Best Conversations podcasts — Variety talk shows (Updated April 2018; image)
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Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
Hello Internet
CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
What Say You?
Sal Vulcano and Brian Quinn are just a couple of dudes sitting around asking each other questions about life. Join them, won't you?
Hank and John Green (YouTubers and etc.) answer questions, give questionable advice, and talk about Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the 3rd tier English football club).
Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at
Comedy Podcast with two friends. We tell stories, do movie reviews, give out college advice, and even do debates some times.
The Simple Show
Some things feel complex—let’s make them easier to understand. Tsh Oxenreider chats with friends as they break down big ideas. From deep stuff, like world events, to smaller things, like Netflix binges, they deep-dive to make sense of it all, then come back up for air more enlightened. With co-hosts Kendra Adachi, Stephanie Langford, Erin Loechner, and Haley Stewart.
A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. Produced by Gina Delvac. Brand new every Friday.
Tune into Joe Budden and his friends Rory & Mal and follow along the crazy adventures of these very random friends.
A daily morning show about movies, travel, fantasy, TV, faith, sci-fi and minimalism
We Have Concerns
Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?
A Little Bit Of This
Listen in to Sil and Sam as they talk about a variety of different topics, rant, rave, laugh, reflect and drink beer. More often than not they will discuss a film, video game, book or album. However, they might just pick a topic that interests them and hopefully you. If you listen closely, you might just hear Sil eating pizza. Welcome to A Little Bit Of This.
Welcome to the Jenna & Julien Podcast where we talk about all the things. If you are looking for your everyday, normal, by the book podcast, then you're in the wrong place. We created this because we tend to have awesome, random, and sometimes drunk conversations that we realized had to be shared with the lovely internet world. So here we are. We also like to ustream during the podcast to get some live interaction and also quick on-the-spot input on our chats--you can participate here: http: ...
Brain Samich Podcast
The podcast where the big questions get asked... As well as the insanely stupid ones - Join your hosts Tommy & Justin for laughter and good times as they discuss society, culture, business, tech and everything between.
Chat 10 Looks 3
A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
The aggregate feed for all the LRR podcasts. If you just want one feed, or simple love everything we do, this is your feed. Podcasts include (but are not limited to) The LRRcast, TapTapConcede, Corrector's Commentary and Temple of the Lava Bears.
Slate Daily Feed
Slate's Daily Feed includes the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, our sports show Hang Up and Listen, the Double X Gabfest, the Audio Book Club, Mom and Dad are Fighting, Slate Money, Spoiler Specials, The Gist with Mike Pesca, and more.
Tiny Odd Conversations is a podcast hosted by a married couple. It's like eavesdropping on your crazy neighbors without having to get dangerously close to them.
The Awkward Human Survival Guide answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life. Got a question or comment? Visit for lots of options! Check out our Subreddit, too! If you love the show, please help us keep making them! (This does not require a financial contribution.) \*\*NSFW\*\* Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.
Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.
Dear Prudence
Advice, commentary, and conversation from Mallory Ortberg, author of Slate's Dear Prudence column.
The Forward
The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong gives the audience a rare and revealing listen into Armstrong's conversations with some of the most interesting people he's met through the years. Guests of the weekly podcast include an eclectic range of personalities—some well-known, others simply with intriguing stories to tell—from the world of politics, entertainment, art, business, sport and more. Former guests have included musical artist Seal, historian Doug Brinkley and tennis icon Chris Ever ...
Start the Week
Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday
Citation Needed
The podcast where we choose a subject, read a single article about it on Wikipedia, and pretend we’re experts. Because this is the internet, and that’s how it works now.
Love her or hate her, but you can’t ignore the sassy, quick-witted Stassi Schroeder, star of Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules.” Never one to hold back on any topic, Stassi is here with a weekly podcast, “Straight Up with Stassi’, a biting and hilarious look at the world and everyone in it, according to the Queen Bee herself.
The podcast of Kevin Pereira, Live from Super Creative HQ.
Ice T: Final Level
Ice-T and longtime friend, manager and co-host, the one and only Mick Benzo ( Sirius XM’s Zulu Beatz) create the best podcast you have ever heard. This bimonthly show features Ice and Mick’s thoughts on relevant issues, news, video games, politics, behind the scenes of Law & Order: SVU and calls from listeners. They are also joined by featured guests from all corners of the entertainment world.
Baited Podcast
Hosted by Keemstar, Anything4views, & Colossal Is Crazy.Business inquires
98KUPD Holmberg's Morning Sickness is Arizona's #1 Morning Show. John Holmberg attempts to both entertain and disturb as many listeners as possible with assistance from Brady Bogen, Creepy E, and Dick Toledo. Tune into 98KUPD weekdays 5:30a-10a.
The Rizzuto Show
From pop culture, sports, current events and celebrities to just bustin’ balls, Rizz, Tony Patrico, Jeff Burton and Moon Valjean chop it up and dish it daily on the Rizzuto Show... Trying to save the world one podcast at a time!
Merlin Mann's frank & candid weekly phone call with John Roderick of The Long Winters
Ask Altucher
Hi I'm James Altucher host of The James Altucher Show podcast show. I've been a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). I've started and sold several companies for eight figure exits, sit on the board of a billion revenue company, I've written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. I've run se ...
The show where we use the art of conversation to make art ABOUT a conversation!
KERA's Think
Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.
John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.
the mustards
a podcast about everything that 'the mustards' aka jenny and david find interesting. minimalism, travel, love, food, health, interior design, movies, politics, fashion - and everything hygge of course !
For Colored Nerds
Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.
Conversation and stories that explore the way the world works. Produced by KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City and hosted by Doug Fabrizio. Find archived episodes at
Get Up On This
Jensen Karp, and co-host Matthew Robinson, sit with a different guest each week to get you up on (or up OFF) new stuff. They'll introduce you to musicians, TV shows, apps and many more things, knowing you just don't have the time to sift through that shit. You can find the previous 162 episodes of Get Up On This on iTunes!Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to and use promo code EARWOLF for ...
Rambling With Sips
Welcome to my weird rambling show about nothing. I'm a content creator for the Yogscast, a group of friends who play games together and make gameplay videos on YouTube.
Drunk Ex-Pastors
Jason Stellman and Christian Kingery are former pastors who get together regularly to discuss religion, politics, and culture over one to many drinks. (And sometimes one too many drinks.)
The Happy Rant
Barnabas Piper, Ted Kluck, and Ronnie Martin cheerfully - if sarcastically - rant about all the things that don't matter all that much (and some that do).
A long-form conversational podcast where an awesome British couple talk about their lives, fun stories, big ideas AND the thought-provoking things they’ve read online. It's sometimes serious, sometimes lighthearted, and everything inbetween! We *aim* to release a new episode about 3 weeks after the last one. We are ARTATpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, etc - come follow us! If you have any comments or feedback, feel free to email us at
MoaM - Mind of a Madman podcast. An eclectic blend of pop culture, current events, insane ramblings and hot takes. A blend of Bill Burr and KFC radio. Proceed with caution.Podcast now available on iTunes! Search "paddy o" or "MoaM" and subscribe and comment!
Night Moves
What keeps you up at night? The paranormal, the extraterrestrial, the weird, or just the normal, boring world? Night Moves is a show from beyond the concept of a show about nothing.
ThinKing Out Loud
Carlos Candido is a singer, songwriter, poet & Instagram selfie whore. Looking at news, sports, music & politics through his crazy eyes. Sometimes well thought out and properly enunciated, while others, well... lets say, not so much. Rants without pants, mainly.
