Best Podcasts Of 2008 (Yeah, you read that right ?)

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Creation Date December 26th, 2018
Updated Date Updated November 27th, 2020
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A list of the best podcast that started a decade ago, some still active with a great back catalogue, some that have moved on to new projects.
  1. This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
  2. The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
  3. Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com
  4. Comedian Doug Benson (Super High Me, Last Comic Standing) invites his friends to sit down and discuss his first love: movies!
  5. This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings a short shot of tech happenings to your day. If it's Apple news, Apple-related news, or news related to Apple-related news, you'll hear about it here. News you'll like... this is Mac OS Ken.
  6. An *AD FREE* movie review podcast that traverses the stream of Hollywood sequels, reboots, and franchises by reviewing every installment in a series, start to finish.
  7. Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio shows in the world. The show is known for its deep-dive journalism and innovative sound design. Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, the program began as an exploration of scientific inquiry. Over the years it has evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. Radiolab is co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.
  8. Podcast by Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier
  9. Dan Savage, America's only advice columnist, answers your sex questions and yaps about politics. To record a question for Dan to be answered in a later podcast, call 206-302-2064. For a much longer version of the show, with no ads, visit savagelovecast.com and get yourself a season subscription.
  10. Giant Bomb discusses the latest video game news and new releases, taste-test questionable beverages, and get wildly off-topic in this weekly podcast.
  11. Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders.
  12. A Life Well Wasted is an internet radio show about videogames and the people who love them. Each episode focuses on a specific subject and employs interviews, music, writing, and fast-paced editing to create something unique in the podcasting space .
  13. Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
  14. It's the trans-global satiricast that leaves no hot potato unbuttered. Andy Zaltzman breaks down the news with comedians from across the world including Alice Fraser, Hari Kondabolu, John Oliver, Nish Kumar, and his sister Helen. Hear our new show, The Last Post: http://pod.link/TheLastPostFollow us on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  15. Eavesdrop on freewheeling conversations between comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo and his sometimes famous, always funny friends. Unscripted. Unedited. Unstoppable. Since 2006. It's Never Not Funny.
  16. NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
  17. Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann host the award-winning podcast that has been answering the world's questions since 2007. Visit the official website at answermethispodcast.com. Buy classic episodes, albums and apps at answermethisstore.com.
  18. If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
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    The Brink of Sanity show started waaaaaayyyyy back in 2008 with Jay and Bri as the show’s co-hosts and Jay’s dad as the sole listener. The audio was poor as was the content. It was dark times for the podcast. Then in 2009 something magical happened. The Brink of Sanity got its first non family member listener. This was mainly due to the fact that Jay finally figured out how to put the show up online. Fueled by doubling its listenership, Jay bought some real audio equipment and brought in a bunch of new co-hosts into the mix. Now it’s 2010 and the show finally kinda sorta resembles a real podcast. Jay, along with regulars Bri, Marc, Leon and Peter, as well as many other guest hosts, now bring their unique brand of incoherent babble to tens of people every week. Personal stories, rants, half-truths, current events, pop culture, game shows episodes, and messing with Internet scammers are some of the things you can expect to hear from Jay and company every week. Check us out online – www.brinkofsanityshow.com
  20. MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!
  21. The Sound of Horror

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