Can You Solve These 14 Podcast Riddles?

Put your podcast knowledge to the test.

Erik Jones
3 min readApr 30, 2023

Last year a few podcast newsletter writers and I teamed up to make some podcast riddles for a contest. The idea was to have our audiences guess a four line rhyming riddle with a visual that acted as an additional hint.

Now that the contest is over, I wanted to put them all in one place. Why not try your hand at these for fun? You can also discover some new shows in the process.

These are roughly in order from easiest to most difficult. Feel free to search online using the clues (or even see how ChatGPT does).

The answers are revealed if you click on the link above each image. This will bring you to the show’s page.

The Riddles

Riddle #1

Drawing of thread coming out of a spool, with thread looped in a way that looks like an infinity symbol. Riddle: “The source of my stories all revolve around Reddit, and my co-hosts in Boston have made me a hit. I love yarns that aren’t as they seem, like the “Woman Yelling at Cat” internet meme.”
Chosen by Adela from Podcast Brunch Club

Riddle #2

A drawing of a folded over newspaper that says “NEWS.” There are a pair of wired earbuds coming out of the paper. Riddle: “I keep you informed when you push play. At the end I share what else… you need to know today. I rely on plentiful journalists to borrow, and as always, “See you tomorrow.””
Created as an example riddle

Riddle #3

Drawing of a moth flying towards/landing on a microphone that is lit up like a lightbulb. Riddle: “People come to our live storytelling events, to tell their personal stories of life and laments. Our podcast pulls from our long-running Radio Hour, that millions of fans love to devour.”
Created as an example riddle

Riddle #4



Erik Jones

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