As podcasts gain larger audiences, The Onion highlights some of the industry’s most listened-to shows.


StarTalk

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down for an intimate chat with the most fascinating celestial objects in our galaxy

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The Daily

Michael Barbaro of The New York Times guides listeners through the day’s headlines in what is widely considered the best way to get around the paywall

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Probably Guilty But Might As Well Check

In this 20-episode series, producers investigate the case of a man sentenced to life in prison under kind of weird but relatively normal circumstances, just to make sure everything is aboveboard

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FiveThirtyEight

Nate Silver tries, with increasing frustration, to describe to his listeners how graphs look

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The Tim Ferriss Show

The life hack expert offers advice to listeners while simultaneously driving to work and learning Mandarin

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Invisibilia

A show focused on human behavior that hosts Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin, and Alix Spiegel apparently release whenever the hell they feel like it, like they don’t have listeners who deserve at least a couple fucking bonus segments between seasons

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Fish Bait Radio

A pretty good way to learn about fishing while you’re on the bus


WTF With Marc Maron

The comedian conducts poignant, soul-searching interviews preceded by a very moving, emotionally raw argument for visiting Stamps.com

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Breaking Down ‘Come On Eileen’

This podcast takes an in-depth look at the hit song by Dexys Midnight Runners, with each 90-minute episode tackling a different musical note

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Radiolab

This is the one you promised to check out months ago when your coworker recommended it, but you could never figure out how to download podcasts

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