When the presents have all been unwrapped and the holiday family meal has been consumed, you might find yourself with a little extra free time as many families have forgone family outings in favor of staying home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few long-form podcasts that you can get comfy and listen to while enjoying a few days off.
Sarah MacLellan hosts this uncensored comedy variety show that showcases unfiltered long-form conversations with comedians, creators and various other guests. MacLellan and her guests bond over some social lubricant and the listeners get to be a fly on the wall for each episode. New episodes are released every Friday. Recent episodes include "Trivial Pursuit of Happiness with Corey & Norm," "Off The Rails with The Banana Boys" and "Vanessa & Sarah Try To Disagree with Vanessa Allen."
A comprehensive celebration of unsung heroes, mythbusting historical lies and rediscovering the forgotten stories that have changed the world, History Unplugged not only features long-form interviews with best-selling authors, it also features listeners’ calls asking resident historian Scott Rank about anything. Topics include World War II generals, war horses and drunk presidents. Recent episodes include "The Civil War-Era Luke Skywalker Destroyed an Ironclad Death Star," "The Greek Triple Agent" and "American’s Worst President Can Teach Us Much About Writing Raunchy Poetry and Dying Suspiciously."
Giving a voice to people who have experienced strange and extraordinary things, husband and wife team Tony and Lindsay Merkel interview the witnesses through long-form conversations. Delving into the details, Tony and Lindsay pull out as much detail as they can on topics such as Bigfoot, UFOs, paranormal activity and conspiracies. Recent episodes include "Christmas Eve Music Special," "The Die Glocke Time Machine" and "The Boyd House."
Writer and host John Hunter isn’t afraid to get his guests or listeners thinking about things. Hunter provides unfiltered, thought-provoking, crude, funny and entertaining long-form interviews with comedians, writers and other podcast hosts. Each episode takes an observational approach to everyday life. Recent episodes include "Adrienne Iapalucci," "Mary Radzinski" and "Colum Tyrrell."
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