Best Podcasts of 2016

12/11/2016 08:56 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2017

Well it is that time of year. A chance to size up a fairly wild year. A year that saw podcasts become all the rage. Pull up a chair, light the fire, and cuddle up with your favorite pair of ear buds this holiday. Here are a few podcasts that you may have missed and are worth a listen:

Radiolab Podcast
An investigation told through sounds and stories and centered around one big idea.

Anna Faris is Unqualified
A somewhat loopy and at times hilarious podcast. Entertaining.

Uprising!!!
A show about movements, social, cultural, commercial, and political, and the idealists behind them.

Snap Judgement
Real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic kick ass radio.

No Jargon
Interviews with top university scholars on the social issues facing the United States.

Roderick on the line
Totally out there. Merlin Mann's frank and candid weekly phone call with John Roderick of Long Winters.

Planet Money
The economy explained with stories and surprises.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour
A staged show in the style of old time radio performed live.

The Truth Podcast
Movies for your ears. Short stories that are dark and dramatic.

Revisionist History
Malcolm Gladwell reinterprets something from the past. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

Longform
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer