7 Podcasts Every Guy Should Listen To

The number and variety of podcasts available on the internet is growing rapidly. They are starting to take the place of radio, TV, news, etc.  — and most of those outlets are also in podcast form. If you have a favorite movie, game, website, show, there is probably a podcast for it, about it, or by it. But it can be a lot to wade through on your own. That’s why we’ve compiled a shortlist of ones that every guy needs to start listening to now.

Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier

1. SModcast – Kevin Smith (Aka Silent Bob), the creator of movies like Clerks, and the director of the 2010 film Cop Out, and Scott Mosier, a producer of many films, host this podcast that has no real focus. They sometimes start from headlines, or just talk about stuff in their lives, and then branch off into just about any direction imaginable. This is podcast is by far the dirtiest I have ever heard (other then maybe Joe Rogan’s podcast) but is also one of the funniest. The things they generally end up talking about range from hilariously stupid to thought provoking. I will say that if you are feint of heart (you’re not, right?) then tread softly here, but if not, then I can almost guarantee you will enjoy this podcast.
Suggested Episode – SModcast 100 – The Yardstick.
New Episodes – Mondays

Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose

2. Diggnation – Kevin Rose, the co-founder of the social news site Digg.com, and Alex Albrecht host this show centered around the hottest news items that show up on Digg each week. Diggnation is much more news oriented then SModcast, but there are less outcroppings from those headlines. Kevin and Alex also drink (sometimes heavily) while hosting, and comment on their often very rare, eccentric, or just odd beers and liquors. This podcast is a great way to keep up on big news items if you don’t want to watch the news in a boring old format. The two people behind (sometimes) the camera, Glenn McElhose (aka Hippy Glenn) and David Prager are also integral parts of this podcast, and the four have very strange and often hilarious discussions about the big news of the week.
Suggested Episode – Episode 243 – 40 oz. to Freedom (Drunkest one I have ever seen); Episode 236 – The 5th Annual Diggnation Holiday Clip Show.
New Episodes – Wednesdays

Science and assorted phenomenon

3. Science… Sort of – Much more “educational” then the rest of the podcasts on this list, listening to Science… Sort of, hosted by various sciencey types, will actually teach you about science and things that are kind of science. Their topics range from crazy space news and real science, to hunting for Bigfoot and his related kin. If you don’t care about science at all, you will likely still enjoy this podcast because of the range of science to sort of science to things that “wish they were science.” The things that wish they were science are much more entertaining either in how stupid they are, or how interesting they are.
Suggested Episode – Episode 27 – Monsters Among Us.
New Episodes – Mondays

Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Yound

4. NSFW – Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young host this live podcast that generally entails some kind of a game or contest. As the name suggests, they do push the limits, and the show is definitely nsfw. Some games that are of note they have played are: Am I Racist, Blitz Quiz, and Name that Autocomplete. This one has no news value whatsoever, but the entertainment value is way through the roof. And better yet, you can take part! NSFW is live every Tuesday night at 6 pm PST at twit.live.tv. The chatroom takes part in just about every game or contest, and is often looked to for ideas, lines of witty banter, or simply the answers to stupid questions.
Suggested Episode – NSFW 3: YouBooze.
New Episodes – Live Tuesdays at 6pm PST; Posted Thursdays.

Molly Wood, Rafe Needleman, and assorted tech experts

5. Buzz Out Loud – Technology moves fast, and all the news is too much to wade through. Buzz Out Loud is a tech news podcast that takes all the top tech news each day and covers it in an entertaining manner. Probably the most news oriented podcast on the list, but it’s very important, need to know news. This is where I get a lot of my information, or at least basis for my information on technology. One thing I have found very interesting about Buzz Out Loud is how the hosts can be so subjective at times and so objective at times as well. When they are passionate about a particular subject, you will know it, but they barely every let it obstruct the news.
Suggested Episodes – Any.
New Episodes – Mon thru Fri.

Brian Leahy, Garnett Lee, and Jeff Cannata

6. Weekend Confirmed – Brian Leahy, Garnett Lee, and Jeff Cannata host this podcast all about games and the world of gaming. It’s a long one, but that just means they cover so much more. They generally talk about what they have been playing, which ranges from brand new games, to pre-release review copies of stuff, game betas, and even classic games that they are revisiting. Cheap games, game rumors, and gaming stupidity abound in this show that is very news oriented but does not lack entertainment value. This podcast will both save you money on games you should not buy, but also help you discover the hidden gems you would never have noticed.
Suggested Episode – Ep. 06.
New Episodes – Fridays at 1pm PST

Owen JJ Stone Aka OhDoctah and Khayyam Wakil

7.  Ask OhDoctah – Owen JJ Stone Aka OhDoctah and Khayyam Wakil host this weekly podcast where they take questions live. They answer just about any question ranging from networking solutions to relationship advice to male grooming techniques and stupidities. It can be a good place to get your questions answered, or just an entertaining place to hang out and listen to other people’s stupid problems.  The “Patients Lounge” is open every Wednesday night at 7 pm PST.
Suggested Episode – Live Q&A Wednesday 2: Sex Addiction.
New Episodes – Live Wed at 7pm PST; Posted Thur.

