WTF with Marc Maron
We all have “WTF” moments in our lives and Marc Maron is just pointing a few of them out. His twice-weekly podcast, usually recorded in his LA garage, consists of him talking with comedic friends, writers and celebrity guests.
Web Soup and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick geeks out with co-hosts Matt Mira and Jonah Ray, plus a bunch of notable guests, including everyone from Adam Savage and William Shatner to Rob Zombie and Drew Carey.
Comedy Bang Bang
Mr. Show may be gone, but Scott Aukerman is not. Formerly known as Comedy Death-Ray Radio, this is nearly two hours long and features a mixed bag of sketch comedy, guest interviews, and deadpan humor.
Thrilling Adventure Hour
A Prairie Home Companion meets Hello From the Magic Tavern in this old-time-style live radio show. Creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker’s smart, tongue-in-cheek dramas are vast and varied (e.g. sci-fi western farces and hobo fairytales), with notable guest appearances to match.
Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter tackle the most pressing … topics of our age. Parodying those irritatingly earnest and serious discussions you had in college, this podcast is almost too dry to be funny.
Judge John Hodgman
Humorist John Hodgman’s podcast is like no other. The show sees him adjudicating trivial domestic disputes within a simulated courtroom, complete with real-life sound effects and the balmy Jesse Thorn as the bailiff.
This satirical “audio newspaper” stars former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver and comedian Andy Zaltzman. It delves into global news, except with more rants and wit than you’d ever expect.
Dead Authors Podcast
Do you like literature, comedy, or Paul F. Tompkins? If you said yes to any of those, you should listen to this podcast. If you said yes to all three of those options, then you probably already are listening to this podcast.
How Did This Get Made
Three comedians get together, often with their comedian friends, and watch some of the worst movies ever made. It’s like Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the radio, minus the robots and the heavy focus on B movies. In fact, part of what’s so hilarious about How Did This Get Made? is that many of the crappy movies were intended to be blockbusters. Winter’s Tale, anyone?