9 Podcasts TV Fans Should Listen to for Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

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Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey from The Office weren't the first TV stars to utilize their behind-the-scenes memories to create a successful podcast for fans and TV lovers alike. Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz did the same with Glee, and Zach Braff and Donald Faison have been doing that with Scrubs

Everyone loves a good TV show, but fans love everything that a show has to offer, so as podcasts become yet another media outlet that people turn to for information, stars are using that to their advantage to not only give behind-the-scenes insight, but also to have honest conversations about recent episodes, debunk conspiracy theories, bring on guests, and even toe the line of admitting spoilers.

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Fake Doctors, Real Friends (Scrubs)

One of the most looked-forward-to weekly TV-based podcasts is Fake Doctors, Real Friends — and it’s because of much more than the behind-the-scenes stories and nostalgic feelings that come with talking about Scrubs. Donald Faison and Zach Braff’s friendship on and off the beloved medical dramedy is heartwarming, but still filled with the sarcastic jest, witty banter and honest brotherhood that is expected from these two former “doctors.” The actors go through each episode of the show and tell secrets, talk about memories, bring on guests, question dialogue, and laugh out loud along the way. Each podcast episode lasts well over an hour, even though each episode of Scrubs itself is 30 minutes or less. If that doesn’t tell you that Faison and Braff have a lot of things to say, both about the show and each other, then what will?

Available to listen to on iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

The Sopranos, HBO, 2004
HBO

Gangster Goddess Broad-cast (The Sopranos)

What started as Made Women (still available to listen to on SimpleCast) turned into Gangster Goddess Broad-cast that Sopranos fans and Hollywood lifestyle admirers alike are obsessed with…. and rightfully so! Actress Drea de Matteo and her longtime best friend, New Jersey native Chris Kushner, teamed up to rewatch the HBO mob drama that de Matteo starred in, comment about life on set as a gangster, reminisce about the show, discuss the rise and fall of being an actor, and teach listeners how they, too, can get into the vigilant, mobster mentality. 

Available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

The Bachelor, ABC, 2020
ABC

Bachelor Happy Hour (The Bachelor/The Bachelorette)

Hosted by Bachelor franchise legends and former bachelorettes, Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin, this podcast is the perfect spot for you to take the drama of the show up ten notches. With chats from current and former cast members, recaps of their own experiences, undisclosed details about producer influence, and relationship advice for all of the real bachelors and bachelorettes of the world, Bachelor Happy Hour has it all for both the dedicated fan and the casual viewer. Who wouldn’t want some more intel as to just how dramatic the most dramatic seasons of the show can be?

Available to listen to on Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Art19.

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NBC

Office Ladies (The Office)

Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer may have played pseudo-enemies of the hilarious mockumentary style sitcom The Office, but in real life, these two are the epitome of two peas in a pod. The former co-stars and best friends are taking all of the memories, intel, questions, and moments from the show that they have stored in their heads and putting it out for the world to listen to, enjoy, laugh at, and learn from. With writers, directors, and co-stars dropping in, this podcast recaps episode after episode with more laughter, truth, and recollection each and every time. These two dive deep, watching the discussed episode beforehand, scouring their homes for photos to reference, and reminiscing on even the most outlandish of scenes.

Available to listen to on Earwolf, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Law & Order SVU, NBC, 2019
NBC

...These Are Their Stories (Law & Order: SVU)

Law & Order, and all of its spinoffs, has been gracing the nighttime television circuit for the past three decades without fail. Since 1990, the shows have touched upon everything from neglected children and cloned babies to car accidents and terrorist attacks. Now, on the podcast aptly named …These Are Their Stories, a set of hosts and the occasional guest are breaking down episodes new and old to discuss what real-life news story just about every plot was based off of. (We’re talking Hilary Duff’s portraying a fictionalized version of Casey Anthony and Whoopi Goldberg playing a determined caseworker from the Nixzmary Brown case.)

Available to listen to on Stitcher, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Fox

Showmance: The Glee Recap Edition (Glee)

Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz were not only castmates on the hit musical dramedy Glee, but they were also really close friends. The duo, as tight as ever, decided to give the modern-day Gleeks what they wanted: all of the behind-the-scenes Glee tea. Starting with Season 1, the pair spill all the details, laugh about backstage memories, and invite former cast members, writers, producers, and more onto the show to join in on all of the fun. They talk about relationships, friendships, plot holes, table reads, dance rehearsals, song choice, and more, jogging each other’s memories, as well the fans’, as they go.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and PodcastOne.

RuPaul's Drag Race, VH1, 2020
VH1

RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

RuPaul’s Drag Race is a show that deserves to be talked about after each and every episode. From the drama and the humor to the guest judges and the memes, there is nothing short about a RuPaul’s Drag Race conversation. In the RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap podcast, two fans break down episodes in the most hysterical, genuine, and nit-picky fashion. The hosts critique every episode, every judge, and every contestant without missing a beat and while intertwining current events outside of the hit show into their heated discussions. 

Available to listen to on Apple Podcasts.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NBC, 2019
NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Podcast (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Secrets, stories and insight galore. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Podcast is a must for any B99 fan, new or old. Produced by NBC Universal and featuring guest appearances from the cast, this podcast is equal parts enthralling and hysterical… much like the sitcom! Marc Evan Jackson, comedian and recurring guest star on the show, hosts the podcast and brings behind-the-scenes facts, heartwarming anecdotes, and undisclosed tricks from fan-favorite scenes to the forefront. 

Available to listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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AMC

Walkers and Talkers (The Walking Dead)

Episode breakdowns with super fans, what could be better? Between their in-depth discussions, character interview, witty banter, and scene recaps week after week, Walkers and Talkers on iHeartRadio is just one podcast about The Walking Dead franchise, but it is surely the funniest and most knowledgeable. Executive producer of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, David Brody, and co-host Jamie from New York’s Lite FM have the most fun talking through episodes ranging from 20 minutes to well over an hour, depending on just how heated their debates, interviews, and discussions last.

Available to listen on iHeartRadio and Spotify.