In the beginning, podcasts were beyond boring, but years later they have become one of the most interesting ways to learn, laugh, and connect with your internet famous friends. Here’s a list of my 5 personal favorites.

Missing Richard Simmons – A 6 part story that investigates why America’s favorite fitness guru totally disappeared from the public in 2014.

The Read – 2 queer commentators throw shade and spill tea about black celebrity gossip. No star is safe, except Beyonce and Blue Ivy.

How I Built This – Learn the startup stories of some of the biggest innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists.

Reply All – A weekly podcast about kooky internet culture. Episodes have included trained rats, time travel, celebrity dogs, and lovelorn phone scammers.

Call Your Girlfriend – A podcast where long distance besties talk pop culture, politics, and menstrual cycles.