Not many people realize how many great podcasts are out there and how entertaining they can be. Anyone can host one, but successfully hosting a podcast requires a certain charm that not many have. Podcasts are fun and easy to listen to and a great way to make traffic hour bearable. It isn’t about the way you look, or the way you are dressed that makes you a captivating podcaster, but purely your knowledge, wit and personality. Throughout the past few weeks, we at TheRichest have been listening to countless podcast episodes trying to narrow them down to the ten best, and we have finally done it.
The following are what we believe to be the most raw, entertaining and relatable podcasts, which are all available on iTunes. The following shows display of variety of topics from dating to general knowledge, and are sure to have you fully stimulated. Full warning though, some of the podcasts are a bit more “R” rated than others (though those tend to be our favorites!). The top ten podcasts are all raw, humorous and super fun to listen to. So next time you are bored or stuck in traffic, check out one of the following ten podcasts, I guarantee they will leave you wanting to listen to more.
10. Dear Sugar
Dear Sugar is hosted by the talented authors Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond who made a name for themselves as advice columnists. They are back helping people, and this time instead of reading their advice, fans can listen to it. Every week, this duo releases new episodes where they take on all of your questions, no matter how dark or deep. They offer advice and empathy in return, comforting both callers and listeners. This show is deep and extremely popular which is why it made this list. It can almost be considered free therapy if you relate to one of the questions. This podcast is one not everyone may like, but is one that everyone will respect and most people will understand the value that it has.
9. Not Safe Podcast – Nikki Glaser
Not Safe Podcast is hosted by the incredibly talented and hilarious Nikki Glaser along side her co-star Dan St-Germain. Together the pair discusses everything imaginable from current events to sex, using personal stories to draw their audience in. Big parts of the podcasts are about dating and relationship stories, which are completely uncensored. It is interesting and entertaining to listen to such opinionated and shameless people talk about their dating lives. There is something about listening to other people’s failed relationships that makes you feel a little less alone and that’s exactly what this podcast does. After all, you need to listen to something while eating that pint of ice cream, right?
8. Girl on Guy
The incredibly talented Aisha Tyler, who is best known for her role on Friends, and Archer hosts this awesome podcast. Tyler invites guests on her show to rant about literally anything that a man would talk about. This tomboy has no limits when it comes to what she talks about; from video games to action movies to bar fights and sex, this girl covers it all. This podcast is designed for men, by women – an unusual concept, yes, but have a listen and you will surely understand why this podcast is on this list.
7. The Dinner Party Download
If you are interested in listening to an hour of wit and culture, then this next podcast is for you. Hosted by Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, this podcast is more than worthy of having a spot on this list. The show invites incredibly interesting guests to enjoy great food, interesting conversations and good company. Some of their most noteworthy guests are Steve Martin, Kevin Hart and Scarlett Johansson. This podcast has received a lot of praise and attention and there is no surprise as to why. Give it a shot, take a listen, we promise you will like it!
6. Death, Sex and Money
Death, Sex & Money has a pretty intriguing name to say the least. The podcast is about life’s hard choices and big questions that tend to be left out of “polite” conversations. Anna Sale is the host and she talks to both celebrities and regular people about the big stuff in life like money, family, relationships and happiness. This podcast is not only honest and truthful but it is also one of the most profound and enlightening podcasts you can find. When people start telling the truth and begin to show vulnerability, it becomes something more than entertainment. This show truly makes its listeners feel different emotions, which is why we love it so much.
5. Another Round – BuzzFeed
Everyweek, BuzzFeed writers Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, who are both forces to be reckoned with in their own right, talk gender, race, power, identity, pop culture and pretty much everything that means anything to them. We at TheRichest see Another Round as one of the best conversational podcasts on the web. It is funny, smart and powerful in and makes it look effortless. Another Round is relatable to so many people, which is another reason why it has found so much success. You may think we’re overselling it, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any episode that is not entertaining.
4. The Mortified – Share the Shame
There is nothing more mortifying and embarrassing than your developing years, and this podcasts is all about exposing those humiliating moments. The premise of the podcast is adults sharing things they created as children – letters, lyrics, poems, diaries and about anything else along those lines. These people willingly share these embarrassing moments for the world to listen to, which is why we love this podcast so much. It’s funny, real, raw and did we mention funny? Take a listen to Mortified, we can almost guarantee you will become obsessed with it.
3. My Brother, My Brother and Me
My Brother, My Brother and Me is a weekly podcast hosted by brothers Travis, Griffin and Justin McElroy. Every week, these hilarious brothers answer questions that have been submitted to them by listeners, sparking long and opinionated discussions. The best thing about this podcast is the relationship these brothers share, like most siblings, they disagree quite often and have no problem hitting below the belt if necessary. This is the perfect podcast for anyone with an appreciation for sarcasm and wit. My Brother, My Brother and Me is one of those podcasts you won’t be able to stop listening to.
2. Stuff You Should Know
If you think you know everything about life, then it is safe to say you are an ignorant person. There is a lot of stuff that most of us don’t know that we should, which is why this podcast is so amazing. This podcasts discusses and educates its listeners on everything from how Bitcoins work to politics from around the world. It is by far one of the most educational podcasts out there, while at the same time being extremely entertaining. It is a series of useless yet knowledgeable information that is sure to peak your curiosity. Something we learned from the podcast was that Woody Harrelson’s father was a hitman – fun fact!
1. Not the Worst Show
Although this podcast is fairly new, we at TheRichest are obsessed with it. The legendary party photographer Kirill Was Here (aka The Slut Whisperer), his promiscuous BFF Kevin and the adorable Greek radio personality Niko hosts the awesome podcast titled Not the Worst Show. Together, these three degenerates join forces, stories and idiocy to create the most hilarious podcast on iTunes.
If you follow any of these guys on social media you know that they are pretty shameless. However, if you thought they pushed boundaries before, you won’t believe what they pull off on the podcast. The podcast includes several highlights, including when they share personal stories, which are mostly disturbing (but hilarious) about themselves every Tuesday. Recently, they have included fan callers, which has completely taken their show to another level. Check out NTWS for some of the most entertaining conversations you will ever have the pleasure of listening to.