Best Pop Culture podcasts — Mass media and mainstream culture (Updated July 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
He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
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.
The Press Box
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.
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.
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.
Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
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.
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.
From the co-creators of CinemaSins: Chris Atkinson and Jeremy Scott, who provide your favorite movie and culture nitpicking, are joined by Barrett Share from 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.
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
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 Emily VanDerWerff every Thursday as she 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. The series finale aired in December 2018.
A weekly podcast that's all about pop culture and the big pictures around it.
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.
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 ...
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!
Fletch, Vaughan and Megan every week day across New Zealand from 6am – 10am. Listen in for the best music, biggest celebs, latest gossip and a bit of a laugh..
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.
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!
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!
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.
FatMan Beyond
Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin passionately discuss the latest and greatest in pop culture.
Having survived the long night of Game of Thrones, podcasters Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller are going back for a massive rewatch of ABC's hit show Lost. Follow along as your faithful hosts guide you back through one of the great storms in modern pop culture history episode by episode. And don't be surprised if a few other major storm-fronts open up along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Welcome to THE STORM: A Lost ReWatch Podcast! Where we watch a new episode of ABC's Lost every week and discuss it for newcomers and those returning to The Island. Half! Way! Through! Season! One! This week, Joanna, Dave, and Neil are rock gods for Season 1, Episode 11 "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues" - When the survivors discover they ...…
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby are joined by Ryen Russillo talking KD attraction to Brooklyn, AD joining Taco Tuesday, "Space Jam 2" director change, plus more of your VM's!!!By ESPN, Jalen Rose, David Jacoby.
The ladies discuss Beto's slaveowner roots, Grimes' cyborg training regimen, and The Squad's superfeud with Pelosi and Trump.
Breaking down the reasons behind my Instagram hoe tendencies and the difference between a brand and a bitch with a filter with Brittany Krystle. We also update you on TV & reasons why Netflix might be failing… Yup… I said it… JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP: THE TIPS: ...…
The Oscar inquisition! Plus… lovely make-up, a joke filled Shack, the Blues Brothers, and a new impression debuts. The post #2268: The Mayan appeared first on The Mike O'Meara Show.By The Mike O'Meara Show.
Several weeks ago, 20th CENTURY BOY's resident delinquent, Ciggy Mike, set upon a three week getaway to Bali after having an extra-marital affair with Mary-Anne, the wife of 20th CENTURY BOY's resident editor, Editor Mike. Despite endeavouring on a three week trip, Ciggy Mike disappeared for several weeks longer, with no word being heard from e ...…
Fighting through poor internet and questionable quality (apologies in advance), Raul and Brad return with a review of The Hateful Eight!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:
Put on your most brightly coloured romper and dissolve into a big pile of goo, cause we're talking about Stranger Things 3! In this episode, Kat and Jocelyn discuss excellent new characters (YAY ROBIN!), wonder how Joe Keery responded when he found out what his costume was going to be this season, add another monster to the IHIBILI Canon, and r ...…
Queen Betty Gilpin takes Matt and Bowen to Soul Church this week as they talk about Glow, your inner Joan winning out over your inner Kylie, finding your people, shame vs self protection, and more. MERCH! MERCH! GET YOUR LAS CULTURISTAS MERCH! SUBSCRIBE ON APPLE PODCASTS TODAY! CONNECT W/ LAS CUL ...…
If there was a problem, yo we’ll solve it! In this episode, we’re playing life coach and helping solve real life listener problems and dilemmas. Plus, the latest in pop culture. MENTIONS Leave us a review (preferably 5 stars please!) at Cyndi Lauper - “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Def Leppard - “Pour Some Sugar on M ...…
HOT PURSUIT! Kelly and Katai sit down with returning specialist Ryan Mogge (Same Day Shipping) to read Sweet Valley High Super Thriller: Double Jeopardy, and to talk hot priests, the best way to impress a guy (it has to do with arson but not in the way that you think!), ultra niche fanfic, and unearthed childhood memories! THIS EPISODE SPONSORE ...…
The Joker is wild and so is the crew here today! Papa Loff decided to go to Comic-Con early, so host Mark Ellis, Roxy Striar, Josh Macuga, Mark Reilly, Cody Hall, and Alex Marzoña are here to hold down the fort. We’ll be talking the #Joker possibly going to festivals, Space Jam 2, and more! Special guests Eric Striffler and Jacob Shao, will be ...…
James Weir wrote this week about the rise of lip fillers in teen girls, causing us to ask: Is it a good thing, a bad thing, and how much is social media to blame? And this week, two famous women came out publicly and declared they wouldn't be having children. And a lot of people were uncomfortable with it. Plus Jessie found herself at a dinner ...…
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the film Peterloo, the newly-streaming classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion with Slate's Benjamin Frisch, and the legacy of Mad Magazine with Slate's Dan Kois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Slate Podcasts.
