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2017’s 14 Best Podcasts for Escaping the News and Politics

2 months ago · "I turn to podcasts for a lot of my news and political discussions, but sometimes I just want to pop in my ear buds and escape from all that for a bit. These are some of the best podcasts I listened to this year that provided that escape, covering a wide range of topics and interests. Hopefully you’ll find something that’ll help you tune out the darkness, too!"
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HOMOGROUND - queer music radio (LGBTQ)

By Homoground
HOMOGROUND is an audio podcast featuring music by queer (LGBTQ & allied) bands/musicians. The podcast was created to bring exposure & access to non-mainstream bands, especially those in isolated communities. We are building a network of queer musicians & music lovers. www.homoground.com
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Wrote Podcast

By Vance Bastian
Join Vance Bastian, SA Collins, and their guests in weekly podcast discussions about LGBTQ storytelling in all genres and mediums
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The Imposter

By CANADALAND
Weird art from Canada.
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Rookie

By Rookie w/ Tavi Gevinson
On the Rookie Podcast, hosted by Tavi Gevinson, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also have teenagers ask semi-qualified grownups for advice, feature work by our readers and listeners, share some life skills and pop culture recommendations, and discuss the human experience through the teenage lens. Then, we'll all know how to be people! Or at least not know, together.
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Radio Menea

By Verónica Bayetti Flores and Miriam Zoila Pérez
Two Latinx friends. Wildly different music tastes. Each week they bring you música from the Latinx / Latina / Latino artists they love. Hosted by Miriam Zoila Pérez & Verónica Bayetti Flores.
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Buffering the Vampire Slayer | A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast

By Jenny Owen Youngs & Kristin Russo
Buffering the Vampire Slayer is a weekly podcast in which your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs (professional musician and recreational Whedonverse aficionado) and Kristin Russo (professional writer and former goth teen) discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one episode at a time. Every installment of the podcast also includes a new original song recapping each glorious Buffy episode! *wolf howl*
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Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown

By Earwolf and Casey Wilson, Danielle Schneider
Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider (Hotwives Of Las Vegas) LOVE the Real Housewives on Bravo, and they're sharing that excitement with you on Bitch Sesh! Listen in to hear the ladies dish on the season's wildest moments, answer to all your burning Housewives questions, drink Housewives-branded wine, and bring on some super special guests. Don't be tardy to the party!
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108 Kyle Richards

3 days ago

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

By Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
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Leave a Message After the Tone

By Leave a Message After the Tone
Leave a Message After the Tone is a short-form podcast inspired by the intimate nature of voicemails and the everyday moods they capture. Listeners call in to leave voicemails, sharing their thoughts about everything from friendship break-ups to memorable subway moments. We then stitch together messages to make a collective story.
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Dial M for Maple

By The A.V. Club
Dial M For Maple is a Riverdale recap podcast with a sly twist. After every episode of Riverdale, we’ll recap what we just saw—as well as what we wish we saw.
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Sleepover

By CBC Radio
Sook-Yin Lee and three complete strangers share a hotel room for one night. Each comes with a problem and with Sook-Yin’s help, they spend the next 24 hours exploring what's bothering them and how to make it better.
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The Read

By LoudSpeakersNetwork.com
Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly “read” of hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyonce. Or Blue Ivy. As recent transplants to New York City (Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.
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Beychella

3 days ago

The SafeWordSociety Podcast

By SafeWordSociety
The SafeWordSociety Podcast launched in 2017 by QTPOC visibility company, SafeWordSociety is heralded for archiving the authentic narratives of QTPOC as a social justice initiative for public broadcasting and social networks. The hosts, Kristen McCallum and Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and community members to navigate the authenticity of their identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplift...
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Thirst Aid Kit

By BuzzFeed
Lust is a feeling. Thirst is the performance of that feeling. Join Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins as they explore the public ways women express their desire, particularly in this moment when we are all asking more pointed questions about Hollywood, representation, and opportunity. Examine why we desire who we desire through conversation, original fanfic, and fantasies that take us by surprise...like a lion would a gazelle.
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