Welcome to the long weekend! 5 podcasts to stream over the next few days

round up February 18, 2022

Our fresh weekend podcast guide is here, bringing you a variety of shows across several genres. Tune into a series about presidents hosted by Ashley Flowers in honor of Monday’s holiday. Meet Cute released a new series with bite-sized, fictional love stories, all 15 minutes or less.

If you’re a true crime fan, you might enjoy the new podcast series by YouTuber MrBallen that launched this week. Check out “Here’s The Thing” hosted by KevOnStage, ThatChickAngel, and Josh Gonzales for commentary, laughs, pop culture news, and more.

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Here’s the Thing

Listen to ‘Here’s the Thing’

Comedian Kevin Fredericks, actress Angel Laketa Moore, and Josh Gonzales host “Here’s The Thing,” delving into stories, commentary, pop culture reviews, and laughable moments. Since 2018, this series has released over 170 episodes. Each episode has handy timestamps with topics listed in case you’d like to jump ahead in episodes. Typical episodes run under 90 minutes each, and bonus weekly episodes are often under 30 minutes. Recent episodes covered Black History fact-checking, The Tinder Swindler, Joe Rogan’s apology, and more.

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Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers

Listen to ‘Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers’

Parcast Network presents “Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers.” Check out 15 episodes under 46 minutes each with stories on presidents’ histories, dark secrets, and more. The “George Washington: (Almost) Our First Zombie President” episode shares battles he lost, his salary obsession, and a mission that turned into an international war. Other episodes cover FDR, Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson, just to name a few.

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MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

Listen to ‘MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories’

Popular YouTube storyteller and former US Navy Seal MrBallen is bringing listeners audio-only versions of his channel’s stories. “MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories” posted its first episodes on February 14 and will update weekly. On Mondays, MrBallen will post stories he’s yet to cover, and on Thursdays, he’ll spotlight best-of episodes from his YouTube channel. Start the series in any order to hear about true crime tales like Rachel Burkheimer, the LuluLemon Murder in 2011, and Danny Rolling, a.k.a. The Gainesville Ripper.

For Colored Nerds

Listen to ‘For Colored Nerds’

Brittany Luse, Eric Eddings, and Stitcher present “For Colored Nerds.” Brittany and Eric are BFFs who love unpacking nerdy pop culture. They’re joined by innovators, thinkers, and artists to discuss Black culture in weekly episodes. Since 2015, the series has released over 80 episodes, running just over an hour on average.

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When I Met You

Listen to ‘When I Met You’

“When I Met You” is Meet Cute’s newest weekly comedy fiction series with stories inspired by real events and people, read by actors. So far, episodes are under 10 minutes each, celebrating love, vibes, happiness, sadness, and any possible weirdness in episodes.

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