The 10 Most Downloaded Podcasts of 2014 | Social Buzz Pros
In honor of the "Serial" podcast recently ending, and not knowing what to do until season two in 2015, we decided to highlight some of the other most popularly downloaded podcasts in 2014. If you are feeling the let down by the end of "Serial", we recommend giving these a listen.
1. NPR Programs: Fresh Air Podcast
Hosted by Terry Gross, NPR's Fresh Air Podcast by WHYY is a Peabody Award-winning show that features conversations and interviews from today's luminaries. If you need a recap of today's current events, music, movies, and politics, this is the podcast to download.
2. Stuff You Should Know, HowStuffWorks.com
Interested in learning why leper colonies work? Alternatively, maybe how werewolves work? Stuff You Should Know has all the answers. Each episode focuses on one topic and offers fun facts and insight into things you just need to know about.
3. The Joe Rogan Experience
Voted "The Best Comedy Podcast on iTunes" comedian Joe Rogan features musicians, actors, commentators, and other comedians on his hilarious podcast. If you need a good laugh, tune into his experience.
4. The Adam Carolla Show
Continuing the humor roll, Adam Carolla frequently features Larry the Cable Guy or has a panel that comments on news, pop culture, and everything in between. If you love to laugh, this guy is the answer.
5. This American Life
Producers for Serial, This American Life highlights different stories each week. They are usually real stories about your average, everyday American. The highly esteemed Ira Glass created it, so it is definitely something to keep your ear on.
6.Radiolab from WNYC
Topics from the Galapagos Islands to paranormal activity, Radiolab from WNYC focuses on combining science, culture, technology, and personal stories each episode. If you want to learn about things you did not think you could learn about, this is the podcast to download.
7. Freakonomics Radio
Popular authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner reveal facts about the "hidden" side of everything in the American education system to who runs the Internet. Each episode will bring surprises and leave you on the edge.
8. The Nerdist
Chris Hardwick is the talk show host for podcasts. He features different celebrity guests ranging from Hilary Swank, Jared Leto, and Benedict Cumberbatch. They speak of celebrity news, culture, and the latest movies and television shows.
9. NPR: Planet Money Podcast
This podcast revolves entirely around the global economy and money. If you need to freshen up your economic sense, listen in to some of the economists and the wealthiest of the wealthy talk about money.
10. NPR: Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! Podcast
Want to quiz yourself on the way to work? Maybe test your knowledge on the latest current events and news? Download podcast to bump up your intelligence and stay in tune with what's happening in the world.
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