Fire up the grill and throw on your best soundtrack: 8 podcasts to stream this Memorial Day weekend

round up May 25, 2022

We don’t know about you, but Memorial Day really snuck up on us this year. And now, with the long weekend looming, we’ve got some absolutely stellar podcasts to recommend in case your Memorial Day barbecue plans fall through. This weekend, we’re listening to podcasts like Dana Carvey and David Spade’s “Fly On The Wall” and Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez’s “Borderline Salty.”

We’re also listening to “Eye on Veterans” in honor of the true meaning of Memorial Day. Plus, with May being Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re also highly recommending to you some of our favorite podcasts from AAPI creators like “Add To Cart with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak” and “Feeling Asian.” We have a whole slew of podcasts for you to check out this long weekend:

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Fly On The Wall

Listen to ‘Fly On The Wall’

What better way to spend your weekend than listening to the hilarious Dana Carvey and David Spade in their podcast “Fly On The Wall.” On this Cadence13 podcast, the two Saturday Night Live alum reminisce with other SNL hosts, writers, and cast members about their favorite moments from their time on the show.

Eye on Veterans

Listen to ‘Eye on Veterans’

Since Memorial Day is all about honoring our veterans, especially those who have died in battle, CBS News Radio’s “Eye on Veterans” podcast is what we’ll be tuning into this weekend. On it, Navy veteran and journalist Phil Briggs speaks with other vets about their perspective on everything from psychedelic mushrooms to moving from the battle field to Corporate America.

Travel with Rick Steves

Listen to ‘Travel with Rick Steves’

Since 2005, Rick Steves has brought his passion for exploration and thirst for global understanding to the airwaves with “Travel with Rick Steves.” A leading authority on European travel, this podcast extends far past one continent as he speaks with guest experts and listeners about the incredible architecture, food, culture, and people that we come across in our travels. Make your escape this Memorial Day weekend with this hour-long podcast.

Dolly Parton’s America

Listen to ‘Dolly Parton’s America’

Jad Abumrad takes us on a personal, historical, musical, and cultural rethinking of one of the greatest and most beloved icons of our time in “Dolly Parton’s America.” Through some of her greatest songs and achievements, as well as some questionable ones, Jad explores how Dolly has surpassed simply music and boob jokes to become a unifying force in a divided country.

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Borderline Salty

Listen to ‘Borderline Salty’

Level up that Memorial Day barbecue with chefs Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez on “Borderline Salty.” This James Beard Award nominated/winning pair is answering all of your culinary questions, solving cooking conundrums, and dishing up tons of hilarity along the way.

Feeling Asian

Listen to ‘Feeling Asian’

While May comes to a close, we’ve still got time to continue celebrating Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Youngmi Mayer and Brian Park’s podcast “Feeling Asian.” On this podcast, these two are making space for Asians, Asian-Americans, and Asians in America by chatting all about their experiences, dating, self-confidence, careers, movies, and more with a slew of amazing guests.

Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak

Listen to ‘Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak’

Lemonada’s “Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak” is taking a deep dive into the world of consumerism. Well, a world driven by and encouraging consumerism. In each episode, they’re letting us know what’s being added to and removed from their carts, as well as what’s worth the investment (both monetarily and emotionally), philosophies they’re passionate about, the psychology behind our purchases, and so much more.

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Listen to ‘Forward’

Andrew Yang hosts this Cadence13 podcast, “Forward.” In it, the former Presidential candidate hosts conversations with foreign policy experts, comedians, Ph.D. candidates, and more about the biggest issues we face today. From moral psychology to local newspapers, the Supreme Court’s leaked Roe v. Wade draft and Russia’s Ukraine invasion, Andrew Yang and his guests are diving in to what it all means.

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