6 Podcasts You Need To Listen To

6 Podcasts You Need To Listen To

Podcasts are little gems of audio files you carry right on your iPhone; perfect for when you're on your way to class or are preparing for a Netflix and Chill event. Most podcasts are generally geared towards the middle-aged white male demographic, but lucky for you I have found 6 podcasts that the young folk can vibe to. 

Another Round: Heben & Tracy

Heben ( pronounced Heaven... long story listen to the podcast) and Tracy are the girlfriends you never thought you needed. Get you a glass of wine ( or a glass of Henny--no judgement) and listen to Heben and Tracy interview your woke faves like Uzo Aduba and Roxane Gay, discuss mental health, and have healthy dialogues surrounding blackness. Tune into the show to hear Tracy tell her outlandish stories in What Had Happened Was and take Heben's quizzes. After a few listens you'll find yourself asking people upon first meeting, How do you feel about squirrels? 

Fave Episode: Unstoppable 

(Fan girl'ed over the Lianne La Havas interview for the entire ep)

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The Read: Kid Fury & Crissle 

No strangers to the podcast world, Kid Fury and Crissle have been pumping out intelligent and hilarious pop culture commentary for 2+ years now. They provide a necessary counterpart to the NPRs of the world, giving their listeners a concise show in language that they can understand. What's also worth noting about the dynamic duo is that, yes they do give us all tea and some shade during their hot topics portion but their reads are perhaps some of the most insightful critical analyses of systemic racism, gender, and sexuality as it is experienced by people of color i've ever heard.  Lowkey but highkey need to see them live in NYC.

Fave Episode: Peace, Love, and Shade

( Chrissle's READ THO) 

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The Friend Zone: Fran, Dustin, & Assanté 

HeyFranHey, Dustin Ross, and Assanté remind us every Wednesday that no one wants "a musty brain." With all the injustices happening around the world, it is important that we have conversations surrounding mental health and wellness on a daily basis. The trio welcome their listeners in with open hearts and open minds sharing their personal life experiences and giving us insight on how we can improve our minds, bodies, and souls. It is evident that this group of friends care about its listeners and care about their well beings as they tackle issues about finances and success to skincare and communication. They are some of the most genuine voices in the podcast world. 

 Fave Episode:  A$AP Shirley Caesar 

(Let's have a convo about financial freedom and Baby Phat Rush Cards)

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Juan Epstein: Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds 

The Don Dada of Hip Hop podcasts, Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds are the nerdiest of hip-hop lovers and it makes for a great podcast. The show has been running for over 8+ years now and the quality of interview they give listeners are something that a true hip-hop fan will appreciate. The hip-hop podcast world has seen a surge in podcasts who attempt to get in-depth interviews but Juan Epstein does this effortlessly each and every time. 

Fave Episode: Ebro on Juan Epstein pt. 1                                                                                          

(Must listen for anyone who wants to get into radio/ has a dream they haven't seen actualized.)

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Millennial: Megan Tan 

Megan Tan tells the narrative of a millennial woman who just graduated school and can't seem to find work. Through each narrative Megan, whether she knows or not, provides a wealth of info on how to maneuver your 20's and make that transition from college to the "real world." Megan has this aha moment when she decides to practice her radio skills with the making of this podcast in hopes that it will help her land her dream job. The narrative is riveting and relatable to any 20-something year old who is getting ready to enter the work force and can't seem to figure out what it is they want to do with the rest of their life. 

Fave Episode: Brunchies 

(For every young person that has a job that they know they're overqualified for)

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Oh Boy: Man Repeller 

Filmmaker Jay Buim sits down each episode with women in the arts and tech field and has  honest dialogues about their personal lives and their professional lives. This podcast is eye-opening for any woman who wants to get into the arts professionally and can't seem to figure out how. The interviews by no means give you any sort of career advice i.e how to write business plans or blah blah whatever they tell you in business books but they give you blueprints on how successful women have done it for themselves.

Fave Episode: Alicia Yoon- Founder of Peach and Lily

(Alicia's story of bringing Korean beauty to the North American market is kind of EPIC)

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Hotline Bling: Drake

Hotline Bling: Drake

Ghetto Story: Baby Cham

Ghetto Story: Baby Cham