Best Pop Culture podcasts — Mass media and mainstream culture (Updated April 2019; image)
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Culture Gabfest
New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
Talk Is Jericho
Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique take on all things pop culture and entertainment. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, music, television, movies, comedy, and the paranormal!! All-ages welcome. No ID required!
Who Charted?
Howard Kremer brings on some of your favorite comedians to discuss the top 5 songs and movies of the week. Plus, Howard, the guests and Who Charted crew each bring a new song that they recommend over all the garbage on the charts. 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 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)
Jalen & Jacoby
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby give the people what they want, breaking down sports and pop culture as only they can.
Channel 33
If you are an avid follower of pop culture and the media landscape, Channel 33 is a must-listen. Thanks to 'The Press Box,' 'Jam Session,' 'The Big Picture,' and 'Damage Control,' you will be up to date, well educated, and armed with the smartest takes on movies, TV, celebrity culture, and all media contretemps.
The Read
Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.The Read is part of the L ...
The Watch
Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
It's not just crazy talk, it's Psychobabble - the official free audio podcast from YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. Listen each week as he and his bestie Korey Kuhl bring you a half hour of unfiltered gossip sessions, pop culture scrutiny, and stories never told before.
Actor/Director Michael Rapaport shares his strong, funny & offensive points of view on life, sports, music, film & everything in between on the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST. This podcast is moving to Luminary! For more, go to
Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke; bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe; meet artists of note; have your burning etiquette questions answered; savor an emerging food trend; and hear your new favorite song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
Three rude boys ruin pop culture through dumb questions. Ever wanted to know the answer to what would make better hands than scissor hands for Edward Scissorhands? Of course not! But we’ll tell you. Somehow this podcast is a world-wide phenomenon, feel free to subscribe and join in. New episode every Monday!
Another Round
Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.
Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
David Tennant gets talking with the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere. Revealing conversation, surprise stories and lots of laughs. A Somethin' Else and No Mystery production.
That Pop This Life is a podcast where long-time friends Karly & Cynthia talk about pop culture, life and the ridiculousness it all. You can reach us at and find all our podcasts at
Still Processing
Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2019.
Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.
Controversial best-selling author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis delivers a weekly glimpse into one of popular culture's most fascinating minds. The entertainment industry's top writers, directors, actors and musicians will join Bret to discuss the issues and complexities that keep the creative world turning as we experience this intriguing period in our planet's history. The same sensibilities that have formed Bret's impressive catalog in literature and film will be on display with each ...
Robert Bound and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.
Flâneur and irrepressible commentator, Rick Edwards, and Editor-at-Large of the New Scientist, Dr. Michael Brooks, delve into the science behind popular culture.
From the co-creators of CinemaSins: Chris Atkinson and Jeremy Scott, who provide your favorite movie and culture nitpicking, are joined by Barrett Share, writer for Music Video Sins, and other guests to discuss, analyze, and ridicule the world of entertainment.
Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz give the latest TV, films, books, albums and games the serious treatment you didn’t even know they needed.
The Awesome Hour
Voted #1 in Vue weekly Magazine , Metro Magazine , nominated 8th in the world against Adam corolla , Artie Lange and Dan Savage in the mature category & Winners of Monkeys Fighting Robots peoples choice award in the amateur podcast awards The Awesome Hour is a SOCAN licensed podcast on all things awesome from pop culture to strange news to bad life choices with a music bed of tasty tunes. From top40 to heavy metal and everything in between. The awesome hour is just that Alec , Ivan and Corbo ...
The High Low
A weekly pop-culture / news podcast brought to you by Dolly Alderton & Pandora Sykes - the former co-hosts of The Pandolly Podcast.
Black Girls Talking
Black Girls Talking is a podcast wherein 4 black girls discuss pop culture, Beyonce, & the pursuit of the perfect body oil.
