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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Amy Grant’s Good Christian Fun

Rounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
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Mike Mitchell Is an Action-Movie Star First, Podcaster Also First

Talking with the Doughboys co-host about The Tomorrow War and why he may never feel like he’s “made” it.
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Rounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  1. 1.5x speed
    Rosamund Pike Is First Lady Edith Wilson (and 3 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including one all about Siskel and Ebert.
  2. switched on pop
    Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ and the Unending Relevance of ’70s SoulYola discusses the song’s influence on her work as well as “the Mary Poppins philosophy of music.”
  3. hot pod
    Meet the Studio Behind Substack’s First Podcast DealThe founders of Booksmart talk about Substack’s podcast strategy, their long-term goals, and hiring Bob Garfield.
  4. dc
    Winston Duke Will Play Bruce Wayne (Cool!) in a Podcast (Oh …)Batman Unburied is written by The Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer.
  5. switched on pop
    The Appealing Uneasiness of Listening to L’RainHow the artist’s album Fatigue “mirrors my interest in illegibility.”
  6. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Michael Caine Has a Show About GangsPlus, a closer look at Dirty John’s first marriage.
  7. love
    Anna Faris Secretly Tied the Knot, Announced It on Her Podcast“Yes, we eloped …”
  8. trailer mix
    Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen Are Turning Their Libcast Into LiblitThe news arrived alongside a trailer showing Obama test-driving one of Springsteen’s convertibles.
  9. 1.5x speed
    Mogul Gets Chopped and Screwed (and 3 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including Fresh Air’s Anthony Bourdain interview.
  10. hot pod
    What’s Next for Pocket Casts?The third-party podcast app was acquired by the company behind Wordpress.
  11. summer hits
    The Misunderstood Cultural History of City Girls’ ‘Twerkulator’One that even the Oxford English Dictionary got wrong, as Dr. Kyra Gaunt explains on this episode of Switched on Pop.
  12. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Revisiting the Wonderland MurdersPlus: Life After Happy Face, Solvable, and more.
  13. 1.5x speed
    A Britney Spears Mystery (and 3 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including an NBA podcast to get you through the Finals.
  14. hot pod
    What Happens When a Podcast Turns 25Radio Diaries host Joe Richman on what he’s seen (and heard).
  15. summer hits
    Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘good 4 u’ Continues a Distinct Emo TraditionA history of young women raging on the mic, from the blues to country to Rodrigo’s chart-topping confessional.
  16. podcast review
    In Aack Cast, Jamie Loftus Goes to Bat for ‘Cathy’The comedian’s audio series mounts a passionate defense of the funny pages’ most neurotic presence.
  17. movies
    Quentin Tarantino Buys Historic Los Angeles Vista TheatreThe director says it will likely reopen “around Christmas time” and screen “only film.”
  18. hot pod
    Apple Podcasts Continues to Be Plagued by Technical IssuesWhat do its growing instabilities mean for the broader podcast ecosystem?
  19. switched on pop
    Why Labrinth’s ‘Sexy MF’ Is a Modern Classic**According to NPR’s Sam Sanders, who explains his love of the song’s “bespoke, maximalist power pop” vibe.
  20. the great british chatting show
    U.S. vs. U.K.? An Anglophile and an America Fanboy DebatePodcast host Roger Bennett has written a new memoir, Reborn in the USA, detailing his youthful fascination with all things American.
  21. 1.5x speed
    Aack Cast, The Designated Mourner, and 2 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding a great new season of Decoder Ring.
  22. switched on pop
    Remembering Uncomfortable Teen Moments With Lucy DacusOn her new album Home Video, she was able to “exert control over things I didn’t have control over at the time.”
  23. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Defending PhishRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  24. hot pod
    What Will Amazon Do With Art19?A closer look at the company’s position in podcast land.
  25. switched on pop
    Writing the Summer’s Biggest Song Via WhatsAppHow the creators of BTS’s “Butter” turned out a banger from across the locked-down world.
  26. 1.5x speed
    4 Winning Podcasts From Tribeca Festival Worth Checking OutPlus, a special series from Call Your Girlfriend.
  27. podcasts
    Rewatching the Pam & Tommy Sex Tape, 25 Years LaterThere have been countless copycats — and nothing like it.
  28. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Murder BalladsPlus, one podcast revisits Mexico’s first recorded serial-killer investigation.
  29. good one podcast
    Gina Yashere Is Waiting for That Big Netflix CheckThe comedian joins this week’s Good One to talk about coming to the U.S. and wanting to make “one really great special.”
  30. switched on pop
    The Songwriters Who Refuse to Be Bullied Out of Publishing Profits Any LongerAccomplished musician Emily Warren explains how the Pact was formed to fight a longstanding music-industry swindle.
  31. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Desus & Mero & ConanRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  32. hot pod
    Pineapple Street’s The 11th Aims to Break PodcastsThe new series will be released in a different shape once a month.
  33. superlatives
    Jessie Ware on Her Best, Most Classically Disco, and Melancholy Songs“I wouldn’t have been able to write ‘Please’ when I was 28.”
  34. extremely online
    Our Chemically Imbalanced Romance With Trisha PaytasI pressed play on Trigger Warning on a lark and enjoyed it at a time when the H3 extended universe seems fraught with disputes and news of lawsuits.
  35. good one podcast
    Samantha Bee Reckons With Being a BossThe Full Frontal host talks paid family leave and what she’s learned from her job on Good One.
  36. 1.5x speed
    Bowen Yang’s Big Heist (and 2 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including Welcome to Night Vale’s ninth anniversary.
  37. hot pod
    Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Is Here, If You Want ItCan the company get casual listeners to open up their wallets?
  38. good one podcast
    Fran Lebowitz Breaks Her Silence Over the Existence of AliensThe author talks Bowen Yang’s SNL impression, stand-up, and, yes, aliens on this week’s Good One.
  39. extremely online
    Trisha Paytas Announces Departure From Frenemies Podcast With H3’s Ethan Klein“I really am sorry, but I’m not sorry for how I feel.”
  40. podcast review
    Slow Burn Takes on the Forever WarThe podcast’s fifth season a rigorous marshaling of the facts — explores the conditions that led to the Iraq War.
  41. switched on pop
    For Vijay Iyer, Jazz Isn’t About Coolness — It’s About DefianceThe pianist’s new improvised album tackles racism and injustice without saying a word.
  42. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: To Live and Die in L.A. Plus, the dark mysteries taking place in America’s national parks.
  43. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: A Perfect Why Won’t You Date Me? MatchRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the week.
  44. good one podcast
    Mae Martin Wants Queer Sex to Be As Funny on TV As It Is OffThe comedian joins this week’s Good One to discuss their Netflix series, Feel Good.
  45. hot pod
    Can CNN Become a Podcasting Powerhouse?The cable news network has been making a surprisingly strong push into the audio space.
  46. good one podcast
    The Unusual Story Behind a Forefather of Stand-up ComedyLet Wayne Federman teach you about Artemus Ward on this week’s Good One.
  47. 1.5x speed
    70 Over 70, Human Resources, and 2 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding a three-minute show about frogs.
  48. hot pod
    Can Podcasting Account for Its Workers?Twila Dang’s Matriarch Digital Media hopes so.
  49. 1.5x speed
    The Turning, Our Love Song, and 4 More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding a podcast episode all about lumber prices.
  50. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Crypto Scam TimeWhat happens when the person in charge of all your bitcoin dies?
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