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10 Podcasts You Should Subscribe To In 2016

From comedy to history and science, there is a podcast out there for all of us. Here is a starter kit.

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1. Welcome to Night Vale

Via welcometonightvale.com

Twice-monthly community updates from the small desert town of Night Vale. Turn on your radio and hide.

Genre: Comedy

Episode Count: 82

Available via iTunes, Soundcloud.

2. Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig

Via nottoodeep.com

You know those podcasts where famous people recount their lives and careers, and the things get emotional? That is NOT this show! Hosted by Grace Helbig, Not Too Deep is a ridiculous, silly and unapologetically superficial interview podcast, that is more about the laffs than about the feels.

Genre: Comedy

Episode Count: 55

Available via iTunes, Soundcloud.

3. If I Were You

Via ifiwereyoushow.com

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld offer up advice in areas they're qualified to talk about. Also in areas they're not qualified to talk about.

Genre: Comedy

Episode Count: 202

Available via iTunes, Soundcloud.

4. My Dad Wrote A Porno

Via itunes.apple.com

Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignroe it and pretend it had never happened - but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he's decided to read it to the world in this brand new comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, Jamie dedicates each episode to a chapter of the book and discovering more about his father than he ever bargained for.

Genre: Comedy

Episode Count: 18

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud.

5. The Naked Scientists

Via thenakedscientists.com

Cambridge University researchers and physicians are behind this podcast filled with humour and levity as they explore a diverse set of science topics. Their goal is to strip science down to its bare essentials.

Also check out their bespoke podcasts on different areas of science.

Genre: Science

Episode Count: Too many to count.

Available via iTunes, Soundcloud.

6. StarTalk Radio

Via startalkradio.net

A podcast series that focuses on all things extra-terrestrial. Topix include stars, the big bang, space travel, black holes and more!

Genre: Science

Episode Count: 243

Available via iTunes, Soundcloud.

7. Stuff You Should Know

Via howstuffworks.com

How to landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast.

Genre: Society & Culture

Episode Count: 300

Available via iTunes.

8. Serial

Via serialpodcast.org

A podcast from the creators of This American Life, Serial unfold one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The shoul follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns.

Genre: News & Politics, True Crime.

Episode Count: 24

Available on iTunes.

9. Unexplained

Via Twitter: @unexplainedpod

A bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. Nothing irks us more than a story with no end, a joke without a punchline, a jigsaw with a missing piece. But sometimes, when something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more.

Genre: History

Episode Count: 3 (so far)

Available via iTunes.

10. Sampler

Via gimletmedia.com

Sampler is a podcast about other podcasts. Go beyond this list and discover even more podcasts.

Genre: Personal Journals

Episode Count: 5 (so far)

Available via iTunes, Soundcloud.

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