The Best Podcasts of 2021 Are a Combination of Newcomers and Old Favorites
Since the dawn of podcasting in the early aughts, the medium has come to occupy a unique area of real estate within the media realm. For some, it’s a daily commute lifesaver. To others, it’s a primary resource for consuming news. And, for many, podcasting has become the outlet of choice for some of the cringey-est people you know. Covering just about every topic, from sex to true crime, the podcasting world is seemingly neverending.
Amongst the outliers of self-indulgent podcasters are loads of incredibly smart, funny, friendly, and talented voices that deserve to be heard. Whether you’re looking for a way to brush up on some history on the go, want to open your perspective on the world around you, or just want a little extra company throughout your day, there’s almost guaranteed to be a podcast out there that’s right for you. If not just one, a ton of series to binge through.
The beauty of podcasts is that there are infinite ways to listen. And, in our constantly on-the-go society (that will likely be getting back into the swing of commuting and general business soon), podcasts are a great way to make use of in-between time.
So, as the world of podcasting steadily unravels to cover more and more of our world’s interests and issues, fret not. We’ve been mapping the best of the best, across a myriad of niches, for our 2021 roundup, with some brand-new gems and tried and true staples for good measure. So plug in those earbuds and get listening. These are the best podcasts of 2021.
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