When Serial was released, it was a cultural moment, leading up to the eventual decision to grant Adnan Syed a new trial. In 2015, President Barack Obama gave one of his most candid interviews on WTF? With Marc Maron. Elon Musk almost lost his company when he smoked weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast, and a horror movie about a haunted podcast is also reportedly in development. Once a niche content medium, quick search through either the Spotify or Apple podcast charts shows the ample amount of podcasts available.
These are the best podcasts right now, broken down into five easy categories—news, comedy, true crime, pop culture, and music.