This will be a very long post but might be helpful for someone in the same position as me. I've just read through all 35 pages of this thread. After working from home since Covid and now suddenly also not having a lot to do outside of work I've been listening to a lot of podcasts. I was out of ideas but now I've got a lot to go and try.
Here are some suggestions from me:
The Adam Buxton Podcast - Probably my favourite but is already covered a lot in this thread. I'm genuinely dissapointed when a run ends and we have to wait for more. But I realise it's probably better than him doing a weekly patreon based system that he wouldn't enjoy and may be lower quality.
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster - I don't know if I got into this from here but it's my second favourite for now. I think I started by picking the episodes of guests I liked but have now listened to all except one (I can't stand with Nish Kumar's laugh so he's been skipped). I wasn't really into either of them, based on clips from Mock the Week etc, but I'm now a big Acaster fan. Repertoire on Netflix is great and regularly rewatched but judging by his latest stand up I don't think he'll be doing anymore anytime soon which is unfortunate but probably best for him.
Athletico Mince - Hilarious every so often and I now look out for everything Bob Mortimer is doing (Gone Fishing with Paul Whitehouse and he has a book out later this year). One of 3 podcasts I donate to on Patreon.
Grounded with Louis Theroux - Big fan of his TV work and was good to see his more relaxed and funny side on Adam Buxton's podcast. This podcast feels a bit awkward or not in depth sometimes and in the Leah Remini I think there was so much he couldn't say to avoid getting into any trouble. I've listened to his autobiography so did hear some of his past problems with Scientology.
Crime in Sports - Two american hosts, one full time but not well known comedian (now full time podcaster really) and the other part time comedian (and some sort of trade). They go through a different person every episode that have had some sort of career in sports and then they go in detail into all of the crimes they were involved with or commited. I was initially put off by not finding them particularly funny and it's maybe 90% american sports so I just listened to them doing a sport or person I'd heard of maybe every 15 or so episodes. There were a few footballers I'd heard of but can't be arsed looking them up to list now. For a while they tried to understand non American sports or cultures they weren't familiar with but now they just openly say we don't know and please find our ignorance charming. After a few I decided I was enjoying them enough to go back and listen to them all even if it's mostly basketball, american football and baseball which I have no interest in. They do occasionally go into tangents based on their personal lifes but I'm ok with that now too probably because they seem like genuine relatabale guys. It has been interesting listening to them achieving some success from it going from recording in their dodgy apartments and considering giving up, to hiring radio station studios, dealing with and falling out with podcast companies and now using their own studio in one of their houses. They now tour their podcast shows in comedy clubs. They say it's more crime than sports and I think they make an effort to make it that way to get more listeners but they sometimes get too invested in the sport which I'm used to now.
Small Town Murder - The same hosts as above. After a while of doing Crime in Sports they announced they were trying this show and based on their comments and podcast tours it must be much more popular. Each episode they describe a particular murder in a small town (almost always in the USA). First they describe and generally slag the small town then cover the murder with some jokes around the circumstances but deliberately trying their best not to make fun of the victim or the victim's family. I do enjoy it but I have noticed I now can't listen to or watch any other true crime stuff because I'm wanting some jokes.
The last two are the opposite to Adam Buxton in that they do maybe 4 hours of free podcasts a week (and another few for certain patreon levels) so I used to be slightly annoyed at there being so much to listen to and not being able to catch up. At the same time I'm inclined to support them for doing so much and presumably not being majorly succesful outside of podcasting. Part of the reason I've written so much about it is because I was sure I'd got the recommendation from this thread or P&B in general but I can't see it anywhere, so either it dissapeared if whoever wrote it got banned (if that happens?) or I got it somewhere else.
Below are all hit and miss so only listen based on guest / subject:
The Blindboy Podcast - I was probably led to this after seeing some of The Rubberbandits videos rather than whoever suggested it in this thread. It's essentially an Irish comedian/author/TV writer talking about whatever he wants for an hour or so. Usually about random topics he's been reading about online, or mental health or inteviewing someone.
Stuff You Should Know - A 10 or 60 minute overview of a particular topic.
The Big Interview of Graham Hunter - As has been said I'm generally weighing up how interested I am in the guest and how annoying his arselicking/enthusiasm can be.
The Daily - NY Times news podcast.
Griefcast - Cariad Lloyd talking about guests experience of grief. Obviously not very cheery so depends on who's on and what mood your in.
The Terrace. My Dad Wrote a Porno. Desert Island Discs. The Horne Section. TED talks etc.