Am I the only one who feels like podcasts are super trending?
I’ve been a podcast listener for a while now, and the quantity and the quality of podcasts have risen unimaginably. As of Feb 1, 2018, Apple Podcasts had 500000 different podcasts in over 100 languages. If you listened to a new podcast every single day, it would take you over 1300 years to listen to them all. With this kind of information overload, it can get hard to filter the great podcasts from the mediocre. So here’s a list of 5 absolutely remarkable podcasts that you should listen to:
Dear Hank and John
If you’re reading this and you’re a nerdfighter, you’ll understand why this podcast is at the top of my list. Created by vlogbrothers and YouTube influencers John and Hank Green, this podcast is a life-saver for anyone in desperate need of advice. Packed with tips that are more helpful than you’d imagine and weekly news from Mars and AFC Wimbledon, Dear Hank and John is a mixture of comedy that you can’t handle and general awareness that you never asked for.
Rants and Randomness
From blogger, TED speaker, and side-eye sorceress Luvvie Ajayi, Rants and Randomness is a podcast that covers all things pop culture and relevant to our lives. Luvvie chats with amazing people and talks about books and shows that she loves. She shares her most pressing rants, raves, faves and fails from her life. If you like informing yourself about the world and also being high-key shady, this podcast is for you.
CGP Grey and Brady Haran discuss anything and everything that’s worth their time- tennis balls, earthquake zones, cute puppy photos and the psychology of self-checkout machines. This is one podcast that you’ll feel comfortable listening to and you’ll always come back for more.
IRL: Online Life is Real Life
IRL is an informative podcast that discusses various aspects of the online world that we surround ourselves with, such as the growing problem of conspiracy, the use of algorithms in social networking, biometric technology in Snapchat filters and the battle of net neutrality. This podcast is essential for anyone who wants influence people towards the greater good through the internet.
This podcast is so good, it’s a gift from heaven. Hosted by Katherine and Hank Green, this podcast recaps and scrutinizes Hanks twitter feed over the previous week, while also talking about the things that matter in today’s world (according to Hank, at least). Delete this is a podcast that provides you with healthy doses of education with equal amounts of entertainment.
If you found these podcasts cool, stay tuned for next week’s post where I give you 5 more great podcasts!
“People are really listening and want to consume all of the content that is there and available. There’s a level of dedication that comes from podcast listeners that you otherwise don’t find. And now the numbers prove it. Podcasts aren’t a bubble, they’re a boom—and that boom is only getting louder.”