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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Astonishing Legends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Kiwifruit added Astonishing Legends

By Scott Philbrook and Forrest Burgess

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158 12
Astonishing Legends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Kiwifruit added Astonishing Legends

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94 35
Lore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Kiwifruit added

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109 54
Dan Carlin's Hardcore HIst... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Dan Carlin's Hardcore HIstory

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159 96
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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176 118
Serial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Serial

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167 114
My Favorite Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Erin Lee added My Favorite Murder

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118 73
This American Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
This American Life

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78 40
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
jkudishevich added Criminal

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161 111
The Joe Rogan Experience is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added The Joe Rogan Experience

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95 57
Radio Lab is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Radio Lab

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92 55
Stuff You Should Know is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Podcasts

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72 45
How Did This Get Made is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
How Did This Get Made

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87 61
Welcome to Night Vale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Welcome to Night Vale

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28 7
Unobscured is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Kiwifruit added Unobscured

Aaron Mankhe's Unobscured!

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60 47
Freakonomics Radio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
srappaport added Freakonomics Radio

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47 36
99% Invisible is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
99% Invisible

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53 45
TED Radio Hour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
TED Radio Hour

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42 37
Bill Burr Monday Morning Podca... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Cj Giuffre added Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast

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39 34
Comedy Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Comedy Bang Bang

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29 23
The Box Of Oddities is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Katrina Walls added The Box Of Oddities

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51 50
WTF with Marc Maron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Podcasts

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48 48
The Black Tapes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
The Black Tapes

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32 32
Doug Loves Movies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
justinharkey added Doug Loves Movies

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33 35
Invisibillia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Podcasts
Invisibillia