Carlin's unique outlook on historical events is so interesting it's often referred to by other podcasters. That's how you know it's good. You won't always agree with what Carlin is saying, but you will always be riveted.
Dear Sugar is hosted by best-selling authors Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed, the woman who penned Wild. The pair started out with an advice column that was so popular they took their talents to a podcast format to field questions "no matter how deep or dark" and offer "radical empathy" in return.
This show, hosted by Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, is about the Internet. Sounds broad, but the hosts provide a more human view and talk about the social aspects of being online and, in their own words, "how people shape the Internet and the Internet shapes people."
In a word, this Chris Hardwick-hosted podcast is hilarious. The show usually features a big-name celebrity and tackles topics related to nerd culture. Hardwick really has a way of drawing the best out of his guests. His recent interview with Paul Rudd is not to be missed.
Not what you would expect from a stand-up comedian who is heavy into MMA, Rogan hosts a variety of intelligent people including scientists, doctors and entertainers. They offer unbiased views on pretty much anything you can think of, ranging from GMOs and nutrition to what's new with today's hottest stand-up comics.
Rosen may have been brutally fired by Adam Carolla via email, but who wants to be a sidekick when you totally kick butt on your own as a host? Rosen and the gang are super relatable as they host celeb guests and talk about everything from relationships to work.
What's not to love about Aisha Tyler? She's intelligent, funny, talented and drop-dead gorgeous. Her podcast is about "stuff guys love, brought to you by the ultimate guy's girl." We promise you'll dig it.
Warning: This podcast brought to you by the folks at This American Life is beyond addicting. Season 2 will be hosted by Sarah Koenig again and will start "sometime later in 2015," according to the show's website.
This podcast is part handbook to get you through life, part pop-culture almanac, and hosts Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant aim to educate their listeners about pretty much everything under the sun, from Hula-Hoops to famous conspiracy theories.
Self-proclaimed "feminasty" Erin Gibson and "homosensual" Bryan Safi host this fun-filled show. If you are looking for political correctness, you won't find it here, but you will find a humorous and fresh outlook on women's rights, gay rights and pop culture from these two "equal-opportunity offenders."
The tagline for this show is "a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere" and is hosted by friends Gina Delvac, Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow. The girls invite you to "tune in as we discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the beauty of caftans, menstruation news, Kimye, Pitbull, Hillary Rodham Clinton, casual racism, emoji, straight people, California, rom-coms, Lorde lipstick and so much more." Need we go on?
Kid Fury and Crissle bring on guests every week to discuss hip-hop, pop culture and life in New York City. This duo isn't afraid to say what they really think about the celebs that reign supreme, and it's always entertaining.
Musicians and music lovers will love this podcast. Each episode, host Hrishikesh Hirway brings on different musicians who break down the process of how they made their songs, piece by piece, for an inside look at the entire creative process.
Do you love a rousing game of pub trivia? Then you've found your show. This podcast is hosted by a group of people who are obsessed with trivia and are more than eager to offer you a weekly dose of the "ultimate nutrition for your brain."
More quality programming brought to you by NPR, Code Switch tells stories about race, culture and ethnicity in our world. Stories are told by a rotating team of journalists who are "fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting."