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    16 Podcasts That All Pop-Culture Lovers Need In Their Lives

    When your friends are tired of hearing you talk about movies and celebs, these podcasts will keep you company.

    1. The Rewatchables

    SB Nation

    A brilliant podcast from the team at the Ringer, each episode is about a movie and provides commentary including fun facts, behind the scenes info, and general movie trivia. This is a must-listen for all you movie fanatics out there.

    Notable Episodes: A Star Is Born, and Dunkirk with Quentin Tarantino as a commentator

    2. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

    Audios Ventures, Inc.

    Dax Shepard and Monica Padman invite one guest on each episode and get to know them on a deeper and more personal level than the typical interview podcast. The line up is full of interesting people with compelling stories, and Dax and Monica are not afraid to ask these people exactly what's on their minds.

    Notable Episodes: Will Arnett, Ronan Farrow, and Emilia Clarke

    3. Comments By Celebs

    Cadence13

    From the viral instagram page of the same name, Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer release a new episode every Monday with a weekly recap of what's going on in pop culture. It's perfect for when you can't keep up with the Kanye/Taylor/Scooter Braun drama as it's happening, but you still want to stay up to date. They also do one-off episodes around different topics like TV deep dives or guest interviews.

    Notable Episodes: A beginner's guide to TikTok, the recap of Too Hot To Handle with interviews of some of the cast, and the Kardashians Christmas Party breakdown.

    4. WTF with Marc Maron

    WTF

    You may recognize Marc from Netflix's Glow. In the podcast, he welcomes some (but not only) big names of the movie and TV industry for interviews. His episodes are quite long so be sure to save them for a long drive or a rainy day!

    Notable Episode: Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Yes you read that right, LEO AND BRAD!

    5. Awards Chatter

    The Hollywood Reporter, LLC

    Don't let the name fool you; this podcast from The Hollywood Reporter isn't just about awards. They release great content year-round, and each episode welcomes a new Hollywood guest that is sure to entertain.

    Notable Episodes: Ben Stiller, Shia LaBeouf and Kaitlyn Dever

    6. The Big Picture

    SB Nation

    Another podcast from the team at the Ringer, this one is about all things movies: recent releases, what's in the works, some really good lists, and more. The hosts – Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins – have some really great banter that makes you feel like you're right there with them.

    Notable Episodes: The Movie Star Ranking: 35 Under 35 and Top 10 Original Netflix Movies

    7. Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson

    Audios Ventures, Inc.

    This is one of the most entertaining celeb-hosted interview podcasts featuring none other than Kate and Oliver Hudson. These siblings come from a family of actors and seem as if they're friends with nearly everyone in Hollywood. Their podcast explores the unique dynamic between siblings (especially famous siblings) and has some funny yet engaging conversations with sibling guests.

    Notable Episode: Jimmy and Jonathan Kimmel

    8. Little Gold Men

    Condé Nast

    Vanity Fair's podcast is all about Hollywood's movie premieres, red carpets, and talk shows. From VF critics to special guests to celebrity interviews, you'll know just about everything that's going on in Tinseltown.

    Notable Episodes: Zoe Kravitz talking about her new show and 2021 Oscars early predictions

    9. Pop Culture Happy Hour

    NPR

    The podcast has been around since 2010 so they really know their stuff. It’s a super fun show with short and punchy 20-minute episodes that focus on certain shows, movies, and other general topics. It's very easy to see (or, rather, hear) why this one's a fan favorite.

    Notable Episodes: Michael Jordan Documentary, The Last Dance and Project Runway

    10. I Weigh with Jameela Jamil

    Earwolf / Via earwolf.com

    This podcast is fairly new, but Jameela Jamil's interview podcast is already making headlines because of the meaningful subjects explored on the show. Engaging guests open up and share stories while also promoting their latest work. It's highly relevant and deep yet easy to listen to.

    Notable Episodes: Reese Witherspoon and Beanie Feldstein

    11. The Watch

    SB Nation

    This is another one from the Ringer. The hosts of The Watch – Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald – call themselves pop-culture addicts so this is the perfect round up for those interested in the latest and greatest in TV, movies, and internet phenomena. It's very well rounded and is never, ever boring.

    Notable Episodes: The Best TV Character of the Century and What to Watch: ‘Devs,' ‘Tiger King,’ and ‘ZeroZeroZero.’

    12. Still Watching

    Condé Nast

    Another one from Vanity Fair, this podcast focuses on a single show at a time and reviews it episode by episode. They provide deep dives into behind-the-scenes content that you would otherwise never know! You'll like you were there on the set after listening to this podcast!

    Currently covering Mrs. America, but previously did Westworld Season 3 and The Mandolarian

    13. Scriptnotes

    John August

    From screenwriters – John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) – this podcast is all about screenwriting. While it's meant for writers, it's honestly pretty interesting to anyone who loves the art of film!

    Notable Episode: The One with Phoebe and Ryan as in Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Ryan Reynolds, a duo I thoroughly enjoyed.

    14. Slate's Spoiler Specials

    The Slate Group LLC.

    This one is fun and perfect for when you just finish watching something. You’re super excited, and all you want to do is discuss it with your friends, but they haven’t quite finished it yet. This podcast will the that perfect companion to freak out with. Of course, be warned. As the name implies, there are definitely spoilers ahead!

    Notable Episode: Tiger King

    15. The Big Ticket with Marc Malkin

    Condé Nast/iHeartMedia

    This podcast is brought to you by Variety and iHeartRadio joining forces. You'll certainly recognize Marc Malkin's voice from his years doing red-carpet interviews. On his interview podcast, he talks to actors and other Hollywood stars about their recent projects. He keeps it short and sweet which is perfect for a quick and easy listen.

    Notable Episodes: Greta Gerwig and Hugh Jackman

    16. And lastly, Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham

    Pretty Big Deal Productions/OBB Sound / Via podnews.net

    Ashley Graham invites guests from the worlds of fashion, showbiz, and more. Her interview style is very friendly and casual, and her guests are open to discuss really important and timely subjects.

    Notable Episodes: Serena Williams and Christian Siriano