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This Month in Comedy Podcasts: Taylor Tomlinson’s Sad in the City

Rounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the month.
good one podcast

‘Our Better Episodes Are the Ones That We Fight Over’

Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton talk It’s Always Sunny and when they’ll know it’s time for the long-running show to end.
tv review

Beneath the Clichés, Archive 81 Is a Slow-Burning Horror Scorcher

Rebecca Sonnenshine’s podcast-inspired Netflix series effectively chips away at the conviction of our senses.
  1. podcasts
    There’s a New Serial Productions Podcast Coming Next WeekIn which Brian Reed of S-Town fame tackles a controversial event from recent British history.
  2. podcasts
    It’s the End of an Era for RadiolabAfter nearly two decades, creator Jad Abumrad is stepping down from the highly influential audio series.
  3. remakes
    Disney’s Live-Action Snow White ‘Makes No Sense’ to Peter Dinklage“You’re progressive in one way, but you’re still making that fucking backwards story of seven dwarfs living in a cave together.”
  4. switched on pop
    Elvis Costello’s Aim Remains True, 32 Albums InPlus, riffs on everything from Olivia Rodrigo’s songs being “how rock and roll works” to passing on a chance to write for Adele.
  5. choices
    Neil Young Says Spotify Can Have His Music or Joe Rogan’s Vaccine MisinformationAnd now Spotify is reportedly removing Young’s music.
  6. call her lawyer
    The Jamie Lynn Spears Interview and the State of Call Her DaddyThe achievement with this booking isn’t really the interview but the access itself, and what that access says about the power of Call Her Daddy.
  7. switched on pop
    Behold the Indie K-pop StarWith his new album There and Back Again, Eric Nam searches for footing outside the industry machine.
  8. 1.5x speed
    Magic, New Girl, and Julia Fox: 5 Podcasts Worth Trying This WeekPlus: tennis drama!
  9. controversy
    270 Medical Professionals Send Open Letter in Response to Joe Rogan EpisodeThe podcaster is driving another round of unsurprising headlines.
  10. podcast review
    This Is Dating Mixes Therapy With Blind DatesThe podcast takes listeners on an Esther Perel–style journey into first encounters.
  11. the grub street diet
    Starlee Kine Spends Lunch Breaks With Her Dog“For every human that left the city, it seems a dog has been added.”
  12. 1.5x speed
    A Podcast All About Twilight (and 4 More Shows Worth Checking Out)Hold on tight, spider monkey.
  13. switched on pop
    The Weeknd’s Dawn FM Is a Dirge, a Mirror, and an Echo, Echo, EchoThe pop star compellingly regurgitates past hits to soundtrack the grim present and future of celebrity.
  14. 1.5x speed
    Cow Comedy, Phone Sex, and More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding extra picks from our industry survey.
  15. 2022 preview
    The Future’s Not All BadBelieve it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year.
  16. 2022 preview
    5 Podcasts We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2022A new crop of shows that tackle the likes of Heidi Fleiss, Siegfried and Roy, and modern dating.
  17. survey says
    The Best Podcasts of 2021, According to People Who Make PodcastsWe asked over 150 creators, producers, hosts, and executives what they’ve been listening to.
  18. good one podcast
    Aida Rodriguez Is Comfortable With Your Discomfort“There’s always been this daredevil in me, if you will, that goes out on this stage and says, All right, let’s see what happens.”
  19. vulture festival 2021
    Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji Reflect on 5 Years of Issa and MollyA wine down with Insecure’s OTP.
  20. podcast review
    Operator Gives the Phone Sex Industry the Wolf of Wall Street TreatmentThe podcast chronicles the rise of and fall of ATN, a key player in the phone sex world.
  21. switched on pop
    Which New-Gen Christmas Songs Have Us Shouting Out With Glee?Making a list of recent holiday tracks and checking it twice to find out what we’ll be singing in December for years to come.
  22. where’s the beef?
    Big Sean Thinks Ye’s Callout ‘Wasn’t Godly’And, in his own Drink Champs appearance, the rapper claimed G.O.O.D. Music owes him millions.
  23. podcasts
    Why Are All Your Cool Friends Listening to How Long Gone?A closer look at the bro-y culture podcast’s unexpected appeal.
  24. best of 2021
