Podcasts for Each Personality Type
Podcasts. No matter who you talk to, chances are, they have a favorite. Podcasts have cult followings, with eager listeners insisting if you haven’t listed to a specific episode, you haven’t really lived. While that might be a bit of a stretch, below is a list of some of the best podcasts between 2019 and 2020 for each personality type
For the perpetual student
If you can’t absorb enough information, these podcasts will be right up your alley.
- 99% Invisible. For everything you never thought about learning, there’s 99% Invisible.
- Sawbones. Want to know some strange history of medical practices? Look no further than this wife-husband duo.
- Cult Podcast. Oddly specific, but fantastically informative.
- Criminal. The only true-crime podcast you’ll find on this list, this podcast focuses on crime without sensationalizing or making light of it.
- Hosted by Phoebe Judge, this is one of the best-produced true crime podcasts.
For the world-wanderer
Obsessed with finding that next adventure? These podcasts will help fuel your desire to seek some of the world’s most hidden beautiful places and taste all the delicious foods you can find.
- Women who Travel. This podcast focuses on various ways to travel, from mini-vacations to cruises and solo traveling.
- Flight of Fancy, hosted by Ben Groundwater, will reinstill your love of all things travel-related, even if you’re hunkered down right now.
For those who like cuddling up with a spooky book or mystery
If you’re keen on grabbing a blanket and a glass of wine before dimming the lights, double-check that your doors are locked before listening to some of these spine-chilling podcasts. Perfect if you like a good mystery.
- Light House. A strong story and creepy vibes; listen to this with the lights turned on.
- Pseudopod. If you’re into short scary stories, this is a great podcast hosted by Alasdair Stuart.
- The Black Tapes is about a journalist seeking the truth but becoming haunted by their literal and figurative ghosts.
For the person who wants to laugh
Some of the best podcasts available make you think and laugh. Here are a handful of great comedic podcasts.
- Do you need a ride? Hosts Chris Fairbanks and Karen Kilgariff drive their guests to the airport and make it funny. That’s it; nothing fancy here.
- My brother, my brother, and Me. An advice podcast that should not be taken seriously, with Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy as your hosts.
- The Dollop. These two hosts delve into some very strange historical people, each with a peculiar past.
For those with a short-attention-span
Not into long podcasts? Hey, that’s okay! If you’re a multi-tasker, consider plugging in a bookshelf speaker, like the Fluance AI60, and turning on one of these shorter podcasts.
- Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It is ideal for the short attention span, with most episodes less than fifteen minutes in length, and plenty of them coming in right around ten minutes.
- The Daily. If you’d like to know more about what’s happening in the world but lack the desire to read the newspaper from start to finish, this is a fantastic option for you.