Listen: 5 podcasts that will improve your dinner table conversation

Here at Denizen, we’re always looking for new podcast content. The beauty of the audio episodes is not lost on us as a way to go deep into subject matter that we wouldn’t normally be privy to. The following covers a range of people from different industries, shedding light on their various areas of expertise as well as just the things they feel strongly about.

1. The High-Low
This weekly pop-culture/news podcast, presented by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes — former co-hosts of The Pandolly Podcast — hones in on various of-the-moment topics such as “Harvey Weinsteinery”, Trumpism, Drake and much more. Witty and with well-formed opinions, this UK duo makes for easy and interesting listening.

2. How Did This Get Made?
Hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and comedy heavyweight Jason Mantzoukas, each show, which typically features a different guest, gets into the deconstruction and mockery of outlandish and bad films. Right now, if you need some context before going to The Disaster Artist we suggest you listen to the episode on The Room.

3. Stuff You Missed in History Class
The name really says it all. Here, Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson school you on all the things you were too busy to care about during history class. The history buffs retrace the steps of some of the most fascinating (and intriguing) events that have played a part in forming the world as we know it. 

4. WTF with Marc Maron
This weekly podcast and radio show, hosted by stand up comedian Marc Maron, is an oldie but a goodie. With a stunning line-up of guests that include his celebrity friends (more recently, James Franco) he tackles some of the toughest philosophical questions of our time. 

5. Long Form Podcast
This is one for journalists and lovers of journalism. Speaking to individuals from across the media spectrum, The Guardian describes the show as offering “a peek behind the curtain of the all-powerful media and frequently ends up revealing that the people reporting the news are the real stories.”

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