The entertainment industry is brimming with interesting people who are responsible for your favorite movies, TV shows, and more. Join Vox’s critic-at-large Todd VanDerWerff every Thursday as he speaks with the very well known, up-and-coming and need to know folks responsible for the most exciting projects in art, entertainment, and pop culture – diving deep into their influences, inspirations, and careers in a frank, uncensored fashion. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
A weekly podcast that's all about pop culture and the big pictures around it.
Household Name
Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse. Host Dan Bobkoff finds tales of tragedy, love, strange histories, unintended consequences, and accidental success. More information at
Join award-winning journalist and best-selling author James Andrew Miller as he uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business. Experience all the unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and strokes of luck that turn great ideas into formidable realities -- as told by the insiders who were there from the start.
Movies, TV, Books, Music, & Booze.
A weekly pop culture podcast seeking to educate on things that entertain, but do not matter.
Welcome to the Nerd Culture Podcast! Where a group of friends discuss all things Nerd, including Movies, TV, Comics, Books, Games, and anything else we find interesting from the world of nerd culture. So come and join the fun, we'll keep a Romulan Ale cold just for you!
Pop Culture Mythology is an independent biweekly podcast that delves into how myth and folklore influence today’s books, movies, and television shows. It aims to explain how ancient myths and legends are still relevant in today’s world, and not just in a classroom setting. Mythology is still very much alive and a part of the modern world even if most people don’t realize it. Having an understanding of how these ancient stories shape society improves media literacy, give new insight into how ...
Rod and Karen discuss pop culture, current events and more from a comedic perspective.
Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can't stop thinking about.
Full Frontal is a program about music, pop-culture, TV and movies. Hosted by 1/2 of All Time Low – Singer Alex Gaskarth and Guitarist Jack Barakat.
How Dare You
New episodes every Monday.Two friends who take things way too personally try to convince the world it’s got it all wrong when it comes to pop culture. Listen in as they swap their under-qualified and unapologetic opinions of movies, television, music and books in a reference-packed podcast filled with laughing, crying, but mostly arguing to the point of threatening bodily harm. It’s like if Dame Maggie Smith were a podcast. If this doesn’t sound interesting to you, frankly... how dare you!
Thirty Twenty Ten
A pop culture time machine! Each episode covers one week that very week from 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago, which means each show is loaded with forgotten movies, timeless TV episodes and songs best left to the past. We'll examine TV, movies, music and video games from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Come remember with us!
Overthinking It subjects the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve.
Podzilla 1985
The guys and gals of Podzilla 1985 cover all things pop culture - from video games to politics, religion to wrestling, and everything in between.
Articles and interviews from Playboy magazine, plus online exclusives. Because we all read Playboy for the articles. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at
The Brain Candy Podcast is Candy for Your Left Brain and Your Right Brain. Hosts Sarah Rice and Susie Meister from MTV's The Challenge discuss what gets their wheels turning in the worlds of pop culture, literature, science, and psychology. They will share their favorite insights on everything from reality TV to quantum physics. So enjoy some candy for your noggin with the Brain Candy Podcast.
All Fantasy Everything is a show where funny people and experts come together to fantasy draft pop culture, from music to movies to sandwiches, everything is in play.
The podcast with lots of sass. Hosts Lola & Babz provide hilarious unabashed social commentary on all things pop culture, relationships, and whatever else comes to mind. And they drink while doing it.
Open Run
Hoops talk brought to you by Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis. Talking shop about basketball, art, and life with a cast of special guests.
Pop Rocket
Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
Ashtrays & Action Figures is a radio show hosted by Twiztid's Jamie Madrox & Monoxide. You never know what The Demented Duo will be talking about each episode, topics span from: movies, music, toys, wrestling, horror, cannabis culture, celebrity interviews and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Give it a listen and you'll be sure to laugh your ass off!To keep up with our live broadcasts visit
Mamamia Out Loud
The twice-weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mamamia's Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talking about this week.
