Top 5 Online Podcasts

Podcasts are today's version of talk radio shows. They aren't completely replacing radio talk shows since many radio personalities also host a podcast. What makes podcasts a better alternative to talk radio is the ability to choose which specific episode you want to hear. Many apps allow you to download or stream podcasts for free. Consider these apps free internet radios and which remember what you like and suggest other podcasts you might also enjoy. It's basically radio on demand with many different categories from which to choose.

Here are some of the top podcasts:

30 for 30 Podcast

Hosted By Jody Avirgan

This one is great for sports documentary fans. ESPN's famous documentary series the best parts of their documentaries and allows you to stream podcasts of the short version on your way to work or while working out. Some of their top recent episodes revisit the 10-year anniversaries of Broke which discussed how the rate of professional athletes who go broke, "The U" which was about the rise of The University of Miami's football program and "Benji" the tragic tale of the highly-recruited Chicago high school basketball star Benjamin "Benji" Wilson who was shot and killed in 1984.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepherd

Hosted by: Dax Shepherd

Whether or not you're a fan of actor Dax Shepherd, you'll still probably enjoy his podcast. The premise is Dax interviewing journalist and academics about the "messiness of the being human."And since he's pretty well known, his show also features many celebrities. Some of the celebrities include Will Ferrell, Anna Faris, Jason Bateman, Talib Kweli, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Phil, Lauren Graham, and even his wife actress Kristin Bell. 

The Habitat

Hosted by Lynn Levy

Picture a reality show similar to Big Brother in which people are forced to adapt to living in a new setting with strangers, but instead of a house or the wilderness, the participants are pretending to be astronauts on a remote Hawaiian island which is simulated to be Mars. The Habitat takes six volunteers and chronicles the ups and downs of their experience. Their recordings are combined with narration which helps illustrate the tension and drama they experience. The goal of The Habitat is for NASA to learn and understand what living on Mars is like to better prepare them for the day when they send a crew to Mars.

The Herd Podcast

Hosted by Colin Cowherd

Colin Cowherd is one of the top sport radio hosts in America and The Herd with Colin Cowherd is is available on television, social media and in podcast form. He is known for his thought-provoking commentary on sports news. You can select the specific segment you want to hear whether it's his famous rants, guest interviews with world-famous athletes, journalist, sports analysts, and insiders, some of which are regular guests to his show such as Cris Carter, Peter King, Joel Klatt, Greg Cosell and more.

Beards, Booze, and Bacon

Hosted by Greg Nibler, Sam Slaughter, and Ross Fruin

This one is exactly what it says it is but in podcast form. This popular men's lifestyle podcast features round-table discussions on topics men enjoy such as supercars, liquor, cooking, racing, woodworking, and fitness. The wide range of guests includes award-winning chefs, brewery owners, and many other industry experts of the topic which the episode is based. While it's made for men, anyone can find their discussions entertaining.