For a lot of us, podcasts were part of routines the quarantine disrupted—going to the gym, commuting, driving, getting ready for work. That doesn’t mean we should give up on them.
Now that we’re largely confined to our homes, it’s a great time to listen while you cook, work out at home, or do some gardening. Video podcasts can be as engaging as traditional television, so if you’re looking for something to watch after dinner, maybe consider firing up YouTube instead of Netflix.
The Federalist community came up with a list of the most fascinating, hilarious, and thought-provoking podcast episodes recorded in recent years. From comedy to politics to true crime to music, they cover a wide variety of topics.
What each episode listed here has in common is the ability to hold your attention. If that’s something you could use right now, take a look at the options below.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend: Bob Newhart
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend: Deep Dive with Dana Carvey parts 1-6
The Rubin Report: Can Your Life Be Meaningful Without God?
The Rubin Report: Video Game Console Wars & Wrongthink at Facebook
The Rubin Report: A Bishop And A Rabbi Discuss Religion
Red Scare: Woke Capitalism w/ Angela Nagle
Dolly Parton’s America: Dollitics
The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special: Ravi Zacharias
Norm Macdonald Live: Jerry Seinfeld
The Fifth Column: Thomas Chatterton Williams “Unlearning Race”
The Fifth Column: Mueller Report, Julian Assange, Deep Street Grifters
The Ezra Klein Show: What Donald Trump got right about white America with Tim Carney
The Christian Post: Did the sexual revolution launch identity politics?
Everything Iconic and The Daily Dish: Scary Island
The Realignment: Ep. 2 George Will
Team VTAC Show with Sergeant Major (RET) Kyle Lamb: Jack Carr, SEAL, and author of Terminal List, True Believer, and soon to be released Savage Son
WTF Podcast with Marc Maron: Anthony Bourdain Remembrance Episode
Joe Rogan Experience: Sturgill Simpson & His Band
Joe Rogan Experience: Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein
Joe Rogan Experience: Lance Armstrong
Joe Rogan Experience: Bill Burr
Bill Burr’s Thursday Afternoon Monday Morning Podcast
Your Welcome: Mollie Hemingway
Hemingway & Harsanyi: An Anti-Kavanaugh Book Flop And The Politically Motivated Press
Radiolab: The Good Samaritan
Crime Junkie: MISSING: Bryce Laspisa
Reply All: The Case of the Missing Hit
Reply All: 30-50 Feral Hogs
Armchair Expert: Lena Dunham