Best Conversations podcasts — Variety talk shows (Updated April 2019; image)
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Profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations, hosted by David Remnick.
 
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Hello Internet
Monthly+
 
CGP Grey and Brady Haran talk about YouTube, life, work, whatever.
 
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Dear Hank & John
Weekly
 
Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
 
Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
A weekly conversation between Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind) and Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity).
 
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Simple
Weekly+
 
Conversations about living well and ignoring the rest — with author and host Tsh Oxenreider.
 
Comedy Podcast with two friends. We tell stories, do movie reviews, give out college advice, and even do debates some times.
 
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.
 
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Father Roderick
Monthly+
 
A show about movies, travel, fantasy, TV, faith, sci-fi and minimalism.
 
Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.
 
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: ...
 
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We Have Concerns
Weekly+
 
Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?
 
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Chat 10 Looks 3
Monthly+
 
A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Slate Daily Feed
Daily+
 
The Slate Daily feed includes new episodes from more than 30 shows in the Slate Podcast Network. You'll get thought provoking analysis, storytelling, and commentary on everything from news and politics to arts, culture, technology, and entertainment. Discover new shows you never knew you were missing.
 
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.
 
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The Forward
Monthly+
 
The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong gives the audience a rare and revealing listen into Armstrong's conversations with an eclectic range of personalities—some well-known, others simply with intriguing stories to tell. Guests, which hail from the worlds of politics, entertainment, art, business, sport and beyond, have included Malcolm Gladwell, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chris Evert and the Avett Brothers. The Forward often touches on the theme, or concept, from which the podcast’s name is dra ...
 
Advice, commentary, and conversation from Daniel Mallory Ortberg, author of Slate's Dear Prudence column. Every week, Prudie and special guests answer questions about relationships, sex, work, family, and life.
 
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Citation Needed
Weekly
 
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.
 
Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.
 
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 awkward.email 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.
 
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.
 
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Start the Week
Monthly+
 
Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday
 
Candid conversations about digital pop-culture, gaming, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship with some of the premiere brain-thinkers and mouth-talkers on the planet. Hosted by internet somebody Kevin Pereira.
 
Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country. You'll know many of the people in these conversations – they are luminaries in our culture. Some you may not know. But what links them all is their powerful ability to relate and communicate. It's something we need now more than ever.
 
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Ice T: Final Level
Monthly
 
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.
 
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KERA's Think
Daily
 
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.
 
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Baited Podcast
Monthly
 
Hosted by Keemstar, Anything4views, & Colossal Is Crazy.Business inquires kyle@sponsorship.help
 
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.
 
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The Rizzuto Show
Daily
 
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
 
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The Mustards
Weekly
 
Jenny and David Mustard – the couple who's made a career out of yapping. Few people have before talked so much about topics so random. Prepare yourself for an abundance of coffee-induced reality depictions from the bubble that is influencer-hipster-London. Jenny Mustard is the popular fashion youtuber and author behind epic videos such as 'Why I Don't want Kids' and 'Why I don't have Eyebrows'. Jenny and David are also running the Swedish podcast called simply 'Jenny och David'.
 
John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by Merlin Mann and John Siracusa.
 
The show where we use the art of conversation to make art ABOUT a conversation!
 
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Ask Altucher
Weekly+
 
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 ...
 
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RadioWest
Weekly+
 
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 http://radiowest.org
 
Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way.
 
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For Colored Nerds
Monthly+
 
Each week, BFFs Brittany and Eric humorously deep-dive into the uncool topic of their choice while testing the outer limits of their friendship.
 
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The Happy Rant
Weekly
 
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).
 
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Wireless Nights
Rare
 
Jarvis Cocker explores the human condition after dark, with stories of night people
 
A podcast about being Middle Eastern and immigrants in America, hosted by two friends, an Iranian and a Syrian, telling you what's up.
 
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Get Up On This
Rare
 
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 stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for ...
 
A raw and uncut conversation about the world today. Six voices - six different perspectives. ITMSO covers a wide range of topics from social issues to life lessons delivered through the same hilarious unfiltered voices that you’ve come to love and appreciate.
 
[Up until Ep 37, formerly known as: AFTER READING THIS AND THAT. See bottom of description box for more info.]A long-form conversational podcast where a cute AF, love-drunk British couple talk about their lives, fun stories, big ideas, etc. Anything at all really. And, look, it's probably gonna be super duper rambly. Because that's not a brand. It's a lifestyle. (Although we will of course have branded merch coming out in the first quarter of 2025) Basically, it'll be sometimes serious, some ...
 
It's all about life. Presented by Ray Darcy.
 
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MoaM
Weekly+
 
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!
 
Podcast by Kenneth Hite and Robin D. Laws
 
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Night Moves
Monthly
 
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.
 
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On this week’s episode: Ruth, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions on when to consider getting a vasectomy and how to make sure your kid doesn’t become obsessed with their looks. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Ruth talks about what it’s like to have a religious Easter with ...…
 
This awkward week we're talking about nipple concealer, little poles in big holes, dick selfies, and an in-law triplex with special guest Caitlin Curl!By Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.
 
