Ranked by how quickly I listen after they are posted
- 1.The FlophouseBad movie podcast hosted by former Daily Show head writer Elliot Kalan, Daily Show writer Dan McCoy, and friend Stuart Wellington. The only podcast that has made me pull my car over because I was doubled over in laughter. I listen as soon as it's posted.
- 2.The Adam Carolla ShowDaily podcast hosted by funnyman Adam Carolla, with sidekicks Bald Bryan and Gina Grad. I've been a Carolla fan since I was 12 years old, and I love hearing him every day. This podcast is the closest to a real radio show I've heard, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
- 3.Inside the MagicAll things Disney, theme parks, and more on this comprehensive weekly podcast. Ricky Brigante puts together a fantastic show, with awesome interviews and exciting features. The best produced podcast I listen to by far.
- 4.The Bill Simmons PodcastBill Simmons is just the best. I've really missed him since his dramatic split from ESPN over the summer. This new podcast is a great improvement, now that he's able to run free. I'm not a sports fan, but I love hearing passionate people talk about subjects they love. Simmons and his cronies provide no shortage of that.
- 5.How to Be a PersonTonight Show writers Mike Drucker and Jess Dweck invite friends onto the show to teach a specific skill, such as parallel parking or being a Dungeon Master. Most of the guests are fellow late night tv writers, and naturally funny, interesting people. I usually bank episodes and listen to a few while I run.
- 6.The Dana Gould HourThe Dana Gould Hour is rarely an hour. Usually it's over two, and trust me, it's a beautiful thing. The show is often a combination of clips from recent live events, and in studio conversations with different other comedians and entertainers. It's beautifully edited to flow naturally by topic through separate conversations. It's not posted that often so when it shows up, it feels like Christmas.
- 7.Fitzdog RadioI'm a big Greg Fitzsimmons fan, and his broadcast skills are as honed as his comedic ability. Fitzdog welcomes a wide array of comics and actors into his studio for intimate and funny conversations. It should be noted that Fitzsimmons is the only podcaster I've heard that will regularly do a show by himself. No guests, no callers, just his thoughts. That is something I truly respect.
- 8.Giant SizeIn a desert of horribly produced, awkward, and downright annoying comic book podcasts, Giant Size is a diamond in the rough. Moises Chiullan and John Gholson offer an intelligent and informed critique of the comic book landscape, and provide insightful interviews with the best writers and artists out there. 80% of my pull list are recommendations from this show.
- 9.Comedy Bang BangHalf lightning fire comedic interview, and half no holds barred improv. Scott Aukerman brings in some of the greats of improvisational comedy to go head to head for over an hour of laughs.
- 10.This American LifeI reluctantly admit to being a fan of this show. Often in the top 5 downloaded podcasts, This American Life tells stories from across the land that all follow a central theme. It's great for listening to when I'm folding laundry, cleaning my apartment, or driving across the wasteland.
- 11.Alison Rosen is Your New Best FriendI love Alison Rosen. I've been listening to her podcast ever since she was unceremoniously ousted from the Adam Carolla Show at the beginning of 2015. Often times, the guests are personal friends of Alison's, and I don't find them very interesting. This is a show I only listen to if I like the guest.