We all need a good pick me up now and then and for those times when your bestie is out on business and can’t take your call, these podcasts could be the remedy you need.
I Love It But I Hate It
Kat Angus and Jocelyn Geddie break down all the pop culture treasures you love to hate with this hilarious podcast. Calling themselves hateful optimists and loving pessimists, the dynamic duo covers everything from Tom Hanks movies to eighties classics and Hollywood hits. Ringing with nostalgia, brimming with hilarious discourse, and at times downright bonkers, the podcast feels a bit like getting drunk with friends and having a good giggle about all your guilty movie faves.
Why Won’t You Date Me?
Nicole Byer pulls no punches as she candidly discusses everything to do with sex and single life. Bringing in a range of guests, the conversations are served with plenty of humor and cover everything from pornography to polyamory. From discussing fatphobia with Roxanne Gay to Emojis as Red Flags, there’s no better way to while away the afternoon and keep gloom at bay than with Nicole Byer.
My Favorite Murder
While murder most definitely isn’t funny, somehow hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark manage to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside even when discussing a host of heinous things. Witty and full of spark, both hosts are sassy and smart and even crack the lid open on their own mental health issues, somehow making women talking about murder seem a lot more empowering.
How Did This Get Made?
Another great podcast dissecting the ridiculous nature of pop culture, How Did This Get Made sees Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and comedian Jason Mantzoukas cone together for a deep tongue in cheek mockery sesh of all the truly goddam awful films out there. From Ninja III to The Room and The Boyfriend School, odds are you won’t know half the films but hey, it's still fun to trash talk.
So Many White Guys
For those of you who adored the podcast 2 Dope Queens, this is the spinoff you have been waiting for since 2 Dope Queens stopped making new episodes back in 2019. Phoebe Robinson was done with being the token black girl in the white male-centric world of comedy so she decided to make a podcast celebrating all those people slaying it in their fields who aren’t white dudes. From musicians to actors, writers, and comedians, it’s a great resource for listening to intimate honest and funny conversations and adding to your list of ‘must check out’ talent.
Conan O Brian Needs a Friend
The popular talk show host has always made people laugh, but for those who want to listen to Conan step it up a notch and go full scale snark, Conan O Brian Needs a Friend is a tried and tested format that is sure to entertain. A rosta of famously funny guests keeps things ticking nicely and the banter is always brilliant.
Which laugh out loud podcasts are making your list? Share your own favorite funnies with us in the comments and let’s build a rosta of pick me up podcasts to give everyone a go to collection when they need to smile.