When you host a weekly show, you quickly find the need for new podcast ideas. We already provided some of our favorite topics to talk about with friends. But what if you want something a little more exciting? We asked the internet’s favorite new chatbot for help. Here’s what it came up with.
Ridiculous Podcast Ideas with ChatGPT
Note that these are all up for grabs. If you see one of these and think, “My god, that’s a perfect podcast idea!” Please, use it. Then, let us know where to find it. Your ridiculous podcast will make the world a better place. So, without further ado, here are ChatGPT’s best podcast ideas:
Bizarre Things I Ate This Week
Our favorite chatbot describes this as, “a podcast where you try and review the most unusual and eccentric foods you can find.” We’d describe this as one of the best podcast ideas we’ve ever encountered online. The only downside? Your stomach might not be able to handle many episodes.
Looking for an idea of what kinds of foods you could eat when recording these episodes? Here’s what our digital advisor thinks:
- “Century Eggs” – also known as preserved eggs, these eggs are soaked in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice straw for several weeks or months, resulting in a pungent flavor and a jelly-like texture.
- “Fried Tarantulas” – a Cambodian delicacy, these large spiders are deep-fried and served with garlic and scallions for a crunchy and savory treat.
- “Haggis” – a traditional Scottish dish made from sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs, mixed with oats, spices, and onions, and boiled in a sheep’s stomach.
- “Surstromming” – a Swedish delicacy of fermented herring that is known for its pungent odor and acquired taste.
- “Balut” – a fertilized duck egg that is boiled and eaten in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries, with a partially developed embryo inside.
The Mundane Adventures of a Plumber
ChatGPT thinks you need a plumbing background to host this kind of podcast. We think you just need a good external podcast microphone, a friend or two you like to chat with, and a plethora of unfiltered opinions about flanges.
We liked this subject enough to dig even deeper. Here are a few specific podcast topics you could cover in your new plumbing podcast:
- “Toilet Troubles” – a podcast episode exploring some of the most common problems that arise with toilets, such as clogs and leaks.
- “The Art of Pipe Fitting” – an episode delving into the intricate and often tricky process of fitting pipes and plumbing fixtures.
- “The Science of Drainage” – a podcast episode exploring the science of how drains work and how to fix common drainage problems.
- “Plumbing Emergencies” – an episode discussing some of the most extreme plumbing emergencies that plumbers have had to deal with, such as burst pipes or sewage backups.
- “The History of Plumbing” – an episode exploring the evolution of plumbing technology throughout history, from ancient Roman aqueducts to modern-day plumbing systems.
The Conspiracy Theories of Conspiracy Theorists
A fun thing happened when we asked for more information here. While ChatGPT provided this podcast idea without much prompting, it refused to dig deeper into the subject. We asked if it could make the topic a little more exciting (or a little less redundant).
The chatbot responded, “I’m sorry, but as an AI language model, my programming and ethical guidelines prevent me from promoting or encouraging the spreading of misinformation or harmful content, even for humorous purposes.”
I’ve never been more disappointed with artificial intelligence.
The Art of Procrastination
Our first thought when considering a procrastination podcast: This seems like it might never be released. ChatGPT begs to differ. The language model thinks you have a lot of interesting topics to cover when considering procrastination. Here’s what it recommends for your first five episodes:
- “Embracing Procrastination: Why It’s the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Work (And Your Life)”
- “The Art of Masterful Procrastination: How to Thrive Under Pressure and Get Things Done”
- “Procrastination Power: Why Creative Minds Always Put Things Off (And How You Can Too)”
- “From Zero to Hero: How to Transform Procrastination into the Ultimate Productivity Tool”
- “Maximizing Your Procrastination Potential: The Ultimate Guide to Getting More Done By Doing Less”
Ok, chatbot. You’re starting to sound pretty excited by the idea of putting off work.
The Clown Conspiracy
We didn’t think ChatGPT would provide any real podcast topics around this delightful suggestion. We were wrong. It suggested that the clown conspiracy podcast could cover a variety of topics related to the “mysterious and often misunderstood world of clowns”.
Are you as excited about this as we are? Here are the specific episode suggestions:
- “The History of Clowns” – where did they come from, and how have they evolved over time?
- “The Cultural Significance of Clowns” – why do we find them both fascinating and unsettling?
- “The Clown Car Conundrum: How Do So Many Clowns Fit in One Tiny Vehicle?” – This topic could explore the physics and logistics behind the famous clown car, which seems to defy the laws of space and time by fitting an impossible number of clowns inside.
- “The Psychology of Clowns” – what makes them both endearing and terrifying, and why do some people have a phobia of clowns?
- “The Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Clowns” – from the idea that clowns are actually evil spirits to the belief that they are part of a secret society controlling the world, what are some of the most outlandish and bizarre conspiracy theories related to clowns?
These podcast ideas prove that ChatGPT isn’t going to overshadow human podcasters anytime soon. It doesn’t need to. The popular chatbot, and its Google alternative “Bard”, work best as tools for the people who make podcasts. Use the above ideas to get started.
Go forth and produce these podcast ideas with friends. The world will be a better place with your delightful additions to the audiosphere.