28 Best Podcasts of 2020
A list of the most popular podcasts, picked by the community members on Podyssey.
Follow along Alex Cooper and the Daddy Gang as they exploit the details of their lives, making you feel a hell of a lot better about yours. Relationships, sex, social scenes, embarrassing moments, and more are all addressed here on CALL HER DADDY. Se...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeCall Her Daddy
92- MILEY CYRUS
1:03:04 | Aug 14th
THE DADDY OF ALL DADDIES HAS ARRIVED. Miley Fucking Cyrus joins the show this week and immediately hits it off with your father. Miley is officially Daddy Gang and spills an extreme amount of tea this...Show More
"'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.
Most Recommended EpisodeReply All
#102 Long Distance
50:44 | Jul 27th, 2017
This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. Further Reading If you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an uns...Show More
Fact is scarier than fiction.
Most Recommended EpisodeCasefile True Crime
Case 76: Silk Road (Part 1)
1:26:20 | Feb 10th, 2018
[Part 1 of 3] The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that started in China in the 2nd century B.C. Via a combination of roads, and sea routes, goods like silk, paper and spices were t...Show More
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...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeThis American Life
#513: 129 Cars
1:16:11 | Jul 5th
We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,00...Show More
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more...Show More
Most Recommended Episode99% Invisible
363- Invisible Women
27:07 | Jul 23rd, 2019
Men are often the default subjects of design, which can have a huge impact on big and critical aspects of everyday life. Caroline Criado Perez is the author of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World De...Show More
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.
Most Recommended EpisodeStuff You Should Know
The Black Panther Party
1:06:31 | Feb 16th, 2017
The Black Panther Party was a complex political movement that was unfairly painted as a militant group who hated white people. Far from it, they were actually men and women trying to effect change in ...Show More
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — fro...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeFreakonomics Radio
Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1)
43:18 | Jun 22nd, 2017
Charles Koch, the mega-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries and half of the infamous political machine, sees himself as a classical liberal. So why do most Democrats hate him so much? In a rare series o...Show MoreAUDIO REMOVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer publicly available.
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.
Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
Most Recommended EpisodeHidden Brain
When Did Marriage Become So Hard?
51:13 | Feb 13th, 2018
Marriage is hard — and there are signs it's becoming even harder. This week on Hidden Brain, we examine how long-term relationships have changed over time, and whether we might be able to improve marr...Show More
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our ...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeDan Carlin's Hardcore History
Show 50 - Blueprint for Armageddon I
3:07:20 | Oct 30th, 2013
The planet hadn't seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora's Box of violence engulfs the planet...Show More
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Most Recommended EpisodeThe Daily
The End of Privacy as We Know It?
29:59 | Feb 10th
A secretive start-up promising the next generation of facial recognition software has compiled a database of images far bigger than anything ever constructed by the United States government: over thre...Show More
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
Most Recommended EpisodeMy Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
2 - My Second Best Murder
45:57 | Jan 22nd, 2016
In this episode, Karen & Georgia discuss Paul Bernardo the Scarborough Rapist/Schoolgirl Killer, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and Alie Ward shares a hometown high school murder story.
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 inqui...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeRadiolab
46:59 | Jul 14th, 2017
Today, paranoia sets in: we head to The Ceremony, the top-secret, three-day launch of a new currency, wizards and math included. Halfway through, something strange happens. Support Radiolab by becom...Show More
Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the "if it bleeds, it leads," kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. We're a proud member of Radi...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeCriminal
Episode 51: Money Tree
28:09 | Sep 23rd, 2016
When Axton Betz-Hamilton was 11 years old, her parents' identities were stolen. At that time, in the early 90s, consumer protection services for identity theft victims were basically non-existent. So ...Show More
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
Most Recommended EpisodeCrime Junkie
MURDERED: Laci Peterson
49:08 | Dec 18th, 2017
The story everyone thinks they know... but do you really? In part one we cover Laci’s disappearance and the suspicion that fell on her husband Scott Peterson. Sources for this episode cannot be listed...Show More
Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I e...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeArmchair Expert with Dax Shepard
1:40:03 | Feb 6th
Chris Voss is an American businessman, author, and professor. Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator, the CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd, and co-author of the book, Never Split the Difference. Chris...Show More
Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it's amazing? Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas want to hear about it! We'll watch it with our funniest friends, and report back to you with the results.
Most Recommended EpisodeHow Did This Get Made?
93 Staying Alive: LIVE! (w/ Katie Dippold)
1:23:41 | Sep 20th, 2014
The art of dance, sweat, and slow-mo sex faces are all brought you by Sylvester & Frank Stallone in the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Recorded LIVE at Largo in Los Angeles, special guest Katie Dippo...Show MoreAUDIO REMOVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer publicly available.
The podcast of Comedian Joe Rogan..
Most Recommended EpisodeThe Joe Rogan Experience
#1006 - Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein
3:00:38 | Sep 1st, 2017
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. You can check out all Dr. Peterson's self-improvement writing programs at www.selfauthoring...Show More
The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust.
Most Recommended EpisodeLast Podcast On The Left
Episode 129: O.J. Simpson
1:04:29 | Feb 17th, 2015
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the infamous murders, we cover everyone's favorite hidden camera prankster O.J. Simpson as he jukes and jives his way through the heavy hitting Trial of the Century...Show More
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more fri...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeLore
Episode 1: They Made a Tonic
21:15 | Mar 18th, 2015
On the morning of March 17, 1892, a group of townsfolk in rural Rhode Island dug up the graves of three local women. What they did to their bodies was something that we might find shocking, yet was ac...Show More
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...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeMy Brother, My Brother And Me
MBMBaM 400: The Escape to Margaritaville Red Carpet Extravaganza
1:25:29 | Apr 2nd, 2018
There are two human skills that fall completely outside our area of expertise: Having normal social interactions with celebrities, and having normal social interactions with literally anyone, ever, on...Show More
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin I...Show More
Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, a...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeHeavyweight
40:57 | Nov 9th, 2017
Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by...Show More
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds picks a subject from history and examine it.
Richard MacLean Smith
Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explor...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeUnexplained
S02 Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees pt.2
29:22 | Feb 8th, 2017
Part Two of Episode 1: Whispers in the Trees. Where we return to the midlands in the winter of 1943 as the Worcestershire police try to unravel the mystery of the skeleton found in an old wych elm ...Show More
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
Most Recommended EpisodeTED Radio Hour
52:27 | Dec 1st, 2017
Sometimes, being truthful can be uncomfortable — even risky. But can radical honesty and openness change things for the better? This hour, TED speakers take transparency all the way to its limit. Gues...Show More
Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
Most Recommended EpisodeInvisibilia
The End of Empathy
52:13 | Apr 12th, 2019
Invisibilia is a show that runs on empathy. We believe in it. But are we right? In this episode, we'll let you decide. We tell the same story twice in order to examine the questions: who deserves our ...Show More
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Ja...Show More
Most Recommended EpisodeThe Tim Ferriss Show
#277: Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher
1:07:57 | Nov 3rd, 2017
Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day P...Show More