‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Boy Meets World,’ ‘Westworld,’ and more: 10 podcasts to accompany your summer streaming journey

TV & Film July 4, 2022

Streaming this summer? We’ve rounded up companion podcasts to accompany your binge-watching festivities. On our list, there are newer companion listens and rewatch shows for classics like Boy Meets World. Tune in for podcasts covering new seasons of Stranger Things, Westworld, The Umbrella Academy, and more fan-favorites.

Podcasts like “Bingewatch” and “The Geeked Podcast” dive into trending shows on your favorite streaming services, with recent episodes about The Summer I Turned Pretty, The Witcher, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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For All Mankind: The Official Podcast

Listen to ‘For All Mankind: The Official Podcast’

AppleTV+’s “For All Mankind: The Official Podcast” is breaking down each season of the TV show with host Krys Marshall. Hear from the TV show’s creatives, space experts, former astronauts, and more about what’s happening beyond Earth. We recommend streaming this series from the beginning if you’re all caught up with season 3’s latest episodes.

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The Geeked Podcast

Listen to ‘The Geeked Podcast’

Netflix’s “The Geeked Podcast” is diving into fandoms, stories, and pop culture with super-fans Princess Weekes and Tessa Netting. They’ll geek out, share what’s trending in culture, and unpack Netflix’s worlds. Recent episodes tackled The Umbrella Academy Season 3, Stranger Things Season 4, The Witcher, and many more. The hosts are often joined by guests like actors and creators behind your favorite shows, ready to share behind-the-scenes stories.

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Fan Theory Queries

Listen to ‘Fan Theory Queries’

If you’re a TV or film fan with plenty of theories and want to hear other people’s pop culture opinions or questions, check out “Fan Theory Queries.” It’s a comedy podcast contemplating theories like: Is Stranger Things‘ Hopper the same person as Black Widow‘s Red Guardian? Did Moana die and is the movie a metaphor for her journey to the spirit world? Are the Scooby-Doo gang members con artists? The series is hosted by culture nerds Lara Williams, Spencer Williams, and Michael Sewell to bring the best and most ridiculous fan theories from the Internet to your ears.

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Listen to ‘Bingewatch’

“Bingewatch” is for TV junkies ready to share their fandom with hosts and journalists Hannah Fernando and Ian MacEwan. Recent episodes covered Star Trek, The Summer I Turned Pretty, The Lazarus Project, and The Man Who Fell To Earth – just to name a few. They’re covering films and shows from your favorite streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, NOW TV, Disney+, BritBox, and more.

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Pod Meets World

Listen to ‘Pod Meets World’

Boy Meets World alum Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel, and Will Friedle are rewatching every episode of the classic TV show on “Pod Meets World.” On this iHeartPodcasts series, the co-hosts are heading back to 1993, sharing memories, behind-the-scenes tidbits, and how this sitcom changed their lives. This series dropped in June, with new weekly episodes, and we recommend streaming it from episode 1.

Watching Westworld

Listen to ‘Watching Westworld’

Stream “Watching Westworld” if you’re getting into HBO’s Westworld Season 4 this summer. By Bald Move, this podcast delves into the sci-fi world where artificially-intelligent machines are the main attraction at an amusement park, allowing visitors to live out their fantasies. The podcast recaps TV episodes, discusses theories, analyzes questions, and shares listeners’ feedback.

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Streaming Things – A Stranger Things Podcast

Listen to ‘Streaming Things – A Stranger Things Podcast’

Chris, Andy, and Steve (Stu) are breaking down Stranger Things and more shows they’re watching on “Streaming Things – A Stranger Things Podcast.” They’ll chat about each story’s cultural relevance, the filmmaking, storytelling, and their favorite moments. When Season 4 Volume 2 drops July 1, the latest podcast episodes will be timely!

The Umbrella Podcademy

Listen to ‘The Umbrella Podcademy’

Comic Book Club’s “The Umbrella Podcademy” recaps Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, and it’s back for season 3. The creators of this series also present after shows like “Riverdale After Dark” and “Watchmen Watch.” There are spoilers in nearly episode, so we recommend tuning in after watching each episode.

The Prestige TV Podcast

The Prestige TV Podcast

Listen to ‘The Prestige TV Podcast’

The Ringer’s “Prestige TV Podcast” guides listeners through the streaming world with episodes on Netflix hits, TV show updates, new movies available to stream, and what the hosts are loving. Recent episodes dove into Westworld, Barry, The Staircase, The Old Man, and more.

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Watch What Crappens

Listen to ‘Watch What Crappens’

Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam are sharing their Bravo TV obsession with y’all in episodes loaded with Real Housewives recaps, Below Deck opinions, praise and ridicule of the network’s finest shows. Get your Bravo fix with daily episodes and revel in the drama.

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