The world is crumbling down around us, and with that, information assaults us from every direction, at every moment. One of the myriad of ways that we receive information is The Podcast; and it’s also one way of seeking sanctuary from the never-ending deluge of it. Here are the ones that we’re currently in to. Some are older than the internet, while others were released more recently.
Hosted by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, 2 Dope Queens features the duo’s favourite comedians with stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus they cover a whole bunch of other shit.
Why we like it: it’s fresh and funny.
This one is put together by independent radio producer Benjamen Walker. Walker presents a unique picture of the world using a blend of technology, audio stories and serious reporting.
Why we like it: we get caught up and fascinated by things that wouldn’t typically cross our minds.
Hosted by comedian Phoebe Robinson (it sounds familiar because she also co-hosts 2 Dope Queens) she talks to performers, musicians, authors and artists who are finding success through their art and “none of them are white dudes!”
Why we like it: it’s incredibly relevant.
With over 3000 recorded episodes, this program has been around since 1942. Notable guests are given the old “if you were stuck on an island” scenario and pick eight tracks to bring with them and explain why. It’s a simple exercise that leads to fascinating conversations.
Why we like it: it’s the perfect escape and it’s accompanied by great music.
Politics doesn’t always have to be so heavy. Comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu talk about “how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resistance, and how to stay joyful in the face of the unknown”.
Why we like it: good for when we need to laugh to keep from crying.