Entertainment The Best Current Podcasts  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules List includes general interest podcasts that are currently producing new episodes

If you’re like most people who work in an office, podcasts are the only thing that keep you from crawling under your desk and announcing yourself as the mayor of cubicle village. Good podcasts can be funny, informative, or even scary; the one drawback about the best podcasts is that they all end at some point. If you’ve run out of casts (what cool people call podcasts) to jam on while you work or pretend to work out at the gym, we’ve got you covered with this list of current podcasts that will keep you awake and engrossed throughout the day.

Even if you’re listening to some of the most popular podcasts, you’re still probably missing out on great podcasts that cover all kinds of weird information that you didn’t even know you wanted to learn about. Whether you like comedy, history, or you’re a fan of complete strangers baring their souls, there’s going to be something for you on this list of the top rated podcasts. And remember, download everything we tell you about on here, and play it as loud as you can so your cubicle mate won’t feel left out if they didn’t read our best podcast list.

Vote on your favorite current podcasts, and if you didn’t see the one podcast that helps you get through your day on our list feel free to add it – as long as it’s still putting out regular programming.

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Serial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Serial

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My Favorite Murder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Erin Lee added My Favorite Murder

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The Joe Rogan Experience is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added The Joe Rogan Experience

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This American Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
This American Life

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Last Podcast on the Left is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Last Podcast on the Left

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Radio Lab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Radio Lab

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Dan Carlin's Hardcore HIst... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Dan Carlin's Hardcore HIstory

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How Did This Get Made is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
How Did This Get Made

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Welcome to Night Vale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Welcome to Night Vale

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Stuff You Should Know is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Podcasts

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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Criminal

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The Box Of Oddities is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Katrina Walls added The Box Of Oddities

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Freakonomics Radio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added Freakonomics Radio

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TED Radio Hour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
TED Radio Hour

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Comedy Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Comedy Bang Bang

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99% Invisible is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
99% Invisible

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The Cracked Podcast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Brandon Gorrell added The Cracked Podcast

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Bill Burr Monday Morning Podca... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast

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Doug Loves Movies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
justinharkey added Doug Loves Movies

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WTF with Marc Maron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Podcasts

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Adam Carolla Podcast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Lucan added Adam Carolla Podcast

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Judge John Hodgman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Judge John Hodgman

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Invisibillia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Invisibillia

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Tell 'em Steve Dave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
JohnAdkins added Tell 'em Steve Dave

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Doughboys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added Doughboys

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Planet Money is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Planet Money

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U Talkin' U2 To Me? is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added U Talkin' U2 To Me?

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Pistol Shrimps Radio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added Pistol Shrimps Radio

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Hidden Brain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Hidden Brain

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2 Dope Queens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added 2 Dope Queens

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Harmontown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added Harmontown

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The West Wing Weekly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added The West Wing Weekly

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Just The Tip-sters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Melissa Ann Morgan Humphreys added Just The Tip-sters

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The Duncan Trussell Family Hou... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

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The Chip Chipperson Podacast is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
corey8523 added The Chip Chipperson Podacast

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Just The Tip-sters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Melissa Ann Morgan Humphreys added Just The Tip-sters True Crime Podcast With With Heart, Smarts and Funny

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Reply All is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Reply All

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You Made It Weird with Pete Ho... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Amy Boal added You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

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Superego is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Superego

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Song Exploder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Brandon Gorrell added Song Exploder

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The Bill Simmons Podcast is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added The Bill Simmons Podcast

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Guys We F***ed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Guys We F***ed

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The Black Tapes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Black Tapes

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Bullseye With Jesse Thorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Bullseye With Jesse Thorn

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The Ranker Podcast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Ranker Podcast

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Kroq Kevin and Bean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
GavinMitchell added Kroq Kevin and Bean

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Heavyweight is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Heavyweight

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Mystery Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Mystery Show

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The Memory Palace is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Tucker DeSaulnier added The Memory Palace

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Pop Culture Happy Hour