8 Binge-Worthy Podcasts to Help You Pass the Time

Before becoming a hit Netflix docuseries, Joe Exotic's stranger-than-fiction story came to life as a podcast. Here's what you should be listening to right now!

By McKenna Aiello Apr 01, 2020 1:00 PMTags
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There's never been a better time to get into a podcast—or eight! 

With the vast majority of us practicing social distancing and staying indoors, listening to a podcast is the perfect remedy to boredom. Plus, how many times can you really watch Pam and Jim's wedding episode from The Office?

We've rounded up a few binge-worthy podcasts that are sure to entertain any pop culture connoisseur:

Joe Exotic: Tiger King: Before becoming a hit Netflix docuseries, this stranger-than-fiction story came to life as a podcast. It's a must-listen for anyone itching to take an even closer look at the feud between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin

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Staying In With Emily & Kumail: Actor Kumail Nanjiani and wife Emily V. Gordon (whose love story inspired The Big Sick) have joined forces for a limited series podcast with a philanthropic twist. All proceeds from the podcast—which offers tips to avoid the now universally-felt cabin fever—will go toward COVID-19 relief efforts. 

Your Own Backyard: This gripping series investigates the unsolved disappearance of student Kristin Smart from a small college town along the Central California coast in 1996. Thanks in part to the podcast, authorities are now chasing new leads in connection to the individual who last saw Kristin alive. 

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Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham: The supermodel and self-love thought leader gets deep with stars like Kim KardashianSerena Williams, Demi LovatoShay Mitchell and more. 

Las Culturistas: Have yet to subscribe to this newly re-launched podcast? I don't think so, honey! Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang and comedian Matt Rogers are joined by celeb pals as they chat about the past and present pop culture moments that captured the zeitgeist. 

Unlocking Us: Brené Brown: You've poured over her best-selling books and watched her Netflix special, now the motivational educator has a new podcast exploring what's described as "the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted." Prepare to feel inspired! 

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Just the Sip & Other E! ShowsJustin Sylvester knows a thing or two about getting stars to open up, and he does exactly that on his oh-so juicy podcast that features interviews with Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, Bachelor Nation fan-favorite Wells Adams and countless others. You can also binge past Daily Pop and Nightly Pop episodes in podcast form! 

Everything Iconic With Danny Pellegrino: Consider host Danny Pellegrino your personal guru for all things Bravo TV. He's known for re-capping Real Housewives and other reality TV franchises, but most recently caught up with your favorite Bravolebrities for a two-part episode series on staying sane while social distancing at home.