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, Beats, 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, “Smartless”, and Barstool podcasts are super popular, 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.
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
Art with a Lisp is committed to showcasing local artists who are paid. The hosts are debunking the myth of the starving artists and empowering creatives to make money on their craft by interviewing people who’ve done it and are doing it. Follow on YouTube, Instagram, and click here for where to watch, listen, and find more information about Art with a Lisp.
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
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 Google Play.
Recommended episode: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
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 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
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
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 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 Podcasts.
Recommended episode: Welcome to Delorean Nights
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
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
Local lady-legend Lynn Hazan-Bush’s podcast with her husband Tony, is aptly named Lynn + Tony Know. While making you laugh and feeling closer to the community, Lynn + Tony discuss all kinds of topics ranging from life with a newborn, achieving optimal health, meditation, conscious relationship, post-partum recovery. men’s mental health and more. Listen on SoundCloud, Spotify, iHeart, and on Apple Podcasts.
Recommended episode: The Power of Functional Medicine Featuring: Kira Oberle of Rahav Wellness
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
Stilettos on the Ground is a bi-weekly podcast that celebrates women and their stories. Lily Belcak started Stilettos on the Ground because she has always believed that seemingly “ordinary” women are actually extraordinary and wanted to celebrate that.
Each episode of Stilettos on the Ground features a woman who is equally relatable and inspiring. These women are kind, they have grit, and they are passionate about lifting up all women. Listen to this podcast for female-driven conversations that cover personal journeys, career paths, female empowerment, and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts here and Spotify here. Stilettos on the Ground can be found on other podcast streamings services, too.
Recommended episode: A Scientist’s Journey Through Africa
Best friend duo, Jackie Nese & Alyx Curtis sit down on every podcast episode to have genuine conversations with their viewers that make you think, laugh, and reflect. Each episode also includes special New Jersey references such as the Jersey Shore to The Real Housewives of New Jersey are used by the duo to connect with viewers all across the Garden State. Listen to Maybe She’s From Jersey on Apple Podcasts here and Youtube here.
Recommended episode: Episode 16: WhEReS ThE BeAcH?! Pt.1
If you are looking to tune in more to the governmental aspects of Hudson County, HudCo Radio Podcast does just that. The host takes viewers inside Hudson County’s government by interviewing experts. Notable guests include Hoboken Girl’s very own founder Jen Tripucka, Hudson County’s Planning Chief Francesca Giarratana, and Division of Planning’s Principal Planner, Kevin Force. Listen to HudCo Radio Podcast here and Apple Podcasts here.
Recommended episode: HC Women’s History Month Honoree ”Hoboken Girl” Jennifer Tripucka
Look At My Records! is both a podcast and music blog run by Tom Gallo, that’s based in Jersey City. Look At My Records! is a bi-weekly produced podcast where Gallo asks either bands or artists to put together playlists using records straight from his expansive personal collection. This ends up leading to a more in-depth conversation that features the guests’ insight on their influences, experiences, and more. Listen to Look At My Records! on Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here, and the podcast’s blog here.
Recommended episode: Episode 210: VHS Collection
Which of these podcasts are you going to listen to? Let us know in the comments!