Podcasts are downloadable pre-recorded radio shows that are distributed online through RSS (Really Simple Syndication).
It became mainstream and got it’s name somewhere around 2004 with the introduction of iPods.
Today, there are as many podcast as they are subjects that people want to talk about.
Some are short, some are long, some are well produced, and some are just a person sitting in front of a microphone pouring their brains out.
Podcasts are generally free, ad supported, or Patreon supported.
Here are some of the podcasts that I listen to divided into categories.
2 Bears, 1 Cave
Starring two stand up comedians and best friends, Bert “The Machine” Kreischer and Tom Segura — along with the occasional special guest — this podcast is an hour or two of pure comedy spontaneity.
The duo would begin their show with a topic but will quickly get distracted by tangents, anecdotes, and weird questions that often lead them to comedy gold.
The podcast is unscripted and sometimes even the production crew gets roped into their nonsense.
Get all the links you need to subscribe to this podcast at the 2 Bears, 1 Cave website.
THE MACHA MEN PODCAST
Kavin Jay and Keren Baladevan shoot the breeze in this monthly podcast that is centered around news, nonsense, and everything in between, with an Indian perspective.
Each hour or so long episode features topical comedy segments.
You can give them a listen, download the show and find all the subscription feed a The Macha Men Podcast website.
BEYOND THE SCENES
In this weekly podcast series, The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr, along with the show’s produces, correspondents, and writers takes a deeper dive into some of the issues that was covered in the show and even topics that were left on the cutting room floor including some behind the scene stuff.
Intrigued? Get your subscription links here at the Beyond The Scenes podcast website.
The WAN Show
Linus Sebastian and Luke Lafreniere, sit behind the microphone every week to lay out the tech news , look deeper into certain issues, and analyse certain topics.
Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast
Another tech podcast featuring a YouTube video creator is Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast.
MKBHD host Marquess Brownlee, and MKBHD producer Andrew Manganelli talk about consumer electronics news, products, and discussions on uploaded videos on the channel.
Past Gas By Donut Media
Yet another podcast of a YouTube channel, The Past Gas By Donut Media brings you some of the most incredible stories from all of automotive history, from your favorite cars and manufacturers, underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries, and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be.
The show is hosted by James Pumphrey, Nolan Sykes, and Joe Weber.
The DriveTribe Podcast
Founded by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May in 2016, the podcast is about the quintessential motoring experiences and a weekly round up of motoring news that is served on a not-so-serious platter.
Hosts Tim Rodie and Racheal Hogg have talked about The Goodwood Festival of Speed, May’s pub and have sat down with the trio to just rave about the news, what’s it like working with them and obscure motoring topics.
The DriveTribe podcast and all its links can be found here.
He With Refie Redzuan
The podcast started as a self help and personal journal of Refie Redzuan and it evolved after he became a father.
Now at address mental health, trust, faith, shame, religion, and even Malaysian culture.
You can listen to HE with Refie Redzuan, here.
BFM: The Breakfast Grille Podcast
Technically, this is a segment of BFM’s breakfast show is turned into a podcast.
Hosted by the BFM radio announcers, the show tackles the hard questions by interviewing economists, tech entrepreneurs, political analysts, and politicians.
The History Hour By BBC World Service
The BBC’s History Hour is an hour long podcast about historical events as told by the people that were there when it happened.
The podcast has covered topics such as Stalin’s fall, the inside story of Pong, the greatest Olympic moments, World War II memories, and more.
Take a stroll into the past with The History Hour By BBC World Service here.