Books, Horror Movies, True Crime, Paranormal, Personal Stories, DIY, Writing & Whimsy
Bored At Work
The water-cooler conversation you can't have at work. Listen to the crew as they give you recommendations and go over news and pop culture.Battle along with us as we face-off against each other with a quiz. Topics include: TV, Movies, Music, Sports, U.S. / Local Louisville News, and everything in between. Articles, Quiz, Comments or Suggestions?E-Mail Us At BAWFeedback@gmail.comFacebook: @BAWFeedbackInstagram: BoredAtWorkPodcastWhere can you listen? ...
Happy Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by Sofia Stanley, Emile Ennis Jr. and Kennelia Stradwick, that serves listeners a taste of exactly what happens when a lawyer, a host and a comedian, walk into a cyber bar. Listen as they discuss, argue, dissect, analyze anything and everything including sex, religion and politricks. They rarely agree on anything, except that, sometimes the only thing that gets you through the week is, a shot of conversation. At Happy Hour you BYOB, but the tea is on us.
No Idea
Welcome to the No Idea podcast where your hosts Russell, A.D. and DJ D Ray discuss the days most interesting topics and a few that they will randomly just throw in the mix. Whether the topics are light are revolving around social issues, it's sure to be entertaining. Grab a seat and join in.
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Contact us @silandsamalbot . In this episode, the ALBOT train is calling at Edinburgh, Halo Tops, food, Virgin Galactic, an illegal rave, the Grand National (in which no horses exploded), Liverpool, Wrestlemania and Warp Speed! As we move over to the entertainment tracks, Limmy's Homemade Show, Valerian, A Quiet Place, The C64 Mini and Shenmue ...…
Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace are joined by Marlo Mack of the How to be a Girl podcast to discuss executive functions, when to badger your kids about hand-washing, disclosing sensitive information to soon-to-be-relatives, whether a mom should push her ex-husband to allow their transgender son to start taking hormones, and why it's so taboo t ...…
It couldn't be "perfect", simply because Nuri is still in transit around Peru, but Bob and I managed to handle ourselves nicely with Scott and Daniel talking all things Penguicon 2018. If you're not familiar with this amazing've been missing out, and you should absolutely plan on being there this year in just a couple weeks...Pengui ...…
There's a random in the lobby in an all white suit. We need to investigate. Also, Denise has jury duty, the all Justin Timberlake throwback quick mix and the 'South Pole' bear (part 1)!
This week, Joe clarifies his stance on Nicki Minaj as he, Rory and Mal discuss Nicki’s latest music and Joe proclaims that the Barbz are back! (6:40). Also, J.Cole has announced that he’s dropping an album on 4/20 and unlike his previous albums Joe has a theory that J.Cole is ready to compete again (31:49). And what does Drake’s new album Scorp ...…
A lawyer, a host, and a comedian mix a Beychella Latte. This episode they discuss Starbuck's reaction to their unjustified arrest of two black men; the DA announces Meek Mill should receive a new trial; and Beyonce headlines at Coachella. If you consider yourself a conversational mixologist, then hit play, until the bartender cuts you off.…
El panel de periodistas latinos caen en la madriguera que es la administración Trump con sus escándalos personales y políticos. Debaten las acciones que hacen que el Presidente Trump tenga carácter moral o inmoral, y si tiene alguna relevancia con quien, por ejemplo, se acuesta. De invitado, Jorge Cancino de Univisión explica lo último en notic ...…
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about Episode 604 of The Americans, "Mr. & Mrs. Teacup." She then chats with actor Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov, about his Season 6 beard and other important issues. Finally, she talks with H. Keith Melton, who advises the creative team about intelligence-gathering techniques ...…
Enjoy listening to our panel of Latino journalists cover a topic – in English! This week, the panel debates whether or not the U.S. electorate should consider extra-marital affairs when debating a President's moral fitness. Listen to the full conversation about this topic, the newest immigration decision by the Supreme Court, and more on El Gab ...…
Episode 135: This week’s episode is all about the friend zone — you know, that metaphorical, yet still agonizing state of unreciprocated love, lust, and longing. Erin, D. Marie, James, and Dana each share their escapades in and out of the friend zone, before D. Marie tackles a listener question: How do I make someone realize we’d be good togeth ...…
Grace Helbig has created her own YouTube channel, YouTub series, and podcast. She joins Stassi on this can't miss episode!
