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4 Podcasts We're Listening to Right Now

With thousands of new shows, episodes, and platforms released every year, there's no denying the increasing popularity and "it" factor of podcasts. From true crime stories to cultural conversations, podcasts allow you to plug-in, disconnect from the world around you, and learn something new. Whether you're looking for entertainment or a way to pass the time while commuting, working from home, or plowing through chores, these four podcasts are worth the download and listen. 

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Duration: 30 – 60 minutes

Binge Count: 315 episodes

Rating: 4.6/5

Leave it to the queen of media to give us a deeper, more intimate look into the worlds and lives of our favorite celebrities, thought-leaders, authors, spiritual luminaries, and health and wellness experts. Oprah's weekly podcast promises to “awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul.”

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Average Duration: 60 minutes

Binge Count: 321 episodes

Rating: 4.7/5

If you want to learn how some of today’s most successful companies, like Chipotle and Spanx, came to be, this podcast is for you. Based on the book of the same name, host Guy Raz sits down to “weave a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.”


Duration: 45 minutes

Binge Count: 18 episodes

Rating: 4.9/5

This award-winning, true-crime podcast about a corrupt Dallas neurosurgeon has quickly become a cult favorite. DR. DEATH is reported and hosted by journalist Laura Beil and touts to tell the tale “about a medical system that failed to protect these patients at every possible turn.”

Something Rhymes with Purple

Duration: 45 minutes

Binge Count: 104 episodes

Rating: 4.8/5

Whether you’re a well-rounded wordsmith or simply want to expand your vocabulary, the Something Rhymes with Purple podcast is sure to teach you a thing or two. Hosts Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth “delve into a topic around language, offer some words of the week and pepper it with fascinating insights, facts and quirky anecdotes.”