Random Podcasts You Just Might Like

Where do you even start when finding a new podcast to get into? We did the heavy lifting so you don't have to.

We asked Random People to name their favorite podcasts and this is what we got.


The Results:

Freakonomics

Most Recent Episode: Freakonomics

Stephen J. Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics books) explores the hidden side of everything. From things you always thought you knew (but didn't) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) - from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. This one's for the curious and exploratory minds.


Quick Stats:

Rating: Clean

Category: Documentary

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.5/5


The Official Podcast

Most Recent Episode: The Official Podcast

Four friends, endless topics. From dumb questions, YouTube celebrities, childish giggling, burger puns, and more this show has a little something for everyone. Take a listen to this podcast when you need a little light-hearted humor with a mix of current events, you won't be disappointed.


Quick Stats:

Rating: Explicit

Category: Comedy

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9/5


Two Hot Takes

Most Recent Episode: Two Hot Takes

If you're a fan of Reddit, jaw-dropping stories, and an honest opinion this one's for you. Host, Morgan Absher, and her slew of co-hosts, take on some interesting stories to say the least. From life, dating, relationships, AITA stories and more, Two Hot Takes is a great listen for your long drives or hot girl walks.


Quick Stats:

Rating: Explicit

Category: Comedy

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7/5


13: A Taylor Swift Fan Podcast

Most Recent Episode: 13: A Taylor Swift Fan Podcast

This is the 1 for all the Swifties out there. You belong with this podcast if Taylor Swift easter eggs, cryptic clues, and deciphering the meaning of her songs is your jam. So baby just say yes and follow along to four fellow Swifties as they break down every Taylor song ever written and bring the fun along the way.


Quick Stats:

Rating: Explicit

Category: Music

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8/5


Bandsplain

Most Recent Episode: Bandsplain

All lovers of all things music, you need this podcast in your life! Host Yasi Salek invites music experts to explain cult bands and iconic artists and why people love them all while incorporating their songs. This show brings music and talk together in the best way, so don't wait any longer and go check it out!


Quick Stats:

Rating: Explicit

Category: Music


Avatar: Braving the Elements

Most Recent Episode: Avatar: Braving the Elements

There's knowing about the show, liking the show, being a fan, and then this. If you're interested in all things Avatar, check this one out. Join hosts Janet Varney (voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (voice of Prince Zuko) on the official companion podcast as they re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. This is a great one for those who would love a breakdown of key themes and those who just might be interested in a special behind-the-scenes trivia.


Quick Stats:

Rating: Clean

Category: TV & Film

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9/5


Giggly Squad

Most Recent Episode: Giggly Squad

You're about to join the Giggly Squad. Hosts Hannah Berner and Paige DeSorbo discuss all things pop culture, fashion trends, television, horoscopes, mental health, and more. If you're one to keep up on all the current trends, or alternatively, find yourself falling behind on the latest news, this is a good one to try.


Quick Stats:

Rating: Explicit

Category: TV & Film

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6/5


We Might Be Drunk

Most Recent Episode: We Might Be Drunk

NYC comedians, Mark Normand and Sam Morril Might Be Drunk. Listen into this podcast to hear them share insights into the comedy world, recommendations, peeves, and a drink (or three).


Quick Stats:

Rating: Explicit

Category: Comedy

Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9/5


Sports + Life + Balance

Most Recent Episode: Sports + Life + Balance

Calling all Olympic Sports fans, this one's for you! Hosted by 2-time US Olpympian and Emmy winning producer, John Moffet, this podcast goes behind-the-scenes with your favorite athletes to hear the untold stories of their careers. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you might learn a thing or two.


Quick Stats:

Rating: Clean

Category: Sports

Apple Podcast Rating: 5/5


When one of these strikes gold as your new favorite podcast, thank us later (or thank us now by hitting the like button).

Sizing Best Practices for Social Media

When it comes to social media, size does, in fact, matter!

We at Random have assembled specific recommendations for size, resolution, and more for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, and TikTok.

Bear in mind, these platforms are constantly evolving and changing under our feet. We'll update this helpful collection as platforms shift“check in every six months or so to ensure your posts are up-to-date!

Instagram

Everything shared to Instagram will need to be 1080 pixels across - height will vary! Although landscape images can be shared to Instagram, we advise against it - square or portrait is the way to go. Instagram users are typically on mobile, and the goal is to fill as much of their screen as possible with your content. Vertical and square images accomplish that better than landscape!

For in-feed video, the maximum time limit is 60 seconds. When sharing to IGTV, it's another story. Videos can be much longer, but many of the same visual rules still apply: vertical is best!

For Reels, 15-60 second video is preferred. A vertical ratio of 9:16 is recommended, but remember: with Reels, Instagram's UX and interface will take up unexpected space! Due to comments, text, and other features, the safe zone for Reels is smaller than you may think: instead of 1080 x 1920 px, it's actually just 1010 x 1280 px. To be clear: your whole video can and should be 1080 x 1920, but remember that the most important content should be close to the center of the screen. The very bottom and top will be obstructed!

TikTok

TikTok videos should be 1080p, 287.6 MB maximum file size, up to 10 minutes long. While posting a still image to TikTok is not only inadvisable, but impossible, sharing slideshows, animated photos, or photo montages are all options (but video content will likely get you higher engagement). Image size can be 1080 x 1920 px max.

Bear in mind that, like Instagram Reels, a lot of your video will be covered by TikTok's UX on the very bottom, top, and right of the screen. Users will still be able to see the entirety of the video on their screen, but key information and visuals should be focused on the very center of your content.

Facebook

Facebook users are on both mobile and desktop, so the best image format is vertical. Remember that Facebook tends to push video content over still images!

Video should be 1080p, 1GB maximum and no longer than 20 minutes. Landscape, portrait, and square video can all be shared, but again, vertical is best for both desktop and mobile purposes.

Stories can be shared simultaneously to Instagram and Facebook, which is convenient! Same size as Instagram: they can be still or video, 1080 x 1920, 20 seconds maximum per frame. Reels can also be shared from Instagram to Facebook for additional content.

Twitter

Like Instagram, the name of the game for Twitter is vertical or square - for still images only. Unlike Instagram, you can share GIFs to Twitter, and square or horizontal is preferred for video. Videos can be a maximum of 10 minutes long on Twitter.

Twitter supports multi-image posts, but you cannot control the cropping of those images in their thumbnails - be mindful of accidental poor cropping or display when sharing multiple photos.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is similar to Facebook in many respects. Vertical images tend to be best, and videos are limited to 10 minutes or less.

YouTube

Horizontal video reigns supreme on Youtube. Aim for 1920 x 1080 px, 1080p. Thumbnails for videos should be 1280 x 720 px. 12 hours is the maximum length of any Youtube video.

Upload your own thumbnail for Youtube videos, rather than using a still from your footage “ it'll garner more attention and interest. Include eye-catching colors, an image of your main subject, and a short piece of text, either a quote from your video or a shortened version of the title.

Want help crafting the best-looking posts possible on your socials? Reach out to us below!