Do you also have no attention span to read, but still kind of want to read? Podcasts are a lot like books if you think about it, or maybe don’t think about it. Just like books you can find a large amount of variety in podcasts. The difference is that instead of science fiction and fantasy, there are a lot of two-successful-people-talking-about-themselves and random trivia that I’ll never need, but I’ll listen to just in case Finn Wolfhard is ever super down to talk with me about the Haitian Revolution. Here are some podcasts that you can listen to while the world burns.
For those of you mad about my exclusion of the Joe Rogan Experience, please submit any and all complaints to joerogan.com/contact
Revolutions by Mike Duncan: This podcast goes back to that trivial knowledge category. This podcast goes way too in-depth about, well, revolutions. The French Revolution, The American Revolution, when I run out of cans of Canada Dry, all stuff that the podcast may or may not cover. Great to fall asleep to and wake up remembering none of what you learned.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend by geez idk guess who: Out of all of the celebrities starting a podcast in their basement to talk about being noticed in a Starbucks, Conan is definitely one of them. The difference is how he’s not afraid to make fun of himself and the other celebrities he brings on. It’s also funny, which goes a long way when you haven’t been outside in three weeks.
Critical Role by Geek and Sundry: This flagship Dungeons and Dragons podcast stars Matt Mercer doing cool voices for about four hours, as his friends compliment Matt Mercer on his cool voices for about four hours. There’s also an engaging story happening if you have five hundred hours to kill, which you now do, so there’s no excuse to not be caught up.
Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald by The Main Dudes from Scrubs: Okay, so admittedly this podcast just came out and I haven’t listened to the first episode yet, but this is more of an excuse to tell you to watch Scrubs. Or, if you’re upset by each episode only lasting around twenty minutes, you can add another hour of fake doctors living the good life while actual doctors are currently suffering. Good fun for the family.
Stuff You Missed in History Class by Holly Frey and Tracy Wilson: Similar to the podcast about revolutions before, except this one talks about things in this world that happen to not be about revolutions. This is definitely a podcast that’s best when you search for a topic that you wanna learn about, rather than just binging for longer than you’re going to be quarantined.