talk shows on television, the popular comedian has decided to venture into the world of podcasts and produce a weekly show, so he can attempt to build friendships with his guests.

 

How Did This Get Made?

Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it was good? How Did This Get Made is a bi-monthly podcast that attempts to unscramble plots and make jokes about films that have been deemed “bad.” After they discuss the film, the three hosts read “second opinions” in the form of five-star reviews.

 

The Daily

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Are you someone who likes to keep up with current affairs? The Daily, produced by The New York Times, releases five episodes a week that covers breaking news and dives into the biggest stories of our time. These bite-sized episodes are an easy way to stay up-to-date and are brought to you by some of the best journalists in the world.

 

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Want to get a bit spooky? One of the most popular podcasts of all time, My Favorite Murder explores true crime stories told by lifelong fans of the genre. This bi-weekly podcast gets millions of downloads a month and has a cult-like following made up of mostly female fans (hello, Murderinos).

 

This American Life

Hosted by Ira Glass, This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast that tells compelling stories that fall under a weekly theme. This popular podcast has won dozens of awards and is the first radio show or podcast to have been awarded a Pulitzer.

 

Stuff You Should Know

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Love learning something new about random subjects? Stuff You Should Know is a podcast that educates listeners on a wide variety of topics. Some of their “biggest hits” are episodes about Spam, hangovers, tipping in restaurants, cheese, Barbie, and pinball.

 

We hope one of our recommendations turns into your new favorite shows or inspires you to start your own podcast! Happy podcasting!