We all know “Call Her Daddy” and “My Favorite Murder,” but what about a podcast that tells you the history of Old Hollywood or one that exposes the secrets of the people you admire? Intrigued? So was I.
I scoured the internet looking for podcasts that maybe not too many have heard of or one’s that too often get overlooked. While Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience, might be one of the most famous podcasters in the world, it doesn’t mean your podcast-listening experience needs to end there.
Without further ado, I present to you a compilation of some underrated, but nonetheless captivating, podcasts.
Hosted by Aaron Mahnke, Lore is not only a podcast but also a TV show and book series. The stories center around dark historical tales. Told as if around a campfire, the stories are sure to make you feel Halloween-type spooky year-round.
What a Day
Tired of listening to The New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast? Crooked Media’s “What a Day” will wrap up the day’s news in a mere 15 minutes, complete with comedic remarks from Akilah Hughes and hard facts from reporter Gideon Resnick.
Meet Your Heroes
People always tell you to never meet your heroes because they’ll always disappoint. Well, this weekly 30-minute podcast proves just that point— only with jokes. With stars ranging from Thomas Edison to the late Sean Connery, no hero is left unscathed.
Very Really Good
YouTuber Kurtis Conner describes his podcast as a weekly show where he talks about “stuff that (he) think(s) is funny,” and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The young star has acquired a two million subscriber fanbase, but his podcast certainly doesn’t get as much attention as it may deserve. Check it out for the latest comedic takes on pop culture.
You Must Remember This
Karina Longworth dives into the secret or forgotten tales of the first 100 years of Hollywood, with multiple series ranging on different topics, including a 12 episode season on the ins and outs of Charles Manson’s time in Hollywood. Possibly one of the best places to turn to for entertainment history, Longworth does a phenomenal job of describing some of Hollywood’s most scandalous stories.