As more media platforms are catching up to the “on-demand economy,” podcasts are suddenly all the rage again. And why not? You can listen along in the car on the way to work, in the kitchen as you cook, at the gym while working out — you can be doing just anything and still be able to listen to a podcast.
It’s a good thing, too, because there are podcasts about pretty much everything under the sun. Topics range from news and politics to pop culture and reality television to our wonderful state of Michigan. Whether you’re looking to learn something new or you want to support your hometown, these Michigan podcasts will only grow your love for the Mitten.
Originally an Instagram account showcasing Grand Rapids stories, iHeartGR is now much more. Their podcast explores the community of people and what makes Grand Rapids great. Stories range from heartfelt and uplifting to the explorations of local neighborhoods and the hottest new restaurants.
2. Love Lansing by Lansing State Journal
If you truly #LoveLansing, you’re going to want to take a dive into this podcast from Lansing State Journal. In each episode the host speaks with different members from the newsroom to discuss Lansing history, events and a variety of other topics.
3. Michigan Beer Show
Dedicated to Michigan’s finest natural resource, beer, the Michigan Beer Show interviews and discusses the latest beer trends in the Mitten state. Though they’ve been on a hiatus for the past few months, we’re hoping to see a return in the near future! In the meantime, take a listen to their archived episodes about breweries around the state. After all, Michigan beer never goes out of style.
4. Michigan Runner Girl
Michigan Runner Girl podcast combines running with the great outdoors. Each week, host Heather Durocher takes listeners on a journey where a passion for running crosses paths with a love of Pure Michigan. Get meta and listen to this podcast on your summer runs.
5. Drink My Brewcast
Hosted by three professional bartenders, Drink My Brewcast is all about the craft brewery scene. Recorded out of Traverse City, the three hosts are passionate about the craft brewery scene and seek to highlight those working in it. They often travel to different breweries around the state to get the scoop on new craft practices. Listen while living the patio lifestyle with your favorite Michigan beer!
6. State Side by Michigan Radio
More interested in the news and stories of Michigan? State Side is your show! The features stories can range from very serious to seriously funny, making this podcast a must-listen for those dedicated to our state’s current news and updates. Perfect for morning commutes and quick updates on the fly.
Which Michigan podcasts do you love to listen to? Let us know in the comments!