10 Best Podcasts To Get You Through The Day, Including 'TED Radio Hour,' 'Welcome To Night Vale' & More
Podcasts have grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years; here are 10 podcasts you can listen to in order to get through your day.
While podcasts have been around for several years now, the popularity of Serial really took the medium to the mainstream in 2014. Now more and more listeners are subscribing to shows than ever before.
However, there are a lot to choose from in the iTunes store, so Enstars will help narrow the list down to the 10 best podcasts to help get you through a boring work day.
Listeners who are fresh off listening to Serial can easily switch over to listening to Undisclosed, which has already become the most popular podcast on iTunes. Attorneys Susan Simpson and Colin Miller and the Adnan Syed Legal Trust delve further into the case that had everybody hooked.
For comedy fans who want a little humor in their day, there is no better place to look than Comedy Bang! Bang! An off-the-wall show with host Scott Aukerman and multiple celebrity guests, listeners may have to stop the podcast due to laughing too much.
Similarly to Comedy Bang! Bang!, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me is a humor-based podcast with many celebrity guests. The central conceit of the show is that of a current events quiz, where celebs have to guess what's real and what's fake in today's news.
For listeners with a mind-numbing job, Stuff You Should Know lives up to its title as an educational yet fascinating podcast. Offering in depth info on everything from ice cream to poison ivy, hosts Josh and Chuck will keep your brain active.
The TED Radio Hour is similarly educational by nature, though on a more conceptual level. With multiple speakers talking about love, memory, courage and other grand topics, you may find yourself questioning your place in the world.
For sports fans who are also up to date on pop culture, it's hard to find a more fitting podcast than The B.S. Report. Hosted by ESPN's Bill Simmons, the show tackles the latest in the world of sports and entertainment with many special guests from both worlds.
Christian listeners hoping to get some spirituality in their day can take a listen to the Joel Osteen Podcast. The most popular Christian podcast on iTunes, listens can hear Pastor Joel Osteen's weekly messages every Sunday.
Listeners who are more interested in fictional storytelling should definitely check out Welcome to Night Vale. Narrated by the fictional Cecil Palmer, the podcast tells the story of a dark and twisted town where nothing is as it seems.
Want something a little more explicit to get you through the day? Comedian Adam Carolla hosts The Adam Carolla Show with plenty of celebrity guests and crazed rantings for those listeners who are looking for some raw truth.
While many listeners are already subscribed, This American Life is one of the best podcasts for listeners who just want to hear some everyday people. Hosted by Ira Glass, this podcast allows listeners to hear stories about heartbreak, courage, loss and hope.
All of these podcasts are available for free in the iTunes store.