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Best Consumer-Enthusiast Podcasts

How Stuff Works Podcasts

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Available on iTunes

It can be hard for online media brands to convey a sense of humanity. For HowStuffWorks.com, which is packed with thousands of smart articles to appeal to your inner student, the solution has been to enable some of its best "teachers" to speak right to the class with an expanding audio and video podcast series available through a dedicated iTunes channel.

The charmingly rambling, geeked-out public-radio aesthetic is at play in hit shows such as "Stuff You Should Know," "Stuff You Missed in History Class," "The Coolest Stuff on the Planet" and "CarStuff." The result is a deeply engaged audience -- the podcasts average a collective 8 million downloads per month -- and consistent Top 10 placement on the iTunes podcast charts.

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