Podcasts are, in my opinion, the secret weapon for everyone that want to be informed and entertained and gaining time while they’re doing it. Since time is scarce, doing two things at the same time is fantastic. I listen to podcasts while I’m commuting, running, and doing house chores. It keeps me entertained, motivated, up-to-date with events, and distracted when I’m doing something boring. Think of the time that you can gain by combining an excellent podcast with some tedious task that you have to perform. That’s the primary motivation behind my recommended podcasts list. I explain it in more detail here, but all I want is for you to find awesome podcasts that you can follow, learn, laugh, cry, cringe, or entertain yourself. There’s no defined timeline to publish new podcasts, so show-up frequently and find the latest additions to the collection.
There’s no type, order, preference, or rationale in the ones that I publish. Listen and make conclusions for yourself. None of them are mine, and they are my recommendations. The authors and producers of these podcasts don’t even know I exist, so only personal preferences here.
I hope you find something you like, and please let me know on Twitter or comment with your thoughts.
The total number of podcasts: 5 (1 new every Saturday)
Last update: June 1, 2020
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The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan is something special when it comes to interviewing. It can bring the best stories and conversations from people and it makes for quite an entertaining and insightful experience. The podcasts are long and published five days a week, some of them can go up to 4h, but with 1400+ shows, you can find someone you like and invest the time in watching that show.
Hello from the Magic Tavern
An excellent improv comedy podcast where magic (literally) happens. Set in the fictional land of Foon where Arnie Niekamp travels by accident when a portal opens behind a Burger King. There he finds a wizard and shapeshifter, and they become best friends. Masterfully played by Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal Rifai. Listen from the first episode and be surprised by the twists and turns, and have a good laugh or two. Please do yourself a favor and start listening from the first episode. There are quite a few episodes already released, so you have a lot to explore.
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
This podcast is quite unique and super funny. The host gets suggestions from the audience, and the comedian can choose the first one to build a story or hear the second one and the public votes. Then they have a few minutes to come up with a story that is usually sexual in nature. Funny, entertaining, but consider yourself warned if this is not your kind of humor and obviously don’t let kids hear it. It’s super vulgar, but extremely funny if you’re into this kind of jokes. All of this live and improvised in front of an audience that makes it, in my opinion, quite hard (no pun intended) to come up with funny material.
Accidental Tech Podcast
A show that started with 3 friends talking about cars, called Neutral, accidentally or organically became a show about technology, hence the name. Casey, John, and Marco have amazing chemistry, they are funny and are extremely knowledgeable, but they keep things simple so that average “Joe” can follow. A weekly show that will be on your podcast app of choice for sure.
Mac Power Users
With more than 500 episodes, Mac Power Users or MPU has quite a history talking about Apple and workflows. Up until recently, Katie and David discussed all sorts of topics, but a few months ago, Katie left, and Stephen took her place. Stephen knew that he had some big shoes to fill, but he’s done a fantastic job making the show as enjoyable as before. A must listen if you like the topics.