We recap the finest podcasts, bringing you the best highlights from great humor to insightful commentary.
Latest episode#58: Loveline (Fourth Quarter 2000)
Few syndicated radio shows have permeated popular culture and achieved as great a standing as Loveline. Launched in 1983 and still running today, Loveline likely ranks as the foremost sexual health and relationship advice show. The show ballooned in popularity between 1996 and 2005 when it was hosted by Adam Carolla and Drew Pinsky, comedian and board certified physician respectively. Loveline’s ability to be comedic, somber, and at times touching made it some of the most striking radio on air, and even its oldest episodes remain remarkable today.
April's most popular episodes
#55: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me (2011)
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week listeners test their knowledge against some of the best and brightest comedians and commentators in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. Entertaining as well as informative, public radio comedy doesn't get any better than this.
#56: EGM Live* (2006)
EGM Live* was envisaged as the podcast counterpart to the revered gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly. It soon became its own vehicle, however, cultivating its own personalities like Shane Bettenhausen and Crispin Boyer, and introducing the people behind the magazine to the public. EGM Live* was lighter than its sister podcasts 1UP Yours and GFW Radio—disposing of the need to cover news and newly released video games, the cast were free to tackle all manner of topics, often with hilarious results. Time has not done wrong by this podcast—it remains a lighthearted and entertaining examination of the world of video games.
Other popular episodes
#21: Giant Bombcast (2011)
Repeatedly rated amongst the most popular gaming podcasts, the Giant Bombcast continued its fervent run in 2011 with the canny humor and free banter typical of the show. The addition of Patrick Klepek as the site’s news editor bolstered the show’s ranks in what was the Bombcast’s fourth year. The show’s steadfast quality led it to become the longest running mainstream gaming podcast, and it continues to go from strength to strength.
#29: Giant Bombcast (2009)
In 2009 the Giant Bombcast began to resemble the show it is today, as segments were fleshed out and the show took on a longer format. New releases were brought into the fold, and the cast of four no longer guarded their propensity to go off-topic and talk about drinks, food, and movies. The product was a show The New Yorker called “charmingly garrulous,” packed with irreverent humor and occasionally serious discussion. The Giant Bombcast is ‘100% entertainment’ at its finest.