So much TV, so little time! These 11 podcasts can help you catch up on your favorite shows

TV & Film May 3, 2022

We all need someone to yell, laugh and cry at the television with. And everyone needs a reliable tv companion podcast to for the day after. So, we’ve gathered some of the best watch-along podcasts for fans of any and all genres.

Excited about the newest Marvel release? Need to get a second opinion on the newest episode of Bachelor in Paradise? Realizing you never watched the critically acclaimed Band of Brothers and now there’s a podcast to watch along with? Here is our list of the best TV companion podcasts out there.

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Listen to ‘Pop Culture Happy Hour’

NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” has truly cemented its place on top of the pop culture pillar. Every weekday, art journalists Linda, Glen, Stephen and Aisha (along with guest pop culture experts) dish out recommendations and reviews on the newest movies, shows, books, video games, music, and more.

TV’s Top 5

Listen to ‘TV’s Top 5’

The Hollywood Reporter’s “TV’s Top 5” podcast dives into television’s five biggest stories of the week, every week! Hosted by The Hollywood Reporter’s West Coast TV Editor Lesley Goldberg and Chief TV Critic Daniel Fienberg, “TV’s Top 5” looks deep into the biggest breaking news of the industry, analyzes the shows we’re obsessed with, and let’s us know about upcoming premieres we should be excited for.

The Prestige TV Podcast

The Prestige TV Podcast

Listen to ‘The Prestige TV Podcast’

Hear from a rotating slate of hosts from The Ringer as they talk about the one movie/TV show they can’t get enough of, every single day. “The Prestige TV Podcast” keeps us updated on the latest premieres, checks in on our favorite shows, watches new movies across streaming platforms, and keeps our “to watch” list long.

Better Call Saul Insider Podcast

Listen to ‘Better Call Saul Insider Podcast’

Editors of the hit TV show Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, Chris McCaleb and Kelley Dixon, host this podcast “Better Call Saul Insider Podcast.” Every week, they’re discussing the latest episode of the show with cast and crew members of the award-winning AMC series. “Better Call Saul Insider Podcast” is the only place where you’ll hear incredible insights, professional breakdowns of the latest episodes, and get behind-the-scenes information straight from the brilliant minds behind the show.

The Staircase Podcast

Listen to ‘The Staircase Podcast’

A brand new official companion podcast, “The Staircase Podcast” will feature episode berakdowns and interviews with the cast and crew of the HBO Max original series, including Antonio Campos, Colin Firth, and Toni Colette. Hosted by Nancy Miller, this podcast will dive into the upcoming true crime series about Michael Peterson and the highly-debated death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson.

That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

Listen to ‘That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast’

Comedians Liza Treyger and Kara Klenk host “That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast,” a podcast all about their favorite true crime show, Law & Order: SVU. Every week, they break down an episode of the long-running show in no particular order, decoding the actual case that the episode is based on and chatting with some of the people we see on screen.

Click Bait with Bachelor Nation

Listen to ‘Click Bait with Bachelor Nation’

From Wondery comes “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation,” the best TV companion podcast for one of television’s largest franchises. Joe Amabile, Natasha Parker, and Tia Booth are clicking on all the clickbait so you won’t have to. They are breaking down the wildest headlines and weirdest news stories of the week along with the newest Bachelor drama with a celebrity guest.

X-Ray Vision

Listen to ‘X-Ray Vision’

Crooked Media ventures into pop culture in “X-Ray Vision.” Emmy-award winner Jason Concepcion is hosting this new podcast that will be covering all of the newest things in film, TV, and comics. You’ll be able to test your fandom knowledge for all your favorite franchises with “X-Ray Vision.”

FBOY Island: The Podcast

Listen to ‘FBOY Island: The Podcast’

For any fans HBO Max’s first reality dating show, “FBOY Island: The Podcast” is screaming at the television just as much as you. Follow the wild dating show with comedians Jared Goldstein and Danielle Perez who are all in for all of the cringe, all of the poor decision-making, and all of the drama that comes with 24 men and three women. Also, they are frequently joined by the women and eliminated men for the real story of what’s happened on the island.

Watch What Crappens

Listen to ‘Watch What Crappens’

Bravo’s ultimate love-hate watch podcast “Watch What Crappens” is ready to praise and ridicule any show that is thrown their way. From any Real Housewives series to Below Deck to Shahs of Sunset, hosts Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam are recapping all of the trash tv we’re obsessed with.

Band of Brothers Podcast

Listen to ‘Band of Brothers Podcast’

HBO Max’s groundbreaking show Band of Brothers just reached its 20th anniversary, so rewatch the Emmy and Golden Globe award winning epic with “Band of Brothers Podcast.” Cast members from the Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg miniseries are giving rich interviews on this new HBO Max podcast.

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