Podcast Playlist: Sounds of Summer

Jun 28, 2022

Summer is here! We’re soaking in the sun, sand, sky—and the sweet sound of podcasts. Each season, we’ll be looking at what’s coming in hot on our podcast slate. Here’s your insiders’ guide to the soon-to-be hits of the summer.

Hot Girl Summer

Celebrate powerful women with this impressive collection of titles and hosts. 

The F*ckery, Leslie Jones

Keeping it 100 is Leslie Jones’ mission, and any fckry will not be tolerated. Each week, Leslie and her co-host, Lenny Marcus, expose the f*ckry of any given topic and interact with fans in true Leslie Jones fashion. 

The Rachel Hollis Podcast

From New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hollis comes the ultimate podcast for anyone looking for more joy and purpose in their lives. Featuring candid interviews with top performers in business, media, and lifestyle, as well as deep dives into topics like health and motivation, The Rachel Hollis Podcast has everything you need to level up your life! 

Making Space, Hoda Kotb

A journey of self-discovery and resilience of the human spirit. Hoda Kotb hears from some of the people she admires most and whose stories of personal triumph keep her going. You’ll leave stronger than when you started and inspired to make space in your own life.

Road Trip Picks 

Listeners are hitting the road, hopping a plane, and riding the train—and they’re taking podcasts with them. These binges and short-run series are great for those long travel days.

Cecil Harris, All-American: Venus & Serena

In this season of All-American, Cecil Harris revisits the jaw-dropping moments that define the Williams sisters’ time in the spotlight through interviews with retired tennis players, fans, journalists, and even their former coach. Their journey is one of the greatest sports stories of all time– yet it reveals ugly truths about how America often scorns and resists Black excellence.

Missing in America and Deadly Attraction, Josh Mankiewicz

Missing in America

Hundreds of thousands of people are reported missing in America every year. Hosted by Josh Mankiewicz, this original podcast series from Dateline features mysterious, compelling, and emotional stories of the missing generated by Dateline’s social media followers—with a call to action for listeners to provide tips to help investigators solve each case and bring loved ones home.

Deadly Attraction

Shawna Nelson is a stay-at-home mom married to a sheriff’s detective. What he doesn’t know is that she’s having an affair with another married officer. When he tries to end the relationship, the suburban mom shoots her lover’s wife and tries to frame her husband. 

Killed, Justine Harman

Killed is the gulpable new series from ASME-nominated magazine journalist and podcaster Justine Harman (O.C. Swingers, Fallen Angel). Each episode tells the true story behind a magazine story once silenced or submerged by the media. (Think: Crime Junkie meets Spotlight with access to both hindsight and the biggest names in journalism.)

Blockbuster Hits

From famous topics to famous tales to famous hosts, listeners are lining up to listen to this crop of podcasts. Checkout these walk-of-fame-worthy titles.

Significant Others, Liza Powel O'Brien

Significant Others is a narrated historical podcast about influential people and the ones who influenced them. Hosted by Liza Powel O’Brien, each episode tells the story of a little-known individual who altered the destiny of their better-known partner, child, sibling, or friend, and impacted the world they left behind.

TV, I say with Ashley Ray

TV, I Say w/ Ashley Ray is a podcast dedicated to all things TV, hosted by Ashley Ray, the Internet’s leading TV pop culture expert! Each week, Ashley keeps listeners up to date on the shows everyone is talking about, digs deep into classic tropes, and breaks down the best moments in television with some of your favorite comedians, actors, TV writers, and more! TV, I Say w/ Ashley Ray is the hangout sitcom of a podcast you’ve been waiting for.

Rubirosa, Christopher Rivas

Porfirio Rubirosa was an international polo champion, a diplomat, and a treasure hunter who raced Ferraris, flew B52 bombers, spoke five languages, and twice became the richest man in the world. Rubirosa was the original inspiration for Ian Fleming’s 007. This is his true story told from Afro-Latino actor and storyteller Christopher Rivas’ point of view.

Summer Spotlight

School of Greatness, Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, two-time All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to inspire YOU to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life.

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