If you’ve ever wanted to explore or delve into a topic or niche in great depths, there is no doubt that podcasts are the way to go. With just your smartphone and an internet connection, you can find even the most obscure interests in the right podcast, all readily available for you to download or stream at your convenience.
With podcasts being so readily available, there has been a huge surge of new podcasts over the past several years. More and more hosts are exploring new ways to add variety to popular genres with their own twist, which has resulted in some outstanding podcasts as of late.
Today, there has never been such a vast selection of podcasts to choose from, and in this article, we’ll outline some of the best for each major category to help you find your next favorite podcast.
This is a podcast that needs no introduction. Joe Rogan interviews some of the most exciting figures from around the world to get a deep dive into interesting thoughts with a humorous twist.
Are you a fan of The Office? Office Ladies is hosted by The Office co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, where they break down each episode in this podcast and share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories.
Science and Philosophy
This podcast presents a fun way to learn about how things work : from the chaos theory to wastewater treatment and everything in between, Stuff You Should Know covers complicated topics to make them digestible for the average person.
Host Ira Flatow interviews the top figures in science and technology, ranging from Jane Goodall to Elon Musk in this podcast, covering entertaining and educational stories along the way.
Journalist Ezra Klein delves into big topics in culture by talking to experts and challenges his guests to provoke insightful discussions that deepen the audience’s understanding of how the world works.
Latin for invisible, the name of this podcast says it all. Explore the invisible side of human beliefs, ideas and assumptions in this narrative podcast that combines storytelling and science.
One of the most downloaded sports podcasts of all time, Bill Simmons discusses all things sports from the upcoming NFL draft to iconic NBA finals with a rotating crew of celebrity guests and athletes.
This Week in Tech is one of the oldest technology podcasts, dating all the way back to 2005. This Week in Tech covers the latest trends in digital tech, both from the perspective of experts and journalists.
An incredible one man show from John Gruber; one of the most profound Apple experts in the world. Daring Fireball covers all stories related to Apple, along with conversations with tech journalists and experts.
Society and Culture
99% invisible is a podcast that gives detailed insights on the inner workings of things we don’t normally think about, like the origins of the fortune cookie or how inflatable men became fixtures.
That’s all for our top picks on the most popular podcasts! We’re certainly sure that there is something for everyone on this list, and we hope this piece has helped you discover your next favorite podcast.
Bernard currently works full-time as a growth hacker and content researcher for HUSTLR. When he was studying in the US 2 years ago, he flipped Yeezys on eBay as a side hustle to fund his degree and living expenses. He’s currently working on his Amazon FBA business & dropshipping on the side.