Coming to light during the mid 2000s, podcasts have become the favourtie medium for millions of people around the world. They have a clear advantage over TV, film, and publications because of the audience’s ability to multi-task while listening to a show. They even leave traditional radio in the dust because of the ability for users to download their favourite shows and listen to them on demand, without being forced to put up with the constant drivel from commercials and music you probably don’t even like.
Here is a list of my top 10 must listen to podcasts. Get ready to laugh your arses off!
10. Harland Williams’ The Harland Highway
Harland Williams has been on the comedy scene for many years now, and holds a podcast dedicated to his twisted and surreal sense of humour. The Harland Highway is the place for hilarious jokes, commentary, interviews, observations and interesting reoccurring characters.
9. Elliott Kalan’s The Flop House
“Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington are friends who’ve decided to express that friendship not by doing productive or enjoyable things, but instead by watching critical or commercial flops, and then discussing those terrible movies for you to enjoy in your ear-holes. Although, honestly, most of the time they just talk about random bullshit.”
8. Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura’s Your Mom’s House
I’m not even going to try write an intro that tries to beat or even match Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura’s introducton to their world famous Your Mom’s House podcast.
“These aren’t your dad’s jeans! We tell you that aging means that your accomplishments aren’t noteworthy – deal with it! If your newly single, the secret is New D**K and New P***Y. Do you know what the worst intros possible are that exist for us as comedians? Don’t worry, we’ll recreate them for you. Do you need healing of any kind? Does your back or arm or teeth or feeling hurt? Please stare into the eyes of Braco. Don’t talk to him or ask any quesions. Just look at him and feel his essence (and buy his jewelry) and you may be healed. If you can’t stand staring consider going to see Crapzo – he won’t talk but will jizz on you. Plus Fill Her/Seal Her Shut completely dead style! Put some jeans on layaway.”
7. Sam Tripoli’s The Naughty Show
Sam Tripoli hosts The Naughty Show – the #1 adult comedy party on the web! Weekly episodes stream live and are available in audio and video. Featuring Vicky Pezza, Gareth Reynolds and a variety of guests ranging from comedians, adult film stars, actors, writers, rock stars, rappers and crazy characters – BRING THE WOOD!!!
6. Al Madrigal and Maz Jobrani’s Keeping it Together
Al Madrigal and Maz Jobrani talk about getting the kids out of the house when they want to drop a deuce last minute, how to stay positive and Maz’s butt issues. Enjoy!
5. Tom Rhodes’ SOMETHING ABOUT TOM
Tom Rhodes is a world traveling comedian. The New York Times describes him as “A mostly natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.” His podcast Tom Rhodes Radio was named one of the Top 10 of Best Podcasts of 2011 by Matador.com and was praised as the best newcomer in The Onion AV’s Club (December 2012).
4. Joe Rogan experience
A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. The Joe Rogan Experience,” a long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s “The Virus” channel on Saturdays at Noon ET and Sundays at 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.
3. Robert Kelly’s ‘You Know What Dude!’
Robert Kelly has overcome many hardships in his life, all of which have made him the actor/comedian he is today. From his early days as a kid growing up in Boston, in and out of Juvenile Hall, Kelly’s unique, honest take on his own life and relationships make his comedy clever, abrasive, funny, but refreshingly vulnerable.
2. The Ricky Gervais show
Warning: Do not listen to these podcasts whilst out in public. Ricky Gervais is a comic genius, put him in a room with the ever witty Stephen Merchant and have them analyse the bizarre musings of the one and only Karl Pilkington and you’ve got many a laugh out loud uncontrollably moment. Very entertaining and at times totally bizarre, this is the trio that made podcasting the phenomenom that it is.
1. Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast
Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast is the reason why I look like an utter psychopath commuting to and from college everyday. These side-splitting, hour long shows will make you involuntarily make you laugh like an idiot and possibly cause you to urinate uncontrollably (I now keep a spare pair of trousers just in case). Burr gives his listeners his unique perspective on how he sees the world and offers his fans personal advice that is sometimes on the border of lunacy. If you’re new to the podcast scene, I urge you to check out this comic genius and I will assure you that you’ll be hooked from the minute you press that play button.