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  • Tangofish

    No Ricky Gervais? presenter of the most downloaded podcast ever, makes it into the guiness book yet he doesn't make the top10.

    • Tango – Excellent suggestion and I have listened to this podcast many times.

      • Jamie

        He’s not american, so no he doesn’t seem to make the list.

  • Kay Nicholas

    How about the Bob and Sheri early morning show, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Lots of fun topics, call-ins with a variety of subjects, and interesting guests. Great show!!

  • Dustin

    Maybe not "you must listen to" but for free fiction of the SciFi/ horror variety I recommend Scott Siglar, Pseudopod, Escape Pod, and The Cthulhu Podcast.

  • Sara

    No Sound of Young America?

  • Danny

    How did Smodcast make it but Uhh Yeah Dude didn't? I would say if you haven't had the pleasure, check out UYD, it's more consistently funny than Smodcast, though Smith and Mosier are rather funny.

  • Ken

    I need to say this one, but the Penny Arcade has a podcast of its authors (Writer Jerry Holkins and cartoonist Mike Krahulik); The podcast is unstructured without even an intro, and it focuses entirely on their brainstorming sessions for the strip.

    Topics almost always include video games, however they regularly talk about their home lives and their history together, to great amusement. For example, talking about college Jerry commented about turning off the hot water before Mike could shower on a daily basis, forcing him to endure a year of cold showers – before this moment, Mike never knew Jerry was behind it.

  • Marcus the Intoxicat

    Why isn't the Geekshow Podcast ( on this list?

    Seriously, I love those guys.

  • Mor


    no list is complete without "Fresh Air"

    • Fresh Air is a good show and just missed making the list. The thing that's always held that one back for me is Terry Gross. Despite what everyone says, I just don't think she's a very good interviewer.

  • Chris

    A bunch of these are podcasts that are just recordings of their respective terrestrial radio shows (ie: NPR wwdtm). Not that I don't enjoy them a ton but they shouldn't really be considered podcasts in the truest sense. Oh, and check out Keith and The Girl ( and Marc Maron's WTF podcast ( for the best in comedy podcasting.

    • Chris–

      I agree with you, and I almost disqualified the NPR stuff because it's all based on terrestrial radio, but I don't think every affiliate broadcasts every program, so the podcast is the only way some people could hear these shows.

  • dopetype

    no WBAI???
    amy goodman + the crew??

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  • Crazy Nutso

    I can't believe Volcanicast isn't on this list.

  • NotoriousBigBrain

    Come on fellows. What about TWIT "This Week in Tech" with Leo Laporte. It is one of my favorites and it is one of the oldest podcasts (Leo calls them netcasts) in the industry. Leo was also voted President of the Internet by a popular election held by TechRepublic.

  • Cody

    Why isn't "insert personal choice here" on the list? I like it so it must be on the list

  • sage

    There's no Pilkington on this list?

  • Michael


    The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe

    Everyone's a Critic

    Ask a Ninja

    The Bike Show

  • I am huge fan of Stuff You Should Know from The How Stuff Works Podcasts. It should be #1 on list. But cool list thou. I guess I will download some other podcasts you recommended.

  • Zaha

    My personal favourite – Mugglecast !

  • I agree with one of the comments that this list is pretty mainstream. I will plug a podcast that isn't my own (The Radioaffliction!) No Agenda with Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak.

    Very well done and informational!

  • rabiolab

    where is RABIOLAB?

  • And, don't forget TopTenz now has a podcast, too – check it out and let TopTenz know what you think!

  • Dan

    sick and wrong podcast isn't right for this list, but check it out if you love podcasts, it's among the best and severely underepresented!

  • Alex

    the 40 year old boy

    the best

  • Alex

  • Marco

    “Thinking Allowed” on BBC Radio4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DS

    Train by day, Joe Rogan Podcast by night, all day!!!!

  • Pam O’Brien

    Do check out one of Australis’s top podcasts: ‘Conversations with Richard Fidler’. I defy you to hear a better interviewer, or a more diverse and fascinating selection of people talking about their lives.

  • HighProofMerlot

    I would like to add the Art Howard at Night podcast to this list. Not a professional entertainer, but I’ve found his stuff to be surprisingly engaging. Goes well with my morning bagel and Italian Roast.

  • TaJolie

    I LOVE these guys it’s called the podcast it’s hosted by couple Cho & Nilla. It’s nice to hear the inside perspective on interracial couples. Great dynamic, and very funny.

  • Derrek

    Train by day, fuc&*ng Joe Rogan at night. Yeah.

  • Dave

    Train by day, Joe Rogan Podcast by night, all day!

  • tom

    There is an app called “This American Life with transcript”, “”, you could read transcript while listening the audio

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  • Dya

    I’ve just listened to the latest episode from the The Verbal Shotgun Effect (episode 6 I think). Well worth a listen.

  • Lisa S

    I’d like to ask for an updated list… please??? …since this is so old that there is no Welcome to Night Vale on this one.

  • lucas

    “Welcome to Nightvale” would have been my number one and my number second would be “Critical hit”… Don’t forget to check out Websters word of the day for the word game lovers!

  • Bobby G

    “Ride With Coyote” is a new Spaghetti Western scripted pod that’s pretty dark; but I like stuff like that. I think it’s on podbean and itunes.