Best pop culture podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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Looking Up
Hosted by Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas and Anna Hehman, Looking Up brings you the latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation.
His bark isn't nearly as bad as his bite. He's larger than life and bigger than boxing--he's Mike Tyson and his podcast is Bite the Mic. Join Mike, Peter Rosenberg and their world famous guests as they take storytelling to the vertical limit. New episodes available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Haleema Shah sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
The Johnjay & Rich Show is a non-stop blend of pop culture, music news and events, and relationship advice, in addition to appearances by a wide range of music artists, newsmakers and celebrities. The show is a special brand of "reality radio," where you're able to interact with the crew from morning to night via every form of social media - Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, email and text messaging. There is never a dull moment for this show with dating segments such as "Second Date U ...
The Rich Eisen Show will mix football analysis with pop culture, humor, and interviews with the biggest names in sports and entertainment. The nationally syndicated radio and TV talk show airs Monday-Friday, Noon-3PM Eastern / 9AM-Noon Pacific, on 125+ radio stations (starting Nov 3rd), DIRECTV's Audience channel 239, and three ROOT Sports regional sports networks (NW, Denver, Pittsburgh). It is also available digitally on the NFL Now mobile platform. Said Eisen, "After all these years of se ...
TIME's The Brief
All of the things you need to know now from the editors of TIME
The Best Podcast for Pop Culture Geeks network features our Thrones Time Show that airs during the current season of Game of Thrones and in between seasons when new rumors and news items become available. Tune in for all things geek related and fantastical.
Books and Nachos
On Books and Nachos you will find people just like yourself letting you know what to buy and what to skip on your next visit to the bookstore. From science fiction to horror to nonfiction, Books and Nachos covers it all with a modern pop-culture asthetic other book reviewers lack.
Sounding Out!
When reading about sound is not enough, Sounding Out! presents an aural chronicle of sound and culture. From the crackle, pop and hiss of a record to Arizona noise ordinances, Sounding Out! remixes the everyday with theory, insight and practice. More details at
St.Elsewhere is a podcast in which two pop-culture obsessed autistic hosts review depictions of autism in the media.
Pop Culture Cosmos
From the minds that brought you Rob McCallum Films, Mario Party Wars, Wine, Women and Words, Gamercast w/ Rob, Jay and Glenn, Game Source and Retro City Games it's our look at all things Pop Culture. Stay tuned for the latest updates on Television, Film, Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Video Games, Technology, Collectibles, Board/Card Games and all things Pop Culture as we collect and share the hottest news and opinions from around the world of Pop Culture!
Podcast dedicated to analyzing the world's many mysterious conspiracies, unexplained occurrences and life's little nuances. And of course, there's coffee! Host's Stephen and Kristyn also tackle conspiracies and funny anectedotes that take place in general pop culture.
For the past two years, UFC middleweight Champion, Michael Bisping, and stand up comedian, Luis J. Gomez, have hosted a show together on satellite radio. Now they bring their brand of brash, comedic MMA commentary to the podcast world! Believe You Me is a weekly show that gives you a behind the scenes look at the career and life of a UFC champion. Bisping along with his co-host, Gomez, break down MMA news, pop culture stories, and talk parenting, philosophy, and life in general. Believe You ...
A podcast featuring 4 longtime friends telling funny tales. Features "Top Shelf" where we rank our favorites in a Random Category. We rank subjects ranging from Film, TV, Video Games, Music, Sports and more, both current and retro (but mostly retro)
Actress, Heather Hopkins, is hooking you up with millennial dating advice! In this hilarious series, she brings podcasting to a new level. By bringing in crazy guests, putting herself in awkward situations, and trying to tackle the confusing art of dating, "The Hookup" is sure to keep you laughing and having fun!
Inspired by many talks around a Sacred Fire, your hosts Sarenth Odinsson and James Stovall cover topics from Shamanism to Psychology, and from Science to Popular Culture. Join us Around Grandfather Fire.
Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, comics and music.
TIME's The Brief
The stories you need to hear today, from 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
Boston Calling
How the world looks through American eyes, and the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.
Pop Shop Podcast
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
The father and daughter team of Jay and Diana strive to bring you the finest in podcast tomfoolery with their keen insights into geek culture. From comic books to video games and everything nerdy in between tune in as this dynamic duo educate you on stuff you don't need to
No Talent Reviews
Join Gary Lee as he reviews everything in the world of pop culture. From movies to TV to pro wrestling and more!
