We’re all getting through a lot of excellent television right now.
But you might have missed chatting to your office buddies about the latest series at the water cooler, or quoting classic comedy lines with friends over a glass of wine.
Cue: TV podcasts.
Plugging into a TV podcast is the perfect way to feel like part of the conversation and hype. And for super fans, they’re a brilliant way of finding new interviews, reviews and background information about your favourite shows.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ones out there.
Best podcasts about TV shows
Sentimental In The City
It was recently announced at a Sex And The City spin-off series is in the works, so of course it makes sense that fans are using the news as an excuse to revisit the original series.
If you don’t want to go on this nostalgic venture alone, join Sentimental In The City hosts Caroline O’Donoghue and Dolly Alderton as they do a deep (and LOL) dive on all six seasons.
Welcome To The OC, Bitches!
The OC was, arguably, one of the best TV series ever made. Last year, All 4 added all four seasons to its streaming platform. If you’re planning to re-watch the whole series, make sure you do it with two of the show’s biggest stars on this brand new podcast.
Melinda Clarke and Rachel Bilson have launched Welcome To The OC, Bitches! The podcast will see the stars revisit all episodes of the series and provide behind-the-scenes insight on what happened with fellow former cast members, writers and musicians.
The first episode lands on 27 April and new ones will be released weekly.
Obsessed With... Line Of Duty
Luckily, the Obsessed With… Line Of Duty podcast is here to help us try make sense of it all. Former cast member, Craig Parkinson, who played DI Matthew Cottan (“The Caddy”), hosts the series, chatting with members of the cast and celebrity super fans to delve deep into the world of AC-12.
Obsessed With… Normal People
Obsessed With… Normal People picks up on the conversations sparked by the series, exploring the universal themes of love, relationships and growing up and finding yourself as a young adult.
Evanna Lynch and Riyadh Khalaf host the show, which includes guests such as Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, who of course play Marianne and Connell in the series.
Quiz is last year’s three-part ITV drama series that followed the story of the now infamous Who Wants To Be A Millionaire coughing scandal. With a superb cast including Michael Sheen, Aisling Bea and Sian Clifford, it was a lockdown TV hit.
Final Answer is a limited podcast series presented by the crew who brought Quiz to life – writer James Graham and producers Dan Winch and Alice Pearse.
It takes us deep behind the scenes to find out how hard it is to recreate modern history, the moral grey areas of dramatising such a well-known story and the journey for key crew on whether they feel the Ingrams ultimately are guilty or innocent.
Fake Doctors, Real Friends
Scrubs co-stars and real-life best buddies Zach Braff and Donald Faison have created a weekly comedy podcast where they relive the hit TV show one episode at a time.
Each week, the pair discuss an episode of Scrubs, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and reminiscing on some of their favourite memories from filming.
They also connect with Scrubs super fans and feature beloved show cast members for exclusive interviews. It’s nostalgic, fun and perfect for right now.
The Good Place: The Podcast
Whether you’re a super fan mourning the end of the series, or you’re catching up with it during lockdown, The Good Place: The Podcast is a brilliant accompaniment to the hit Netflix comedy.
Hosted by actor Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn), the podcast features behind-the-scenes stories, episode and performance insights and funny anecdotes.
Obsessed With... Killing Eve
The upcoming fourth season of Killing Eve be the last one. Make sure you’re up to date with the story so far with the Obsessed With… Killing Eve podcast.
Naomi Shimada and Zing Tsjeng dissect episodes from all previous seasons. Conversations range from Villanelle’s epic wardrobe to how the show portrays sexual dynamics and queerness on mainstream TV, along with plenty of outrageous anecdotes of their own.
The Crown: The Official Podcast
Hosted by Edith Bowman, The Crown: The Official Podcast follows the hit royal Netflix show episode by episode, diving deep into the stories and taking listeners behind the scenes with insights from many of the people involved in the show.
Guests include showrunner, writer and creator Peter Morgan, and actors such as Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham-Carter.
The Office (US) co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, have created the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for fans.
Each week Jenna and Angela break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind-the-scenes stories that only two people who were there can tell you.
Another from the Obsessed with… series, because it’s just so damn good. I May Destroy You was Michaela Coel’s 2020 BBC drama about consent in contemporary life. It was praised by critics and fans alike for its bold examination of sexual assault.
Sophie Duker and friends are on hand to talk through the episodes.
Top illustration: Rebecca Hendin
Images: supplied by each podcast
Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…