In this episode Edward and I explore influences from his absent father and introduce his blended family dad situation....please listen, share and feedback
 
QIC: Hello KittyPax: Tater Tot (F3 Omaha)Music: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Walk on Water"
 
On today's show, live music from Karen Casey and Beoga, what is with the house plant boom ? How to deal with it when your child is being bullied, Actor Moe Dunford on his new film The Dig, Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Mc Mahon and Addiction to the online with Mary O Connor
 
Parenting journalist Jen Hogan has written an interesting piece in The Irish Times about how to cope with school bullying, herself and psychotherapist Colman Noctor talk to Kathryn this afternoon
 
We have a real treat this afternoon Karen Casey and Beoga are live in studio this afternoon to chat to Kathryn and play a few tunes
 
None of us like waiting around - be it for a doctor’s appointment, in a queue at the super market or for a friend to turn up for a coffee, but experts reckon the frantic pace of modern life has taken patience - or lack thereof - to a whole new level. Psychotherapist, Mary O'Connor chats to Kathryn about this this afternoon…
 
A few weeks ago I got to check out Wild, an LA based band featuring singer Lauren Luiz. I had so much fun at the show and Lauren agreed to come do the show!
 
This week on The Waves, Hanna, Nichole and June talk to Rachelle Hampton about her Slate cover story “The Black Feminists Who Saw the Alt-Right Threat Coming”. Then, is marriage obsolete? The panel delves into The Cut’s package looking into that question. Lastly, the new Netflix rom-com Someone Great. In Slate Plus: Are TSA screening machines s ...…
 
Immigration judges walk into work everyday knowing that the system they operate in is broken. It has been for decades, through multiple administrations. So what’s the fix? The answer isn’t as radical as you might think. Guest: Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor, immigration judge in Los Angeles and president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.…
 
Episode 173: This week, James celebrates his certification, D. Marie talks Tinder Dates IRL, and Dana shares a news story coming out of Eau Claire, WI (all boxes checked: nudity, karate, and shoplifting dog). From there, Erin tackles a listener question on how to best deal with an uncle who’s made disparaging comments about your weight, while D ...…
 
It's Not About the Podcast returns with Wav3Pop in the studio sharing 3 exclusive tracks and the ultimate freestyle battle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Follow us because Jar Jar is a Sith Lord.@RizzShow@RizzWow@HereLiesMoon@Patrico1057@burton_Jeff@KingScottRuleshttp://www.1057thepoint.com/RizzBook DJ DONUTSchoosepatrico@gmail.comCheck out Moon's bandsGREEK FIRE @GreekFireGOLDFINGER @GoldfingerMusicTHE TEENAGE DIRTBAGS @TheTeenageDbagsBy info@podcastone.com.
 
Yascha Mounk talks to Nancy Rosenblum and Russ Muirhead, co-authors of “A Lot Of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy,” about how and why conspiracies form, what makes a “theory,” and what conspiracies give to people.
 
WOW was this a fun episode! We've got a kickstarter brought to you by two IT guys who are trying to make old, boring games suck less... and we think they're on to something... and we're also joined by the good folks from Nuspire Networks talking about everything they've got going on these days (hint: it's a lot). So listen in...Face The Consequ ...…
 
On The Gist, whether he’s on the most electable part of the political spectrum or not, Joe Biden is about to go through the wringer. In the interview, winning a major sports championship is a thrill few ever get to know. But what happens when you keep stacking trophies, like the NBA’s Golden State Warriors have done in recent years? The Athleti ...…
 
Today on the show we get into the news of the week talking about Windows 7 coming end of life in January. We talk about Windows Paint, Notepad and calculator. We talk about LinkedIn getting off of GSuite and moving to Office 365. We talk about a new Pandora music now on SiriusXM and much more.
 
For many of us, the post-graduation years are spent chasing the traditional markers of success. New York Times columnist David Brooks joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how acquiring fame and fortune can still leave us empty inside – and about how true joy is found when we begin to lead our lives in service to others. His new book ...…
 
When the financial industry is allowed to write its own regulations and the government seems focused on keeping corporations happy, it’s no wonder everyday Americans feel left behind. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about fundamental changes that will push markets to work for the people ...…
 
We COULD tell you our guest is a prolific director, or actor, or writer, or time traveling teen. And we will. Because he is. But at his core, Alex Winter is an entertainment tornado, spinning up docs like "The Panama Papers" and "Zappa", all while making time to make a new Bill and Ted movie, mastering meditation, and being a kickass dad. How d ...…
 
Marvel Week continues with an ode to X-Men: The Animated Series and fossilized poop.
 
