"Impressing people is damned difficult these days. Keeping conversation fresh while showcasing your charming wit and encyclopedic knowledge of current events and comic books, all without sounding like a pretentious pain in the ass? It’s hard work. But it's a challenge you must accept, lest you end up the dud at the dinner party. To help you get through an evening with plenty of interesting things to say, here are 11 podcasts worth subscribing to."