The Summer blockbuster movie season is well underway, and resident movie expert, Nikki Novak of Fandango fame, has the see it or skip it reviews for a bunch of highly-anticipated films like “Spider-man: Far From Home,” “The Joker,” “Rambo: Last Blood,” “Terminator: Dark Fate,” and Dave Bautista’s “Stuber!” She’s also got stories and trivia from ...…
What has music, neon signs, classic cars, and Vegas gangsters in a dramatic story of love and death? Believe it or not, it's the Metropolitan Opera's production of Rigoletto, which we recently checked out in New York. Not only did we see the show, but we went backstage to see how they make the show happen.…
On this episode: Rejected Princesses; 90's Teen Film 'Clueless'; UFO documentary 'Unacknowledged' and all the usual mad stuff you send us ... 00:00 - 18:18 Intro, Listener Submissions, Wine Corner 18:18 - 36:30 Rejected Princesses Website 36:30 - 59:45 'Clueless', Pride & Prejudice', 'Sense & Sensibility' 'Clueless' trailer 59:45 - 1:21: 25 'Un ...…
Friend of the show Natasha Leggero joins Howard, Stard, and Hugo as we cruise through peak summah! They count down Billboard’s Top 200 Albums while discussing Billie Eilish’s warbling styles and why East Coast rap reigns supreme. Plus, they cover the Paul-Ringo reunion and swap inside gossip about the younger Jovi’s during the Movie Chart befor ...…
Tonight on IWTB, we try to explain the sudden obsession with raiding Area 51, and give a history lesson on the controversial military facility! Plus - bio-engineered weaponized ticks, UFO sightings by state, a time traveling fraud, a new explanation for the Dyatlov Pass incident, and more!By Podzilla 1985.
(00:00:00) - Jen delivers her “y’all don’t know what mermaids look like” take to people who have a problem with Halle Bailey playing Ariel. She also says “no one has ever heard of this Little Mermaid song” about the movie’s most popular song. (00:18:50) - Five hot takes in five minutes! (00:47:10) - Jen and Liv Harrison reveal their obsession w ...…
Is Gaga already dealing with a backlash following the launch of her new beauty line, Haus Beauty? Holly and Conor give their thoughts on the collection and they dream up their ultimate celebrity memoirs as Jessica Simpson releases her autobiography. Plus, Scarlett Johansson puts her foot in yet again. There's also a little €50 Just Eat Voucher ...…
Rod and Karen are joined by Brandon and Mike of The Comedy Outliers to discuss what they've been up to during their break, Mike's new Podcast "You Good?", the comedy game, podcasting, choking during sex, meth alligator warning, Mr. Alabama, man leaves kids at home to go to strip club, firecracker prank gone wrong and sword ratchetness.Twitter: ...…
Katy Perry is on the phone to talk about her new single, Vaughan had a great night on the claw machine and did you change your look to get something?By ZM.
Ed Lover shares his epic trip to the Dominican Republic, and NO - he didn't die. Check it out!By Ed Lover.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby are joined again by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Sixers big commitments, NFL running back hold outs, plus more Cultural or Regional!!!By ESPN, Jalen Rose, David Jacoby.
Over the last half century the decorative pillow has been crowding out our sitting and sleeping spaces, multiplying across our beds and couches decade by decade. For some, decorative pillows are a fun design accent, for others a symbol of useless overconsumption. Today on Decoder Ring we explore the world of the decorative pillow to try and fig ...…
This week, you get TWO PODCASTS (because of something Patches will explain at the top), so this one is mopping up some stuff you've probably seen or have the oppertunity to see RIGHT NOW! David is away for the first of this week's two podcasts, so Da7e dominates making Katey watch Stranger Things 3, monologuing about The Blair Witch Project, th ...…
Mike needs to monitor his screen time! Plus, a live demo, your letters, a tale of Dahlia… and doppel news. The post #2267: There Will Be Edits appeared first on The Mike O'Meara Show.By The Mike O'Meara Show.
This episode, Jeff is joined by author/host Ken Napzok/@KenNapzok to talk about nerdy origins, Ken's new book (Why We Love Star Wars) the harsh realities of working in entertainment, and so much more.
Ev and Sophie talk post comedy and public apologies re: Aziz Ansari's new special. ScarJo's upcoming role as a tree, plantation man/prog rock bassist Beto O'Rourke, and the dangers of being an e-girl.By dumbbitchmedia.
Sandor has to win the squad over before he can be Sansa's rebound and that includes late night food, Nic Cage films, and a house full of women.By fangasm.
Today, the boys discuss Liam Payne's backside pics, whether or not "Space Jam" stands the test of time, Nicki Minaj's feud with Wendy's, and the dos and don'ts of alarm etiquette.​By Tyler Oakley, Korey Kuhl, and Cadence13.
Donald Trump’s tweet to a cohort of Democratic representatives (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (17:45), Dale Peck’s piece on Pete Buttigieg in The New Republic (21:30), 'The Breakfast Club' becoming the new 'View' (28:15), and more. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
Today we welcome in one of our special-est guests, #ChrisJericho, into the studio to talk and hang out with the WWE/AEW wrestling legend! Before he joins, we’ll be having a pleasant scholarly discussion of the latest movie news with host Kristian Harloff, Roxy Striar, Josh Macuga, Mark Reilly, Cody Hall, and Alex Marzoña! Put on your thinking c ...…
Happy Midsommar! (Does that mean "mid-summer" as I am assuming it does?) It's time to speculate on the rising star of the horror flick's star, Florence Pugh—does it help or hurt that she's dating Zach Braff? How about Channing Tatum getting freaked out by a new astrology app that might be listening to him (or paying him for #spon)? Does budding ...…
Topic Du’Jour. Traditions , Area 51 & Real life Super villains
Matt and Pete dig up a commentary for The Mummy 1999. So Frase-r your glass and join us. Enjoy!!! CLICK ABOVE TO LISTEN NOW! Subscribe to Binge Cast on iTunesBy
Rod and Karen discuss the Amazon Prime Day Boycott, LGBTQ news, Soulja Boy getting out of jail, ASAP calls Al Sharpton, That's Ya'll Man, White People News and sword ratchetness.Twitter: @rodimusprime @SayDatAgain @TBGWTEmail: theblackguywhotips@gmail.comBlog: www.theblackguywhotips.comVoice Mail: 704-557-0186…
The new podcast episode sensation that is stunning the world. The audio masterpiece with sounds like never before. Cheer the young(ish) podcasters who alone take on the evil warlords of Internet audio. Hear one incredible onslaught after another. Come prepared for the thrill of a lifetime as the nerds pay a visit to 5 Fingers of Death (AKA King ...…
This week on Nerd Up the crew is talking about The King's Man, Space Jam, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, new DC comics, Switch Lite and more!By Podzilla 1985.
Andy Greenwald calls in to share some of the rookie showrunner mistakes he’s made so far (1:37) and to weigh in on Jeremy Renner’s burgeoning music career (10:45). We break down the ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 directing drama between Andrea Arnold and the show’s producers (21:17) and share a midseason review of ‘Euphoria’ (40:25). Host: Chris Ry ...…
Andy Greenwald calls in to share some of the rookie showrunner mistakes he’s made so far (1:37) and to weigh in on Jeremy Renner’s burgeoning music career (10:45). We break down the ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 directing drama between Andrea Arnold and the show’s producers (21:17) and share a midseason review of ‘Euphoria’ (40:25). Host: Chris Ry ...…
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby are joined by Ryen Russillo talkin' CP3's future, Marcus Morris cuts Klutch Sports, Ben Simmons' jumper, plus more Keep It Moving'!!!By ESPN, Jalen Rose, David Jacoby.
Vaughan can't for the life of him remember Nigel, meeting people in real life and when did a company use you as a promotion?By ZM.
Westminster rules in favour of gay marriage and abortion rights in Northern Ireland, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson is sentenced to 9 months in prison (and banned from YouTube), a man dressed in a gimp suit terrorises the people of Somerset, and a love letter from Tupac to Madonna is expected to fetch $300,000 at auction. Plus, how do YOU fee ...…
Lethal Weapon declares diplomatic immunity, Ernest goes to Splash Mountain, daytime soaps are about to get really weird, how to get your free computer, Weekend at Bernie's is not without its charm, Bruno's quest to be fabulous, Reno 911 closes its doors, and American Pie triumphs in a world without infinite access to free porn. All that and mor ...…
Jamie Loftus, Humphrey Ker, Mallory O'Meara and Josh Briggs join host, Dave Holmes to settle once and for all: is Disneyland an acceptable thing to do as an adult? Team Space Mountain Jamie Loftus and Josh Briggs Team Library Mallory O'Meara and Humphrey Ker This week, our contestants discuss ice cream truck rivalries, listen to some obscure mo ...…
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