Whether it’d be commuting to work or going on a light jog around the neighborhood, a fun way to make your daily routine more fun and even educational is by listening to podcasts. From audible talk shows hosted by your favorite celebrity to your dose of news for the week or even as a convenient way to practice mindfulness, the genres of podcasts are many and plenty. If you’re looking to learn more about the world or listen in on some genuine conversation with the greatest minds, these are the podcasts to watch out for this year!
The Joe Rogan Experience
Regardless of if you’re an avid podcast listener or not, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve heard the name Joe Rogan somewhere. Who is Joe Rogan you may ask? He’s a former actor and comedian who has made his name as one of the top podcasters worldwide. His podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which was launched in 2009 led to his success and ultimately his podcast stardom. In his podcast, you can sit into intimate conversation with a wide array of guests across many fields such as Elon Musk and Lance Armstrong. While his podcast demographics lead closer to males, it is nonetheless a fascinating experience to listen to the intimate and personal stories of Joe Rogan’s notable guests.
The C13 Original podcast, One Click is a podcast narrated by actress Elle Fanning to uncover the mysterious and deadly truth about the fatal rise of DNP, a diet drug that was made during World War One which is now being sold as a diet pill online. One Click is an adaption to the article “The Deadly Internet Diet Drug That Cooks People Alive” written by journalist Jessica Wapner published in the Daily Beast. On the surface, One Click explores the rise of body image issues and commercialization, but on a deeper level, it sparks a conversation on how a single click on the internet can lead to fatal decisions online.
Produced by Vox, Today, Explained is a daily explainer podcast. Host Sean Rameswaram walks you through the most important stories at the end of each day. It’s the perfect podcast to listen to if you want to expand your knowledge on global affairs without having to shuffle through the newspaper. Each podcast is less than thirty minutes, so you know you’re getting the most out of your time.
By The Book
By The Book is a wholesome podcast hosted by two friends: comedian Jolenta Greenbery and culture critic Kristen Meinzer. Each episode the girls pick a self-help book, and as the name suggests, they live “by the book” for two weeks and undergo a social experiment to see whether the advice these self-help books proclaim is actually helpful. Their humorous and intimate conversation will make you keep coming back for more as they explore self-help books from different periods such as the classic best-selling self-help book ‘The Secret’ published in 2006 and ‘Who moved my cheese?’ published in 1998. It is interesting to listen to the girls (and their partner’s) conversation during the social experiment about the mental, emotional and physical changes these books brought, or not.
If you’re looking for a change of pace and need a podcast to put you to sleep, The Get Sleepy Podcast is your calling. This podcast is a twice-weekly storytelling podcast to help you get a good night’s rest. Behind every episode is a team of writers, voice-over artists and meditation experts to guide you to your sleep. You can expect calming white noises which are laced by voice-overs creating a virtual space for ultimate comfort and relaxation.