Six Podcasts To Listen To Over The Summer

Six Podcasts To Listen To Over The Summer

Which podcasts should you listen to this summer?

Everyone loves a good podcast. Whether you’re working inside or out, something to listen to besides music is always helpful when trying to get through the day. So, this week I decided to write about six of my favorite podcasts that you should listen to if you’re working, feeling bored, or just want some background noise while you’re doing anything at all!

23min of Ska:

Uploaded with a new episode every Thursday, 23min of Ska is a podcast created by Radly “Rad” Jose Phoenix, a former neurosurgeon who “roamed the planet studying martial arts and particle physics” until he got around to making a podcast that focuses on his favorite musical genre: ska. In short, ska music is the precursor to reggae, and it has three “waves”: the first, which originated in Jamaica, the second (known as 2 Tone), which was the revival in the United Kingdom from the late 1970s, and the third wave (ska-punk), that came around the late 1980s and became a success in the 1990s. The idea of 23min of Ska is to play ska music for 23 minutes straight. It’s a simple idea that works wonders for any rude boy or rude girl.

Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People:

Starring comedian Chris Gethard, this podcast (often shortened to Beautiful/Anonymous) focuses on the following premise: “1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred.” Each week, Gethard puts out a message saying that the phone lines for the podcast are open. One call gets through, and Gethard can’t hang up no matter what. He and the caller talk for one hour at most, without the caller giving any information about his or her identity, and the result is an interesting podcast about multiple life stories. Through this, listeners are able to learn that they aren’t alone in the problems they face, and that some people have it a lot harder than they do. Beautiful/Anonymous is definitely worth a listen no matter who you are.

Comedy Bang! Bang!:

Comedy Bang! Bang! is hosted by Scott Aukerman and has a very interesting idea. Released weekly, each episode has a few guests (comedians, mostly) who are interviewed by Aukerman. The next guests are wacky characters, sometimes played by the same guests as before. Needless to say, hilarity ensues. The comedy of this podcast comes more from the interactions between each guest and the host, rather than from the topics brought up. This podcast is worth a listen for anyone who is interested in comedy and comedians.

My Favorite Murder:

Are you a fan of crime stories? Stories of murders both solved and unsolved? If you said yes to either of those questions, then you’re in luck. This podcast, starring comedian Karen Kilgariff and Cooking Channel TV show host Georgia Hardstark, discusses murder stories that they have heard. They can be well-known or not, but either way, listeners are in for an informative ride full of twists and turns.

SleepyCast (The Sleepy Cabin Podcast):

This podcast is centered around a group of internet animators called Sleepy Cabin and whatever topics they can think of talking about, sometimes answering questions from their fans. There are life and childhood stories to be told, lessons to be learned, advice to be given, and just plain old entertaining banter to be heard and laughed at. Some might call them politically incorrect at times, but they really mean no harm. I will note that they are more NSFW than the other podcasts mentioned, but if this doesn’t bother you and you have the time to listen, then you definitely should.


Comedian Paul F. Tompkins hosts this podcast based around improvisational humor. Like Comedy Bang! Bang!, there are guest interviews for the first half of each episode. The second half, however, is reserved for Tompkins and his quests to be given a place (provided by fans) to perform improv in. It could range from a Denny’s parking lot to a panic room, and it’s a hilarious way to kill an hour or so.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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