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25 Celebrity Podcasts to Listen to for Inspiration in 2023

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25 Celebrity Podcasts to Listen to for Inspiration in 2023

New to podcasting or wondering what the rich and famous are up to lately? Maybe you’re a veteran podcaster and wondering what shows are popular now. Well, celebrity podcasts are hot. There seems to have been an explosion lately, with everyone from big-name celebrities, like Oprah and Kate Hudson, to old favorites, such as Jason Bateman and Dana Carvey, now recording their own shows. 

The thing is, not every podcast is going to be great because it has a celebrity hosting it. The best celebrity podcasts have personable hosts, interesting guests, engaging topics, and regularly release episodes. In this guide, we’ll recommend 25 of the best celebrity podcasts in 2023. Get your headphones out! 

What celebrities have podcasts?

While it may seem like everyone has a podcast nowadays, the reality is that few A-list celebrities have podcasts that are regularly putting out new content. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a podcast that is releasing consistently, so many celebrities will make limited-run series or just podcast for a year or two. 

Some of the best celebrity podcasts of 2023 feature actors and comedians that were likely more famous in the past and now have ventured into podcasting to share their stories and love for entertainment. There’s also a large group of new comedians and actors now podcasting which makes sense as they are naturally entertaining and good talkers. 

Here we review 25 of the best celebrity podcasts being released in 2023. 

25 Best celebrity podcasts in 2023

1. Smartless

Smartless celebrity podcast

Celebrities: Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, early and ad-free on Wondery+

Best friends and actors Jason Bateman (Ozark), Sean Hayes (Will and Grace), and Will Arnett (Arrested Development) take turns inviting on a celebrity guest. In the intro, the other two try to guess who the guest is and then they all interview the person, with little to no preparation, but their years of experience in showbiz. They get into really interesting chats about how movies and tv are made, all while playfully roasting each other. Guests have included big names like Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Mike Myers, and Tom Hanks. 

2. How Did This Get Made?

How Did This Get Made celebrity podcast

Celebrities: June Diane Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas, and Paul Scheer

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, ad-free on Stitcher Premium

Like really bad movies? This is the podcast for you. Actor/comedians Paul Scheer, with wife June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), and friend Jason Mantzoukas (Parks and Recreation) watch a different terrible movie and discuss it each episode. They pull apart plot lines, making fun of the acting, directing, and editing choices, and generally being hilarious, often with comedian guests. Recent movies discussed include Catwoman, Moonfall, The Smurfs, and Spider-Man 3. 

3. Scam Goddess

Scam Goddess celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Laci Mosley

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, ad-free on Stitcher Premium

Comedian, actor, and self-proclaimed Scam Goddess Laci Mosley (A Black Lady Sketch Show, iCarly) invites other funny people on her show to discuss stories, from recent and historical, about scams. This can be anything from petty crimes at minimum wage jobs to people faking their identities, such as a woman that scammed her way into the Olympics. As well as college admissions scandals, relationship scams, financial crimes and more. Her favorite Nigerian scammer? A man that fooled an international bank into investing £242 million into an airport that never existed. Wild stories with a hilarious host! 

4. Getting Curious

Getting Curious celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Jonathan Van Ness

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast, ad-free on Stitcher premium

Television personality and hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye) is curious about the world and many different subjects, including culture, history, social justice, politics, economics, and LGBTQIA+ issues. On this podcast, he interviews mainly experts in their fields, but also some celebrities, around a central question. Past episodes have included: what’s on animals’ minds? What were the very first Olympics like? And what was Canada up to during the American revolution? 

5. Armchair Expert

Armchair Expert celebrity podcast with Dax Shepard

Celebrity: Dax Shepard

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts

Armchair Expert with actor Dax Shepard (probably best known now for being married to Kristen Bell) and his co-host/assistant Monica Padman has become a wildly popular interview podcast that features a wide range of guests, including musicians, writers, athletes, scientists, comedians, actors, and directors. Dax often talks about his own struggles with addiction, childhood sexual abuse, and more with guests like Ben Stiller, Mandy Moore, Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, Connie Britton, and Neil Patrick Harris.

