Weekly Roundup: Podcasts You Should Be Checking Out

By Rashad Grove, Contributor
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 26: Jemele Hill attends 'Spotify - Jemele Hill is Unbothered' at Gitano on March 26, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spotify) Getty Images for Spotify

Better late than never! Every week, I pick out some podcasts that you should be checking out. Here are this week’s selections.

Jemele Hill Is Unbothered-Emmy Award-winning journalist and Webby Award winner Jemele Hill shares her unbothered, nuanced opinions on news, pop culture, politics, and sports. The podcast is an honest, thought-provoking, always-entertaining analysis of American life, discussed in real-time as it unfolds, only on Spotify.

Questlove Supreme- Questlove, along with his co-hosts digs deep into the stories of musical legends and cultural icons in a way that only Team Supreme can deliver. Each episode is driven by conversation ranging from the guest’s origins (along with a few never-before-revealed secrets to their success) to their life passions and current projects.

 It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders- Each week, Sam Sanders interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation.

Truest Blood-Truest Blood is a look-back podcast for cult-favorite series The podcast will be hosted by two former stars of the series, Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam De Beaufort) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby),, and co-produced by fellow “True Blood” alum Janina Gavankar’s (Luna Garza) Safe Haven Productions.

How Did We Get Weird” - “How Did We Get Weird” is a new talk-show style podcast from comedic sibling duo Vanessa and Jonah Bayer. Joined by exciting guests who also started out this way, the related (and relatable) hosts reminisce about everything from the toys and trends that shaped their youth, streaming now on iHeartRadio!

Breaking Atoms- Get stuck off the realness as Sumit and Chris break down the important issues in Hip Hop music, culture, and politics. In addition to informative interviews, the podcast features two in-depth series that cover two of JAY-Z’s most acclaimed albums Brooklyn’s Finest: The Making of Reasonable Doubt and The Ruler’s Back: The Making of The Blueprint.

The 33 ⅓ Podcast- Legendary producer Prince Paul explores some of the greatest albums ever made, using the source material of the 33 ⅓ book series. In each episode, vignettes from the book—delivering behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating insights on the making of these incredible records.

Margins of Error-CNN’s Harry Enten is on a mission to find out looks at why belief in ghosts is on the rise, the case for letting states decide whether to acknowledge Daylight Saving Time, and why human composting—not cremation—may be the answer to a climate friendly death. The podcast available to listen on CNN Audio and all other podcast platforms.

Naked With Cari Champion- Host Cari Champion will asked some of the greatest in sports and entertainment to remove the veil and get Naked. Being Naked on this podcast means describing life-altering circumstances and events that helped shape who you plan to become. Naked with Cari Champion invites your hero to tell their whole story.

Go Ask Ali- Hosted by Ali Wentworth, the show is the comedic authority dissecting the sh*t show of modern life. In season two, Ali will speak with even more knowledgeable experts, close friends and high-profile celebrities so she can dig in, peel back the layers, get dirty and answer the biggest questions about this little thing we call life.


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