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News, box office report and trailer talk! Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! Logo done by Alex Almeida, follow her to see her work Intro by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at Theme music by ...…
The SinCast crew takes one more run through Washington D.C., discussing X-Men, Watchmen, Spider-Men... and lots of women too! Expect the unexpected on a brand spankin' new SinCast!!! Go to for a 30 DAY FREE TRIAL!!! Join us every Monday for a new episode of SinCast, and keep in touch! Tweet us @cinemasins or @musicvideosins, ...…
Mike Call brings you a Monday Morning Erotic Thrill, with special guest Karina Longworth, author and host of tangential podcast, You Must Remember This. Karina, Tess, and Emily talk about how your steampunk laundry hamper is listening to you, and discuss the merits of art holes, and what exactly makes an erotic thriller. Call in to Night Call a ...…
A review of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2! Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! Logo done by Alex Almeida, follow her to see her work Intro by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at Theme music by https://moamanofaction.bandca ...…
On Wednesday, Beyoncé released two major projects. On Netflix, a new documentary captures the process of putting on headlining appearances at last year's Coachella Music Festival. She also surprise-released a double-length live album that contains just some of the highlights from Beyoncé's two ambitious Coachella performances. Both projects are ...…
Today we find out why Sarah attended a reality convention, & how much she got paid to do it. We hear about their most embarrassing reality tv related moments. Susie & Sarah predict how they're going to die, & let's just say Sarah's sounds way better than Susie's. Hear why dance pics can teach us a lot about history. We hear about someone who so ...…
In the middle of the night, at a strange creepy cottage in the middle of nowhere, Liz, Moreno, Jess, and Law record a commentary for the classic Sixteen Candles to kick off Easter weekend. I know none of that makes sense. CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN NOW! Subscribe to Binge Cast on iTunes
This week on Nerd Up the crew is talking about Spider-Man, Disney+, Spider-Ham, the X-Box SAD edition, the PS5 and more!
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New art who dis? Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! Logo done by Alex Almeida, follow her to see her work Intro by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at Theme music by Becom ...…
Treat yourself this Easter with a very special bonus episode of Mamamia Out Loud! Mia, Jessie and Holly dish up everything you should be binge-watching, reading and listening to this long weekend as you stuff yourself with chocolate and hot cross buns. Watch: Mia: 4Corners “Orphans of Isis" on ABC , Younger on Stan and Get Krackin’ on ABC iView ...…
Rod and Karen discuss listener feedback.Twitter: @rodimusprime @SayDatAgain @TBGWTEmail: theblackguywhotips@gmail.comBlog: www.theblackguywhotips.comVoice Mail: 704-557-0186
It’s all lead up to this! In anticipation of Avengers Endgame’s release this week in theaters worldwide, Jack, Kupka and MCU Retrospective co-host Bill Barry get back together and do a full commentary for Avengers Infinity War. One of the greatest film series’ of all time, and their most confident film in the franchise, Infinity War has been ar ...…
Instagram model and lifestyle entrepreneur Zoe Kestan aka Weed Slut 420 stops by the pod for some girl talk and to unveil her new line of lingerie and smoking products.
A review of the Motley Crüe biopic, The Dirt. Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! Logo done by Alex Almeida, follow her to see her work Intro by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at Theme music by https://moamanofaction.bandcamp ...…
This week Wynter and Karen chat with Ellington Wells, a comedian and writer on Comedy Central’s brand new sketch show The New Negroes with Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn. The panel takes a look at how black sketch comedy has involved and Wells tell us what Robert Townsend TV special inspired Vaughn to create a show with a similar sensibility. ...…
Although we said episode 17 we meant episode 18 because that's what episode this is. Jimmy Prime came by to keep it a stack and explain what it's really like to hoop with Trey. We also play a quick game of "Whose Hairline That is" and talk head tattoos, Pet Semetary and Old Town Road by Lil Nas' & Billy Ray Cyrus. ★ Don't forget to rate and rev ...…
Coachella Weekend 1 gave us some good celebrity PDA and weird sponsored content (1:16). Jason Momoa broke up with his beard to save the environment (15:42). Noah Centineo's second Netflix rom-com premiered this week, and it seems like they took some of the dialogue straight from his Twitter feed (20:27). And Dax Shepard has a weird relationship ...…
David Jacoby is joined by NBA vet Ryan Hollins talking the Warriors vs Rockets series, Sixers missing big man, Lakers vs Clippers, and of course more of your Twitter and VM's!
On today's Struggle Session we do our culturally mandated Game of Thrones episode! Sean T. Collins and Emma Bowers join us to discuss all the twists and turns of Winterfell, who will sit on the iron throne, and which one of these people is Trump. Zombies! Dragons! Dramatic pauses!Struggle Session and The Katie Halper Show will be live in New Yo ...…
T Lo give their thoughts on the latest episodes of "RuPaul's Drag Race," "Project Runway," "Fosse/Verdon" and "Game of Thrones."
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order trailer talk and all the other news in the world of gaming! Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! done by Alex Almeida, follow her to see her work Intro by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at Theme ...…
News, Your Name review, and an announcement at the end! Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at Theme music by a Patron: Be ...…
Jacque is back from the Joyner cruise and gives us all the tea... including getting a hug from the one and only Janet Jackson! Also special guest, Avi Nash from The Walking Dead (Siddiq) stops by and blows the cousins away with the revelation that he is indeed family.
As Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood, releases her new critically acclaimed album “Titanic Rising” we revisit some tracks she played for us in two previous sessions from 2015 and 2017.
This week on Spoiler Specials, Marissa Martinelli, Daniel Schroeder and Rachelle Hampton discuss After, the teen romance film based off of One Direction fan fiction. Where, exactly, was this movie set? Can we be sure half of the script wasn’t made by a text generator? How does the movie compare to its predecessors like Twilight? Podcast product ...…
Welcome to Movie Homework! This week we’re talking about the 1987 Brian De Palma film The Untouchables: TM and Jack hold down the fort while Alyx plays with some Canadian Bacon in Michigan. The guys discuss film history in The Untouchables, Lawlapalooza locations in the film and how great Sean Connery is. All this and more, so download now! Be ...…
Here comes episode 185 to hit you upside the head. Your #FridayMorning headache. Today's show Scott and I babble our way through news on Netflix Viewer Data Bill Murray Calgary Expo Disney+ Hellboy review Stop buying Huskies DC Titans and Batman The Rise of Skywalker The Mandalorian Review of Orphan Black S4 Thoughts on Game Of Thrones premiere ...…
Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka The Jake LaMotta of Podcasting aka The White Chocolatito aka Mr. New York aka Mr. aka is here on this wacky Friday to discuss: The Parlor Live in Bellevue, Washington shutting down, The Mueller Report goes live, The Robert Kraft Day Spa Video Getting Blocked by a Judge, Cypress Hill getting a star on ...…
Mr. Big founding bassist Billy Sheehan and singer Eric Martin bring the rock & roll to TIJ! Billy talks about starting Mr. Big right after leaving the David Lee Roth “Eat ‘Em And Smile” solo band, and he and Eric tell the story of their surprise hit single, “To Be With You,” the role that MTV played in their success, and what it was like tourin ...…
It's time again for our summer movie preview. We'll take a shot at guessing hits and misses, and we'll tell you what we can't wait to see.
It's a raucous night of comedy tonight sure to offend everyone! Dalton joins the cast, regrettably, and Ally rethinks her life choices. Plus - we count down 50 of the best Saturday morning cartoons! Bring the whole family!