The Bitch Bible
A podcast that dares to say what many are thinking, but only a bitch would say. Expect unfiltered and unapologetic discussions about sex, millennial struggles, pop culture, social faux-pas and hopefully, an insightful takeaway. Nothing is off limits. Hosted by Jackie Schimmel, creator of blog “The Bitch Bible," and your soon-to-be bitchy (and super neurotic) best friend.
Living Japan
Living Japan discusses modern Japanese culture, social issues, current events and news, and many other Japan related topics. We aim to appeal to people who have lots of experience and knowledge on Japan as to those who are just beginning to learn about Japan or are thinking of coming here for short or long term stays. On the web, you can find us at Email us any questions or comments at Thanks for listening!
Wake and bake cuz! Down to smoke one with your big homie Snoop Dogg? Well, here I is and here’s your shot neffew. Get up close and personal with me – the one and only Snoop Dogg each week on my official GGN podcast.This podcast right here is hosted by none other than me…yours truly…music legend and pop culture icon… Snoop D-O-double G ya dig?!? This is nuthin but a smoked out session rolled tightly into podcast form that features me choppin’ game with and doin’ full-length interviews with a ...
Golden State Media Concepts’ Social Media News Podcast covers all things social media. Join us each week as we explore the quirky side of social media.
Join Andrew and Scott as they discuss weekly pop culture news, review recent movies, play games, share favorite shows, songs, and films, and generally have a rollicking good time.Be sure to subscribe to get updates on the latest episodes. And if you like what you hear, please rate us and check us out on Facebook ( and Twitter (@poppopculturepd). Want us to talk about something specific? Send us your suggestion via email (!
Throwing Shade
Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women’s rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity. Spend your Thursdays with the podcast called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "Oprah's #1 pick" by an iTunes reviewer who is not Oprah.
Outkick the Culture
The powerful Outkick brand expands as Jason Martin covers television, film, and more, including interviews with the biggest names in the industry!
Who? Weekly
A podcast dedicated to deciphering and celebrating pop culture's greatest (and not-so-greatest) Whos and Thems. Everything you need to know about celebrities you don't. Hosted by Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber.
Roughly Speaking
Podcast about life in Baltimore, Maryland, and the USA — politics, culture, business, science and health, a little sports and a few good recipes — hosted by Sun columnist Dan Rodricks.
Female Trouble
A Baltimore Sun podcast spotlighting Charm City's most captivating and accomplished women. Hosted by Quinn Kelley.
Monkeys Fighting Robots covers pop culture news, including your favorite comic books, superhero films, movies, TV shows, & Anime. Your host, Matthew Sardo will also give you a behind-the-scenes look at the world of pop culture journalism. Thanks for taking the time to listen. Send your comments and questions to
The Retroist Podcast takes a nostalgic look back at the last 30 years of retro themed pop culture. Get your regular fix of retro with interviews, reviews and fun filled information. If you enjoy retro pop culture from the recent past you are in for a real treat.
The Cracked Podcast is facts, jokes, and more from the Internet’s leading comedy website. Every week, host Alex Schmidt brings together comedians, authors, scientists, and Cracked staffers, to celebrate the awesome truth that being alive is more interesting than people think it is. Fill your week and your brain with hilarious, mind-blowing revelations that’ll make you the most interesting person in every room you’re in. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found ...
Where politics and pop culture meet your opinions!
Any Questions?
About Any Questions? WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions? , puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine , among other outlets. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty. ...
Europe at its best: from culture news to entertainment and glamor! Euromaxx – Lifestyle Europe is broadcast six times a week, bringing engaging insights into European culture and lifestyles to a global audience.
DJ Groove
DJ Грув / DJ Groove / Evoorg / Somnambula / (The Godfather of Russian Dance Culture,Electronic,Drum'n... & Pop Dance Music). DJ, музыкант,композитор,продю... Работает в стилях house,electro,techno, Drum'n'Bass of course:) 1979-1985 - музыкальная школа по классу фортепиано,1985-1989 музыкальное училище по классу ДХО и оперного вокала. 1989-1992 Санкт-Петербургская косерватория им. Римского-Корсакова по классу оперного вокала. Закончил дополнительные курсы при консерватории по классу джазовой ...
