recommend playing Stardew Valley and listenin to The Adventure Zone
at the same time, because I burned through over 60 episodes in about 2 weeks. That's... nearly as much time as full time employment.
I have one request, which is for something that can gently remind me how much time something is going to take to listen to, because my brain sorta defaults to "about 40 minutes an episode" and then I sit down for Kurt Vonne Guys
which can be two and a half hours and I get into some trouble.
NPR has a lot of good stuff. (Is every radio show you can stream online a "podcast"?)
if you like story telling: This American Life, Snap Judgment, The Moth
if you like less personal true stuff: Radio Lab, Star Talk, 99% Invisible, Invisibilia
quiz shows, and sketch comedy stuff: Ask Me Another, Wits,
I had a friend who only knew A Prairie Home Companion from the 2006 movie with Lindsay Lohan and that's just the weirdest thing to me. Hold On with Eugene Mirman
is the voice of Gene from Bob's Burgers asking comedians questions about their sets.
if you like cartoons Conversation Parade
is about Adventure Time
if you like beloved cartoons from your childhood occasionally saying horrible
things Talking Toons with Rob Paulsen is great. it's mostly nice discussions about voice acting, and how much cartoons can mean to people, but it's also older guys who can be politically incorrect and say swears and stuff.
and if you like horrible things, there Caustic Soda