3 Podcasts You Need To Listen To Right Now

If you haven’t caught the podcast wave yet, get ready. It’s like audio books, but better. Most podcasts can be listened to on whatever app you get your music (Spotify, iTunes, etc.), but regardless of where you listen – here’s 3 podcasts to start with.

  1. The Read

Hosts of The Read, Kid Fury and Crissle, currently live in New York City. Their weekly podcast features a variety of sections from pop culture updates, to listener letters, to a spot called ‘Crissle’s Corner’ where they share some useful takeaways they’ve learned in therapy over the years.

This podcast is hilarious and lighthearted, while also being political and emotionally vulnerable all at once.

I’ve been listening to The Read for over 3 years now and I continue to come back week over week. When I’m listening to them at work in my headphones, I have to really concentrate to make sure I’m not openly laughing in the middle of my office.

New episodes come out on Thursdays of each week.

2. My Favorite Murder

You guys. I know the title is a bit… intense, but stay with me.

If you like true crime, you will absolutely love this podcast. This like a spectacular Netflix documentary, but narrated by comedians. Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, each episode features at least 2 stories of crazy murders that have taken place throughout the years.

They also want listeners to write in about murders that have taken place in their hometown, some of which they read on the air.

This podcast was recommended to me and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since. Seriously. 26 episodes in like 3 weeks. It’s the perfect podcast to listen to while you’re riding in the car (just like, probably not by yourself late at night…).

3. Armchair Expert

Armchair Expert is hosted by Dax Shepard and co-hosted by Monica Padman. Each week, they sit down with a different celebrity… and basically just chat. There’s no real recurring theme or topic, but that’s what keeps you coming back. The conversations lead wherever the guest that week decides to take it.

Things I didn’t know before I started listening to this podcast: Dax has a degree in anthropology from UCLA. (Don’t forget if you forget – he mentions it quite a bit.) This leads to some pretty darn insightful conversation between him and his guests.

There were a few episodes where I wasn’t even interested in the guest, listened anyway, and ended up liking that celebrity more than I thought I would.


My name is Mackenzie Bender and I currently work in the Marketing Department at Spooky Nook Sports, the largest sports complex in North America. I’m a graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelors in Business Management. Growing up in Lancaster County, I came to love all things Philadelphia sports related and believe that the importance of female representation in the sports world can’t be understated. I also enjoy writing about tv shows, movies, pop culture, and, well, basically my opinion on anything I feel like talking about.

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