I love podcasts. They’re a great way for me to consume content while I’m designing or blogging. Some of my favorite podcasts make me think and laugh all in one episode. They’re a huge source of inspiration for me and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. The problem is that I listen to a lot of podcasts, so I’m splitting up my round up (stay tuned for more podcast-related posts). The podcasts I’ve chosen for this round up have one thing in common: humor. Fair warning, some of them contain a lot of swearing and some graphic language. If you are like me, you will love every minute of witty, profane, and sometimes graphic content. However, if all of that sounds unappealing, you may want to skip a few…
Side note: please ignore my dumb cracked screen cover in the photo above. I just haven’t gotten around to fixing it.
Podcasts On Rotation, Part 1
1. Call Your Girlfriend
Call Your Girlfriend is the show I never knew I needed. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the lovely hosts of this show. Their intelligent and witty banter is music to my ears. Favorite part of the show: Period Update. It’s important for women to talk about their periods both to learn and also complain. It’s refreshing to hear Sow and Friedman talk so openly about a topic that is often times viewed as taboo. They are all about empowering women (see Shine Theory) and it would be a shame if you never had the opportunity to listen to them. So go subscribe right now.
2. Stop Podcasting Yourself
Stop Podcasting Yourself has been around for a while and is hosted by Graham Clark and Dave Shumka. Each episode usually includes a guest comedian. They don’t have any particular agenda, which results in an organic conversation between friends. My favorite part of every episode: Overheards. Clark and Shumka, the host, talk about hilarious things they overheard during their day-to-day lives. We’ve all heard one of those.
3. Throwing Shade
Throwing Shade is hilarious. The hosts, Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson, cover issues concerning women and the LGBTQ community. Listening to Safi and Gibson is like listening to your closest friends talk about local and world news that you are passionate about. Sometimes it’s with praise, but mostly with profane, sarcastic humor—which I love.
4. The Daily Show Podcast Without Jon Stewart
If you love The Daily Show, then you’ll love The Daily Show Podcast Without Jon Stewart. This podcast is hosted by writers, producers, and contributors who help make The Daily Show happen on a day-to-day basis. I love hearing the process behind the segments on the show. The staff at The Daily Show are intelligent, creative, and hilarious.
5. Lady to Lady
Lady to Lady is hosted by Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker. These ladies have the best original jingles for all of their segments. Based out of L.A., these amazing comedians and talk openly about their day-to-day lives. They freely discuss sexuality, the struggles of being an adult (we’ve all been there), and the comedy world. This is another instance of profane and ridiculous humor that warms my heart.
6. Girl on Guy
Girl on Guy is a long-running podcast hosted by Aisha Tyler. Tyler invites a guest—typically from the entertainment world—for every episode for a hilarious and casual interview. I love how she comfortably she navigates childhood stories and serious issues. Also, I relate to her love of profanity and cocktails in a very real way. My favorite segment of Tyler’s podcast: Self-inflicted Wounds, a segment where the guest shares a story about a time when they made a huge mistake or humiliated themselves. Amazing stuff.
Check out these podcasts and let me know you think! What are some of your favorite podcasts? Leave a comment below—I’d love to hear from you.