A Short List of Podcasts You Need to Add to Your Rotation
By Israel Gutierrez
Whether it be on a long road trip, while doing homework, or even while falling asleep, listening to a podcast is a great form of entertainment no matter where you are. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find a new podcast to add to your rotation. I’m here to help with that.
To start off, one of my personal favorites is “Impaulsive,” hosted by Logan Paul and his friend Mike Majlak. In the past, Logan Paul seemed to be caught up in controversy after controversy; however, he appears to have turned a new leaf and become a much better person.
The hosts cover a wide array of topics from pop culture to self-enlightenment, and with an array of amazing guests, the variety of conversations is sure to interest all kinds of people. Through humor and raw discussion, their voices help put a smile on listeners’ faces.
“Impaulsive” can be found on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.
Next up we have “Tiny Meat Gang” hosted by Cody Ko and Noel Miller. These two self-dubbed “short kings” (shorter men who don’t let society’s standards on height bother them) are hilarious and always manage to bring lots of laughs and fun with every episode. Their friendship and the way they effortlessly build off each other’s jokes is sure to crack you up.
They talk about social media, pop culture, their comedy tour journeys, and more. If you’re a comedy podcast enjoyer and haven’t yet joined the “Tiny Meat Gang,” this is a sign to do so.
“Tiny Meat Gang” can be found on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.
I came across the next podcast, “Jumpers Jump” scrolling through TikTok. Hosted by Carlos Juico and Gavin Ruta, “Jumpers Jump” is a comedy podcast that covers an array of topics on pop culture, their adventures and lives as young entrepreneurs, as well as taking dives into crazy conspiracy theories.
“Jumpers Jump” can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Last, but certainly not least, we have a podcast created by one of our very own Walla Walla University students. “Ducks! A Mystery Podcast,” is created by Michael Jimenez, a 21-year-old senior strategic communication major.
“A down on his luck detective tries to solve the murder of a famous author, encountering a cast of strange characters on his way to finding the truth.”  The twist? The detective is a duck. “Ducks!” follows the story of Milligan Cuffs, the duck detective, and features the iconic detective noir aesthetic as well as humor that creates a fun listening experience for all.
The idea for “Ducks!” came to Jimenez through inspiration from a peculiar local crime. “Last year, someone broke into the Pioneer Park Aviary and killed a bunch of birds there (on two separate occasions),” Jimenez said. 
“That’s legitimately where the scenario came from. For some reason, I couldn’t get the idea of a duck solving a murder out of my head. The idea seemed really funny to me.” 
If you’re a fan of comedy, a lover of detective stories, or in need of a new podcast, this is definitely one to add to your rotation.
The “Ducks!” podcast can be found on Spotify as well as Apple Podcasts.
- Phone interview with Michael Jimenez, 1/20/21.
What's up y'all my name is Israel, but everyone calls me Izzy. I am a senior strategic communication student. I write the culture column for The Collegian. I cover an array of pop culture topics. Some of my interests are videogames, sports, listening to music, cooking/eating, creating, skating even though I am garbage, watching shows, sleeping, and just straight vibin.