Whether you need something to binge-listen while at work or on the drive home, podcasts are the best form of simple entertainment. Here are our picks for the 4 best podcasts to binge this Summer. Check out some of our other favorites if none of these interest you!
The Shrink Next Door
The Shrink Next Door is unlike any other true crime podcast out now. This bizarre story follows a series of events which you won’t believe actually happened. The short version? What starts with wealthy businessman Marty Markowitz walking into psychiatrist Isaac Herschkopf’s office seeking help for his depression, ends with Dr Herschkopf manipulating control over the man’s entire life. He took his house, his business, made the man his personal servant, and even shoehorns himself into the man’s will! Once you start listening, you can’t help but continue into how he slowly manipulated Markowitz to his own advantage. If that doesn’t entice you, just know that Dr. Isaac Herschkopf never faced any consequences for any of it!
Podcast But Outside
The explanation is in the name for this podcast. Hosted by comedian Andrew Michaan and comedy writer/internet star Cole Hersch, this hilarious podcast is held… well, outside. Each episode of Podcast But Outside is recorded (and filmed) from various Los Angeles hotspots or even just random parts of town. What makes it so interesting are the random pedestrians caught off guard when asked to participate in a discussion about whatever their hearts desire. If there’s one thing to take from Podcast but Outside it’s that everyone has a unique story. Some people are more fascinating than others, but they’re all entertaining! Watch the above video clip for a taste of the types of people who participate.
Life is Short with Justin Long
Actor Justin Long brings his laidback personality to his very own podcast, Life is Short. Similar to Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, each episode is essentially just a conversation with interesting people. Often referring to his time growing up in showbiz, you’ll hear about his fascinating interactions with various Hollywood stars. So far the podcast has featured notable guests such as Dax Shepard, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Dunham. Justin Long comes off as extremely down to Earth and his impressions of celebrities are hilariously accurate.
This one goes out to all my weirdos out there. If you’re like me, you enjoy a good UFO story or anything having to do with the unexplained. The Mysterious Universe Podcast is a comprehensive collection of episodes detailing strange occurrences around the world, most of which you’ve never heard about. Hosts Benjamin Grundy and Aaron Wright bring their curiosity and humor when discussing the mysteries of the universe, some keeping you up at night. Since 2006, Mysterious Universe “covers the strange, extraordinary, weird, and wonderful and everything in between.” Skip to 29:20 in the video above to hear a creepy story about kids who remember their past lives…