There has never been a better time for podcasts. Though the format has been around for a couple of decades now, it’s only in the last few years that they really hit their stride.
Podcasts have transformed the daily grind into an altogether more bearable experience.
Here are some podcasts that will help in the stay-at-home battle.
Coronavirus Global Update
This one from the BBC World Service is ideal if you want to keep on top of the major big-picture developments.
Match of the Day: Top 10
Rather than doing the same VAR-outrage-by-numbers spiel they have to wheel out every week, this pod sees Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright bicker amiable over their picks for the best 10 Premier League players in various categories.
The Football Book Club
James Bugg, Jack Bernhardt, Amy Lawson, and James Boughen take you on a journey, other peoples, ex-pros with some great stories.
This brand new option from Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway is the perfect thing to listen to during quarantine—it covers cooking with simple pantry ingredients (the first episode is all about beans), but it also tackles anxiety, which we’re all feeling right now.
Audible’s new series eavesdrops on comedy double-acts and writing partners to hear how they’re coping with being apart during the lockdown.
That means updates from famous mates including Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Spaced pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, Tez Ilyas and Sindhu Vee, Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield, Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan and the Kurupt FM boys.
It’s free too – you just need an Amazon or Audible account.
Hosts Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier’s investigation into the mob in Rhode Island’s capital brings to light truly staggering connections between the infamous Patriarca family and a number of high-profile politicians in the state – including former mayor Buddy Cianci.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Hosts Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.
If you are an expat living and/or working in Thailand, the Learn Thai Podcast could prove invaluable.
This podcast focuses on teaching real “street Thai,” spoken by everyday people.
Another podcast we highly recommend is; Messages from Judah Smith, Lead Pastor at Churchome.