Searching for political, musical and mental health conversations? For stories, unqualified advice, laughs or playlist recommendations? Try these podcasts this summer!

Inspired by Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Oprah Daily, and The Conversation 


Anna Faris is Unqualified – Actress Anna Faris

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Unqualified, Listen Notes, Owl Tail, and Stitcher

Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet – Content creators Alex and Christine Schiefer

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify  

Entry Level – Actor, comedian, and writer Brooks Wheelan

All Things Comedy Apple Podcasts, and Spotify 

How Did This Get Made? – Actor Jason Mantzoukas, actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer Paul Scheer, and actor, producer, and writer June Diane Raphael 

Apple Podcasts, EarWolf, SoundCloud, and Spotify  

Terrible, Thanks For Asking – Author Nora McInerny

Apple Podcasts, iHeart, TTA, Spotify, Stitcher 

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me – Television host, comedian, and writer Peter Daniel Sagal

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbay, Spotify, and Stitcher 


Start With This – Author Jeffrey Cranor and businessman Joseph Fink

Apple Podcasts, Player FM, Podbay, PodBean, and Spotify  


Flyest Fables – Audio producer, performer, and writer Morgan Givens

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Flyest Fables, and Pod Chaser, Spotify, and Stitcher   

The New Yorker Fiction Podcast – Fiction editor Deborah Treisman

Apple Podcasts, Listen Notes, NPR, OwlTail, PodBean, and Tune In


All in the Mind – Journalist Sana Qadar

ABC Listen app, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

Happier – Author Gretchen Rubin

Apple Podcasts, and Spotify 

Live Happy Now – Writer, editor, and advocate Paula Felps

Advertise Cast, Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsLive Happy, Player FM, and  Spotify 

The Minimalists – Authors, filmmakers, and speakers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Apple Podcasts, Owl Tail, Podbay, Spotify, Stitcher, and The Minimalists


Modern Love – Journalist and radio producer Meghna Chakrabarti

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, NY Times, Owl Tail, PodBean, Spotify, Stitcher, and WBUR 


Stuff You Should Know – Author Josh Clark and podcaster Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant

Apple Podcasts, iHeart, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

Music/Pop Culture

Cool Playlist – Actress and writer Eliza Skinner

Apple Podcasts, Listen Notes, OwlTail, Pod Chaser, Spotify, and Stitcher 

Popcast – Journalist and music critic Jon Caramanica

Apple Podcasts, Knox and Jamie, Listen Notes, Podbay, PodBean, Spotify, Stitcher, and Tune In 

The Read – Comedian, vlogger and writer Kid Fury and comedian and writer Crissle West

Apple Podcasts, Pod Chaser, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Tune In   

Personal, Professional, and Political

Work in Progress – Actress and activist Sophia Bush

Apple Podcasts, Listen NotesPodtailSoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and Wondery  


Wind of Change – Investigative journalist, and writer Patrick Radden Keefe

Apple Podcasts, Audacy, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Tune In  

True Crime and Paranormal

And That’s Why We Drink – Writer/producer, and podcaster Christine Schiefer and artist Em Schulz

My Favorite Murder – Comedian, singer, and television producer Karen Kilgariff and television host and pocaster Georgia Hardstark

Apple Podcasts, Exactly Right Media, iHeart, Player FM, Podbay, and Spotify  

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