In this episode April Glaser is joined once again by co-host Siva Vaidhyanathan, director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. They start by talking about the Sri Lankan government’s shutdown of Facebook and WhatsApp after the Easter attacks on churches and hotels. Then they talk to Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchiera ...…
 
QIC: Hello KittyPax: Mini MeMusic: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Walk on Water"
 
We're back! After #FactsOnly (12:46), we discuss Notre Dame (17:04), Trump's Impeachment (22:16), the Ancestry commercial (28:14), new porn laws (35:04), Ja Rule (38:22), Kodak Black (41:55), Cannabis Cookbooks (51:28), Terminator trailer (57:29), and wrap up with Dave East's comments on Lil Nax X (1:00:02). We close out the show with comment c ...…
 
In her new book, City Lab Senior Editor Amanda Kolson Hurley explores the surprising -- and radical -- history of suburbia in the Washington region and encourages readers to rethink "who and what the suburbs are for."
 
As the Washington, D.C. International Film Festival kicks off its 33rd year, we look at some of the festival's local highlights and explore filmmaking in the region.
 
When a 14-year-old British boy was savagely stabbed, no one could have imagined the bizarre chat-room fantasy world that lay behind the attack. A story of a near-fatal Internet attraction. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2005/02/bachrach200502 --- Our theme song was written and performed by Anna Bosnick. If you’d like to support the show on a p ...…
 
Grey and Brady Discuss: Hello Internet on Wax Cylinders, April Fools Revisited, the true height of Mt Everest, the banality of life in the past, the Event Horizon Black Hole, The Rise of Skywalker, and Brady's office. Sponsors: Away: thoughtfully designed luggage for the way you actually travel - get $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/hi2019 ...…
 
We’re talking to pioneering blogger Heather Armstrong about the ten times her doctors made her brain dead. It was a clinical trial to flatline the brain as a treatment for severe depression.By dfabrizio@kuer.org (Doug Fabrizio).
 
China’s next generation surveillance technology is being used to build out the world’s internet. But China is also exporting new philosophical and business models. Hao Wu explains how live streaming in China is powered by failures and James Griffiths explains why the free and open internet may soon be replaced by Cyber Sovereignty. Chapter five ...…
 
Here are my spoiler-free first impressions of the movie 'Avengers Endgame'. Subscribe to this podcast’s feed via RSS | iTunes |Google Play.Follow Trideo on YouTube | Facebook | Twitter. This show is brought to you free of advertisements thanks to my patrons. Help me to continue to bring you these shows by joining, too, at Patreon.com/FatherRode ...…
 
In episode 42, we discuss decisions you wanna work or pursue your dreams? It`s veryyyyy important to know which direction you are going in and how to get there. Shout out 2 this season`s sponsor Looks4Cooks "Where they Bring the Love of Good Food and Good People together" Listen to this podcast and more on www.thelifextimesoferic.com…
 
Everybody has an opinion. Phil and Campbell give theirs. Why are humans drawn to religion? What makes a legitimate religion? Are people starting to shun organized religion? A fascinating and sometimes humorous discussion of something we all relate to.
 
Brenda O’Connell Barry the 2018 Carer of the Year who cares for her son Fionn who has NACC1, a rare genetic condition and Shauna Tighe a young carer who helps care for her brother Daniel, who has a rare genetic condition called Sotos syndrome to get an insight into life as a carer talk to Kathryn this afternoon…
 
Chances are that you have leftover chocolate Easter eggs in your house after all the celebrations over the past few days. So what do you do with all that chocolate? Louise Lennox is a chef and the founder of Foodoppi.com – she is with us to share some ideas
 
Colman Noctor Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist is in studio this afternoon to help deal with all your parenting issues. If you have any queries for Colman email ray@rte.ie
 
On today's show, RIP Lyra Mc Kay, What is the Buddy Bench? The Carer of the Year Awards 2019, Message in a bottle makes 3,300 km journey, Louise Lennox on what to do with left over Easter Eggs and Colman Noctor with parenting advice
 
QIC: Jorge Villar aka F3 LuthorPax: Daniel Bejarano aka F3 Chino TranquiloMusic: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Walk on Water"
 
In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by the great Avital Ash! She is a performer, comedian, actor, writer, and director! And a wonderful person! They get into her upbringing in Miami in a Jewish Orthodox family, her need to get out, her history with her biological mother, what brought her to LA, and so much more! Follow her on Instagram ...…
 
The Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, and the proposal has former Census directors up in arms. If the Supreme Court votes to allow the citizenship question, what could happen to the nation’s decennial headcount? Guest: NPR correspondent Hansi Lo Wang. Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, ...…
 
In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Nicholas Christakis, the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Sciences at Yale University, and the author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, about whether human nature predisposes humans to conflict or cooperation--and what all of that has to do with populism. E ...…
 
As his family and friends hustle to come up with his bail money, Tarari ends up at one of the most infamous jails in the country: Rikers Island. Eric runs for his own term as district attorney just as the demands to close Rikers heat up.
 
With just a few days before Endgame arrives, James and Matt sit down to chat about Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and how chill and not at all completely excited for Endgame we are! Support LRR: http://Patreon.com/loadingreadyrunBy info@loadingreadyrun.com (LoadingReadyRun).
 
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