    The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of 2021Featuring Aack Cast, Las Culturistas, Keeping Records, and more.
  25. best of 2021
    The Best Podcasts of 2021The year produced a mix of insightful conversations, stunning personal work, and a comedic sperm-bank heist.
  26. switched on pop
    Tai Verdes Started From the Bottom (of His Building, Literally the Basement)Now the TikTok star is here, selling out a tour and performing at Lollapalooza.
  27. friends of the pod
    Call Your Girlfriend Is Happy to End on Their Own TermsGina Delvac, Ann Friedman, and Aminatou Sow open up about ending their podcast after a seven-year run.
  28. post production
    The Postal Service (Not the Band) Has a Podcast NowAnd no, there are no ads for Stamps dot com.
  29. switched on pop
    Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, ‘Beautiful Nugget’ HuntersThe Grammy-decorated duo reflects on the wide array of influences at work on their latest album Raise the Roof.
  30. help!
    What to Read, Watch, or Listen to After Binging Get BackRecommendations for every kind of Beatles fan.
  31. podcasts
    The Tim, Jeremy, and Rajat ExperienceThrough a special episode of Heidecker’s podcast, the trio perfectly capture The Joe Rogan Experience’s hollow core.
  32. 1.5x speed
    When Bruce Willis Went to Idaho (and 5 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including a podcast about what we do in the kitchen.
  33. vulture festival 2021
    It’s the Most Wonderful Seth Rogen Interview of the YearThe multi-high-phenate talks pot, pots, and the Santa lie.
  34. switched on pop
    How Many Let It Be Reissues Does It Take for the Beatles to Get the Vibe Right?Fifty years and two documentaries later, it looks like the answer is “at least four.”
  35. vulture festival 2021
    Bosch the Man Meets Bosch the Dog Thanks to Hollywood HandbookAlso thanks to, ahem, Vulture Festival.
  36. podcasts
    This Podcast Asks: Is the Kevin Costner–Cal Ripken Jr. Urban Legend True?The Rumor investigates one of baseball’s most salacious conspiracies.
  37. 1.5x speed
    5 Great Podcasts to Binge This WeekThe perfect way to pass the time during your holiday travels.
  38. podcast review
    S***hole Country Asks Who Likes to Be in America?A new podcast by an anonymous narrator considers a big choice between two lives and two continents.
  39. encounter
    Who’s Afraid of Podcast Provocateur Dasha Nekrasova?She’s on a hit HBO show and made a horror movie about Jeffrey Epstein. Are her days of niche fame over?
  40. interview
    Lili Anolik Dishes on Her Gossipy Bennington College PodcastThe podcast host discusses the literary ’80s, Donna Tartt’s legal threats, and Bret Easton Ellis’s reliability.
  41. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Two Elderly Scammers Named Helen and OlgaPlus, a murder in Louisiana.
  42. podcasts
    The Hosts of Cookies Think NBA Players Might Enjoy Dimes SquareBen Detrick and Andrew Kuo on basketball, New York nightlife, Eric Adams, and their new book.
  43. switched on pop
    Snotty Nose Rez Kids Revel in a Beautiful Blend of Rap and Indigenous CultureAs Young D from the First Nations hip hop duo explains, “In hip hop, you have the MC. Well, we have our storytellers.”
  44. podcasts
    Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse Go Back to the BeginningThe former hosts of The Nod discuss reviving For Colored Nerds after years of making shows for other people.
  45. good one podcast
    Roy Wood Jr. Won’t Stop Pushing Stand-up ForwardThe stand-up discusses his new special and tackling difficult subjects on this week’s Good One.
  46. 1.5x speed
    Elon Musk, Rocket Man (and 2 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including one from the highbrow film purveyors at Mubi.
  47. call out post
    Ye Calls Out SNL, Nannies, and Soulja Boy on Drink ChampsJay-Z defended Just Blaze’s work on The Blueprint after Ye’s claims about the producer.
  48. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: The Ken and Barbie KillersAnd, a mystery in Bonaparte, Iowa.
  49. 1.5x speed
    Slow Burn Hits the L.A. Riots (and 4 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including The Paris Review Podcast.
  50. switched on pop
    New ABBA, Just Like the Old ABBA (and Then Some!)Figuring out what makes the band tick on the occasion of Voyage, their first album in 40 years.
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