I can’t get enough podcasts in my life. How about you?
If you love this up-and-coming medium as much as I do, you’re going to love these three very unique podcasts from four very funny and smart people.
Take a look at three of my favorite podcasts that I highly recommend you try this week!
History Hyenas is a recent favorite of mine. Hosts Yannis Pappas and Chris Distefano, AKA “The Bayridge Boys,” are both stand-up comedians and, of course, best friends.
As the name suggests, this podcast focuses on history. And while your high school teacher may have bored you to tears with their PowerPoint lectures on Chapter 4, Section 2 on the Civil War, Yannis and Chris break things down in such a hilarious way, you’re actually going to remember what you learned. (You’ll also learn a whole lot about these two dudes’ strangest thoughts along the way.)
There’s not a moment in the podcast where someone isn’t talking – the energy is rapid-fire, and the rapport between this duo is unmatched. Their New York accents certainly don’t hurt either when they throw out one of their dozens of catchphrases (It’s what is is!!) and their nicknames for each other (Chrissy D and Yanni P are only the tamest of them all).
Learn yourself some history between fits of laughter. Topics include the Korean War, the Mafia, the electoral college and so much more.
You Up with Nikki Glaser
As she’s one of my personal favorite comedians in the history of all comedy, Nikki Glaser can do no wrong in my eyes. Her Comedy Central show Not Safe was cancelled far too soon, as was its adjacent podcast that she hosted with comedy writer and friend Dan St. Germain (who deserves a major shoutout, too).
But now, she’s going strong with her (formerly) Sirius XM, show, You Up with Nikki Glaser. Sirius dropped the show after two years (seriously, Sirius, what were you thinking?!) but to my delight, she’s continued it as a regular podcast on her own. Who needs Sirius, anyway?
Topics include, in true Nikki fashion, romance, dating, love, self-worth, and comedy. Ladies and gents alike will love Nikki, I promise.
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour
If you liked The Midnight Gospel on Netflix, then you may know a little bit about its co-creator, Duncan Trussell.
Trussell is a longtime stand-up comedian. His brain is brilliant, his thoughts are articulate, and his heart is humble. He’s not afraid to admit his shortcomings, and he’s not afraid to boldly explore the nature of the universe through conversations with spiritual gurus, waxing poetic on books he’s reading, or riffing about video-game addiction (among other things).
Those who liked The Midnight Gospel may also know that each episode is not scripted, but merely an animated version of a TDTFH conversation.
Make no mistake – just because he’s spiritual doesn’t mean he’s not absolutely hilarious. The Duncan Trussell Family Hour is perfect for anyone looking to think more deeply about themselves and this journey we call life without taking it too seriously.