From the archives: 9 beloved, long-running podcasts that ended (but are still great listens)
Check out our list of beloved, long-running podcasts that have ended. We’ve included shows hosted by late icons including Gilbert Gottfried and Bob Saget. Other shows like John Green’s “Anthropocene Reviewed,” NPR’s “How to Do Everything,” and “Bodega Boys” have robust episode archives that are worth the listen.
If fiction is your cup of tea, check out the dark humor series “Wooden Overcoats” or hear some strange and paranormal tales told on “King Falls AM.” For hilarious answers to some of the world’s biggest questions, tune into “Answer Me This!” Scroll through to stream our complete list of shows that are gone but not forgotten.
Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast
Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried co-hosted this series with pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre. On “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast,” the duo spoke with icons, entertainment legends, and behind-the-scenes creatives who shaped Gilbert’s childhood and influenced his comedy. They also interviewed writers, actors, talk show hosts, and more key players from Hollywood’s history. Gilbert passed away in April, but the podcast’s archive of over 600 episodes lives on.
Bob Saget’s Here For You
Bob Saget brought his humor, empathy, and fatherly advice to his podcast. In episodes, Bob was joined by guests like fellow Full House and Fuller House alum including John Stamos, Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, and Scott Weinger. He also chatted with musicians, politicians, actors, and more in 130 episodes. This series is presented by Bob Saget and All Things Comedy.
Author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down, and more) reviewed human activities and different parts of our world out of 5 stars. Past episodes tackled plagues, an orbital sunrise, gingko biloba, mortification and civilization, the notes app, sports rivalries, velociraptors, and more in over 30 episodes.
How to Do Everything
NPR’s “How to Do Everything” served advice, life tips, tools, and answered your burning questions from 2011 to 2016. From saving money to dating, finding water in a desert, how to silently open your velcro bag, keep secrets, and more, the grab bag of topics delighted listeners for over 200 episodes from 2011-2016.
Miserable brother and sister duo Rudyard and Antigone Funn take over their family’s failing funeral parlor on “Wooden Overcoats.” When they learn there is a new competitor in town is run by Eric Chapman, they are ready to do whatever it takes to keep their business running. This comedy fiction covered a lot of ground over 4 seasons from 2015-2022.
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are the “Bodega Boys” who rose to popularity on ComplexTV’s Desus vs. Mero before starting their own comedy podcast. On episodes, the duo shared comedic takes on pop culture, developed characters with storylines, and shared gossip that everyone needs to know. The series released over 250 episodes from 2015-2021.
Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) had a mystery that haunted him for years. Why did Tom Hanks fire Connor from a role in 2001’s HBO mini-series, Band Of Brothers after declaring he had “Dead Eyes.” It was time for Connor to get the answers he needed, so he created this podcast to settle the score and chat with guests about their careers too. You won’t want to miss the episode where Connor interviewed Tom himself in episode 31.
King Falls AM
From 2015-2022, “King Falls AM” shared stories from a mountain town’s late night radio talk show, its bizarre events, strange residents, and paranormal activity. It’s a comedy fiction podcast hosted by Kyle Brown and Noah James.
Answer Me This!
Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann started answering questions on their comedy podcast in 2007. The show ran until 2021 and covered everything from sky dining and The Addams Family, to glow sticks, glitter, video phones, and much more.