If you’re an avid listener of podcasts, then the new year is a great time to discover some new podcasts. From strange-but-true stories to elected officials adventuring across the country to revisiting television from the 80s and 90s, there are a plethora of new podcasts to choose from to become your new obsession. Here are a few podcasts you should listen to in 2018.
Omnibus: The Omnibus is an encyclopedic reference work of strange-but-true stories that hosts Ken Jennings and John Roderick add to twice a week. A 74-time “Jeopardy!” winner, Jennings is the author of 11 books, while Roderick is the front-man for the band The Long Winters. Some episodes include: “Newton’s Cradle,” “Water Wars” and “Smell-O-Vision.” Find it: https://www.omnibusproject.com/
Majority 54: The Majority 54 podcast chronicles the adventures of Secretary of State of Missouri Jason Kander, who became the first millennial elected to a statewide office, as he criss-crosses the country talking to 54 percent of people who didn’t vote for Donald Trump. Some episodes include: “The Boarder Wall,” “Public Education” and “Islamophobia.” Find it: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/majority-54/
Dr. Gameshow: If you’ve ever had a great idea for a game, the Dr. Gameshow podcast is a chance for you to find out if it would really work. Hosts Joe Firestone and Manolo, along with their comedian friends and listeners, play original game show ideas sent in by listeners. Game show suggestions come from all around the globe. Some episodes include: Find it: http://www.earwolf.com/show/dr-gameshow/
Raised By TV: Growing up in the 80s and 90s, most of us were familiar with all the TV shows up and down the dial. Hosts Jon Gabrus and Lauren Lapkus revisit the best and worst of TV from the late 80s to the 90s. If it was on when Gabrus and Lapkus were watching television as kids, it will be discussed. Some episodes include: “Sketch Comedy,” “Sitcom Draft” and “Cartoons.” Find it: http://www.earwolf.com/show/raised-by-tv/