It’s a well known fact that SONiC listeners have excellent taste in music, but they also have a great ear for podcasts. Check out the listener recommendations below and expand your MIND!


1. The History of English Podcast

A chronological history of the English language examined through the lens of historical events that shaped the development and spread of the language from the Eurasian steppe to the entire world.

“It sounds incredibly boring, but will explain all of the stupidness that English has to offer. Start with a podcast in the middle… the first few are fairly technical and not necessary.” – Marge


2. My Favourite Murder

Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.

“Two hilarious ladies talking about some of their favourite murders and an adorable cat.” – Eliza


3. Adventure Zone

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of … you know, kobolds or whatever in … The Adventure Zone.

“Three sons and their father play D&D for the first time and its the best podcast I’ve listened to for a while. I’ve been in tears at least once per episode. You can start on episode 1.5.” – Kyra


4. Blink-155

Blink-182 have 155 songs. Josiah and Sam are going to talk about all of them.

“An episode every week about one of Blink-182 songs.” – MilLaneium Falcon


5. The Joe Rogan Experience

The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a long form conversation hosted by comedian Joe Rogan with friends and guests that have included comedians, actors, musicians, MMA fighters, authors, artists, and beyond.

“It’s awesome, specifically the episode with David Goggins. He’s very inspirational. We listened to it as a band driving home and got super fired up.” – Sean of Modern Space


6. The Ongoing History of New Music

The Ongoing History chronicles the history of alternative rock, from its roots in punk and new wave to the modern day. An episode of the show may profile an important musician or band, a significant musical trend such as grunge or Madchester, or a theme such as payola, gay musicians or significant cult figures.

“It’s great!” – Shannon


7. Mike on Much

The Mike On Much podcast features long-form interviews with compelling cultural figures from the world of music, comedy and entertainment. The series is co-produced by Max Kerman, lead singer of the four-time JUNO Award-winning rock band Arkells.

“Great chats and great tunes.” – Paul


8. New York Times Daily Podcast

This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.

“It’s really good and there’s a lot of awesome content on there to start your day with.” – Zach of Jimmy Eat World


9. WTF with Marc Maron

Comedian Marc Maron interviews celebrities, rock stars, writers comedians and more in his garage. Each episode features Marc’s revelatory conversations with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Terry Gross, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Lorne Michaels and President Barack Obama.

Recommended by Janice


10. Boring People, Band Opinions

Your one stop shop for everything movies and entertainment. Each week hosts discuss the latest entertainment news on podcast services. New movie reviews each week!

“Edmonton’s own Boring People, Bad Opinions is a great podcast if you like movies!” – Jason


11. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Dax explains it best – “Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.”

Recommended by J.D. and Marc


12. My Dad Wrote A Porno

Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided to read it to the world in this comedy podcast.

“3 English friends read an erotic novel that is (pretty terribly) written by the one guys dad. It’s hilarious!!” – Lauryn


13. S-Town

S-Town follows a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

“So good! Google the maze!” – Christa


14. Lore

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.

Recommended by Tony


15. Serial

It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent – though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.

Recommended by Courtney


16. Sound Exploder

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode is produced and edited by host and creator Hrishikesh Hirway in Los Angeles. Using the isolated, individual tracks from a recording, Hrishikesh asks artists to delve into the specific decisions that went into creating their work. Hrishikesh edits the interviews, removing his side of the conversation and condensing the story to be tightly focused on how the artists brought their songs to life. Guests include Björk, U2, Metallica, Solange, and over a hundred more.

“If you’re a music fan, I can’t recommend [Sound Exploder] highly enough. Massive acts have done this podcast and it’s super digestible.” – Max of Arkells


17.The Garner Andrews Podcast 

Stay up to date with all things SONiC with the Garner Andrews Show Podcast.

“Garn on the go!” – Paul


18. Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.

“Very fun and informative podcast with various professionals covering a wide range of topics.” – Eliza


19. Adults Read Things They Wrote As Kids 

Debra gets her period, Chris writes a crime novel, Jayda falls in love at first sight, and much more.

“Funniest thing ever!” – Fiona


20 .You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

The show originated under the premise that comedian Pete Holmes would ask his guest, usually a fellow comedian, about three “weird” things he knew about them, but the show has since evolved into a much more loose conversation about such complex topics as comedy, religion, and sexuality.

“I like Pete Holmes’ podcast. Plus I was on it.” – Nathan of Cold War Kids


21. Dumb People Town 

It’s as much an exploration as it is a celebration of dumb people doing dumb things (often in Florida).

“DPT rocks!” – Carla


22. The Moth

Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller and always told live.

“Beautiful stories from anonymous people.” – Brianne


23. The Guilty Feminist 

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

Recommended by Rebecca


24. Sword and Scale

A bi-weekly American podcast exploring nonfiction stories of true crime.

Recommended by Kelsey


25. Four Finger Discount: Simpsons Podcast

Four Finger Discount is an Australian Simpsons Podcast for true Simpsons fans. Each week, hosts Dando and Mitch review every episode of the show chronologically, as well as provide articles and videos on all things Simpsons.

Recommended by Steven


26. Lead Singer Syndrome

What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favourite singers on this podcast.

“In depth conversations with over 130 episodes featuring an amazing array of lead singers.” – Melissa


27. Rooster Teeth

On a more or less weekly basis the Rooster Teeth crew discuss gaming, films, and projects that they’re currently working on.

Recommended by Jeff


28. The Dollop

The Dollop is a bi-weekly American History Podcast. Every week, Dave Anthony reads a story to his friend, Gareth Reynolds, who has no idea what the topic is going to be about.

“American history podcast done by comedians. SUCH a great podcast!” – Nicole


29. Last Podcast on the Left

Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it’s cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity.

“Hilarious, spooky, and demented. Those guys are my favorite.” – Claire


30. Sickboy Podcast

Sickboy Podcast is hilarious, ridiculously insightful and absolutely determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease! The show started with three best friends who recognized that when faced with difficult situations, illnesses and diseases, people tighten up, they get awkward, and they simply don’t know what to say. Taking the lead from Jeremie’s life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the boys help people understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh. Join the conversation every Monday.

“It’s hilarious and the guys cover such great topics. And it’s Canadian!!” – Deni