As a public-transit user, I am becoming a connoisseur of podcasts, and I wanted to mention a couple I have been enjoying.
I have also discovered, as part of this, that I cannot listen to a bunch of dudes who are vaguely aware that feminism, is, like, a thing? do cultural criticism. Like, I can't hack more than one episode of How Did This Get Made. It just turns out that I require a feminist lens in all my cultural criticism. However, if it's just trivia-podcasting, it apparently doesn't matter to me so much.
The Worst Best Sellers: What it sounds like: a couple of lady friends get together and read a popular terrible book. From this podcast I learned that there exists a reality TV show where Vanilla Ice lives among the Amish, and that it has a second season. Is this the most reality TV thing reality TV has yet produced?
Sailor Business: If you remember fondly the 90s anime dub of Sailor Moon, you will probably enjoy this podcast. Chris Sims and some other dude review each episode of Sailor Moon, and they are not ashamed to love everything about them.
I Don't Even Own a Television: Irregularly updating, but similar to The Worst Bestsellers, reviews terrible books, along with a guest. I found it because they reviewed A Spell For Chameleon, and it's important to me to watch people encountering this book.
No Such Thing as a Fish: Described as "A weekly podcast in which The QI researchers share their most interesting recent discoveries," which doesn't fully prepare you for their comic timing. The most "produced" of all the podcasts on this list.
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Do any of you listen to any of these, or others? Please feel free to tell me about podcasts you enjoy!