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 podcast where pop culture meets suicide prevention!
Moms Nicole Tanner and Regina McMenomy along with dad Stephen Duetzmann talk all things geeky with a little parenting thrown in.
Hosted by BlossomingSun and Ron from Nannercat, this podcast features their love for all things geeky, popular, weird and interesting. Blossom and Ron are streamers on twitch, but the guest list for their show is unpredictable. The title doesn't lie: this podcast is random, nonsensical, and full of gaming references.
Your Source for Pop culture, Politics, all things Nerdy, and the Petty
Confession Session is no holds barred kitchen table talk where we discuss weekly highlights in pop culture, current events, and our own personal lives. Angel who is married with a child and Jhun a young professional gay male are giving new meaning to the Black American perspective. Live Episodes Every Thursday 7:30 ET
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Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
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In this galactic episode of The Scope, Jared gets serious about the latest Star Wars animated series, Shane wonders if there’s enough compelling story in said animated series, and Adam does his best work off mic. The Scope episode 285 ponders the question: is BB-8 a cash grab? Feedback Email: Phone: 612-21-SCOPE The po ...…
Certain songs have been outrageously popular because they have broken through social mores and sexual barriers — and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is in that category. Is this woman more concerned about what her neighbors would think or what God would think, if she spends the night with this guy? Are the Me Too people more concerned about a sin agai ...…
In this episode, Calum Neff returns to the show to discuss his recent running adventures as well as who his running heroes are, amongst other things. Be sure to listen to the end of the episode, because Calum discusses a giveaway that he is going to do. Enjoy!
This week Katie and Chelsea are talking about this years Netflix Original Christmas movies. This episode covers The Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding, The Holiday Calendar, The Princess Switch, and Christmas Wedding Planner. Please rate, review, and subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you download your podcasts. Po ...…
Larkin Poe is Rebecca & Megan Lovell -two singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalist sisters who are originally from Atlanta, but are now Nashville-based. Combining guitar, lap steel, minimal percussion, and sibling harmonies, they make roots-infused southern heritage-steeped rockenroll, with a helping of both gut bucket and Delta blues. Lark ...…
These stories are truly terrifying. A roommate pooping in the shower, another bringing homeless men back to the dorm room and another masturbating right next to you in the same room! The girls have listeners call in to tell their roommate horror stories and these are for sure going to blow your mind. You'll be thankful if you live alone or be a ...…
Jae and Rachel talk tumblr’s nudity ban, Ostium updates, and Ten is a confirmed top!!!
Guests: Caya Berndt Hosted by Sheena Thompson & Adam Tucker Producer Will Gilman Edited by Andrew Dresden A product of Pants Pending Studios Become a Patron at We are just like you, working full time, and trying to make this network great. Would you like to donate to the cause without committing to a monthly subscriptio ...…
Welcome back Colleen from the Bay, Mary’s little sister! This week we wrap up the OC finale and talk about all the girls' regrets, dive into VPR Pride (we def think James cheated on Raquel and her glass eye), and love to see the producers shade Scheana. In New Jersey, we are loving Jackie and want more Danielle Staub, the Bridezilla. Is Mary wi ...…
Every pastor inAmerica should hear this program! They came for the Mennonites, and Idid not speak out. They came for a Fundamentalist Baptistwho read from Proverbs 13:24, and I did not speak out. . . Although very few Christian ministries or news programs would coverthis, there are real instances where Christians are going to prisonin America. ...…
In this episode, Rivers and Joe Raines talk to Alida White, the wife of Dancing Outlaw Jesco White, subject of Episode #216. After dropping that episode, Alida reached out to us to clear some stuff up that we got wrong or misunderstood and we asked her to come on the show and HERE SHE IS! This is an absolutely fascinating conversation about one ...…
Sparks goes to the dentist with no Novocaine for his Wimpceanera, Space Junk Net?
