Remember when podcasts weren’t really a thing? People just listened to music. Occasionally, the older crowd was tuning into audio books. Huh.
These days, podcasts have taken the world by storm. Podcasts have been styled for the gym, the walk to class, the moments before a presentation, while you cook. There is no shortage of podcasts to listen to -- which also means, there’s a fair amount of podcasts out there that aren’t worth your time.
Which ones are? GreekRank compiled our favorite podcasts deserving of your earbud time.
Full Disclosure with James O'Brien
David Letterman’s done. Larry King is long gone. And what happened to Howard Stern? Doesn’t matter. James O’Brien is filling their places. O’Brien weeds out guests who don’t often give interviews, particularly lengthy ones, and asks them the more interesting and provocative questions most interviewers don’t.
The Tip Off
Where do journalists get their stories from? The Tip Off interviews investigative journalists on how and where they got their leads from. You’ll find what’s more interesting is usually not about how the story broke, but how it stayed quiet for so long.
Who The Hell Is Hamish?
Because one of Australia's most famed recent scam artist surfers deserves a podcast dedicated to unraveling his hoax of swindling over $5 million dollars from people worldwide.
Learn from others’ mistakes on this one. Host Alex Blumberg interviews people across all industries on what they learned from their failures.
The Knowledge Project Podcast with Shane Parrish
Listen to Shane Parrish explain all the life hacks you need to know from a lengthy list of experts across backgrounds and experiences.
The Ron Burgundy Podcast
Because if Will Ferrell’s doing a podcast, we’re listening -- doesn’t matter the topic. But this one is golden: it’s essentially Ferrell channeling his Ron Burgundy character, it whatever fashion he deems appropriate that day.
How Did This Get Made?
As the title implies. If you’re really, really bored, or a product engineer.
Eat Sleep Work Repeat
The VP of Twitter Europe hosts this podcast, which shines a light into culture in the working world. While some businesses like Google have sleep pods and dedicated work time for passion projects, others keep you locked in a 9 to 5 with no work from home options. What’s the modern day workplace like? Find out here.
Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend
If you’d rather listen to a better known name than James O’Brien, Conan’s always a good standby. The former TV show host is hot off a run on YouTube, and expect anything from interviews with comedic heroes to Conan on a ramble.
Listen to professional voice actors play Dungeons and Dragons. Seriously.