It’s been a hard day’s night and you’ve been working like a dog and now it’s time to sit back, roll up a joint, relax, and enjoy some entertainment. Opening up Google Chrome, you almost feel like you’re embarking on a journey. You’re met with so many decisions, from Netflix to YouTube to those Addicting Games you played in your middle school computer class.
The Internet is truly a landscape of opportunity when it comes to entertainment.
And an ever-growing platform many are taking their swing at is podcasts. These radio shows seem to offer a little something more than what you had to listen to on the morning commute to work. They offer unfiltered opinions and facts from a wide variety of people within digital communities of like-minded individuals.
So, what are the best podcasts to listen to when you’re high?
Since lists like these are often subjective, we’re going to establish a few rules. The following podcasts aren’t something the majority of millennials knows about. Sorry, Joe Rogan, we love you (well, not all of us), but you’re going to have to step aside.
The list below is compiled of podcasts, in no particular order, that have a notable audience and discuss specific niches.
#10 – Death, Sex, and Money
Starting our list, we’re looking into the lives of everyday people and asking them questions that are not often discussed. Through difficult but compassionately composed questions, Anna Sale offers her listeners unique insight to the people all around us. She is not only clever but offers a sensitive touch to the people she features.
Death, Sex, and Money is extraordinary in the sense that it offers a versatile selection of episodes to choose from. But, what really makes the show stand out is the idiosyncratic perspectives offered within a single episode.
Official website: https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/deathsexmoney
#9 – Myths and Legends
Are you into fairytales and ancient legends? Or are you simply on the lookout for some intense stories which may or may not be true?
Jason Weiser, the host of Myths and Legends, will open up your imagination as he retells folklore which has been passed down amongst generations spanning millennia.
As their official website puts it, “These are stories of magic, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful and terrifying place.”
Official website: https://www.mythpodcast.com/
#8 – Surviving the Matrix
Do you have a lack of trust in the government? Do you find yourself binge-watching YouTube conspiracy videos? Or are you just looking to trip yourself out?
Then you’re going to want to sit down and listen to Max Igan, host of Surviving the Matrix. His show primarily discusses topics of government corruption and the idea that ancient history was rewritten. Furthermore, Max often discusses ideas of the human soul not reaching its full potential within the confines of this society.
Though it might not be a podcast for the faint of heart (or people looking for a bit of progressive motivation of our world), it without a doubt offers interesting perspectives not often brought to light.
NOTE: Max’s YouTube channel was officially banned due to controversial discussions and he’s been using a backup channel to continue putting out his content.
Official website: https://thecrowhouse.com/radio.html
#7 – Ologies
If you’re a science guru tired of mundane presentations often given on some of these fascinating topics, look no further than Alie Wards Ologies.
As a science correspondent who’s worked alongside big names like CBS, Ward is full of knowledge when it comes to things like volcanos and plants. Yet, her talent for comedy allows the viewer to get a kick out of learning.
The show likes to “ask smart people dumb questions”. Considering it features a list of equally-qualified professionals within a variety of fields, Ologies has garnered a lot of returning listeners.
Alie Wards official website: https://www.alieward.com/
#6 – Headspace Radio
People struggling with mental health who use weed as a form of medication might’ve just found their new prescription.
Headspace Radio is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mind and figuring out how it all works. Through interviews with a variety of personnel – such as scientists, explorers, and athletes – the show hopes to help its listeners discover what’s important to them and motivate them in reaching their goals.
Furthermore, the platform Headspace also offers prolonged audio files meant for meditation. These range from different tracks, including forest serenity and city soundscapes.
Official website: https://www.headspace.com/
#5 – Everything is Alive
If you’re looking for something completely out – something no other podcast can relate to – you’ll want to check out Everything is Alive.
The show features improv actors playing anthropomorphized inanimate objects. Through an unscripted interview, we get to learn the stories about the life of everything, from a Coca-Cola can to a bar of soap.
It’s quite a unique concept and one that offers just as extraordinary conversations.
Official website: https://www.everythingisalive.com/
#4 – Getting Doug with High
We couldn’t make a list of the best podcasts to get stoned to without mentioning a podcast designed just for that.
Host Doug Benson brings on a cast of different comedians, from Jack Black to Sarah Silverman and gets them stoned for an always funny conversation. The show features different segments including “High History” where guests discuss the first time they tried cannabis and “Pot Quiz Hop Shot” which has guests answer trivia questions surrounding weed.
Every Wednesday, the show airs at 4:15 PM PST. Giving listeners the chance to all take part in a toke at 4:20.
Official playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLTtM96PSK0ttQLHRKsLSX_4T3SXW7uObv
#3 – Start Making Sense
If you want to brass up on your political knowledge, you may want to check out Start Making Sense – a liberal podcast under The Nation’s platform.
The show advertises itself as “political talk without the boring parts.” And rightfully so. Jon Wiener is an excellent host who knows how to discuss contemporary issues in a riveting manner. The show often features writers, activists, and journalists and holds discussions on the following:
- American presidential election
- Climate change
- Party politics
- Sometimes book and film reviews
Official website: https://www.thenation.com/authors/start-making-sense/
#2 – The Savage Nation
For political fairness, it only makes sense to also mention a conservative podcast.
The Savage Nation holds more independence than other conservative podcasts as the host, Dr. Michael Savage, has had a long history both within politics and other important (and relative) topics, such as mental health.
If you’re looking for discussions on modern issues with a right-leaning opinion, look no further than The Savage Nation.
Official website: https://michaelsavage.com/podcast/
#1 – Hardcore History
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is praised amongst critics and listeners alike for its way of taking important stories in history and looking at it from different angles.
You can pretty much look at this show as an engrossing history audiobook. The kind they should’ve given to you back in high school. From the many wars our country has fought in to the variety of political powers that wrote history, this podcast will leave you on the edge of your seat asking for more.
Official website: https://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/