These are the podcasts I listen to in order to get through my generally grindy, shitty workdays. I'm not getting paid to endorse them, humbly and obviously admit that they are produced by individuals with leagues more talent than myself, and just want to spread the good word.
Funny man Chip Chipperson brings the hilarity on all fronts. Over a billion laughs served to date. Frequent co-host Anthony Cumia (more like Anthony CUM In Ya...) and a rotating cast try to keep up with the master.
Honestly, listening to it as a podcast is kind of gahbidge because the jokes are visual, so watch the YouTube show instead.
Anthony Cumia. The man. The legend. The racist. This is old school Boston/East Coast talk radio with zero censorship or fucks given. Usually just comics hanging out, trying to make themselves laugh with references no one under the age of forty is going to get. Two loud, obnoxious Italians with no inhibition bullshiting for two hours. Feels like home.
Despite the name, it's not all about Xbox One. Mostly, but they're not fanboys or anything like that. "Positive gaming", aka the complete opposite of Grunt Free Press. The three hosts are funny and knowledgeable about sports games, anime, MMOs... again, this is pretty much the anithesis of Grunt Free Press.
A hardcore philosophy show usually dealing with current issues. There's a good variety in both topics and the length of the shows: could be a ten minute rant or a four hour marathon that begins with a history lesson then weaves into self help/dating advice. Stefan Molyneux is harsh, intelligent, and can be brutally honest and humorous. If you're looking for some truth to cut through the sugar coated bullshit, here you go. Just be warned that the truth can hurt.
Current game news with some random retro shit thrown in there, Game Blitz covers the topics I usually don't touch (JRPGs, Metal Gear, etc.) in an entertaining way that makes it interesting and tolerable. Good banter with the hosts, usually making fun of each other.
A Jew, an Atheist, and a Christian walk into a bar... and it's the same guy. Andrew Klavin... Klavan has been all over the map in his life; changing religions, writing crime novels, screenwriting for Hollywood... then hating Hollywood like the rest of us. Smart, funny dude, great sketch writer and deadpan performer. Mostly politics and religion, but from someone who's not afraid to point out the hypocrisy and irony that comes with those topics.
A short but informative show about dark folklore tales from around the globe and throughout history. Well produced and not afraid of the grizzly details, topics range from torture devices to fairies and witchcraft. I really enjoy the format: half legend, half historical fact.
Weekly roundup of re-releases of older games, spotlights on random games from the past, and a generally informative and entertaining show about all things retro. The two hosts know their shit.
It's sometimes about the paranormal, sometimes about dick and shit jokes. Hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser. The talk is loose and ranges from the hosts directly reading stories off the internet, to guests giving first hand accounts of their "spoooky" experiences, to long and questionable listener stories, to movie pitches about dismembered sentient serial killer dicks.
It's a show called "Cumtown".
I'm a sucker for the NES, so a game-by-game podcast about the system is required listening. It's published rather infrequently and unfortunately goes out of it's way to be "family friendly", but I still look forward to each and every episode.