Not everyone wants to binge true crime every day of the week, so here are some light listens for your Monday. If you like one episode, you may check out the whole show. It’s not fun to start at the beginning of a 5+ Season show to hear the growing pains before their stride, so here are the top episodes I recommend from hugely popular OR Incredibly Interesting shows recommended to me (and I actually listened!) – And, no, I haven’t listened to Armchair Expert (everyone asks).
Great Eps To Try
Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing? Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas want to hear about it! We’ll watch it with our funniest friends, and report back to you with the results.
“SmartLess” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
A fully immersive audio-journey into the lives and careers of Hip-Hop’s pioneers, documenting what it was like on their way to the top. The podcast is a detailed chronicle that cements the legacies of the legends while answering questions fans have had for decades.
Debunking the junk science behind health fads, wellness scams and nonsensical nutrition advice.
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that’s been miscast in the public imagination.
Welcome everyone! Come join me, your host, Ronnie Ursenbach, as each episode we take a look back at a piece of art that caused controversy, moral panic or was outright banned.
NPR’s weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what’s real and what we’ve made up.
New Releases To Consider
Marvel’s Declassified is a non-fiction narrative podcast focusing on the rich, dynamic, and evolving history of Marvel Comics – as told through a contemporary lens. Each episode is hosted by writer and comic book expert, Lorraine Cink (author of Powers of a Girl , co-author of Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, and Ultimate Marvel) and acclaimed journalist and critic Evan Narcisse (author of Marvel’s Rise of the Black Panther). Utilizing unique access to writers, artists, editors, and industry insiders who have shaped key storylines and witnessed firsthand the historical shifts within the comic book industry, we get the real story of Marvel Comics it could only be told by the House of Ideas itself.*
Parks and Recreation’s Rob Lowe (actor/NFL fan) and Alan Yang (writer/director/Mouse Rat bassist) host the definitive podcast about the making of the beloved comedy series. With special guest appearances by cast and crew, Rob and Alan share their unique, behind-the-scenes insights from in front of the camera and inside the writers’ room. It’s literally the best Parks and Rec podcast in the world. Go ahead, treat yo’ self!