American podcaster Jordan Harbinger once said, “Most people that I know are interested in on-demand stuff; Podcast is essentially audio Netflix.”
When we compare the podcast to Netflix, we must remember that the latter did not reach the top of the ladder in a day. Similarly, while podcast may still be a mystery to most people, the day is not far, when the world will witness a podcast revolution in full swing. The journey to that day is long, but we urge you to be the one to kick-start it!
For all those who are planning to embark on this podcasty adventure with us, we are hereby listing down 5 podcasts that will flag-off your journey in an ultimate manner.
WTF with Marc Maron: WTF with Marc can qualify as one of the most interesting podcasts, with several positive reviews and write-ups in acclaimed magazines like The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. Maron shot to fame with his interesting pieces about famous comedians like Louis C.K. and Robin Williams. He has even had Former US President Barack Obama step into his garage to record an episode! This podcast is a sunny affair and has had the honor of being listed as #1 on the 20 Best Comedy Podcast Right Now, by the Rolling Stones news network.
Serial: For anyone looking for the perfect suspense, non-fiction crime story, Serial is the one! It has American journalist Sarah Koenig telling a non-fiction story over a series of episodes. The podcast is an intriguing blend of love, death and truth. The first season came with Adnan Syed’s story and left everyone amazed. With such a great start, the series became popular in no time and acquired fresh audience with every new episode. Now that the third season is out, we ask you to binge it soon.
The Canon: This is the best go-to podcast for every Hollywood movie buff. With famous film critic Amy Nicholson there to give you brutally honest movie reviews, you can bid goodbye to watching bad movies. The format of the podcast is such that the hosts tell you if last week’s release received enough votes for it to be included in their canon of great movies. Once they have decided whether a movie deserves to be canonized or not, they let out some information about the movie.
Invisibilia: The Latin abbreviation of ‘All The Invisible Things’ is a strange but popular podcast. One try with this podcast can leave you with a different perspective on life. It is hosted by Alix Spiegel (American public radio producer and science journalist) and Hanna Rosin (American author and writer) and talks about the unseeable forces of the world that have the power to control human nature and shape our ideas, beliefs and perspectives. Invisibilia is the perfect fusion of gripping storytelling and science, leaving you questioning the forces outside as well as within you.
A Cast of Kings: Anxious about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones? We all are. When season 7 ended with the Night King breaking down the wall, it left all of us questioning – Is this the end? Well, the answer to this question comes next year, but we have just the way to make the wait easier. A Cast of Kings brings to you semi-weekly discussions on the Game of Thrones plots, stories and themes. The hosts Dave Chen and Joanna Robinson are always ready with a balanced amount of quirky praise and criticism. So, while the 8th Season is still far away, we suggest you entertain yourself with A Cast of Kings.
The podcast trend is growing gradually across the globe and having a versatile variety of podcasts like the above mentioned ones is the best approach to an unhindered growth of the trend. So, we suggest you to bucketlist them all, put on your headphones and get podcasty!