This week Disney announced all of the movies and TV shows that will be available on Disney+ (1:06); the streaming service is creating a relationship with subscribers before even launching (8:25). Plus: ‘Game of Thrones’ (20:52), ‘Bless This Mess’ (27:16), ‘Killing Eve’ (31:32), and ‘The OA’ (35:34). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Alison Herman…
Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) lures us to the beautiful, fictional "Guava Island" for his new Amazon film of the same name, and we're delighted to be there. On this week's episode of the Low Key Podcast, we talk about the politics of Guava Island -- the place and the film -- as well as our thoughts about Glover's work overall, especially ...…
Today is part I of my conversation with the lovely Chelli whom you may know from the Pink Shade with Erin Martin podcast Facebook Group! Chelli is so much fun and loves everything we all do too, including RHOBH which we talk about, the Richards sisters and more! Chelli and I got caught up chatting so the episode will be split into two parts; ne ...…
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby are joined by New York Yankee great CC Sabathia talkin' the Yankees' clubhouse, Syndergaard's shenanigans, NBA and of course more Tweets and VM's!!
Kurt Andersen talks with playwright Suzan-Lori Parks about “White Noise,” along with one of the play’s stars, Daveed Diggs from the original cast of “Hamilton.” Iggy Berlin explains what he does as an extra for operas and ballets, where they’re called supernumeraries. And the rich history of the song “In the Pines,” which many luminaries sang i ...…
In case you missed it: Kim Kardashian is nailing her legal exams; you're going to be spending your weekend watching Beyonce slay and there's a woman in Mexico who performed her own c-section. Yup. Plus, the day that we thought would never come has arrived: Angelina Jolie has joined her ex's ex Jennifer Aniston on the tabloid shelves with a grea ...…
OH GREAT! The Big Cranberry is back in LA and this time we're drafting states. Episode Guest: Shane Torres @shanetorres IG: @syrupmountain Support the show! Join the All Fantasy Everything Patreon for exclusive mailbag and movie watch-a-long episodes. Check it all out at Rate All Fantasy Everything 5-stars on Apple P ...…
Demetria muses on being homesick for the DMV, Nipsey Hussle's memorial service, Wendy Williams' divorce, Nortre Dame in flames (Paris is Burning!) , Marjorie Harvey: a Mood, a Moment, a Movement, and the electrifying epicness of Beyonce's Netflix doc.
Steve Hernandez has never seen Casablanca, but he rewrote it, and we read his script! Joined in studio by Julia Loken, we reminisce about movie pass, play Kyle’s Dad Trailer Game, and lots more. For an extended version of this episode, including Character Card Head Game, head over to Stitcher Premium! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg ...…
Since Vic is on vacation f0r this episode, sponsored by Quip and Express VPN, JVL and Sonny asked Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti onto the show to talk about Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker as well as the various Hellboy movies. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: ...…
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The Rise of Skywalker trailer talk and more in the world of the world! Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! Logo done by Alex Almeida, follow her to see her work Intro by Nikki Shields, email her for business inquiries at Theme music by https: ...…
Here’s what happened on this week’s episode of The Crispy Noodle Podcast: Introduction — Rich is turning 30 years old! Sports Sampler Russell Wilson signs monster extension with the Seahawks — Does he deserve it? How will it impact future QB contracts? Rich recaps the Masters — How did Tiger Woods make his epic comeback? Could he pass Jack Nick ...…
“He says, “Here you go, rook.” That’s all he says. “Here you go, rook.” And then he dropped the bracelets and walked away.” – Greggs On this weeks’ episode of The Wire, The Cost, Orlando makes a costly mistake, Omar gets the F outta dodge and Judge Phelan comes across as less willing to co-operate than before due to his chances of re-election. ...…
Mike and Joseph celebrate the second anniversary of "Uphill Both Ways" on the show's latest episode, "We've Only Just Begun"! The guys discuss two topics submitted by listeners: DC superhero TV series from the seventies and eighties, and favorite songs that fall outside of their main listening genres. They also give their thoughts on the new "S ...…
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of Shakespeare's most popular works, written c1595 in the last years of Elizabeth I. It is a comedy of love and desire and their many complications as well as their simplicity, and a reflection on society's expectations and limits. It is also a quiet critique of Elizabeth and her vulnerability and on the poli ...…
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