Podcasts. They’ve been around for a long time but recently are the shiny new toy when it comes to entertainment. Maybe the pandemic helped podcasts gain (or regain?) popularity when the entire world locked down and folks needed something to listen to while they were catching up on their bread baking. Regardless of the reason, the renewed popularity of podcasts is nothing short of awesome.
If you look online, people will say the best thing about podcasts is that they are entertaining, on-demand information (think TED Talks audios), and all the other things you’d guess would make longer-version audio of anything under the sun would be (think Reddit audios).
But what makes podcasts so great – especially the ones that are for pure entertainment – is that you get a peek inside the podcasters’ minds. This also makes podcasts perfect for listening to while high!
Our list of the 5 best podcasts to listen to while high!
Everything Is Alive
The people who made the show are very creative and thoughtful and witty. If you’re listening to Everything Is Alive while smoking marijuana, it might blow your mind because it forces you to consider the feelings of objects. In the episode I listened to, the host interviewed a shirt and a pair of pants. The shirt is named Louise and the pants are called William – and you’re just pulled right into their world! They have some tension and jealousy, but they also care a lot about each other and about ‘Our Guy’, who wears them. By the end, you have this unexpected and hilarious understanding of the life of these objects.
Check out Everything is Alive on your favorite podcast app or on their site: https://www.everythingisalive.com/
The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan is a very masculine comedian with a bold way of talking. One of the episodes I listened to had author Sebastian Junger (writer of ‘The Perfect Storm’) as a guest, who recently had a near-death experience. The two men had a serious conversation about the fragility of life and what may come after death, so that was surprising to me. I will say that Rogan is a much better listener than I thought he would be. If you listen to The Joe Rogan Experience when you’re high on marijuana, it could be enlightening. It might make you laugh a lot and/or consider some ideas from a different perspective.
Joe Rogan isn’t for everyone, but for those whose nerves get struck by his honest (if not brutally honest) opinions, interviews and guests you’ll want to check him out on Google Podcasts or your favorite app.
Startalk Radio from Neil deGrasse Tyson
If you didn’t enjoy science in high school, you might be surprised by Startalk, a podcast by astrophysicist and rock star, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil deGrasse Tyson is hilarious and seems very amused by things. Obviously, he’s super smart, but he also really enjoys talking to people. When I tuned in, I thought the show would be about space aliens, but it wound up being more about algae! And it was still fascinating! He treats the people on the show like they’re best friends, just having a good time talking about science. I think if you listen to Startalk while you’re high, you’ll feel like being a scientist could actually be fun.
And let’s face it – anything from deGrasse Tyson is mind-blowing to begin with! Add a little ganja to the mix and be prepared to get your mind blown times 100! You can catch Startalk Radio here.
My Favorite Murder
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark sound like best friends. They laugh a lot and aren’t afraid to deploy the F-bomb! They are a hoot! The show’s premise is that Karen tells Georgia (or vice versa) about a murder or series of murders, and then Georgia responds the way most of us would – “Oh my God! What?!” The podcast feels like you’re sitting around with friends, staying up too late, sharing scary stories. My Favorite Murder would be a great one to listen to when you’re partaking with friends, alternating between being scared and laughing.
You can find My Favorite Murder podcast on your podcast app of choice or on their website: https://myfavoritemurder.com/
If you’re listening to Radiolab while you’re smoking marijuana, you will learn in unexpected ways. Radiolab uses sound effects, music and intense editing to pull you into the story. You are traveling along with a scientist, and you need to know the science to get into the story. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat with Radiolab, even if the story is about a scientist developing a new medicine. It is funny and gripping a lot of the time, and there’s suspense and mystery. You just might wind up feeling more brilliant and more a part of the world.
A sensory explosion, it’s no wonder that Radiolab made our list! Check it out here https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab, or on your fave podcast app.
Happy listening and smoking!