Singer-songwriter and producer Laura Gibson was born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille but now splits her time between Oregon & NYC. She recently completed an MFA in fiction writing (Hunter College) and her sharp story-songs quietly and gracefully explore darkness on her latest, Goners. Gibson’s storytelling is both raw an ...…
When it comes to an important step in the right direction, the Republican leadership in the Supreme Court and the White House will go the wrong direction — you can count on it. It was our last chance to defund Planned Parenthood for the foreseeable future, and again, the Republicans failed. Justice Brett Kavanaugh promised he would not reverse ...…
Ken tackles a variety of unrelated, but hopefully humorous, topics. You’ll learn the amazing thing Mary Tyler Moore said in his living room, a discussion of actors not saying their lines, and Ken’s handy tips for how to create a hit procedural. Laughs and riches can be yours!
One of Blue Ocean Faith's founding perspectives is "My drive to judge other people is a big problem." Yet it comes across to us differently in today's ever-more polarized world. As was pressed by our conversation about Ken Wilber and our conversation with Doug Pagitt, what does it look like to embrace people very different from you while also l ...…
In part 2 of July's "Best New Musick", we go from one great song, to a duo of tragedies! First comes J.Lo's money-obsessed "Dinero", followed by Lil Kim's "Nasty One" which was trampled on by three inter-lopers. We end with a 'hatchet job edit' of Nas' "Not For Radio" from his latest album....with the incoherent bits excised out >
The guys talk NFL, college hoops, and make their picks for the first week of college football bowl games. Segments include "A Florida Woman...Stabs a Man for Saying She Farted Loud", "Congrats You Played Yourself: Steph Curry & NASA", and "Thoughts on THOTs: Couple Caught Having Sex on The Great Pyramids".…
In this episode you will learn about: Often overlooked Alzheimer's symptoms What current research concludes about prevention and cure Sound advice for caregivers The promise of an Alzheimer's vaccine
Gary Busey on the show, Rules for Sparks' dental portion of his Wimpsenera
Godgrows our faith and our love through trials. Infact, these become some of the best opportunities in which tomanifest love. When a major trial like cancer hits,immediately God provides a wonderful field in which love may begin tofunction in the family and the church. Marisa Henley, asurvivor of a rare form of cancer, explains how to love your ...…
Rose and the boys finish up their look at Conan creator, Robert E Howard.
On this episode, Josh talks about how Kansas City has lazy drug dealers, Josh talks about doing stand-up without his hat on for the first time, Freddie breaks down the UFC fights from the weekend and, as always, more ridiculous stories. Plus, a new Mt. Rushmore!
In this jam-packed episode, Carl and Drew talk yet another Marvel Universe retcon, the Spider-Man: Far From Home synopsis, the Mortal Kombat 11 trailer, the Nintendo Switch-exclusive Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3, the Avengers: Endgame trailer, the Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer, and learn all about our favorite baseball playing psychopat ...…
Sorry for the massive delay folks, we had some extended technical difficulties that pushed out our release time, so you're getting two this week. Guests: Tom Olsen & Kearney Jordan Hosted by Sheena Thompson & Adam Tucker Producer Will Gilman Edited by Andrew Dresden A product of Pants Pending Studios Become a Patron at ...…
Ending early?Buzzers coming soon?Lobster?.....Join the Funkast crew for listener questions, new reveals, winner announcements, exclusive updates, cool stuff we saw last week, bad dad jokes & our own original games.GIVEAWAYS: 1) Listen to the podcast & share on Twitter (following the instructions provided on the Funkast) for a chance to WIN a Pr ...…
The nerds celebrate (or commiserate) the end of the year with a look and endings and end times. Will the nerds get their happily ever after? Will it be the end of the nerd as we know it? And - most importantly - will there be a post-credits scene that sets up the next series? Hosted by Dr. Erin Harrington. Featuring: Moata Tamaira and Ray Shipl ...…
Guy has sex on pyramid, I Heard That Pantheon, A rotund me account for Graig?
