Whether you’re looking for a laugh or to learn something, I’ve got you covered
Picture this: you’re at a party, you’re tipsy, and you meet someone new. You two hit it off, conversation is flowing, you’re laughing, they’re laughing, it’s a great time — then they mutter the words “We should start a podcast.”
In this day and age, it seems like everyone and their mother has made “The Next Best Podcast,” and deciding what to listen to next can be overwhelming. Lucky for any and all UVic students, the Martlet has made a list of the most bingeable podcasts to start off this school year.
Who Shat on the Floor at my Wedding?
What do you do when someone shits on the floor at your wedding? The answer is: make a podcast. This 13-episode comedy podcast follows two wives, Helen McLaughlin and Karen Whitehouse, and their friend Lauren Kilby, as they uncover the identity of this defector. Throughout the podcast, they bring in important guests from their wedding day and forensic experts to get to the bottom of who pooped on the floor.
Are you looking for a comedy podcast that breaks down our political and cultural world? Well, hosts Julia Hava and Eliza McLamb got you covered. This podcast covers topics from horse girls, sex dolls, and breaking down the history of fatphobia. Laugh and learn with this podcast, which refreshes anyone after a few three-hour lectures in a day.
Sounds Like A Cult
Have you ever looked at your Swiftie friend and thought, “they’re in a cult,” after they spent hours in line to get overpriced concert tickets? You’re probably right. This podcast breaks down different modern-day, mainstream “cults”, from Starbucks to Keeping up with the Kardashians. Every week, hosts Isa Medina and Amanda Montell find out if a group constitutes a cult and rate it based on a scale from “Live your Life,” to “Watch your Back,” or “Get Out!”
Are you the person who always wants the tea but hates being involved in the drama? I recommend this podcast. Comedic host Kelsey McKinney brings in a new guest each episode to discuss a listeners’ submitted gossip about their real lives. If you have a hilarious morsel of gossip you can call into their gossip hotline, and maybe you’ll hear your story in the next season. My only note about this show is that there are not enough episodes.
Was your New Year’s resolution to work on your health, but you haven’t fully kept that promise? Yeah, me too, but that’s okay, we still have four months left. A good start could be listening to this podcast. Every month, hosts Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon debunk modern health myths, wellness scams, and nutrition advice that probably no one should follow.
Ologies is a podcast combining science and comedy that’s about all things that end with -ology. Host Alie Ward brings in researchers of everything from enigmatology (study of puzzles) to cosmology (study of the universe) to ask the dumb questions we’re all wondering. If you’re the type of person that loves to know random facts about every topic this podcast is for you.
With so many podcasts out there, hopefully this list narrows down your search for your next podcast binge. Maybe next time you’re at a party, you’ll be the one to suggest starting a podcast. But hey, there’s no shame in that. Well, not much.
If you’re still looking for more podcasts, here are my other recommendations that didn’t make the cut for this article, but are definitely bingeable:
- Celebrity Memoir Book Club
- American Hysteria
- My Dad Wrote A Porno
- Hidden Brain
- Hi-Phi Nation