Oh man, podcasts are my jam.
I’m on a huge RPG actual play kick, right now. I imagine that it’s what radio shows were like in the previous century. I’ve bounced in and out of a few, but one that has absolutely blown me away is Shadow of the Cabal. It’s a Legend of the Five Rings 4e RPG game. The story is super epic, and everyone really plays their character well. Unlike a lot of AP podcasts I’ve found, their game is serious, rather than comedic. I’m always on the lookout for more good serious APs, so if you have any recommendations, send them my way.
I also frequently listen to episodes of One Shot, but it’s kind of hit or miss. Their guests are almost exclusively stand up comics or people that hang out with stand up comics, so they make a lot of jokes. Depending on the group, I end up laughing a lot, or finding it a bit annoying. They run 3-4 episode chunks of a game system and group, then move onto another combination. It’s a good way to hear some variety.
Outside of RPGs, I love Hello Internet. It’s a variety show, just two guys talking. It’s not really about anything in particular. On paper, I should hate it. I really hate most of the two guys talking shows, but the combination of Brady Haren (Numberphile) and CGP Grey (of CGP Grey on YouTube) is hysterical and always entertaining. I highly recommend it and its backlog.