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10 Podcasts We're Listening to Right Now

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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, here are ten of our best podcast recommendations.

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.”

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The Positive Mindset Podcast

Duration: 10-15 minutes

Binge Count: 800 + episodes

Rating: 4.8/5

Hosted by Henry G. Lawrence, The Positive Mindset Podcast is all about changing how you think. Every Sunday through Thursday, entrepreneur Henry G. Lawrence gives advice and uses meditation-style storytelling to teach listeners how to improve their mindset in life’s regular moments, handle negativity, and find the good in not-so-good situations. With episodes clocking in at under 15 minutes, this quick listen will get your day started right.

Office Ladies

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Binge Count: 189 episodes 

Rating: 4.9/5

If you’re a fan of the sitcom "The Office," the Office Ladies podcast is perfect for you. In each episode, actresses Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who portrayed the characters of Pam and Angela on the hit show, recap a memorable episode, offer a behind-the-scenes point of view, and share never-been-told fun facts and funny stories. With interviews from other cast and crew members along the way, Office Ladies is now covering the eighth season of "The Office," with plenty more episodes to come.

Teachers Off Duty

Duration: 60 minutes

Binge Count: 114 episodes

Rating: 4.6/5

Hosted by some of the most popular “Bored Teachers” on TikTok, Teachers Off Duty features hilarious tales from inside and outside the classroom. From awkward encounters with students’ parents to uncooperative class pets and crazy field trips, the weekly podcast gives a humorous look at the world of education and a glimpse into the chaos that comes with the teaching profession.

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How Did We Get Weird?

Duration: 60 minutes

Binge Count: 117 episodes 

Rating: 4.8/5 

In this nostalgia-centric pod, actress Vanessa Bayer and her brother Jonah welcome in celebrity guests each episode to talk about pop culture items from their child that helped shape them into who they are now. From forgotten toys to classic TV shows and movies, this is a great blast from the past, with episodes covering a variety of interests and memories. 

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

Duration: 60 minutes

Binge Count: 266 episodes 

Rating: 4.9/5

In this hit listen, former late-night TV star Conan O'Brien engages in candid, comedic conversations with a variety of guests, ranging from fellow comedians to iconic figures. The show provides a delightful mix of humor, personal anecdotes, and unexpected insights into the lives of Conan and his guests. Whether you're a fan of comedy or just enjoy witty banter, this is a must-listen podcast for its unique blend of laughter and genuine conversations.

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Duration: 30-60 minutes 

Binge Count: 61 episodes 

Rating: 4.8/5 

Underunderstood is an unconventional podcast exploring the mysteries and curiosities of everyday life. The hosts delve into obscure topics and unanswered questions, unraveling stories that often go overlooked and can't be answered by the internet. This podcast is a captivating journey into the realms of the unknown, where the hosts combine curiosity with humor to make seemingly mundane subjects surprisingly fascinating.

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Podcast FAQs

Which podcast platform is best?

Spotify is the largest of the podcasting platforms, but there are plenty of other great platforms to use as well, including:

  • Buzzsprout
  • Anchor
  • Podbean

How often are podcasts released?

Release is all up to the creator; some podcasts release daily, weekly, monthly, or whenever episodes are ready. Our podcast recommendations list is a great example of this variety. Find whatever works best for you, whether you're creating or looking for a listen.