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Schoolgirl crushes, modern romance, bad movies and reality TV—these topics and more are the combo burrito that’s going to take your mind out of an anxious place and into a happier state. Plus, all these podcasts are free, which is bonus pleasure.

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“2 Dope Queens”

The chemistry between these funny women (The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams and author Phoebe Robinson) makes each episode, often performed in front of a live audience, a fest of ricocheting humor. You’ll feel hipper after listening to just one episode, in which \ topics might range from a wig thrown off during romance to stalking Tony Goldwyn on a plane.


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“Boners of the Heart”

Remember your schoolgirl crush on Leonard DiCaprio or Judge Reinhold (the goober in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, duh)? Well, New Zealander comics Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden do, and they’re going to tell you all about them. Get ready to A. laugh and B. wish you, too, had an awesome Kiwi accent.


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“Bitch Sesh” and “Rose Buddies”

These two shows are not officially related to each other, but you can think of them as being in the same food group: the trashy show recap. Yes, the rabid reality show fans among us appreciate how fun it is to re-live the eye rolls and side-eyes of the latest episodes. And that’s what these do for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Bachelor, respectively.

Listen to Bitch Sesh or Listen to Rose Buddies

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“How Did This Get Made?”

Comics Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael hilariously recount the plots of movies so bad, they’re delightful. Never seen The Lawnmower Man or Hackers? No matter. You’ll feel like you did as you giggle through these silly, upbeat recaps recorded live at hipster L.A. venue Largo at the Coronet.


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“Comedy Bang Bang”

This free-form comedy hour is like a celebrity drop-in lounge, in which host Scott Aukerman (he’s buds with Zach Galifianakis, with whom he co-created Between Two Ferns) does conversation, character work and plays games with guests like Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Nick Kroll (The League) and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley).


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