Year in Review: Monkey See's Best Podcast Episodes of 2016

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Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR

One thing that I did a lot of in 2016 was listen to podcasts. Whether I was on a run, in the shower, doing dishes, or on a particularly long walk to the subway, I always loved popping in my headphones and listening to a really great podcast episode. 

My two favorites this year were The NPR Politics (they literally got me through the election!) and The Judge John Hodgman Podcast. 

I basically found both of those through another favorite podcast of mine, NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, a roundtable discussion of the latest books, movies, TV shows, music, and more. Pop Culture Happy Hour is hosted my Linda Holmes, the editor and main critic on NPR's entertainment blog, Monkey See

Thankfully, this year, Linda Holmes teamed up with fellow PCHH commentator Glen Weldon, as well as Lauren Ober, the host of The Big Listen, a podcast about podcasts (how meta!) to bring us their list of the best podcast episodes of 2016.  I was happy to see that Judge John made the list, but there's also a lot of other podcasts I need to get listening to. 

Well, it's an excuse to get out and exercise, at least.