Every year we find the quality and range of podcasts continues to surprise and delight us. We put together a list of our favorite podcasts that you can download from Google Play and this list covers everything from horror and fantasy to stories about the meaning of life and technology. These podcasts on Google Play are among this group of podcasts that continue to push the industry into new realms. Enjoy!

The Athletic Sports Network

Into basketball, baseball, or football? Then there’s a podcast for you on The Athletic Spots Network. The Athletic features podcasts from the NBA, Fantasy Football, and major league teams around the US. Some of these podcasts look at untold histories of the sport and others focus on how culture plays into the changing landscape of the sport industry.

On Being with Krista Tippett

What does it mean to be human? This is a question Krista Tippett dives into on her show On Being. You may have heard of this award-winning public radio show that explores immense questions about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week is compelling conversation that will leave you reflecting on life’s big questions. If you haven’t listened to the show yet, you should definitely download it on Google Play podcasts immediately.

Warda

Mix together Downtown Abbey and Game of Thrones and you’ve got Warda — a multimedia fantasy podcast that tells stories about ambition, magic, invention, and curiosity. This layered fictional world is performed like a roleplaying game with stories that twist and turn and leave listeners eager for more.

Latina to Latina

When Alicia Mendez and Juleyka Lantigua-Williams sat down a year ago to plan out their podcast, Latina to Latina, they dreamed of a platform where Latinas could openly share stories from their lives and professional careers. A year later, their show has received over 100,000 downloads and this number continues to grow. The conversations on the show are hilarious, serious, and intimate. Talks revolve around everything from growing a business, being with family, and fighting systems of oppression. Ultimately, whenever someone listens in, they feel like they’re learning and growing with trusted friends.

Creative Conversation

If you’ve ever worked in a creative industry then you know how success can sometimes feel like winning a lottery ticket. In Fast Company’s podcast, Creative Conversations, the host KC Ifeanyi meets with icons from the art and business world to uncover what makes them successful and how they deal with creative blocks. Ifeanyi is a skilled interviewer who is able to get to the nitty-gritty details of the interviewer’s industry experience. Get ready to take some notes during this show.