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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My Favorite Murder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Erin Lee added My Favorite Murder

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91 54
Serial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Serial

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58 32
This American Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
This American Life

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53 31
Radio Lab is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Radio Lab

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61 39
The Joe Rogan Experience is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added The Joe Rogan Experience

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51 33
Last Podcast on the Left is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Last Podcast on the Left

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37 23
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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34 20
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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33 27
Welcome to Night Vale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Welcome to Night Vale

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13 6
The Box Of Oddities is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Katrina Walls added The Box Of Oddities

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33 30
Stuff You Should Know is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Podcasts

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30 27
TED Radio Hour is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
TED Radio Hour

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22 18
Comedy Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Comedy Bang Bang

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Bill Burr Monday Morning Podca... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

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23 20
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Criminal

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22 19
99% Invisible is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
99% Invisible

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29 28
Freakonomics Radio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added Freakonomics Radio

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The Cracked Podcast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Brandon Gorrell added The Cracked Podcast

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WTF with Marc Maron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Podcasts

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Doug Loves Movies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
justinharkey added Doug Loves Movies

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23 28
Adam Carolla Podcast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Lucan added Adam Carolla Podcast

The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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Tell 'em Steve Dave is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
JohnAdkins added Tell 'em Steve Dave

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Judge John Hodgman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Judge John Hodgman

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1 0
U Talkin' U2 To Me? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added U Talkin' U2 To Me?

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1 0
2 Dope Queens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added 2 Dope Queens

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1 0
Harmontown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added Harmontown

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1 0
Pistol Shrimps Radio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added Pistol Shrimps Radio

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Invisibillia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Invisibillia

The Best Scripted Podcasts

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Doughboys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Daniel Carin added Doughboys

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14 20
Planet Money is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Planet Money

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11 16
The West Wing Weekly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added The West Wing Weekly

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Hidden Brain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Hidden Brain

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14 22
Reply All is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Reply All

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8 14
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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13 21
You Made It Weird with Pete Ho... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Amy Boal added You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

The Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s Toys

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5 11
The Chip Chipperson Podacast is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
corey8523 added The Chip Chipperson Podacast

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11 20
The Bill Simmons Podcast is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added The Bill Simmons Podcast

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1 6
My Day Friday with Carla Marie... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Dhi.tamaoh88 added My Day Friday with Carla Marie and Anthony

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13 24
The Black Tapes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Black Tapes

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15 27
Guys We F***ed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Guys We F***ed

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10 20
Bullseye With Jesse Thorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Bullseye With Jesse Thorn

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7 16
Kroq Kevin and Bean is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
GavinMitchell added Kroq Kevin and Bean

The Best Current Shows Where Nothing Happens

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6 15
Superego is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Superego

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12 24
The Ranker Podcast is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Ranker Podcast

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6 16
Heavyweight is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Heavyweight

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6 16
Bitch Sesh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Bitch Sesh

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8 19
The Memory Palace is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Tucker DeSaulnier added The Memory Palace

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8 19
Pop Culture Happy Hour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Pop Culture Happy Hour

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7 18
StartUp Podcast is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Elise Hennigan added StartUp Podcast

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7 18
Song Exploder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Brandon Gorrell added Song Exploder