Need a new podcast? Give our favorites a try!

Last updated: August 30, 2021

From West Virginia stories to crime junkie favorites, podcasts are a great way to kick back and relax, learn about a favorite place or get wrapped up in a great story. You can listen to podcasts, which are audio programs, on a computer or on your phone through the Podcast App. We rounded up our favorites by categories such as kids and family, comedy and mystery. Have a favorite? List it in the comments!

West Virginia podcasts:

Almost Heaven (Stories from West Virginia): a creative storytelling podcast, Almost Heaven: Stories From West Virginia tells West Virginia stories you’ve never heard and revealing unknown details of the stories you have.

West Virginia Beer Roads: A craft beer podcast from a West Virginia perspective

Crime Junkie:

Bardstown:  Podcast series diving deep into a string of unsolved murders in a rural Kentucky town

The Dating Game Killer: uncover the twisted secret life of one of America’s most prolific serial killers. 


Hike or Die Outdoor Adventure Podcast: Filling you ears with adventure stories and insights straight from the wilderness.

The Outdoor Renaissance Project (For the uber adventurous): Discover a new found appreciation for the outdoors, so that you can get outside, travel the world, and experience adventure through hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, climbing, hunting, and more. 


Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend: Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard: a weekly podcast hosted by American actor, director, and writer Dax Shepard and Emmy-nominated Monica Padman. Each podcast features Shepard and Padman interviewing celebrities as well as journalists and academics about “the messiness of being human.

Kids & Family:

Curlee Girlee”s crackin’ the Kid Code: Atara Twersky, founder of and Grace Cross, owner of, join together in an effort to help us all navigate the road to empowerment and finding balance for ourselves and our children.

The Kids are all…. Home:  For kids stuck at home, by kids stuck at home. Featuring voices from all around the world, each episode will show us what it’s like for kids to be stuck at home and what they’re doing to fill their time.

Society & Culture:

The Daily: The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro.

Reply All: A podcast about the internet that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it

The Rewatchables: a film podcast featuring HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.

Notable Mention:

Gilmore Guys: Veteran fan Kevin T. Porter and newcomer Demi Adejuyigbe go deep into Gilmore Girls episode by episode with special guests to analyze, praise, mock, and gab about all things Stars Hollow and beyond.

Dolly Parton’s America: a new podcast examining the life, art, and cultural influence of one of country music’s most beloved figures. The nine-part weekly series delves into what the “Jolene” singer’s life says about America.