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WTF with Marc Maron

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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

The Nerdist

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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.

The Smartest Man

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Greg Proops may not be the smartest man in the world, but he’s entertaining. The Who’s Line is It Anyway? vet takes on an audience each week, discussing current events, celebrities, and his personal life.

Girl on Guy (Aisha Tyler)

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Sometimes we feel Aisha Tyler knows more about being a guy than guys do. It’s crazy. She frequently rants about video games, drinking, sex, fast cars, fights — you know, the works. Don’t mess with her.

Comedy Bang Bang

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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.

Jordan, Jesse GO!

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The hosts of this show, Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris, have known each other since college, so they have superb chemistry. Each week, a comedian joins the duo to lay down some professional hilarity and off-track tangents.


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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

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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.

StarTalk Radio

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s often dry and dour take on the universe only serves to aid his comedian cohorts and guest celebrities, providing a podcast with as much fact as fun. Nebula and asteroid talk included.

The Bugle

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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.

Doug Loves Movies

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Comedian and renowned stoner Doug Benson loves Hollwood. His weekly podcast is both a panel and a game show and a testament to cinema, one with reoccurring features and celebrity guests such as T.J. Miller and Jon Hamm.

James Bonding

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You don’t have to be as obsessed with the James Bond series as these two guys named Matt (Gourley and Mira) to love their podcast. In each episode, the Matts and a guest bond over a Bond movie. Hilarity ensues.

Dead Authors Podcast

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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.

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