6 Podcasts for When You Need a Laugh to Get Through the DayNone By May Steinberg
Laughter goes beyond immediately improving your mood. People who laugh more reap a multitude of health and social benefits, like a longer lifespan and a greater ability to foster connections with others. Since most of us can't sit next to our funniest friend all day long, podcasts that make us laugh can have a special place in our routine. If you’re having a rough day, listening to a funny podcast while you’re in the midst of mind-numbing work, a boring treadmill run, or a long commute can brighten your mood and make the time melt away.
Here are six podcasts that we guarantee will get you laughing:
If You're a Movie Buff, Listen to How Did This Get Made?
Have you ever gathered with a group of friends to watch bad movies together and laugh about them? Imagine that same situation, except your friends are now professional comedians and actors. The panel hilariously scrutinizes both bad movie classics, like Gigli and Escape from L.A., and films you may have never heard of. Whether you’ve watched the film or not, you’ll get a kick out of the hosts’ observations as they ask the question, “How—no really, how—did this get made?”
If You Want to Be Ahead of the Curve, Listen to 2 Dope Queens
The breakout podcast of 2016 was 2 Dope Queens. It's been lauded in major publications like The New York Times and The Huffington Post, and co-hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams (formerly of The Daily Show) are wildly deserving of all the praise they’ve been receiving. The two charming friends banter about everything under the sun, from the politics of their hair to Phoebe’s undying love for Bono, in between hosting some of America’s most promising young comedians. Just try not to be won over by these two—it’s a challenge.
If You're a True-Crime Addict, Listen to My Favorite Murder
If you’re a fan of true-crime podcasts, but aren’t in the mood to be serious, check out My Favorite Murder. In each episode, hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark swap tales about their favorite crime stories. The fantastic rapport they have with one another, and their ability to find something funny when dealing with dark subjects, will have you chuckling more often than you might anticipate. It may even teach you how to apply the same principles to the serious stuff in your own life!