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A curated podcast list by
Michaela Evans
Creation Date July 25th, 2019
Updated Date Updated August 15th, 2019
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Free advice from three of the world's most qualified, most related experts: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For one-half to three-quarters of an hour every Monday, we tell people how to live their lives, because we're obviously doing such a great job of it so far.
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Michaela Evans

All time favorite podcast. It’s absolutely hilarious but difficult to get into for some. I suggest searching up “MBMBAM typography” on YouTube first if you aren’t familiar either mcElboy comedy.
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A podcast from the QI offices in which the writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they've found out this week. Hosted by Dan Schreiber (@schreiberland) with James Harkin (@jamesharkin), Andrew Hunter Murray (@andrewhunterm), and Anna Ptaszynski (#GetAnnaOnTwitter)
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Michaela Evans

Want a podcast that teaches you stuff with minimal politics thrown in?
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Trends Like These is a weekly round-up of what's trending on Facebook, Twitter and all over the Internet. Brought to you every Friday by Travis McElroy, Brent Black, and Courtney Enlow. Follow us on Twitter @TrendsLikeThese! Join us, won't you?
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Three friends talking internet trends who are thankfully all quite funny because let’s face it that’s the only way anyone can digest news these days.
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A weekly video game podcast for the nerd-inclined! Join Andrea Rene, Brittney Brombacher and Kristine Steimer as they analyze the week's video game news, give hands-on impressions of upcoming titles, discuss your questions, and have a little bit of "off topic" conversation. Also, what's a gaming podcast without some alcohol from time to time?
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Three ladies in the gaming industry bringing you weekly news. Fun, energetic, and informative.
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Three friends who know nothing about business or advertising try their best to take your favorite brands and develop ad campaigns to ensure their viral failure.
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Michaela Evans

Do you hate capitalism? Do you love imagining terrible ideas? This is for you.
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A gaming podcast in which three overzealous, under-qualified Overwatch enthusiasts tell you which games are worth your time and which ones you should skip. They find the answer to that age-old question, "Or should I just play Overwatch?"
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Michaela Evans

This podcast will make you feel like you’re sitting in a pillow fort with the guys, listening to them tell you about the video games they’ve played together and it doesn’t feel weird that you’re somewhat outside of the conversation because you just love the energy of Friendship they bring.
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A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.
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Learn the latest in IT, cyber security, and get book recommendations from these grumpy dudes. They’re also VERY responsive to listener feedback. Be prepared for not the most PC language (not out of hate, but out of a lack of knowing) & a hell of a lot of cuss words. I genuinely enjoy this show.
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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
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There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.
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Michaela Evans

The world’s worst humans and their stories/weird hidden facets. This podcast IS just a big trigger warning, so those with a faint heart beware. But the host is a damn good reporter who is also somehow very funny despite being an on-location conflict reporter. One of my favorite shows.
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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle alcohol, fasting diets, DNA tests, race and the fertility cliff.
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Michaela Evans

“What do scientists and reasearchers say about [insert thing]?” Fun pop-sci show
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The QAnon Anonymous Podcast chops & screws the best conspiracy theories of the post-truth era. Your hosts Jake, Julian, and Travis dredge up wild beliefs from online fever swamps, engage QAnon followers in irregular warfare, and trip over deranged historical facts that make conspiracy theories sound sane.
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Ever wondered what that whole Q thing is without wanting to actually look it up for fear of being sucked into that grimey pit? Julian, Travis, and Jake will tell you all about it.
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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.
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A doctor and her husband talk about the ways that it was fucked up we used to treat people in medicine.
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There’s more news and less comprehension today than any historical period that didn’t involve literal witch trials, and trying to stay on top of it all can feel like playing a game of telephone with 30 people, except everyone’s speaking at the same time and like a third of them are openly racist for some reason. From Cracked co-founder Jack O’Brien, THE DAILY ZEITGEIST is stepping into that fray with some of the funniest and smartest comedic and journalistic minds around. Jack and co-host Miles Gray spend up to an hour every weekday sorting through the events and stories driving the headlines, to help you find the signal in the noise, with a few laughs thrown in for free.

Fiction & Actual Play

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of ... you know, kobolds or whatever in ... The Adventure Zone.
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Michaela Evans

The different arcs can be listened to in any order, but you should listen in order WITHIN the arc itself. Like you could listen to Amnesty before Balance, but you should go in episode order within the— it makes more sense if you look at the feed 😅
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Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.
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Michaela Evans

This series has finished, so you can binge or listen at your own pace.
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Start with episode 01. Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Visit www.thebrightsessions.com for more information and additional content. Created by Lauren Shippen
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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.
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From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, The Message and its sequel, LifeAfter, take listeners on journeys to the limits of technology. In The Message, an alien transmission from decades ago becomes an urgent puzzle with life or death consequences. In LifeAfter, Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world. Winner of the Cannes Gold Lion.
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Michaela Evans

This one is two stories in one feed. Both are finished, so no need to worry about being behind.
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King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants. New shows available the 1st and 15th of every month! Be sure to start from Sammy's first show (May 1st, 2015) to stay up to date with all your King Falls favorites.
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***Help get MarsCorp season 2 made at www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman*** From the creators of The Bunker podcast - MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted comedy podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp, a terraforming colony established on the red planet in 2070. You can support MarsCorp and Definitely Human by becoming a patron of the show. Your donations will go towards the production of new special episodes, other extra content and hopefully Season 2 www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman
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Doctors in space, a deposed alien prince, a super gay space pirate and a fiery nurse who'll help you win your bar fight. #audiofiction from @justinmclachlan and PlanetM.
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Helen’s always dreamed of ditching her hometown, so when she lands a job at the company that makes Sandra, everyone's favorite A.I., she figures it’s the next-best thing. But working behind the curtain isn’t quite the escape from reality that Helen expected. Directed by Sebastian Silva; written by Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby; executive produced by Mimi O'Donnell; produced by April Lamb, Katie Pastore and Matthew Boll; associate produced by MR Daniel; sound design and editing by Ryan Billia; mixed by Matthew Boll; score by Daniel Brunelle; Special thanks to Mary-Kim Arnold, Eli Horowitz, Corinna Vallianatos and Alex Blumberg. Sandra is a production of Gimlet Media.
DFW band Lindby brings you a musical D&D adventure following the exploits of three bards. New episode every other Tuesday!
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An improvised science fiction sitcom following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic Zyxx Quadrant… better known as the "ass end of space."