42 episodes

In Thrillist’s Best Podcast, our infinitely curious host Wil Fulton (Senior Writer/Producer at Thrillist) takes each episode as a new challenge: to learn as much as he can about one topic in food/drinks/travel/entertainment with the help of Thrillist’s best resources -- whether that be internal editors and writers, outside experts, or personalities and comedians who can share their own perspectives. Listeners will get a crash course education in the finer things in life: what to eat, how to travel, and…. the best things to watch on Netflix this weekend. This is the primer you need to be fun at parties. This is everything you love about Thrillist distilled into approximately 40 minutes of weekly audio. This is an entertaining way to get highly educated on a topic that always revolves around fun. This is Thrillist’s Best.

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    • 4.7, 93 Ratings

In Thrillist’s Best Podcast, our infinitely curious host Wil Fulton (Senior Writer/Producer at Thrillist) takes each episode as a new challenge: to learn as much as he can about one topic in food/drinks/travel/entertainment with the help of Thrillist’s best resources -- whether that be internal editors and writers, outside experts, or personalities and comedians who can share their own perspectives. Listeners will get a crash course education in the finer things in life: what to eat, how to travel, and…. the best things to watch on Netflix this weekend. This is the primer you need to be fun at parties. This is everything you love about Thrillist distilled into approximately 40 minutes of weekly audio. This is an entertaining way to get highly educated on a topic that always revolves around fun. This is Thrillist’s Best.

    Truckers' Advice for Road Trips, Their Wildest Stories & the Most Scenic Drives

    Truckers' Advice for Road Trips, Their Wildest Stories & the Most Scenic Drives

    What's the best way to stay alert and safe on a long drive? Where's the most scenic stretch of road in the United States? How many people out there are doing some very, very inappropriate things inside their cars on the morning commute? There's only one group of professionals truly fit to answer these questions (especially that last one): truckers.

    On this episode, I call four different truckers on the road to get the answers to these questions and more. You'll hear their expert insight on traveling, some of the wildest stories from their many cross-country jaunts, and overall, get a sense of what it's like to be a trucker in the age of COVID-19. Plus, you'll even learn a little trucker lingo along the way, hoss (they call us non-truckers "four-wheelers," FYI). 

    Our guests for this episode: 


    Brian Brase, trucker for the entertainment industry

    Kellylynn McLaughlin, Women in Trucking / Schneider 


    Matt Lee, Bonafide Trucking


    Nate, trucker from Michigan


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    • 1 hr
    The Weirdest Roadside Attractions in the United States

    The Weirdest Roadside Attractions in the United States

    No summer road trip (please social distance, wear a mask, and be smart) would be complete without stops at the Britney Spears Museum, the upside down White House, or the world's largest ball of twine -- and these are just some of the weird roadside attractions host Wil Fulton and Thrilist Senior Travel Editor Andy Kyrza dig up on this episode. Also featured: calls with the man who owns the world's largest ball of paint, the creator behind "The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things," and the NOLA Tour Guy, who elaborates on Nic Cage's enormous and controversial pyramid tomb. 

    For more on roadside attractions, check out this article on Thrillist!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    All the Gear (and Advice) You Need For Your First Hiking/Camping Trip

    All the Gear (and Advice) You Need For Your First Hiking/Camping Trip

    As both social distancing and wanderlust continue to be in full effect, many Americans are deciding to hike and/or camp for the first time -- which is great! What isn't great: so many novice outdoorspeople are woefully unprepared with the knowledge and gear they need to have a safe and enjoyable experience with nature. 

    So in this episode, Host Wil Fulton is tapping the advice of writer and podcaster Lauren Gay, aka Outdoorsy Diva, and Thrillist editor Alex Robinson. They'll detail the gear you need, the advice you should heed, and also their own personal favorite hiking/camping destinations of all time. You don't have to be a grizzled vet to enjoy the great outdoors this summer (but as it turns out, you probably do have to accept smelling like crap).
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    • 55 min
    Our Favorite Summer Blockbusters From Every Decade

    Our Favorite Summer Blockbusters From Every Decade

    On this episode of Thrillist's Best Podcast, the budget is big (not really), the stars have assembled (well, the stars of Thrillist) and the popcorn is ready (this depends on you, to be honest) for our celebration of the summer blockbuster. Host Wil Fulton is joined by Thrillist Entertainment Team icons Esther Zuckerman, Dan Jackson, and John Sellers to break down:


    The best summer blockbusters of the 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s

    The origins of the word blockbuster

    Why Dan likes Miami Vice (the 00s movie, not the 80s show) so much 

    If comedies count as blockbusters

    When (and maybe more importantly where) we'll be able to see Tenet 

    And much more!


    Despite not being able to experience summer blockbusters in their natural, theatrical habitat, you'll still find plenty to choose from here. 
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    • 57 min
    The Craft Beer Festival You Can't Miss and the Best Beers to Drink this Summer

    The Craft Beer Festival You Can't Miss and the Best Beers to Drink this Summer

    Summer might just be the best time to drink great beer (well, it's in a four-way tie with fall, winter, and spring) and on this episode we're speaking with comedians Day Bracey and Ed Bailey, hosts of the Drinking Partners podcast and two of the driving forces behind Fresh Fest, the first black beer festival in America. They tell us about the (amazing) plans for a digital Fresh Fest this year, inclusivity in craft beer, and what they're drinking this summer. 

    We're also joined by old friend Zach Mack (beer writer, certified cicerone, owner of ABC Beer co.) to talk about his bar reopening in NYC, and his picks for the best beers to drink this summer… as we all could really use a drink right now.
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    • 54 min
    Margaret Cho's Favorite LGBTQ+ Movies, Virtual Pride, and the Best Queer Shows to Stream

    Margaret Cho's Favorite LGBTQ+ Movies, Virtual Pride, and the Best Queer Shows to Stream

    In this episode host Wil Fulton is joined by activist, comedian, and general icon Margaret Cho to talk about virtual Pride, her podcast, and why she loves the movie Bound.

    Later, he's joined by Thrillist writer Kyler Alvord to talk about the best queer shows to stream right now on Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. 
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

AllIdoisdrinkandeat ,

Wil is the best

I really love what Wil and Thrillist have done with this podcast. Instead of doing a basic food review show or talking about trends, Wil and the team here work hard to delve into the human details of food, drinks and travel. Highly recommend this show.

Fergoogles ,

Hilariously entertaining!!

I’m in my car constantly for work and I constantly listen to this show. It’s great entertainment and always a fresh take every episode. The host Wil is constantly making me laugh and keeping me coming back. Worth a listen.

AlphaGamtilltheend ,

Chatting with friends!

Love listening! It’s like hanging with friends who have the same inquiries I do and I can’t wait to hear their opinions!

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