We’ve rounded up 10 lighthearted podcasts filled with celebrities interviewing other celebrities. On these episodes, it’s fun to hear stars chatting with old friends or even making new ones as they join the podcast space.
There are interviews with fellow celebs-turned-podcasters too! On our list, hear from musicians, actors, creatives, and writers as we learn new things about their lives and they let the conversations organically roll.
All of these hosts have had plenty of practice answering questions in interviews over the years, so perhaps they’re more than fully prepared to draw from those experiences and host meaningful conversations with folks. Tune in to hear interviews on “WTF with Marc Maron,” “Literally! with Rob Lowe,” “SmartLess,” and way more.
Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett are connecting with folks from each walk of life on “SmartLess” and surprising each other with mystery guests. Each time, only 1 guest knows who’s about to appear and the resulting conversations are genuine, improvised, thoughtful, and hilarious. Hear from Bradley Cooper, Courteney Cox, Ben Stiller, Liam Neeson, Kathryn Hahn, Jimmy Fallon, and more in over 100 episodes. This series is brought to you by Wondery.
Literally! With Rob Lowe
From Team Coco comes “Literally! With Rob Lowe,” a safe place for the actor to chill with friends and people he admires. Each episode is a grab bag, with conversation topics naturally flowing from TV to sports, music, culture, movies, and more. Tune in for episodes with Demi Moore, Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow, and Michael Douglas – just to name a few in over 100 episodes.
Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade
Reminisce with SNL’s finest on “Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade.” The alum are joined by fellow comedians, hosts, cast members (past and present), musical guests, and writers to share their favorite moments. In revealing interviews, they’ll share their path to SNL and how this impacted the rest of their lives after the show. A recent episode released Adam Sandler’s live show recorded at the Netflix is a Joke Fest in LA. In other interviews, hear from Jeff Goldblum, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, and so many more in weekly episodes presented by Cadence13.
iHeartPodcasts presents “Questlove Supreme,” a fun podcast talking to cultural icons, musical legends, and more. Hosted by Questlove and Team Supreme, the episodes are also educational and share atypical sorts of interviews covering guests’ passions, work, and life stories. Tune in for episodes with Michelle Obama, Chaka Khan, Weird Al, Chris Rock, Joan Jett, and more incredible heavy-hitters!
Life is Short with Justin Long
Actor Justin Long is trying the make the most of his time alive on Wondery’s “Life is Short with Justin Long.” Now in his 40s, Justin wants to learn more about people, like how they find meaning in life or simply what their favorite snacks are. In episodes, Justin and his brother Christian are joined by actors, musicians, thinkers, and generally fascinating individuals with stories to share. Some guests this year included Zooey Deschanel, Eva Longoria, Nicole Byer, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, and many more.
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
“Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend,” and he is meeting new ones on Team Coco’s weekly podcast. Conan manned the Late Night desk for 25 years and interviewed countless folks. And now, he created this series to turn interviews into friendships and he’s joined by guests like Bill Hader, Elle Fanning, and Molly Shannon. In additional episodes, Conan speaks with everyday people, too.
Don’t Ask Tig
Comedian Tig Notaro may not have the answers you’re looking for, but she’s happy to take a stab at whatever’s being asked and shares insight with friends and experts on “Don’t Ask Tig.” With this American Public Media series, hear from Rufus Wainwright, Paul Rudd, Lauren Lapkus, Conan O’Brien, and more in weekly episodes chatting about some of life’s big questions.
WTF with Marc Maron
Comedian Marc Maron invites guests to his home for deep-diving interviews. Since 2009, Marc has chatted with actors, musicians, writers, creators, directors, and has earned quite the fine reputation in podcast land. Previous guests have included Barack Obama, Rosie Perez, Tony Hawk, Nicole Byer, Keith Richards, Roy Wood Jr., and Gilbert Gottfried – just to name a few. Check out over 90 episodes under 90 minutes on average.
Anna Faris is Unqualified
“Anna Faris is Unqualified,” but listeners would never know! Hear from comedians, Hollywood’s favorites, and more as they dole out relationship advice and dig into whatever else comes up organically in conversations. Recent episodes chatted with Morena Baccarin, John Bradley, Dulé Hill, and Julie Bowen, just to name a few. This series, presented by Unqualified Media, has released over 350 episodes and shares new ones weekly.
Penn Badgley, Nava Kavelin, and Sophie Ansari are sharing your cringiest middle school stories on “Podcrushed” as they’re joined by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Leighton Meester, Rainn Wilson, Tati Gabrielle, and more. If you’re missing Netflix’s You, let this series fill the void of Penn’s narrations as he reads stories of self-discovery, growing up, and learning. Check out new, weekly episodes less than an hour on average.