6. Las Culturistas

Las Culturistas celebrity podcast

Celebrities: Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, ad-free on Stitcher Premium

Best friends, actors, and comedians Bowen Yang (SNL) and Matt Rogers (Fire Island) are obsessed with pop culture and love to talk about it. They bring on other funny guests to chat about music, television, movies, fashion, skincare, life, and more. Regular segments include “I don’t think so, honey!” when they rant against something in culture for one minute and they ask each guest what was the formative piece of culture in their life.

7. Sibling Revelry

Sibling Revelry celebrity podcast with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson

Celebrities: Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, ad-free on Stitcher Premium

Actors and children of celebrities Kate (Almost Famous) and Oliver Hudson (Nashville) chat on this podcast mainly with other siblings about their lives, careers, and families. Previous celebrity siblings have included Rob and Chad Lowe; Ron and Clint Howard; Stella and Mary McCartney; and Jessica and Josh Alba. They also have special episodes with mom Goldie Hawn and other family members to really deep dive into family dynamics. 

8. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

Conan O'Brein needs a friend celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Conan O’Brien

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, ad-free on Stitcher premium

Comedian Conan O’Brien was on Late Night for more than 25 years and apparently hasn’t made any real friends in the process. On this podcast, he chats with his producer and assistant in a more uncensored way than was possible on live tv and interviews a wide range of celebrities, including actors, writers, comedians, doctors, and professors. Recent guests have included Molly Shannon, Leslie Jones, Nick Offerman, and Tracy Morgan.

9. Why Won’t You Date Me?

Why Wont You Date Me celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Nicole Byer

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, ad-free on Stitcher Premium 

Hilarious comedian, actor, and host Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Grand Crew) has been single her whole life and doesn’t know why. Each week, Nicole invites a friend, comedian, or even an ex-lover to ask about their dating lives. She loves to discuss raunchy topics, so it’s a bit NSFW, but it’s always a hilarious look at modern relationships, love, and dating.

10. Raised By Ricki 

Raised y Ricki

Celebrity: Ricki Lake

Listen on: Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast

Did you love the daytime talk shows of the 80s and 90s? If so, on this newly released podcast Ricki Lake (who had her own show) and Kalen Allen (who worked on the Ellen show) dissect pivotal moments on these shows and the behind-the-scenes production. They also interview key players, like Rosie O’Donnell, who talks about not being able to be publicly queer while hosting her show as well as having to tape on 9-11.  

11. Office Ladies

Office Ladies celebrity podcast

Celebrities: Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, early and ad-free on Stitcher

Every episode of this podcast Jenna and Angela, actors that starred in The Office, rewatch and discuss an episode of the tv show, bringing their own memories of shooting it and being on set. It’s a great behind-the-scenes view of the show and the relationships the actors developed over the years. The Office Ladies also invite on other colleagues to reminisce, including Ed Helms, Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson, and BJ Novak. 

12. It’s Happening

Celebrities: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Joey Camasta

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher

If you like drinking, partying, and sharing messiness, check out It’s Happening with Snooki (Jersey Shore) and her best friend/makeup artist Joey. The two catch up on their lives in New York and New Jersey, then go through the latest entertainment news and celebrity gossip and discuss their new favorite tv shows.

13. Newcomers

Celebrities: Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast

Comedians and actors Nicole Byer (as mentioned above) and Lauren Lapkus (Good Girls) had never seen Star Wars and people wouldn’t stop talking about it. They decided to start this podcast and watch the full series and talk about it with guests. Since then, they have watched The Lord of the Rings series, the Fast and Furious franchise, Tyler Perry’s body of work, and are now watching some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Generally, they are baffled by most fantasy films and to funny results. They try to figure out the plot lines and characters but often just make up their own details along the way. 

14. All There Is with Anderson Cooper

All There Is Anderson Cooper celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Anderson Cooper

Listen on: Spotify, Amazon Music, Overcast, Apple Podcasts

Broadcast journalist and political commentator Anderson Cooper (CNN) lost his mother Gloria Vanderbilt a few years ago and in this podcast, he is going through her apartment and belongings and his memories of their time together. The family is part of the Vanderbilt dynasty and Anderson discusses the wealth and privilege of his ancestry. Cooper talks about his feelings around loss; he tragically lost his brother to suicide at 21 years old. While also examining his mother’s life, talking about a telegram Frank Sinatra sent her, while they had an affair. As well as notes from Marilyn Monroe. 

