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The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018 (So Far)

Client: Michelle Buteau - Talent Date: 07/16/2018

It's safe to say we're living in the golden age of podcasting. As such, the sheer volume of quality audio content out there can feel overwhelming. Between the endless political commentary inspired by the daily nightmare of our current administration, the consistent post-Serial churn of true crime efforts, and a burgeoning trend of scripted podcasts in the style of radio plays, your choices as a listener are limitless. We're here to help narrow things down.

Here are 10 of the best podcasts of 2018 so far. If your ears are still hungry for more, take a look back at our Essential Podcasts of 2016 and 2017 lists.


From the producers of the powerhouse Phoebe Robinson-Jessica Williams collaboration 2 Dope Queens, WNYC’s latest is “a late-night talk show for your ears.” Hosted by comedian and 2DQ regular Michelle Buteau, the show combines stand-up segments and a house band with celebrity guests including Robinson, Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr., and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Ann Dowd.