6 podcasts to quench your thirst for the human experience

Society & Culture September 24, 2021

If you’re looking for stories, interviews, lifestyle expertise or an hour of letting someone else take the reigns, then we have a few suggestions. We have gathered six of our favorite podcasts that encapsulate the human experience, give life advice, give you an emotional release, or even just let you dive into the newest celebrity gossip that will not affect your livelihood.

We have podcasts that will take control of your emotional motherboard, podcasts that will let you dump your feelings on the table, and podcasts that will leave you desperate for more information. It’s all an analysis of society, culture, human experience and the art of making it make sense. So, check out these amazing podcasts about society and culture, and let your mind wander where it may.

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This American Life

Listen to ‘This American Life’

One of the most listened to and most awarded shows of all time, “This American Life,” is different from any other radio experience. In this podcast, you will find stories of the human condition in its most raw form. Ira Glass is a devious host: drawing us in with her infectious humor, only to leave listeners a puddle of tears, grief, and rebirth after 60 minutes. So, beware of “This American Life,” you may not be able to shake these stories.

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Listen to ‘We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle’

Glennon Doyle, author of the the New York Times best-selling memoir Untamed, has lived by the mantra written in her book “We Can Do Hard Things.” The book, released at the start of the pandemic, was devoured by those of us in quarantine, and now she is bringing the one thing that makes life easier to podcasts: talking about hard things. Along with her sister, Doyle is helping others by carrying the hard so we can live life a little lighter.

Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain

Listen to ‘Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain’

Emma Chamberlain has a lot to talk about. Known for giving advice and being exceptionally relatable, Emma has lots of thoughts on topics like relationships, back to school, womanhood, fashion, and so much more. “Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain” is true to its name as truly anything goes on this podcast. Intriguing, intimate, funny and insightful, Emma Chamberlain’s podcast is ready for anything.

Literally! With Rob Lowe

Listen to ‘Literally! With Rob Lowe’

Rob Lowe hosts his interview podcast “Literally! With Rob Lowe,” where he invites guests to chat about TV, movies, sports, culture, whatever they want, basically. He’s been joined by a number of mega-stars: Jennifer Aniston, Molly Ringwald, Charlie Puth, even Oprah! There is literally nothing Rob Lowe doesn’t want to talk about, so check in weekly to see what his newest obsession is.

Rich and Daily

Listen to ‘Rich and Daily’

Hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams are talking about the rich, well, daily! All of the biggest pop-culture news, from Britney’s fight to end her conservatorship to whatever the Kardashians are up to now, “Rich and Daily” is up on all the gossip. You may recognize the hosts from their other podcast “Even the Rich.” Check out “Rich and Daily” for a daily dose of celebrity news.

4D with Demi Lovato

Listen to ‘4D with Demi Lovato’

Artist and activist Demi Lovato hosts “4D with Demi Lovato,” where they host conversations with special guests about identity, creativity, activism, art and more. Guests have included other stars/philanthropists like JoJo Siwa, Chaz Bono, Jane Fonda, and Jameela Jamil. Explore your hearts and minds with “4D with Demi Lovato.”

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