I’m sick of music. All genres of music. My brain has officially reached max capacity when it comes to melodies.
I’m exclusively listening to podcasts these days when I’m in the car, taking a long runs or decluttering the house. If there’s a silence to fill, it’s filled with the voices of Marc Maron or The Art of Manliness.
But it’s tough for guys to find good podcasts because there are SO MANY out there. Name someone who doesn’t have a podcast? If you’re not sure where to begin, here’s a helpful list of the best podcasts for guys, according to other men.
Best Informational Podcasts For Guys
Stuff You Should Know
Hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark, Stuff You Should Know is a podcast dedicated to the educating the public about common things and how they work. Topics range from health and wellness to cocktails and cannibalism.
Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.
TED Radio Hour
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections.
Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair? 99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
Best Financial Podcasts For Guys
Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what they’re going for at Planet Money.
Inspired by the books of the same name, Freakonomics Radio is hosted by Stephen Dubner, with co-author Steve Levitt. An award-winning podcast exploring “the hidden side of everything”. From the economy, headline news to pop culture.
Best Comedy Podcasts For Guys
Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast
Bill Burr rants about relationship advice, sports and the Illuminati on his Monday Morning Podcast.
WTF with Marc Maron
For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. In September 2009, Marc changed the podcast landscape when he started WTF with Marc Maron, featuring Marc’s revelatory conversations with iconic personalities.
Uhh Yeah Dude
A weekly roundup of America through the eyes of two American-Americans. An hour long comedy podcast containing discussion about current events by hosts Seth Romatelli and Jonathan Larroquette.
Joe Rogan Experience
The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a long form conversation hosted by comedian, UFC color commentator, and actor Joe Rogan with friends and guests that have included comedians, actors, musicians, MMA instructors and commentators, authors, artists, and porn stars.
Put Your Hands Together
Put Your Hands Together is a first-of-its-kind weekly standup podcast. PYHT delivers 75 minutes of jokes and backstage chats with LA’s best and brightest comics directly to your earbuds. Join us Tuesday nights at 8pm at Los Angeles’ Upright Citizens Brigade Theater to see the show that makes the show!
Best Health & Wellness Podcasts For Guys
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain’s host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive humans.
Duncan Trussell Family Hour
A weekly audio podcast by comedian and writer Duncan Trussell, the Family Hour is designed as a 21st century salon, each episode features Duncan and a special guest exploring a diverse range of topics, including art, society, politics, religion, and more.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
He’s been called a lot of things, but no one says that Dan Carlin is boring. His two long-running podcasts are among the most popular in the world. Part storyteller, part analyst, Carlin has mastered the art of looking at subjects from multiple angles and dissecting and thinking about them in original ways. He isn’t afraid to go deep or to inject historical context into modern debates. Whether it’s history or current events he’s discussing, his passion is contagious, his approach refreshing and his ideas tickle your brain in all the right places. He’ll make you mad too. You’ll like it.
Song Exploder is the podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.
The Moth Podcast features re-airs of all new episodes of The Moth Radio Hour, plus additional stories from our vast archive recorded over the past two decades. It’s story telling at its finest, funniest and most thought-provoking.
The Boogie Monster
The Boogie Monster podcast features Kyle Kinane and Dave Stone talking about their love of supernatural shit and what good food they’ve eaten lately.
The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe
All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
My Brother My Brother and Me
My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For roughly five-sixths of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It’s both terrifying and humbling to behold.
Best Sports Podcasts For Guys
Pardon My Take
On Pardon My Take, Big Cat & PFT Commenter deliver the loudest and most correct sports takes in the history of the spoken word. Daily topics, guests, and an inability to tell what the hosts might be doing will make this your new favorite sports talk show. This is a podcast that will without a doubt change your life for the better- guaranteed, or your money back. *Pretend a reggaeton air horn is going off right now*
Steve Austin Show Unleashed
Live from Hollywood, CA by way of the Broken Skull Ranch, Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, Action Movie/TV star, Steve Austin lets loose on these no-holds barred, explicit versions of the program. Steve gets down and dirty with Hollywood celebrities, past wrestling buddies, present pros, MMA fighters, athletes, movie stuntmen and from time to time, you the working man (or woman). It’s the Steve Austin Show Unleashed.
The Mid Range Theory
Tommy Dee and Ian Levy, two of the smartest minds in NBA digital today, bring you the perfect combination of mathematical and “eye test” analysis with an ode to the 1990s in The Mid Range Theory Podcast. The pair covers anything and everything NBA with the biggest names in the NBA and on Social Media.
Best Business And Technology Podcasts For Guys
Reply All is hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman and features stories about how people shape the internet, and how the internet shapes people.
Art of Charm
Build confidence at the Art of Charm and feel comfortable with any kind of social interaction. They look at networking differently. Find out why.
The Jocko Podcast is a motivational must-listen for every man. Jocko Willinko is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach.
Which great podcasts for guys did we miss? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.