With many of us stuck at home during quarantine, something to fill the silence is a necessity. If you’re not filling that silence with music, podcasts are a great way to keep entertained while chilling or doing mundane chores—some podcasts can even educate you along the way! Podcasts sure can be great company, so here are five podcasts you can finally take the time to check out!
1. The Moth
What started in 1997 with live shows dedicated to displaying the art of storytelling, The Moth is now available as a podcast. All stories told—or, rather, performed—are true, personal, and inspiring. So bring the show to your own home! Although enhanced by in-person shows, these storytellers need only their voice to captivate you. Available on Spotify.
Dedicated to health, fitness, and a motivated mindset, our friend Ophie Ho wants to help you be the best you can be! OPHREQUENCIES is not any old health and fitness podcast. Ophie Ho leads the conversation and takes you on a journey to find and keep your motivation, with helpful tips and bonus storytimes on the way! Available on Spotify.
3. The TryPod
If you cannot get enough of The Try Guys on YouTube, they also have a podcast! Perfect for hardcore and casual listeners alike, every episode will have you laughing your ass off and feeling like you’re hanging out with this group of coworkers turned best friends. Now during quarantine, new episodes come out twice a week! Available on Spotify.
4. Book Riot
There are tons of book-centered podcasts for all the readers out there, but we’d recommend the Book Riot podcasts. They have everything from romance to sci-fi to YA and everything in between! You can listen to book nerds talk about the books themselves, the authors who wrote them, and what goes on behind the scenes in the publishing industry. Available on Spotify.
5. Welcome to Night Vale
You’ve probably heard of Welcome to Night Vale before, and for good reason. This wildly popular show functions like an audiobook—a very, very long audiobook—as small stories build up to form a longer and more mysterious narrative. If you were intimidated and strapped for time before, now might be the time to jump in. Available on Spotify.