Talk radio can drive your passions, or drive you crazy. It depends. If you hate listening to others debate and gab away on popular or trending topics, obviously it’s not your cup of tea, but if you find yourself searching for a good discussion that can keep you engaged, read on.

The following online talk radio shows have been rated as some of the best, by “listeners just like you”.

Here are some the public has found to be the most engaging, and a few new ones that seem pretty interesting.

Check it out:

1) Al Sharpton and Rush Limbaugh

OK, so these guys are opposites. They both, however, are top-rated talk radio hosts in the U.S, and with their shows available online, they are out there for all who wish to listen.

For those far a-field, Al Sharpton is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and television/radio talk host with his own show, Keepin’ It Real .

In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for president of the United States.

Rush Limbaugh is a conservative political commentator who hosts The Rush Limbaugh Show.

2) ESPN Radio

Sports fan? Catch all your favourite NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAAF, and soccer games, sports shows, commentators, interviews and more on ESPN’s streaming radio.

3) Volume on Sirius XM

This one's for music lovers, but it doesn't play any tunes. Volume is an interesting hybrid. It’s SXM’s first all-talk online talk radio channel that focuses specifically on talking only about music. Very cool.

Coming this October 17 th , 2016 the show will feature live shows, weekly specials, and documentaries all centered around the music industry.

4) Kim Komando Tech Reports

Self-described as “America’s Digital Goddess,” Kim Komando hosts this online show that let’s listeners have their questions answered on tech topics. She addresses general topics like smartphones, tablets, e-readers, computers, cameras, the Internet, security or “anything else digital.”

You have to join Kim’s online club for a little over a $1/week to listen all the time and podcasts are available for free.

5) CBC Listen

This site has all that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has to offer via radio. The topics covered include almost everything: news, politics, arts and entertainment, society and culture, comedy, science, tech, health, books, business, environment and nature and lifestyle.

OK, so there is no category for religion (society and culture?) or extra-terrestrial sightings (politics?) but you get the idea.

6) All Your Favourite Shows Available on Radio Player Canada

Radioplayer is a UK based digital radio streaming service. It is the top-rated European radio app that is said to feature the world’s best search and recommendation engine for radio, so this is pretty exciting.

The amazing service has just announced that the free app is coming to Canada in the coming months, and bringing with it “nearly every style of music, news, talk, and entertainment content from close to 500 stations on any connected device, at any time of day, from anywhere.”

The service has joined forces with Canada’s leading radio broadcasters to bring Canadians free and accessible digital radio on any device connected to the Internet.

Stay tuned and bring all your favourite listening with you on the go.

Happy listening!