This week, Hanna, June and Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci discuss Trump's infamous “pee tape” in the wake of former FBI director James Comey's new book, why America’s black mothers and babies are in a life-or-death crisis, and the way male authors depict female characters. Producer: Veralyn Williams Production assistant: Daniel Schroeder…
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Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Pompeo and Pruitt, to Puerto Rico, to a dangerous World War II relic in Berlin.
On this episode of The HamRadio Show we have Pornstar Jynx Maze as she celebrates 4/20 in her own special way and so much more!
This episode of Whistlestop travels back to April 30, 2011 when President Obama stepped up to the podium at the White House Correspondents' Dinner to deliver a dig and dig for a laugh. Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential campaign history. Hosted by our political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each ins ...…
On today’s Gist, don’t all these senators know the depths of CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s patriotism? Plus, why are chemical weapons useful to Bashar al-Assad? “They’re really weapons of terror,” explains Aaron Stein, co-host of the Arms Control Wonk podcast. Stein is the author of Turkey’s New Foreign Policy. And filmmakers Tony Gilroy and Brad ...…
This week’s episode has lots of really good follow-up. Follow-up on accents, Face ID, how Roderick records, and Merlin’s new internet friend. John provides much-requested follow-up on Twitter’s recently announced changes. This leads to a broader discussion of free speech and platform ownership. John and Merlin embarrass their families, fret abo ...…
Welcome to The Black Tapes In Review, a Black Tapes discussion special sponsored by The Cluttered Desk Podcast. For these specials, Colin and Andrew are excited to welcome Jono, a recurring guest from The Cluttered Desk Podcast, as a permanent co-host. These episodes are meant to be heard after each episode of The Black Tapes, so please try to ...…
Change can be hard for even the most adventurous among us. Our brain’s ability to do things differently, though, is one of the traits that separates us from other creatures. Leonard Mlodinow joins us to talk about how we can train our brains to embrace change – and how we can nurture creativity. His new book is called “Elastic: Flexible Thinkin ...…
Texas looks like a state that could’ve been designed by Donald Trump with its low taxes and minimal regulations. And it’s been more than 20 years since a Democrat has been elected to statewide office. On the other hand, its urban centers are reliably blue and its population has already hit minority-majority status. Pulitzer Prize-winning author ...…
Today on the 5: Legends of Tomorrow has grown from the odd show out in the DC/CW lineup to a great program that has no shame about where it comes from.
On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk about trouble at Tesla: the company has suspended production of the Model 3, the car that will make or break its business. The hosts also dig into the news about the real estate site Zillow, which is expanding its business in a surprising new way--and why its stock is tumbling. T ...…
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A tulip, known as "the Viceroy" (viseroij), displayed in the 1637 Dutch catalog Verzameling van een Meenigte Tulipaanen. Its bulb was offered for sale between 3,000 and 4,200 guilders (florins) depending on size (aase). A skilled craftsworker at the time earned about 300 guilders a year.[1] Tulip mania (Dutch: tulpenmanie) was a period in the D ...…
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The Odyssey is the epic tale of a hero's return home. It's also about a man's journey through life, from youth to old age. That reading, and a Mediterranean cruise, helped classicist Daniel Mendelsohn develop a deeper relationship with his aging father.By (Doug Fabrizio).
After the show it's the real show. Join us for this last day on earth (aliens taking over today). We also try helping out a listener find a roommate, try out a new segment called 'WHAT?!' and Denise gets mad at me for not calling the doctor.
