In the past few weeks, I have found myself listening to podcasts on walks, putting away laundry, or even doing homework. Without being able to socialize with a wide range of people like usual it is nice to hear a conversation between other people and feel like you are a part of it. Here are the Podcasts that have kept me engaged and make time move quicker.
The biggest news stories of the day explained in an easy to understand and efficient fashion. The host Michael Barbaro of the New York Times has the most soothing and calm voice that draws me in and keeps me comfortable with all the crazy news being told. A great way to get your news that is not too overwhelming.
The Morning Toast
Instagram personality Girl With No Job and her sister Jackie O deliver the best celebrity news with the funniest commentary. They talk all things celebrity, social media, and entertainment. They start with the fast 5 stories and then proceed into tv recaps where they discuss all types of reality tv shows new episodes. They are so funny and the show is fast-paced and engaging.
Stuff You Should Know
This the most random but awesome podcast out there. Each episode is dedicated to something completely different that you should or might want to know. The episodes subjects range from talking about bidets and how they came to be, to teaching about how herd immunity works in light of the pandemic. I can guarantee you will find an episode that interests you.
Based on the bizarre suggestion of my friend Simone to write a full piece on Cults and those that intrigue me, I wondered what is it about cults that are so intriguing? I knew there had to be a podcast about it. As you can see by the name, it was an easy find. This show dedicates each episode to a different cult (sometimes in 2 parts) explaining what went on inside and more specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them.
TED Talks Daily
Almost all students hate to admit it but get excited when a teacher plays a TED Talk in class. I can openly admit that I watch TED Talks after school for fun. With this podcast, I can listen to some of the best talks while doing other activities. I have been having so much fun with this. The episodes are all under 20 minutes so they are great for a shorter task when you don’t want to get bored.
Casefile True Crime
My exploration of crime podcasts came from my good friend Molly and her inordinate obsession with Criminal Minds. Too scared to watch crime shows, listening provided a less chilling alternative. The narrator is incredible and I still can’t listen right before bed as every time I am crawling with goosebumps. Each episode dives into a new case and tells these wild stories in the most haunting way.