5 Wisconsin Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

By Christina Lorey

September 15, 2023

International Podcast Day is September 30! Podcasts have become incredibly popular over the past 7 years, but for anyone still unfamiliar: podcasts are pre-recorded audio episodes that focus on a particular topic. (If you’ve ever listened to a radio show, chances are, you’d find podcasting fairly similar.)

As of January 2023, there are roughly 3 million active podcasts you can listen to right now, most for free, through iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, YouTube, and more. The abundance of options can feel overwhelming, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite Wisconsin podcasts:

Behind the Badgers: An inside look at Wisconsin football, Wisconsin basketball, and all things Wisconsin Badgers! Advertised as the only podcast coming from inside Camp Randall, the show releases one 50 minute episode each week. Listen HERE.

The Cabin: Produced by the crew behind the country’s longest-running tourism TV show, Discover Wisconsin, the hosts take listeners across the state to check out small towns, emerging artists, special events, and more. The show averages one 30-50 minute episode each week. Listen HERE. 

Why Should I Give a Damn?: Three friends discuss what’s trending, like the future of artificial intelligence, the surge in mass shootings, and the impact of drug culture. Click HERE to read our interview with the hosts. Expect 3-5 hour-long episodes each month. Listen HERE.

Wisconsin Drunken History: A friendly discussion of all things Wisconsin history, culture, and music, while the friendly hosts sip on local brews. Expect one 45 minute episode each week. Listen HERE.

Wisconsin Sportsman: Celebrate the great outdoors with hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking tips from renowned experts to average Joes. The show releases one hour-long episode each week. Listen HERE.

BONUS: UpNorthNews Radio: Did you know you can catch our daily morning radio show as a podcast on-demand? Host Pat Kreitlow discusses state news with local lawmakers and change makers. Listen HERE.

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  • Christina Lorey

    Christina is an Edward R. Murrow-winning journalist and former producer, reporter, and anchor for TV stations in Madison and Moline. When she’s not writing or asking questions, you can find her volunteering with Girls on the Run, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and various mental health organizations.

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