#TGIF: 5 podcasts to stream this weekend

round up February 25, 2022

We’ve got your hand-picked, multi-genre podcast guide for this weekend. On our list, take a break from the news with a light-hearted conversation series hosted by Jon Favreau. If you’re looking for a true crime recommendation without murder or gore, there’s a new-ish series focusing on ridiculous cases like heists, kidnappings, and theft at Disneyworld.

The series “Twin Flames” unpacks a “cult-like” organization where hopeful followers sought after love and success. Tune into “Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart” for chats with some hilarious individuals like Conan O’Brien and David Spade. Scroll down to see our picks for this weekend:

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Offline with Jon Favreau

Listen to ‘Offline with Jon Favreau’

Crooked Media’s “Offline with Jon Favreau” is a great podcast if you’re looking for lighter conversations and a break from the latest news. Hear insight on how the internet informs the rest of our lives from politics to culture and how we interact with each other. Guests like Hank Green, Roxane Gay, Stephen Colbert, Monica Lewinsky, Jia Tolentino, and more are fascinated with determining how we can “regain control over our chaotic, hyperconnected world.” Over 15 episodes are now streaming.

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The Read

Listen to ‘The Read’

The Read” is hosted by bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle. They’re covering pop culture, hip-hop, throwing shade, and humorously spilling tea in episodes. Except for the queens Beyoncé and Blue Ivy, no one is safe from their critiques. This series is presented by Loud Speakers Network and they’ve released over 450 episodes since 2013, running under 3 hours on average.

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Twin Flames

Listen to ‘Twin Flames’

Jeff and Shaleia Ayan created a cult-like organization, promising to guide followers toward their soul mates (a.k.a. twin flames), success, and goals in life. Wondery’s “Twin Flames” unveils the organization’s story with new episodes on Mondays. Hear about the questionable advice and practices offered by the Ayans from former “Twin Flame” participants as journeys for love morphed into obsessions. The podcast is hosted by Stephanie Beatriz. New episodes are available 1 week earlier for Wondery+ subscribers.

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Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart

Listen to ‘Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart’

“Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart” chats with some of the greatest comedians of our time for “ear opening dialogues” in LOL-worthy episodes. Tune in for interviews with Conan O’Brien, David Spade, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, and J.B. Smoove – just to name a few. Kevin and his guests will share comedic anecdotes, preview new material, and more in fun conversations. The podcast has released over 50 episodes since 2021, running an hour on average.

Ridiculous Crime

Listen to ‘Ridiculous Crime’

iHeartPodcasts’ “Ridiculous Crime” is delving into absurd cases filled with mischief, criminal behavior, unbelievable heists, cons, and more. Hosted by Zaron Burnett and Elizabeth Dutton, hear about the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr., Guy Fieri’s stolen sports car, theft at Disneyworld, and how United Flight 976 turned dangerous one day. This series is for fans of bizarre stories and true crime. Episodes avoid gory tales of murder. Weekly episodes are an hour on average.

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