While it is a time like no other and there seems to be so much going on in the world around us, life for a lot of us has just gotten more tedious in some ways. If you are forced to spend a lot more time at home in these last few weeks then you may find yourself with a case of boredom. One of the best forms of entertainment that you can ingest while also doing other things around the house like folding laundry or scrubbing dishes is the podcast. Podcasts are nothing new, but they have seen a huge resurgence in the last few weeks and months due to a newly formed captive audience in the American public that has found a lot more time on their hands. Let’s look at some of the best podcasts (all free) that you can start listening to right now that will help you stay entertained, stay upbeat, and stay informed.
This is a podcast we’re very proud of! Our very own Dr. Jim has a fantastic podcast that he does weekly. It covers a variety of helpful and informative mental health topics like “Making and Keeping Friends”, “Great Things For Your Brain!”, and “The Different Levels of Mental Health Care”. Their latest two episodes are very timely and have to do with coping with added stress due to the COVID-19 situation. Check it out on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts.
This podcast is one of the premier flagship podcasts put forth by the great folks at NPR. It is NPR’s pop culture and entertainment podcast that covers the latest blockbuster films, hit TV shows, and even books and music! You will want to listen to this because the hosts are all very intelligent and well spoken and have impeccable taste in pop culture programming. They are also very positive and rarely if ever speak about current events that are negative. This is the perfect place for pure joy fueled escapism!
This is one of the most comprehensive and entertaining film review podcasts in the entire pod-isphere. The hosts are David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata who all have excellent credentials for reviewing films and speaking to their place in the pop culture pantheon of relevance. They are very spoiler-careful so you can listen to reviews of films that you’re thinking of seeing without having the entire plot spoiled for you. They also have very interesting and often hilarious segments like the “Slash Film Court” where fans write in their movie going dilemmas and the panel of hosts weighs in with their judgement. This is an easy subscribe if you love films!
This podcast has been around since 2008! They are one of the most reliable and informative daily podcasts out there and they have the experience to prove it. Each day they provide a quick 20 minute podcast that is full of the latest geeky themed science, entertainment, and society news that you will ever need. Mondays highlight the weekend box office results, Tuesdays cover newly released DVDs, Wednesday is New Comic Book Day, Thursdays showcases Video Games, and Fridays describe movies coming to the theater for the upcoming weekend. Listen for a week and you will have all of your geek information up to date!