Celebrities are always looking for platforms to help them reach their audience in a different way. Podcasts are an ideal solution. In podcasts, celebrities can speak directly to their fans. They can explore issues that matter to them in depth. They’re likely to reveal a more personal side of themselves, with stories and personality that might not come out in normal press interviews. For many celebs, their podcast is a passion project and a more intimate way to connect. Here are some top examples of celebrity-hosted podcasts.
American actress and producer Anna Faris and co-host Sim Sarna, address relationship issues along with their guests. Expect relationship wisdom, marriage advice and interviews with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Jillian Michaels, the queen of health and wellness, started podcasting back in 2011. The podcast is informative, while also entertaining and inspirational. You’ll find tools for health and happiness.
Comedian Marc Maron has one of the most well-respected interview podcasts around. Maron is skilled at making his interviewees comfortable and getting them to reveal aspects of themselves and their lives/work in an intimate, real way. A must listen for enjoyable insights from high profile guests, but also as an example of excellent interviewing. He’s even interviewed President Obama right in his garage!
Comedian and star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine Chelsea Peretti hosted this fun…and a bit wild…podcast. She takes calls on her weekly themed episodes and you never know what turn things will take. Though the podcast isn’t active anymore, there are a lot of back episodes for your enjoyment.
Most known for Date Night, Walk of Shame, The Heat, and Daddy’s Home, Bill Burr shares his thoughts podcast on wide ranging topics in his podcast. He talks, sometimes rants, about sports, relationships, current events and everyday life. Occasionally, he sits down for an interview with a special guest.
Katie Couric, American journalist and TV host, seamlessly transitions to podcast hosting. She sits down for unscripted, honest conversations with the biggest names in politics, news, and pop culture.
Getting Curious is a weekly exploration of topics that interest the host and are sure to interest you too. Jonathan Van Ness, of Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones, has conversations with experts about anything from abortion rights to suicide to social media. You’ll also find some deep dives and fascinating conversations with his Queer Eye co-workers.
If you saw his film The Big Sick, you know that Kumail Nanjiani is a big fan of The X-Files. He’s such a fan that he hosted a 57-episode companion podcast to the show. His devotion even landed him an appearance on the revival. If you’re already a fan of X-Files or giving it a try for the first time, you’ll definitely want to listen to this podcast.