"It is about time podcasts became trendy. If you looked at this title, rolled your eyes, and thought, "That is so 2003," think again. Podcasts are a great way to stay informed about the world around you without even trying that hard. Put in your headphones on your way to class or at the gym and learn about anything from politics to technology to pop culture. It's as easy as ditching your Spotify Top 40 playlist for a little and pushing play on any of these podcasts below. "