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The Best Podcasts With Episodes That Are Ten Minutes Or Less

Updated December 17, 2019 498 votes 204 voters 11.2k views30 items

List RulesPodcasts with episodes that don't average longer than 10 minutes, with the majority of episodes coming in under 10 minutes.

There are only so many minutes in the day, and there are a lot more podcasts than there are available minutes. This list of the best short podcasts with episodes that average under ten minutes can help you get ahead of news, science, and even mindfulness, in super short episodes.

Although many podcasts might have "five minutes" in their title, they rarely live up to that limit, stretching themselves well over ten minutes and often close to thirty. History In Five from Simon & Schuster takes it's title seriously and delivers quick facts about big historical moments in episodes that average 1-5 minutes long. The 60-Second podcast series from Scientific American serves an even tighter stopwatch but manages to share information on the brain, health, science, space, and tech in no longer than a minute each. And it's not just tidbits of information or opinion you can hear in under ten minutes. Short story podcasts weave quick worlds, with the scripted mystery adventure podcast Six Minutes regularly coming in under the time limit in its title.

Even though once in a while these podcasts have an episode that slips a touch over the ten-minute limit, the majority of their episodes come in comfortably under ten minutes. Which of these short podcasts are the best? If we forgot a great short podcast, be sure to add it to the list!


  • 1

    Average episode length: 3-5 minutes

    A daily audio workout for your head. Each episode has two games, which each each have three rounds which that get progressively harder.

  • 2

    Average episode length: 5-10 minutes

    Host Wayne Armstrong brings you a brief understanding of events from history in about 5 minutes

  • 3

    Average episode length: 2-5 minutes

    A daily fiction podcast from Atlanta Radio Theatre Company offering a different kind of zombie story

  • 4

    Average episode length: under 6 minutes

    A scripted, mystery adventure podcast about a mysterious girl with incredible abilities.

  • 5

    Average episode length: 2-4 minutes

    Questions to spark conversations every weekday.

  • 6

    Average episode length: under 10 minutes

    Historian and veteran Middle East journalist Michael Rank looks into the most exciting events and personalities of history and explains them so that you can absorb the facts in the fastest way possible

  • 7

    Average episode length: 1 minute

    Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science.

  • 8

    Average episode length: 1 minute

    Host Joe Neumaier talks movies.

  • 9

    Average episode length: 7 minutes

    Concisely packing information on compelling and complex topics into seven minutes at a time.

  • 10

    Average episode length: 1-5 minutes

    Top Historians Tell You the 5 Essential Facts You Should Know...in 5 Minutes.

  • 11
  • 12

    Average episode length: 4-6 minutes

    Quickly recounting a tidbit from the day’s events in history.

  • 13

    Average episode length: 6-9 minutes

    Exploring the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves.

  • 14

    Average episode length: 10 minutes

    Host Wayne Armstrong that brings you a brief biography of some of the most famous people in history, just the information you need to know without any of the fluff.

  • 15

    Average episode length: 3-10 minutes

    Host Bryane Michael ead you through the tough issues of the day and provides the latest thinking in law, economics and business.

  • 16
  • 17

    Average episode length: under 10 minutes

    The latest in fitness, nutrition, health, sex, style, grooming, tech, weight loss, and more.

  • 18

    Average episode length: 1 minute

    Host Alex Rodríguez shares ideas on how to increase your visibility, transform your brand, and attract more business.

  • 19

    Average episode length: under 5 minutes

    A five minute weekly update on legal innovation and the business of law.

  • 20

    Average episode length: 1 minute

    Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news.

  • 21

    Average episode length: 8 minutes

    A scripted, science fiction audio drama.

  • 22

    Average episode length: 3 minutes

    Business leaders share knowledge, advice, and experience for personal and professional growth through written, audio, and video interviews.

  • 23

    Average episode length: under 7-8 minutes

    Hosts Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain how our brain works.

  • 24

    Average episode length: 1 minute

    Leading science journalists provide a weekly one-minute commentary on the latest developments in the science of brain and behavior.

  • 25

    Average episode length: 1-2 minutes

    Host JP Hale shares tech tips for educators one minute at a time.