Ear Candy: Top Podcasts You Need In Your Life
With so many commercials on the radio, podcasts are a great alternative to enhancing your listening experience. Podcasts can be really engaging, helpful or just plain funny, so choose one to fit whichever mood you are in. Listen in while you're driving, cooking dinner, working out or when you’re just lounging at home! We have compiled a list of some of the hottest podcasts available to you today. Let the podcast discovery begin!
Twin sisters, Denise and Janice Tunnell, are the TV and film makeup gurus you need to know about. Their podcast has been thriving every Sunday for the last 8 years. Their podcast includes beauty entrepreneurs, makeup artists and manicurists. Their subject matter goes beyond beauty tips as they discuss diversity and meaning of beauty in the entertainment industry. You don’t want to overlook this podcast.
2. Dear Sugar
Dear Sugar is hosted by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) and Steve Almond (author of Candyfreak). These two empaths come together to answer listener questions regarding love, sex and human relationships. The pair do their best to give sound advice regarding the listener’s questions. Dear Sugar will find you laughing, crying and rooting for the underdog. Strayed and Almond unravel the complexities of human relationships. If you are into storytelling and the inner workings of human relationships, listen in.
3. 2 Dope Queens
Comedian queens Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams bring on the funny in their podcast 2 Dope Queens. Their podcast is recorded live in Brooklyn. The ladies seem to have an endless stream of comedians visiting their set including: Fred Armisen, Kevin Bacon, Maria Bamford, and Illana Glazer. If you want to stay up-to-date on comedians that are slaying the game, right now, 2 Dope Queens is the podcast you’ll want to keep in touch with.
4. Who? Weekly
Hosts Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber, talk celebrity gossip with great enthusiasm. They focus on two types of celebrities: D-Listers that make headlines (The Whos) and A-Listers who seem to always be in the headlines (The Thems). Safe to say that this entertainment podcast is nothing short of shock factor mixed with fun, and plenty of gossip.
5. The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips
Nutritionist, Monica Reinagel, knows that in today’s busy world, eating well can fall to the back burner. Reinagel delivers well-researched nutrition tips in digestible (pun intended) podcast episodes for the busy people of the world. As the saying goes, “beauty starts on the inside” never rings more true. If you feel overwhelmed with eating well on-the-go, this podcast is for you.
6. The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferris is essentially a superhuman. He is the author of 5 popular books (such as The 4-Hour Work Week), entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker. “The Tim Ferriss Show” centers around long-form interviews with other super humans. Guests have included: Tony Robbins, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Vince Vaughn, and Edward Norton. This podcast is for anyone interested in business dealings, deconstructing success, and how to become your best self.
Move over “Serial” there’s another crime podcast in town! For those interested in true crime podcasts “Criminal” is made up of eerie, entertaining, and well-researched true crime stories. The podcast is hosted by Phoebe Judge, who is an award-winning journalist. This podcast is great for those interested in true crime and those curious about the functioning of the human mind.
8. Science Friday
In a world of mass-information, we can miss some of the best stories coming out of the science realm. “Science Friday” keeps listeners up-to-speed on the latest and greatest in science news. Host, Ira Flatow discusses small steps and major victories in the science world, which can make for great conversation on your next date.
9. Song Exploder
If you’re an audiophile, “Song Exploder” is an incredible podcast to listen to. Host Hrishikesh Airway, leaves the artist to breakdown one of their songs. The artist tells the story behind the song and how the song came into fruition step-by-step. Guests have included: Nine Inch Nails, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lorde and Phoenix.