8 brilliant podcasts to listen to on your way home this evening 5 years ago

8 brilliant podcasts to listen to on your way home this evening

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During a commute to work or simply when you're sitting around twiddling your thumbs, a great way to pass the time is by listening to one of the millions of podcasts available online.

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Sometimes listening to music can become a bit monotonous, but with all the different options of podcasts out there, there's 100% one out there that will catch your ear eye.

We already addressed some of the biggest podcasts around in an article we did on podcasts last year which you can check out here, but this time we're delving even deeper to give you some of the best listening around both foreign and domestic.

We tried to address multiple genres on our list so that you'll have a great mix of podcasts to choose from during your next commute or spare moment.

The No Sleep Podcast

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This will appeal to those of you who've a proclivity for letting your mind wander but don't let it go too far listening to this podcast, or you'll probably end up clutching your duvet to your chin as you anxiously scan the room for make believe baddies.

This is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories. The series is intended to frighten and disturb but at the end of the day, it's all fiction... we think.

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There's plenty of listening to do with six seasons and 143 episodes to soak into and, you've been warned, it may cause you some sleepless nights.

Keepin' it 1600

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An American political podcast, this is particularly interesting in the run up to the American Presidential Election in November.

It's presented by , Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, four former aides to President Obama so you can probably guess which side of the political spectrum it falls under.

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But, they discuss both candidates and provide in-depth analysis into Trump and Clinton without going overboard with jargon and losing the listeners.

The GAA hour with Colm Parkinson

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When the GAA season is in full swing, there's no better place for news, interviews and in-depth analysis on the GAA than from Colm Parkinson and the SportsJOE team.

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Featuring a host of guests such as Paul Galvin, JJ Delaney, Damien Hayes, Senan Connell, Conal Keaney and Barry Cahill alongside regulars Conan Doherty and Mikey Stafford, it's well worth tuning during the GAA season.

Stuff You Should Know

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This award winning podcast is produced by the HowStuffWorks website. It's presented by Charles (Chuck) Bryant and Josh Clark and the basic idea is, they go through practically any topic in the world and explain it comprehensively.

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Such topics include how LSD works, how a space station works, how alcoholism works, how landfills work and how night terrors work. No topic is too big or small and you can impress people with your extraordinary amount of knowledge on random subjects.

Those Conspiracy Guys

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Another Irish entry on the list and one of the best podcasts you've probably never heard of is presented by Gordo, Paul and Neil.

The marathon podcast can run up to five hours at times where they discuss all types and genres of conspiracy theories from 9/11 to Atlantean myths. In their words: "No topic is too delicate or outlandish (except the ones with the really good lawyers) and we want to make it palatable for everyone from beginners to experts."

It's well worth a listen...

The Joe Rogan Experience

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The most high profile entry on the list and one of the most popular podcasts in the world, the Joe Rogan Experience has the level of listenership to make almost all other podcasters green with envy.

Best known these days for his colour commentary on the UFC, Rogan's podcasts encompasses far more than just fighting talk, although there's regular passing mentions of the sport. Past guests have included Lance Armstrong, Louis Theroux and Steve-O from Jackass.

For fight fans he often does fight companion podcasts where he and his guests (usually Bryan Callan, Brendan Schaub and Eddie Bravo) discuss live MMA events... while drinking beers and smoking a fair whack of weed on air.

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

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For all film fans this is a must listen, no matter how much you think you know, these guys will give you something to think about as they review the latest movies.

Presented by Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode, it's been described as the flagship movie podcast as Kermode interviews actors and other guests, reviews movies and reads listeners emails.

In 2014, it was BBC Radio's second most listened to podcast in 2014 and is one of the most listened to podcasts in the UK.

A Storm of Spoilers

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One for the Game of Thrones fans walking among us. A Storm of Spoilers is hosted by Neil Miller, Dave Gonzales and Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson and is chock full of spoilers for Game of Thrones as they discuss possible theories and future plot lines.

Therefore do NOT tune into this if you're not up to date with the latest series of Game of Thrones, as it's likely that you will hear some spoilers.

They do have some brilliant theories on the TV series and books though...