Podcast Playlist

Our 6 new favourite podcasts

This is the first instalment of our new "Freshest and Bestest" series, featuring new podcast episodes we can't wait to play.
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We've got a lineup of new and excellent podcasts you need to hear about right now.

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This is the first instalment of our new "Freshest and Bestest" series, featuring new podcast episodes we can't wait to play. We've got a lineup of new and excellent podcasts you need to hear right now. 53:59

1. 2 Dope Queens

We love this new, hilarious show from WNYC.

2. Outside Podcast

"I can remember it to the cellular level."  — Phil Broscovak, on Struck By Lightning

A lightning strike survivor describes what it's like to be hit with over 100 million volts of electricity.

3. Within the Wires

"I want people to put it on the train or their commute... and think they're going to get a story, and be a bit weirded out by it as they go along." — Janina Matthewson, co-writer of Within the Wires

Set within an alternate reality, Within the Wires tells stories in the guise of instructional audio programs. A new podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead.

4. Bitch Sesh

"There was a back-and-forth that occurred over one night last week between the moms at her child's school -- 20 women were cc'ed -- that is so astounding, it's the best piece of literature I've ever read." — Casey Wilson, on Tipsying Point

In addition to gabbing about the Real Housewives, hosts Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider perform a "dramatic reading" of a school mom's terrible e-mail thread.

5. Love Me

"I'm always curious about what's going on in other people's relationships... you never really know, what is it like behind closed doors between the people around you?" — Mira Burt-Wintonick, producer of Love Me

Through personal stories and playful fictions, the show celebrates that weird little voice inside each of us that cries out: "love me."

6. Dinner Party Download

"Sometimes I like to really dig into the Fox News Facebook page, because it's really lit up with angry people who don't get it." — Jessica Williams, on Dinner Party Download

In this recent episode of DPD, 2 Dope Queens host Jessica Williams talks about her career before podcasting.

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