10 Podcasts You Really Ought To Be Listening To

A Canadian Comedy Award winner, Michael Balazo has over a decade of stand up and sketch comedy experience. TV writing credits include This Hour Has 22...

The Internet is awash with so many podcasts that it can be hard to know what to listen to. Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you and picked out the best podcasts out there. Don’t just stand there—get podding!

Drew Carey’s Interior Monologue
One of the most unique podcasts out there. Using state of the art technology, scientists have figured out a way to record Drew Carey’s actual thoughts as they speed across his tortured brain. Popular thoughts include: “Do I deserve to live?” “I love improv and I don’t care who knows it.” and “I am Christ! I am Christ!” The result is a terrifying journey into the psyche of one of Hollywood’s most depraved men. Not for the queasy. (18+)

SFX Party!
There are a lot of good sound effects podcasts out there, but SFX Party! is without question the best. Recent essential episodes include “Car Door Slamming,” “Barnyard Animals” and “Cheering Crowd (Ethnic).”

This American Life: Canada (Maritime Edition)
It's everything you love about This American Life, but with a distinctly east coast flavour. Ira Glass isn't involved. Ira Glass doesn't even know this podcast exists. Instead, Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster tell stories, exchange recipes and talk about their personal problems. Please don’t tell Ira Glass about this podcast.

The VICE Interior Design Podcast
Buckle down, turn on, and shoot up, because VICE is here with all the latest news, reviews and gossip from the white-hot world of interior design. Celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus and badboy rocker Pete Doherty offer irreverent suggestions, how-tos and tips to help make any space elegant, comfy, and perfect for your next krokodil-fueled weekend fuckfest.

News Mash! with Beenie Man
Most news podcasts are a total snooze because they have no dancehall reggae. Not so with News Mash! Hosted by dancehall reggae legend Beenie Man, News Mash! delivers today’s top stories using the popular medium of dancehall reggae. The news has never been so irie! (Unless it’s a sad story with civilian deaths, etc.)

The HELLO! Magazine Poddy Wod
All the latest celebrity and Royals gossip from across the pond. Are Chris and Gwyneth really done? What did Kate Middleton excrete? Who is The Queen’s new proctologist? HELLO! answers all these questions and more for all you bedazzled, soot-covered proles out there.

The Goo Goo Dollcast
Recorded each week from Gooquarters in Buffalo, New York, the Goo Goo Dollcast is the thinking man’s Goo Goo Dolls podcast. Hosted by Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac, each episode features Goos news, exclusive Goos tunes and a lot of angry declarations that “John Rzeznik isn’t better than me.” Perfect to listen to on your commute.

Have you ever wondered what a podcast hosted by your actual mom would sound like? Look no further, because this podcast is hosted by your actual mom! Over the course of three hours, your mom offers her take on current events and pop culture, tells you about what her friend Jackie is up to, expresses disappointment in your decisions, and asks you what you had for dinner.

Tumblr: The Podcast
All of Tumblr condensed into one amazing podcast. (Note: DO NOT listen to this podcast.)

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A Canadian Comedy Award winner, Michael Balazo has over a decade of stand up and sketch comedy experience. TV writing credits include This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC/DHX Media), Scare Tactics (Syfy), Hot Snack Radio (Showcase), and popcultured (Comedy Network). Michael is a regular on-air contributor to Day 6 (CBC Radio/PRI) and has written sketches for BBC Radio 4's Recorded For Training Purposes. His blog Toronto Sun Cover Reviews was so popular that it inspired a cease and desist letter.