For long distance besties everywhere, this podcast is highbrow and lowbrow, fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to real talk about everything, from menstrual cycles and body shaming to the Cheeto in Chief, and workplace drama. From feminism to fashion, from Viagra to Harriet Tubman, this podcast is a gabfest that discusses everything under the sun — in a fun, relatable and hilarious manner. Available on: Spotify and Apple Podcast


Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, who launched the show in 2014, Reply All is about fascinating Internet rabbit holes, which investigate and reveal just how creepily connected our world has become — all thanks to the World Wide Web. Think about this: A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the Internet. How strange is that? Available on: Spotify and Apple Podcast


Created by Avery Trufelman, Articles of Interest is a must for every person who loves fashion. Ever wonder why womenswear doesn’t have pockets? Find yourself wringing your hands about the environmental impact of the textile industry? Articles of Interest is for you. In the world of fashion, it’s not just important to dress well, but to also know the history and the chain of execution that led to you choosing a lumpy cerulean blue sweater (here’s looking at you, Miranda Priestly). Available on: Spotify


Ryan Murphy’s Netflix original, Hollywood, has got us thinking about old Hollywood. From Gloria Swanson to Anna May Wong to the debauched gay orgies reportedly thrown by George Cukor, theirs was a world that did everything ‘lit AF’ before that term even existed. You Must Remember This is the podcast dedicated to exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. This podcast is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction. While every reasonable attempt has been made at accuracy, the truth, dear reader, is often murky, at best. Available on: Spotify


Hosted by investigative journalist Maeve McClenaghan, The Tip O  takes you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Through the course of this podcast, you’ll be hearing from the journalists behind the work, as they tell you about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip os. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes, and much more. Available on: Apple Podcast