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The Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are: Iron Man 3 Thor: The Dark World Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy Avengers: Age of Ultron Ant-Man Yup. Ant-Man is phase two.By Luke and Gomer.
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from Mike Pompeo meeting Kim Jong-un to the President seeking some new counsel. Plus, two goodbyes to two firsts – First Lady Barbara Bush and the first newscaster for NPR's Morning Edition, Carl Kasell.
James and Cameron sit down to chat about GP Seattle, their experiences there and why you should check out your next local GP for yourself.By (LoadingReadyRun).
The city's guards conclude their investigation into the dastardly murder in the finale of Murder On The Semolo Plateau.By (LoadingReadyRun).
It's your friends Matt and James back at you this week to discuss Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does whatever a Spider Can... it's Spider-Man: Homecoming! Support LoadingReadyRun: Follow Matt and James on Twitter Check out Matt on Twitch and YouTub ...…
Birds can sense Earth’s magnetic field, and this uncanny ability may help them fly home from unfamiliar places or navigate migrations that span tens of thousands of kilometers. Scientists have now pinpointed a possible protein behind this “sixth sense.” Jeff and Anthony consider the bird prankz possibilities. GET BONUS EPISODES, VIDEO HANGOUTS ...…
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the hit horror film A Quiet Place, the new adaptation of Howard's End on the BBC and Starz, and Barbara Ehrenreich's essay: "Why I'm Giving Up On Preventative Care".
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O'Brien, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View, to catch up about the latest surrounding the Michael Cohen story and why it may not be all the media is cooking it up to be. Plus, who are the two names we should be looking for as the investigation into the Trump organization moves forward? Steve Waltien and Asher Perlman ...…
On Tuesday’s Gist, that old Watergate maxim, “the cover-up is worse than the crime,” should be revised to recognize the Michael Cohen effect. Plus, we take a closer look at the vertical merger of AT&T and Time Warner, and why the Justice Department has sued to stop it. Wall Street Journal reporter Brent Kendall walks us through the case so far. ...…
The future of face-swapping! The REAL deepfakes speaks! Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson tells us how technology has transformed the way she plays with fact and fiction. Dipayan Ghosh warns us about AI powered ad-targeting. Criminal’s Phoebe and Lauren drop knowledge on the untrue in true crime. Plus your host meets STORMY DANIELS!…
Prudence is joined this week by Paola Dayanan, a TV-obsessed HR professional from Northern Virginia. First, a letter writer struggles with work after two devastating losses and a manager who doesn’t seem supportive. Next, a concerned letter writer cannot contain their horror as they watch their friend grab handfuls of expensive bulk snacks whil ...…
Please join Marsha Casper Cook and Traci McDonald on April 17th at 4EST 3 CST 2 MT 1PST for a very special show about how to promote audio books. Jess from AUDIO BOOK WORM PROMOTIONS will be their guest. Everyone that has audio books knows it's all about the promotion and that's what the show is about. Jess specializes in promoting audio books ...…
Much of the conversation around climate change centers on how governments can address the problem. Carl Pope, former head of the Sierra Club, joins us to talk about why environmentalists should look beyond elected officials for action. His book, written with Michael Bloomberg, is called “Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can ...…
When Ibram X. Kendi was growing up in Queens, he witnessed the brutal initiation process gangs put new members through. And when he got to college, he saw that process play out again in fraternities. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, joins us to talk about the troubling connection between these ...…
Prudence is joined this week by Paola Dayanan, a TV-obsessed HR professional from Northern Virginia. First, a letter writer struggles with work after two devastating losses and a manager who doesn’t seem supportive. Next, a concerned letter writer cannot contain their horror as they watch their friend grab handfuls of expensive bulk snacks whil ...…
Today on the 5: In the wake of the Facebook hearings, I've heard some frankly ridiculous defenses of the company, mostly centered around how vital it is as a communication tool.
John McWhorter on why the 16th letter of our alphabet is a fancy little thing. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: Email:…
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