Best Conversations podcasts — Variety talk shows (Updated May 2019; 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.
Dear Hank & John
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
A weekly conversation between Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind) and Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity).
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.
Father Roderick
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: ...
We Have Concerns
Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?
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.
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.
Slate Daily Feed
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.
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.
The Forward
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 ...
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.
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 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.
Start the Week
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baited Podcast
Hosted by Keemstar, Anything4views, & Colossal Is Crazy.Business inquires
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
The Mustards
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 John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.
What Should We Draw
The show where we use the art of conversation to make art ABOUT a conversation!
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 ...
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
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.
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.
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).
Wireless Nights
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.
Laura Tremaine has 10 Things To Tell You. And YOU have 10 Things To Tell. This is a show about sharing your stuff. Each episode asks a question, and you can take that prompt to your journal, to your best friend, or to social media. Let's dig deeper.
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 ...
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.
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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Note: this episode is a followup to “Chioke, Grain of Sand.” If you haven’t heard that episode, we suggest starting there. Chioke just wants to be transparent with you.By Radiotopia.
Episode 1 - The Phantom GuestIn this episode, we tackle Stubacca’s KOTC-QOTM with an added twist.. We’re rebooting Space Balls with a special guest; LEGO Shop rant; storage wars and more.By Carlos Candido.
Dr. Shaili Jain is a psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at one of America’s top V.A. hospitals. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the condition affects many aspects of sufferers’ lives – and about cutting-edge research that’s providing hope. Her new book is called“The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of ...…
Welcome to Now What?. On this podcast feed you can find over 50 episodes of Arian Foster's Now What? featuring incredible interviews with Deion Sanders, Joe Budden, Tony Hawk and many more. For new episodes of Now What? head to or download the Luminary app — there’ll be a new episode published there every week.…
The word “liberal” is used pejoratively or as a point of pride, depending on your viewpoint. And as such, the definition of liberalism is often misunderstood. New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik joins host Krys Boyd to set the record straight by introducing us to the people from history who invented the liberal tradition. His new book is called ...…
By Justin Robert Young.
Prudence is joined this week by Sarah Schneider, a registered nurse living in the Bay Area. Her go-fish game is on point. Together they tackle letters about what to do when your estranged mother sends an unexpected and inappropriate gift, how to handle a mom who keeps raining on your wedding parade, how to deal with a mom who goes out of her wa ...…
Jeff, Donny and Jamie get you ready for Game 6 and chat about how the players approach a HUGE game like this. Plus we discuss Alexander Steen, Martin Jones and a bunch more! Let’s GO BLUES!!! It’s the Last Minute Blues Podcast with Jeff Burton, Donny Fandango and former St. Louis Blues player, Jamie Rivers!…
Last year, Elizabeth Acevedo won the National Book Award for her debut novel "The Poet X." She joins us to discuss her newest work of young adult fiction.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
Beginning this weekend, all of the Metrorail stations south of National Airport will be closed through September 8 for major renovations. Are you ready?By The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Creepy's Premature Hot Releases - Tuesday May 21, 2019By (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
19 May 2019 Art, Sexuality and FaithBy BBC Radio.
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Tuesday May 21, 2019By (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
QIC: Hello KittyPax: SlaughterMusic: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Walk on Water"By F3 Pick Up the Six.
Erik and Carolyn of the Young Family Podcast have taken over JuRY Daily! Now what?By Justin Robert Young.
Despite winning a Grammy for her song “Passionate Kisses,” which was performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams spent many years overlooked by the music industry: she was too country for rock, too rock for country. In 1998, American music caught up to her, and her album “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” broke through. The staff writer Ari ...…
Content warning. The themes in this book include child abuse and sexual violence. This discussion of Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews is finally here! Meg Tietz and I sit down to talk about this cult classic novel that women of a *cough* certain age passed around among friends. We thought we were in for a giggly conversation about a silly boo ...…
In this episode of the Happy Rant Sports podcast Ted and Barnabas discuss the following topics: Sports and college students and crazy self-evaluations Professors are really Olympic judges The 76ers future and dysfunction Do we hate the Warriors? Should we hate them? Mariners' hot start and massive drop off Fat baseball players…
Follow us because King Scott is movin out!@RizzShow@RizzWow@HereLiesMoon@Patrico1057@burton_Jeff@KingScottRules DJ DONUTSchoosepatrico@gmail.comCheck out Moon's bandsGREEK FIRE @GreekFireGOLDFINGER @GoldfingerMusicTHE TEENAGE DIRTBAGS @TheTeenageDbagsBy Rizz.
In the introductory episode of Heavy Talkers, Prelude to a Prequel, Carlos talks about what Heavy Talkers is; breakdown of The Rise Of Skywalker trailer with a live listen and commentary; Climate vs Environment, Producers vs Consumers and the roll of change dot org in an entitled era.By Carlos Candido.
On The Gist, the gift to the Morehouse graduates is great, but should it be celebrated or just the standard? In the interview, Linda Taylor committed many crimes, but only one of them—welfare fraud—really mattered to politicians, the press, and the public. Anecdotes about kidnapping and possible murder would only get in the way of the portrait ...…
You need little more evidence these days that our country is badly divided than to toggle back and forth between Fox News and MSNBC – two perspectives on the same day’s events that might be coming from two different universes. We have become a nation of tribes. We didn’t set out on Clear+Vivid to explore this divide, but in our conversations ab ...…
Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss to discuss the Warriors and Zion Williamson. NFL retiree and mathematician John Urschel also joins to talk about his book Mind and Matter. Finally, Louisa Thomas assesses tennis player Nick Kyrgios. NBA (4:21): Are the Warriors better without Kevin Durant? Should Zion Willi ...…
Through the 1970s and ‘80s, it was fairly common for a Supreme Court nominee to be approved unanimously by the Senate. Michael Kirk joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how a fairly uneventful process became ground zero for partisan conflict. Kirk’s Frontline documentary“Supreme Revenge”airs Tuesday night on PBS stations.…
That Expert Show host Anna Canzano interviews Asher Brown of Pollution.TV. They discuss veganism and the plant-based diet, why more people are making this a lifestyle choice, and current trends in meatless options including laboratory-created food.…
QIC: Mr. CleanPax: Duck TailsMusic: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Walk on Water"By F3 Pick Up the Six.
Tonight I'm joined again by Marko Maric, and in this segment we keep on chatting about movies like Summer of 84 and TRON: Legacy. We also discuss the filmographies of George Romero and John Carpenter and the slim pickings for good movie to video game adaptations.
León Krauze talks to Slate political writer about the Democrats’ struggle with Joe Biden, his double-digit lead in the polls, and why they hate him despite this significant advantage.By Slate Podcasts.
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Amid Washington’s graduation season, we look at the craft of writing and delivering commencement speeches. What advice sticks — and what doesn’t?By The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
Teaching students to read is a big responsibility. So, what happens when students struggle? And what are local school districts doing to identify and support students with reading disabilities?By The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - What Would Brady Do? - Monday May 20, 2019By (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
How do I get people to remember who I am? What do I do about the Red Bull I spilled in a kid's backpack? How do I deal with my girlfriend's unaccepting parents? Does cold water boil faster than hot water? Which way should a staple face? Is it possible to sneeze underwater? What is the correct way to eat the bottom of a popsicle? How do I get ou ...…
In a new book, science writer Thomas Hager recounts the fascinating backstories of ten drugs that have changed the way we live. Behind the search for new and better medicines there’s always been this hope for an effective drug without any risk.By Doug Fabrizio.
Roger Pielke Jr. is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research interests include Environmental Science, Innovation and Politics as well as Governance of Sports Organizations. He sat down with Lance in Austin to talk about the Caster Semenya case. Caster was recently ruled ineligible to run unless she takes medication to red ...…
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In Ep 53 " How to get what you want. Ask..." We discuss in ep 53 why it`s important to ask for whatever you want and how asking can take you places. New Episodes every Mon, Wed & Friday.
On today's show, Book returned to Library after 82 years, new male domestic abuse helpline, Rugby player Lindsey Pete on the Union Cup, Conor Pope on Pricewatch and Fair City catch upBy RTÉ:Ireland.
A new support service will go live from today for men who suffer domestic abuse. Sean Cooke from Men's Development Network tells Ray more this afternoonBy RTÉ:Ireland.
Irish women’s rugby international Lindsay Peat is in the studio this afternoon to chat to Ray about the Union Cup.By RTÉ:Ireland.
Conor Pope joins us once again to champion your consumer issues, if you have a consumer problem you can send it to pricewatch@rte.ieBy RTÉ:Ireland.
Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Opening Break - Monday May 20, 2019By (Holmberg's Morning Sickness).
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In episode 95, the girls get into Gucci's problematic turban, the bills banning abortion throughout the South, the tensions escalating between Iran and the Trump administration, and much much more! Anna is too much in a hurry to write a longer description! Tomorrow is her birthday! This episode is dedicated to friend Domo! FOOTNOTES: 1. Are ten ...…
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