The evangelical crisis is showing itself in the American evangelical college - and Azusa Pacificis the battleground. Two board members have resigned pointing to a faith retrograde at the college. And, what is the most dangerous department in the Christian College? It is always the Theology Department, of course. The major attack however is cent ...…
In this episode, the Goods from the Woods Boys and special guest host Sam Harter are talking to comedian and kitchen whiz Tim Limbrick! Tim has a new cooking web show called "Chaffed" (Rivers is on an upcoming episode!) and today we're talking all about food. Everything from Potted Meat Food Product to the magic of carnival food. Rivers tells u ...…
Let's face it — trying to be innovative in a workspace that feels boring and stiff is hard. Yet, that's what most of us face every day — a workplace that keeps you siloed and doesn't help you think differently. I find it super frustrating so I brought on Shama Hyder to talk about the Empowered Workplace and the new frontier in employee and cust ...…
This week they invade August 1990 and yell about Cheers, Flatliners, and near death experiences. Join the invasion! Miller & Son BBQ Sauce:
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Algiers is a mesmerizing band of musicians born in Atlanta, Georgia and now splitting time between London and New York. Their urgent, genre-resistant, chill-inducing, and fist-shaking music taps into and channels the frustration of locally-informed global citizens in these dark times - with a soulful and compelling roar. Their live sets feel sp ...…
Stephen Colbert, host of the “Late Show” claims to be a Christian having received a Gideon’s New Testament on one cold Chicago day. What part does preaching and the local church have in the conversion of people? Is handing out Bibles enough, or does Jesus expect discipleship and church involvement with His people? We also discuss the dangers of ...…
In this episode I had the privilege to chat with Taylor Ward, who recently finished as the second American female at the Chicago Marathon. Taylor's love of running even bleeds into her Christmas decorations, as she and her husband have a race bib Christmas tree. We discuss her recent races as well as her love for Game of Thrones. Enjoy!!…
Clara Persis joins the podcast this week to talk about how she began a successful relationship last year by cutting out texting with her new boyfriend. She tells the ladies all about the benefits of limiting texting while trying to build a healthy new relationship. She had the adorable idea to compile all the thoughts she would have texted her ...…
Talking birds, annoying oranges, llamas with hats and more! On this episode of IVM Likes, Jaanam, Abbas and Surbhi talk about the weird part of Youtube! In the first round, we recommend a movie, an album and a comic book. Tell us what are some of your favorite "weird" videos to watch - tweet to us @ivmpodcasts You can listen to this show and ot ...…
We got caught! Cheese-it! It’s the fuzz! (Just go with it; it’ll make sense in a second) Anyway, we did an episode on the run from the beer assassins come to exact revenge. We talk about Christmas decorations, writing utensils, and a crack cereal-mascot commando team. Six Mile Bridge–Blood Orange Wit: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about digita ...…
This is the first tri-lingual Best New Musick ever! English, Tamil, & Spanish! In this episode, we review a spate of amazing Warner Bros. Records klassiks re-released on various compilations, Hindu Devotional musick, and then the latest from Sevyn Streeter, Nas, and whoever the hell Lil Kim allowed to ruin her song "Nasty One"! It must be heard ...…
Sparks lied to his priest, Top Ten I Heard Thats for the month of November
Pianist, composer, engineer, and producer, Kelly Moran takes pride in trying to “obfuscate exactly what the piano sounds like. The whole point is to make it sound different.” (Tiny Mix Tapes) Moran, on her latest record, Ultraviolet (Warp Records), has also found a delicate balance of improvisation and structure in her expansive compositions. I ...…
LaurenDaigel is the most famous Christian in America today. She’s thefirst major crossover Christian female singer since Amy Grant, andher latest album hit #3 on Billboard’s 300. For hermoment of truth, when she was questioned on the watershed idolatrousissue of the day. . .she blinked, she faltered, she tripped, andfell. We talk about how Jesu ...…
The VPR premiere may have been underwhelming to some but watching Jax and Britney propose at a fast food restaurant was satisfying to Mary. The Dallas reunion felt like a New Year’s Eve party and a screaming match. In New Jersey, Nonno and Jackie were the breakout stars, with None taking shots after surgery, and Jackie calling out Tre for not c ...…
I Heard That Scraps for November, Big Brother recording your every move and conversation
President George H.W. Bush has died, and his last words were. . . Heaven. . ."That is where I want to go.” President George H.W. Bush left a legacy of Planned Parenthood Title X funding, and support for homosexual marriage. He increased funding for Planned Parenthood and Title X funding during his presidency after President Reagan decreased it. ...…
Ken explores the various forms of product placement in films and TV. And how a scene he and his partner wrote involving Coca Cola caused a huge stink.
Doug Pagitt just finished a remarkable, pre-midterms bus tour--that was covered by the New York Times and the USA Today and other media outlets--called Vote Common Good. His idea? To tour red states in order to call his fellow evangelicals back to their faith and away from the madness of--for, they say, religious reasons--supporting Donald Trum ...…
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