15. Oprah’s Super Soul

Oprah Super Soul celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Oprah Winfrey

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts 

If you miss watching Oprah on the air, this may be the next best thing. Her Super Soul podcast features audio of her interviews from her series on her OWN network. The series focuses on the mind, body, and spirit, and features guests like writers Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed, Lady Gaga, and Michelle Obama.

16. Anna Faris is Unqualified

Anna Faris is Unqualified celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Anna Faris

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher

Actor Anna Faris (Scary Movie) gives completely unqualified relationship advice with other celebrity guests in this podcast. Recent guests have included Kevin Bacon, Christina Ricci, Elisha Cuthbert, David Duchovny, and many more.

17. Red Table Talk

Red Table Talk celebirty podcast

Celebrities: Jada Pinkett and Willow Smith

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Facebook Watch

On Red Table Talk actors and musicians Jada Pinkett Smith, with her daughter, Willow, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris tackle big life issues and share perspectives across three generations of women. They discuss tricky topics like fame, sex, addiction, race, domestic abuse, white privilege, infidelity, and mental health. Often they feature celebrity guests like Snoop Dogg, Gabrielle Union, Tiffany Hadish, Toni Braxton, Demi Moore, and of course, Will Smith.

18. Threedom

Celebrities: ​​Scott Aukerman, Lauren Lapkus, and Paul F Tompkins

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, ad-free on Stitcher premium

In Threedom, comedians, and actors Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy), Paul F Tompkins (Bojack Horseman), and Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show) basically just try to make each other laugh. They all come from improv backgrounds and this show is basically a long-form improv sketch between three friends, frequent collaborators, and very funny people. 

19. The Problem With Jon Stewart

The Problem with Jon Stewart celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Jon Stewart

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube

Jon Stewart created this new current affairs show after leaving The Daily Show in 2015. This is the podcast version and each episode focuses on a big issue that Stewart is passionate about, including racial injustice, misinformation, climate change, reproductive rights, and politics.

20. Will You Accept This Rose?

Will you accept this Rose celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Arden Myrin

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast

Actor and comedian Arden Myrin (Insatiable) is a superfan of the reality tv show The Bachelor and nerds out about it on this podcast. She watches all of the franchises, including the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, calling it the “greatest comedy franchise of all time”. She chats about it with other funny people like Bryan Safi, Ross Mathews, Fortune Feimster, Scott Aukerman, Kulap Vilaysack, and Laci Mosley. 

21. Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo

Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Ellen Pompeo

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible

In her new podcast Tell Me, Ellen Pompeo talks to guests and celebrity friends who inspire her and who are doing extraordinary things, this can include actors, business leaders, journalists, and authors. She also discusses the behind-the-scenes of taping Grey’s Anatomy for so many years, with past castmates like Patrick Dempsey, Kate Walsh, and Eric Dane.

22. Street You Grew Up On 

Street You Grew Up On celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Kerry Washington

Listen on: Youtube

Kerry Washington (Scandal, Django Unchained) invites other well-known guests on her show to discuss the street that they grew up on. Guests have included Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria, and Jen Garner. 

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23. Fly on the Wall

Fly on the Wall celebrity podcast

Celebrities: David Spade and Dana Carvey

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Amazon Music

Actors, comedians, and Saturday Night Live alumni David Spade (Tommy Boy) and Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World) reminisce on this podcast about their favorite moments and memories from being cast members on SNL. Guests include past and current cast members, hosts, writers, and musical guests, including Cheri Oteri, Rob Schneider, Martin Short, and Darrell Hammond. A fun podcast to listen to and remember all the great sketches, impressions, and appearances on the long-running comedy show.

24. Table Manners 

Table Manners celebrity podcast

Celebrities: Jessie and Lennie Ware

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Acast, Spotify, Overcast

UK singer-songwriter Jessie Ware along with her chef mother Lennie, host this podcast where they invite one or multiple guests over for dinner to talk about life, food, and family. It’s a funny and warm look into a mom and daughter’s relationship. They feature celebrity interviews with stars like Shania Twain, Tony Hawk, Billy Porter, and Emily Ratajkowski. 

25. Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Under The Ski with Russel Brand celebrity podcast

Celebrity: Russell Brand

Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Acast, Spotify

English comedian and actor Russell Brand has been known for this wild behavior and lifestyle in the past. In this podcast, he aims to go deeper into discussions about the human experience. He interviews guests from popular culture, the arts, and academia on topics like meditation, consciousness, awareness, spirituality, psychedelics, and fame. Recent celebrity interviews have included: Ricky Gervais, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matthew McConaughey, and Judd Apatow.

What celebrity has the best podcast?

Celebrities with strong backgrounds in comedy, standup, or sketch make the most entertaining podcasts. As seen above, these podcasts cover a range of different subjects, from more serious topics to just pure laughs. If you’re especially interested in television and movie production, fame and celebrity, we recommend the Smartless podcast as it features three celebrity hosts and many famous guests.

Do celebrities make money on podcasts?

While podcasts can be huge money-making enterprises, recognize that these are in a very small minority of the number of ones currently being released.

The biggest deal to date has been Spotify’s purchase of the exclusive rights to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which they reportedly paid up to $200 million for. Other high earners are the podcast My Favorite Murder, making over $15 million USD a year, the Dave Ramsey Show, at $10 million, and Armchair Expert, at $9 million yearly. 

Large podcast deals, such as with Spotify and other networks, as well as advertising, is where the bulk of the money comes from. But podcasters will also offer sponsored and exclusive content, merchandise, live events, consulting services, as well as crowdfund money through platforms like Patreon. 

Read more: How Much Do Podcasters Make?

FAQs on Celebrity Podcasts

What famous people have podcasts on Spotify?

Spotify has signed massive partnerships with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Michelle Obama, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, as well as researcher and lecturer ​​Brené Brown. It’s been reported that Spotify is shutting down its in-house original podcast studio known as Studio 4. But this is only one of many podcast studios they own and they continue to acquire more. 

Why does every celebrity have a podcast?

Due to the time and effort required to consistently put out quality podcasts, it means that fewer celebrities than you think have podcasts. Actors that are working consistently likely don’t have the availability to do weekly recordings. Also, big-name celebrities may put out podcasts that don’t have content engaging enough for listeners. 

Looking at the top charts, most podcasts are hosted by people that didn’t start out as celebrities. For example, the hosts of My Favorite Murder were working in the entertainment field but the podcast is what shot them to success. Many top charting podcasts are also being produced by news organizations like The New York Times podcast The Daily. 

Which reality stars have podcasts?

Many reality television stars have ventured into podcasting, such as the cast of Jersey Shore with the podcast It’s Happening. RuPaul’s Drag Race stars have also created many entertaining podcasts, including Race Chaser with Alaska and Willam. Real Housewives stars have started their own pods, including Just B with Bethenny Frankel. 

Do the Kardashians have a podcast?

Surprisingly, the Kardashian family had not yet ventured into podcasting until now. Kim recently released her new podcast with Spotify called Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith. There are also a number of podcasts about the family, their show and lives, and reality tv culture in general, including Kar Dishin’ It: All Things Kardashian, and the Kardashian series on the podcasts Even the Rich and Spectacle: Reality TV

How do podcasts get celebrities?

It may be difficult to land a celebrity guest for your podcast, but it’s not impossible if you’ve built a large listenership and narrowed your focus. Celebrities will want exposure from being a podcast guest, so you’ll need to create a big community of people listening in by consistently releasing quality episodes. If you also build a niche audience around a certain subject, you may be likely to book celebrities that are also interested in that field. 

Research which celebrities are doing podcast interviews, likely when they have something to plug – like a new show or book. Starting locally in your region may also help with looking at which people may have fewer podcasts contacting them. Once you’ve narrowed down on a few people, find and contact their PR representative with a pitch including information and statistics on your podcasts, including reach. Basically, show them how the celebrity would benefit from being on the podcast. You may also luck out with a social media message sent directly to the celebrity. 

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