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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The Joe Rogan Experience is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added The Joe Rogan Experience

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Radio Lab is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Radio Lab

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Bill Burr Monday Morning Podca... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast

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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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Welcome to Night Vale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Welcome to Night Vale

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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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This American Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
This American Life

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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Criminal

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

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Freakonomics Radio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added Freakonomics Radio

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WTF with Marc Maron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Podcasts

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

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Adam Carolla Podcast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Lucan added Adam Carolla Podcast

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

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How Did This Get Made is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
How Did This Get Made

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The Chip Chipperson Podacast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
corey8523 added The Chip Chipperson Podacast

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99% Invisible is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
99% Invisible

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Doug Loves Movies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
justinharkey added Doug Loves Movies

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Tell 'em Steve Dave is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
JohnAdkins added Tell 'em Steve Dave

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TED Radio Hour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
TED Radio Hour

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The Cracked Podcast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Brandon Gorrell added The Cracked Podcast

The Best Breakfast Foods

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The Black Tapes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Black Tapes

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Electro Club By Asi Vidal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
DjTizzer added Electro Club By Asi Vidal One of the best Radio Shows and podcast for Electronic Dance Music every week on itunes! 

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The Bill Simmons Podcast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added The Bill Simmons Podcast

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Kroq Kevin and Bean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
GavinMitchell added Kroq Kevin and Bean

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

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10 13
Reply All is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Reply All

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Judge John Hodgman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Judge John Hodgman

The Best Current Sitcoms

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The Duncan Trussell Family Hou... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

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The West Wing Weekly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added The West Wing Weekly

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5 9
Heavyweight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Heavyweight

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StartUp Podcast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Elise Hennigan added StartUp Podcast

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Can't Wait for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
bbell1978 added Can't Wait for Christmas

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Tis the Podcast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
bbell1978 added Tis the Podcast

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Maxwell's House is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
JohnAdkins added Maxwell's House

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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Politically Re-active With W. ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
AvilisSiliva added Politically Re-active With W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

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The Memory Palace is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Tucker DeSaulnier added The Memory Palace

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The Ranker Podcast is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Ranker Podcast

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Guys We F***ed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Guys We F***ed

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Hidden Brain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Hidden Brain

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3 9
Mystery Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Mystery Show

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The Best Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Best Show

The Best Current Shows Where Nothing Happens

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3 9
Superego is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Superego

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Invisibillia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Invisibillia

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6 13
Here Be Monsters is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Here Be Monsters

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Pop Culture Happy Hour is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Flash Forward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Amy Boal added Flash Forward

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Microphone Check is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added Microphone Check

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Bullseye With Jesse Thorn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Bullseye With Jesse Thorn

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You Made It Weird with Pete Ho... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Amy Boal added You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes