11 of Our Favorite Podcasts to Binge in 2022

11 of Our Favorite Podcasts to Binge in 2022

· music · recommended
Looking for a good podcast in the millions of shows to choose from? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list to find a binge-worthy podcast you’ll love.

When they aren’t streaming music, 176 million people are listening to podcasts on a weekly basis. Podcasts combine the conversational charm of talk radio with the binge-worthy hook of a Netflix special—the best of both worlds. And with 2.6 million podcasts hosted on Spotify alone, there’s definitely no shortage of shows to choose from.

But which ones are worth your time?

Whether you’re a pop-culture junkie or a tech enthusiast, we’ve got you covered. Browse our list to find a great podcast to add to your rotation.

Be There in Five

Be There in Five follows Kate Kennedy’s deep dive into every angle of the cultural zeitgeist—social media influencers, celebrities and entertainment—while she reflects on the humor of being an adult caught in the middle of it all.

Millennials, grab a coffee and prepare to hear Kate Kennedy lay it all on the table. From “Rom Camaraderie” to “Tok Therapy,” every episode invites listeners to reflect on pop culture through an unfiltered lens, filled with nuggets of irony and funny jabs at the human experience. Kate Kennedy’s down-to-Earth demeanor and sharp commentary is a potent combination that will keep you tuned in for hours.

MacBreak Weekly

Keep your finger on the pulse of Apple, ready to swipe. MacBreak Weekly goes beyond the specs and covers the latest news about all Apple devices, including an in-depth analysis of every step the tech giant takes.

MacBreak Weekly is hosted by the top authors and journalists in the tech industry—Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie and Andy Ihnatko. Each host offers a truly unique perspective that sparks a deep dive into other insights you won’t hear anywhere else in Silicon Valley.

Song Exploder

This one’s a must for music lovers who need to know the details behind their favorite songs. Song Exploder takes a closer look at the story behind how music is written and recorded. With podcast host Hrishikesh Hirway, artists dissect their songs track by track, resulting in intimate discussions of new and classic songs.

Song Exploder is the perfect podcast for music lovers of all genres, so there’s something for everyone. The podcast features a growing list of several musicians, including Fleetwood Mac, Billie Eilish, U2, Metallica, Run the Jewels, Lorde, Willow, The Roots, Bon Iver and more.

The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show is one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world—and we aren’t exaggerating. Adam Carolla’s popular show was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records and is adored by listeners for its lovable rants on everything from politics to pizza and was the 49th-most-listened-to podcast in 2020 according to Edison Research.

Adam Carolla, comedian and radio-television personality, has been running the show since 2009, making The Adam Carolla Show one of the longest-running continuous podcasts on our lists. To this day, listeners still turn to Carolla for his brutally honest and comedic thoughts on the world we live in.

The Dollop

If high school history classes were a little too dry for your tastes, The Dollop is for you. Since 2014, The Dollop finds comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds choosing topics in history and reexamining them in hilarious detail.

In every episode, Dave Anthony reads historical stories to co-host Gareth Reynolds, who never has any knowledge of the topic. Stories include the Greek god Poseidon trying to solve the Great Flood of 1862, a colonial-era Yelp review of Roanoke Island and much more. Will you learn something? Probably. Will you laugh? Absolutely.


Musicians are always in the spotlight, and not always for good reasons. Still, some of music’s most scandalous mysteries never hit the mainstream. Did Jerry Lee Lewis actually murder his wife? What about the Taylor Swift fan who drove 900 miles to deliver an ominous love letter? All of these music mysteries are retold and analyzed in Disgraceland, a rock n’ roll true-crime podcast hosted by Jake Brennan.

Disgraceland is a mix of true crime, music history and fiction for music lovers who want more than an album review or top 10 list. Podcast host Jake Brennan is a captivating storyteller who weaves his ghostly fire-side delivery into every episode. If you think you know everything about your favorite artists, think again.

Reasonable Doubt

In Reasonable Doubt, the nation’s most high-profile court cases get a closer look. Criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos is joined by Adam Carolla to bring the inner workings of America’s legal system into focus.

As a world-renowned lawyer, Mark Geragos has seen it all. His firm has helped his clients win over one billion dollars, and he doesn’t shy away from the messy cases, like the notorious Fyre Festival lawsuit. With podcast heavy-hitter Adam Carolla at his side, the duo trades thoughts on current events and overarching issues that surround the American gavel.

Taste Buds

In Taste Buds, Comedians Joe DeRosa and Sal Vulcano hash out their ‘beef’ about which foods reign supreme.

Taste Buds puts two foods head-to-head, like “Animal Crackers vs Swedish Fish” or “Chipotle vs Chick-Fil-A.” This fun podcast format also involves your taste buds too. Every episode, you can hop on Twitter to cast your vote. Does this podcast sound as good as it tastes? We’ll let you be the judge.

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes invites comedians, musicians, writers and actors to hop on his podcast, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, to reveal their “secret weirdness” through hilarious conversations about life.

No topic is off the table for Pete Holmes and his guests, but they hit the craft of comedy the hardest, laughs and all. You’ll find pure joy buried in a mix of brutally honest firsthand accounts from celebrities being every bit of themselves. Best of all, you’ll see the world through a kaleidoscope shared by the funniest people in the entertainment business.


If you “dad-vocate” jokes like this one, Dadville is the podcast for you. Hear Dave Barnes, John McLaughlin and a cast of celebrity guests talk about the rewarding—and sometimes cringy—journey through fatherhood in the 2020s.

Dad jokes aside, Dadville reflects on what the patriarchal role looks like in families today. Throughout every episode, they talk about family values, raising kids and the day-to-day challenges of being a father. Some of their guests include Tyler Hubbard of Florida-Georgia Line, Emmy-winning actor Ted Danson and multi-platinum musician Aloe Blacc.

Morning Invest

To make informed decisions as an investor, you need a clear, unfiltered view of everything happening in the world. Whether you’re new to investing or a seasoned pro, Morning Invest is a great source of information to fuel your financial growth.

Morning Invest is a news-focused podcast that gives people the honest truth and makes market predictions based on current events. Before you decide to make any moves, this is the best tool to have with your morning coffee.

Tune In with UE FITS

Now that you have plenty of great podcasts to choose from, you can listen through a pair of UE FITS—custom-fitted earbuds shaped to you. Listen for hours with zero ear pain and get the most out of your UE FITS with our app’s sound EQ. We even have a setting that’s fine-tuned to spoken word, making it ideal for podcasts.

Guaranteed to fit your unique ears, no matter their size, or your money back.

Link to share

Use this link to share this article