35 thoughts on “7 Podcasts Every Guy Should Listen To”

  1. Hmmm lets just say someone has listened to very few podcasts in their time if that's the short list:P

  2. Omitting the Adam Carolla Podcast is a real oversight. Not as randomly ranty as SModcast, not as unpolished and self-serving as Diggnation. A pretty good slew of guests that you may not hear on other outlets. And a good "newsy/topical" first half of the show.

  3. WOW. The ONLY podcast on there that I even SLIGHTLY agree with is SModcast.
    I listened to nearly 20 episodes of NSFW before I just had to stop because of the glitchy use of Skype and the just terrible amateurishness. GREAT concept, PISS-POOR execution.
    What happened to things like Never Not Funny, the 40-year-old Boy, and Stuff You Should Know?
    How about classy, informative affairs such as the Sound of Young America, Radio Lab, and This American Life? How about The Moth, which raises short-form storytelling to a new level?
    This list is paltry at best and really just insults your readers.

  4. How could you not list the Adam Carolla Podcast? It's man defined. Not only is it repeatedly the #1 podcast on iTunes, but it's better than half of the crap in the article.
    Skip the Dameshak podcasts, listen to the Andy Dick episodes or the Jeff Garlin interview.

  5. This list is just paying lip service to revision 3/TWIT network. Smodcast is such a bore. Kevin and Alex are great, in moderation, but often come across as "elitist bro's", that drone on with an effeminate tone. I love BB and JRY but NSFW is nearly un-listenable because when wearing ear buds, it just sounds like a cacophony with the constant soundboard bites.
    Why not the Adam Carolla show? Great guests, great production.
    Why not Stuff You Should Know, with Josh and Chuck? Clear speakers and fun
    Why not The Nerdist? again great guests, great production
    It feels like this list was written just to make it to the front page of digg. Next time get a writer with a little more experience than skimming the top 10 podcasts on itunes

  6. nobodylikesonions.com is a hilarious podcast. It is vulgar and delicious. Its the best podcast out there in my opinion. NLO FOR LIFE

  7. This list has to be bogus if there's no mention of Adam Carolla. Do you even listen or at least ask guys that listen to Podcasts?

  8. I would add The Bugle with John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. The Carolla show was good originally, but I stopped listening when Adam started into these weird screaming right-wing rants.
    It might be good to mention that Diggnation is going away fairly soon.

  9. Adam Carolla should be at the top of the list.
    Most listenable out there.
    Smodcast is ok in moderation.
    Joe Rogan, he's got some amazing insights but the low quality
    will get to you some days. Lost me when he and his buddies ate pizza
    on mike. Not to be funny, they just ordered a pizza.
    Smack, smack, smack in your ears.

  10. Spill.com has a variety of awesome podcasts (and Korey and Leon have actually been on NSFW). I think everyone should listen to at least the movie reviews, although my favorite podcast is Lets Do This because it's random and hilarious, but not afraid to talk about serious social issues. A Couple of Cold Ones is more relevent to movies though, and League of Ordinary Gentlemen is the geeky comic-book/nerd podcast. It's also great because the community is really awesome. The Spill Crew really pays attention to their members, even as it gets bigger.

  11. Leaving Adam Carolla's podcast off the list makes me think you either are into political correct boring stuff or don't know what's out there. He and Jimmy Kimmel started the Man Show for Christsake. Was this list compiled by women passing themselves off as men? You at least have to say why you left off the most downloaded podcast.

  12. I like After Hours with Heidi and Frank especially the episode with Craig Shoemaker, Harland Williams and the most recent ones.

  13. Oh man, anyone else notice how awful weekend confirmed is? Garnett was great at 1up when he had fellow gamers around him, I think Brian is cool too actually, but Jeff is the worst, hes neither funny or insightful, its a real shame. I think Garnett's music choices are bad too, just sayin'

  14. I agree you have to list the Adam Corolla Show. But other than that this list is a thin slice of heaven.

  15. I'd rather have full blown AIDS than listen to BOL. How can you morons not recommend CNET's The 404 over BOL? It's aimed directly at guys while BOL is sugar-coated family-friendly nonsense?

  16. Not a Top 3, Not a Top 5, but to be a Top 7 list and not have either 'The Adam Carolla Show' (Best produced and funniest podcast out there), 'The Joe Rogan Experience'(Just raw funny comedy w/no bits, acts, or segments), or 'Stuff You Should Know'(Great production and informative w/light humor) in one slot completely renders this bullshit list as total crap. Also, Adam Carolla rules and is the funniest improv comic and people need to understand he's a comedian his 'right wing rants' are part of his shtick. Like it or not don't take it serious just laugh along or change the channel and listen to some mediocre crap like the majority of podcast on this list.

  17. Adam Carolla is by far the best,any episode,so consistent
    The Nerdist is a distant 2nd
    I Love Movies is pretty funny too (see the Tom Arnold/Dax Sheppard episode)

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