- 06 Sep 18
Stephen Porzio rounds up a list of top podcasts for students – perfect for long commutes, to get ideas for essays, or to distract from the pressures of college life.
Comedy Bang Bang
If the stress of academia is getting to you, Comedy Bang Bang will cheer you up. Comedian Scott Aukerman hosts this surrealist take on the talk show format. Things generally start normally, with a celebrity appearing to discuss their new project. However, before long the show turns into a two-hour improv set – with various comedic greats coming on to play strange characters with often bizarre back stories that are gradually dissected by the perpetually cheery Aukerman. Comedy Bang Bang character highlights include the demented horse fight promoters the Calvin twins (SNL’s Taran Killiam and Paul Brittain); acclaimed German director Werner Herzog (Paul F Tompkins); weed dealer ‘Bro’ (Adam Pally); and Father John Misty knock-off Papa John’s Misty (Jon Daly). Meanwhile music fans should also seek out Auckerman’s sister podcasts dedicated to U2 and REM - U Talkin’ U2 To Me? and R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME?