Get addicted to these NYC podcasts
What started as a weekly bitch session between Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang has become a reigning institution in NYC’s gay comedy scene and a way for comedians like Carly Ann Filbin and Cole Escola to talk about their artistic inspirations. The show comes alive at stage spectaculars based on the climactic one-minute rant “I Don’t Think So, Honey.” Hail to the queens.
Ostensibly, Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin get together to interview experts on a range of topics: man buns, nannying, walks of shame. But most of the time, they cut each other to shreds with the prowess of skilled roasters, on air and onstage at their monthly gigs. Stay out of their line of fire.
The delightfully surly stand-up plays one delicious devil’s advocate in this dark podcast, in which Dillon and cohost Ray Kump take on touchy current affairs, cultural memes and conspiracy theories with fearless (and shameless) aplomb. Who would have guessed that our most poignant political commentator would be a gay Long Island loudmouth?
The deadly incisive duo Marcia Belsky and Rae Sanni boldly embrace “the final wave of feminism” with bracing callouts of politicians and celebrities. There’s no better bliss than hearing Sanni tell male policy makers that they “ain’t shit” in segments like #Crushmenmonday. Militancy has never sounded so dope.
The mark of a great interviewer is the intimacy she develops with her guests. That’s a cinch for the fearless Abby Feldman, who invites comics into her bathtub for honest conversations on sexual health, heritage and humor. Though MOIST has been running as a video series, the podcast launches October 31, with live bathtub shows every week. Get in while it’s hot.
Multihyphenate stand-up and Mariah Carey expert Matteo Lane and delightful comic Emma Willmann share their slightly warped (and oddly touching) perspectives on relationships, coming out and human anatomy with other LGBTQ comics during this delightful gabfest. It’s worth it for the impressions alone.
The unabashedly vulgar, shamelessly funny stand-up duo of Jessica Kirson and Frank Liotti make each other break into laughing fits on their unfiltered weekly rant session. Between tears of laughter, you'll catch real insights into industry double standards, eating anxieties, performing as a gay comedian and getting laid—and you'll certainly develop a crush.
This consistently savage and increasingly deranged satire show parodies the world of “women’s interest” magazines, lifestyle blogs and health industries with relentless aplomb. Abysmal hosts Quenn and Dikoda—conceived and voiced by the upsettingly committed Nicole Silverberg and Rachel Wenitsky, respectively—interview an endless series of crystal experts, pet psychics and new-age morons, played by favorites like Patti Harrison, Aaron Jackson and more.
Empress of TV trash Michelle Collins holds court during shamelessly serious, high-speed discussions of the Bachelor and Real Housewives franchises and other lowbrow gems. Expect Collins’ lightspeed reactions, brutal self-deprecation and limitless knowledge of pop culture to shine while she chats with guests like Michael Urie, Matt Rogers and Julia Stiles.
Not every stand-up is a self-destructive mess. Become a believer of shining multihyphenate Kate Wolff. The healer, poet, tarot reader, mother and stand-up welcomes a wide variety of funny guests to talk about faith, spirituality, sex and more on her edgy, challenging series.