• Hudson County-Hosted Podcasts to Stream

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    On your commute to work every day, you’ll easily be able to spot numerous people wearing headphones. The real mystery, however, is what they’re listening to. Whether it’s through AirPods or blasting out of car speakers, many North Jersey and New York residents are listening to podcasts to pass the time. 

    “The Daily” from the New York Times, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Barstool podcasts are topping the Apple Podcast charts. But if you’re looking for content a bit closer to home, there are tons of shows hosted by Hudson County residents. Read on to find 11 local podcasts you have to stream next.

    An Acquired Taste

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    Co-hosted by Kathleen Heaney and Bethany Watson, An Acquired Taste podcast focuses on what’s going on in the world as well as lifestyle topics ranging from traveling, sex, and relationships. “Web Girl” Kathleen, a Hoboken resident, and “Radio” Bethany, record every week from Audioboom in NYC. They call their listeners “TasteBuds” with over 20K followers on Instagram and 10K on Twitter. You can listen every Wednesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Audioboom

    Recommended episode: #195: Exploring The World Of A Top-Secret Investigator & How To Stop Crying

    Down the Alley

    Crossfit Jersey City sponsors this next podcast with a local guest each month. Trainers and friends from the community discuss fitness, health, and wellness on Down the Alley. Episodes typically range from 30 minutes to an hour. Listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Soundcloud.

    Recommended episode: Down the Alley Podcast featuring Andrew Phillips

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    Mostly Nitpicking

    Every week, Hoboken residents Nando and DJ “nitpick” a newly released movie. Most recently, they covered Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and The Lion King. If you love breaking down movies and analyzing their plotlines, this podcast is for you film junkies. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and GooglePlay.

    Recommended episode: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

    Fearless Business

    Local entrepreneur Jamie Lieberman from Hashtag Legal and Mary Clavieres, founder of Brief Transitions, co-host Fearless Business. On the podcast, the duo gives great business advice from digital marketing to legal tips {courtesy of Jamie, who is a lawyer}. Look out for these bi-monthly episodes, sometimes even bringing listeners guests from the corporate world. Listen Apple Podcasts and their website.

    Recommended episode: Episode 74: Building Your Brand Through Speaking With Carol Cox

    From the Dungeon Podcast

    From the Dungeon covers underground artists and even plays their tracks on air. Dee Rotten and Mark Bernardo interview up-and-coming musicians about three times per month. Follow along and even get featured on the show. Listen on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and YouTube.

    Recommended episode: Episode 41 : Neon Funeral

    BVSTER

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    Jersey City resident William Spencer covers all things food and beverage in the area from French bakery Choc-o-Pain to rustic restaurant Wurstbar. He also interviews foodies, entrepreneurs, and storytellers in the hospitality industry not normally covered in traditional media outlets. William tackles the challenges of small business owners and food trends in the New York metro area. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.

    Recommended episode: #4 Square 1 Jersey City: Asking the Community What They Want to Eat

    Scary Mommy Speaks

    In Scary Mommy Speaks, each Wednesday hosts Keri Setaro and Ashley Hearon-Smith will take you on a hilarious journey through motherhood with special guests joining them. A Weehawken resident, Ashley also hosts the weekly Instagram show Hudson County 60 and occasionally Wake Up with WiO. Listen on Apple Podcasts for episodes on everything from pop culture to post-baby sex.

    Recommended episode: Scary Mommy Speaks with Andy Cohen

    Delorean Nights

    Delorean Nights travels back in time and takes a road trip across America to explore the histories and stories surrounding the places we live. Learn about forgotten heroes and villains, visionary builders and planners, and other important figures that once roamed the streets of your favorite cities. Revisit legends, folklore, and pop culture that mold our identities, and experience history-shaking events and their social significance. Listen to this on Apple Podcats

    Recommended episode: Welcome to Delorean Nights

    Thought You Oughta Know 

    This show introduces you to other awesome podcasts out there and occasionally recaps the Real Housewives franchise. Thought You Oughta Know is hosted by Hoboken-ers Hannah and Melissa, two funny and entertaining gals. Catch them every Monday by listening on Apple Podcasts and PodBean.

    Recommended episode: He’s A Walking Gadget ft. Tea On The Hudson

    Single, Swipe, Repeat

    Popular dating podcast Singe, Swipe, Repeat is sponsored by Cosmopolitan and Tinder. Host Faye Brennan, Cosmo’s sex and relationships director, is a Hoboken resident and her podcast features guests like sexpert Emily Morse and comedian Zach Kornfeld from YouTube’s The Try Guys. Every Friday, enjoy hilarious dating stories and advice from singles. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher

    Recommended episode: NYC: TFW You Accidentally Steal Someone Else’s First Date

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    Tea on the Hudson 

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    One of the newest podcasts in the area is our very own Tea on the Hudson, hosted by Hoboken Girl founder Jen Tripucka. Local residents and HG contributors join Jen every Tuesday to spill all the Hudson County tea. During the podcast, they also try a new locally-brewed tea on air, so submit your favorite and it might get featured on the show. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Android.

    Recommended episode: 04 | Finding Calm in Urban Chaos with Kate Lombardo

    Sex and Jersey City

    Local lady-legend Chicpea JC’s podcast Sex and Jersey City discusses the ins and outs of dating and relationships. Hosted in conjunction with local guests on each show, Chicpea tackles relatable topics all while making you laugh and feel closer to the community. Listen on SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher, and soon on Apple Podcasts.

    Recommended episode: Episode 5: “He/she is JUST not that into you”

    For the Stress Pod 

    JC residents 4K Jae, Frank Metalz, and The Dojo are the team behind For The Stress podcast. They share their thoughts on news, sports, and culture, “navigating this thing called life” on Tuesday each week. This show is funny, informative, and will have you nodding your head in agreement the entire hour it’s playing. Listen on SoundCloud and Stitcher.

    Recommended episode: Price Tag Activism

    Which of these podcasts are you going to listen to? Let us know in the comments! 


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    Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Megan is a Jersey Girl at heart with a passion for writing and content creation. She is an alumna of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and currently works in media relations for a Fortune 500 company. In her free time, you can find her at Crunch Fitness or exploring new brunch spots, dive bars, and local boutiques with her friends. Megan covers human-interest stories and lifestyle news geared toward young professionals and the every day Hoboken Girl.