Are you listening to Podcasts in 2020? If you are not, it is time to jump on the bandwagon and stop missing out!
Many of us are already listening to podcasts either on a daily or weekly basis, as it makes our commute to work more interesting, it keeps us company while we are doing chores, it keeps us stimulated while we are doing the most mundane tasks and many more.
With the abundance of Podcast series to choose from, you can listen to anything you are interested in at the touch of a finger. With all our fast-paced lives we are always looking for ways to spend more time effectively, and Podcasts are the way to go for optimising your use of time.
Are you ready to get inspired, gain some knowledge, have fun, improve your wellbeing AND MANY MORE with some of our Podcast recommendations? Here are 5 Podcasts you need to listen to in 2020.
- The Daily (Current Events)
Don’t have time to read the paper or watch the news? Or you just prefer listening to daily news and current events? The Daily’s Host Michael Barbaro breaks down the biggest news of the day in a format that will make you feel like you know what’s happening out there.
The Daily is based on interviews with Times journalists, in which they summarize and comment on their story, and is complemented by recordings related to the topic, or original reporting such as interviews with persons involved in the story. A summary of headlines concludes the podcast.
- Adulting (Comedy)
Adulting is HARD. We get it. Hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos talk with some of the funniest, most creative adults around, including Jim Gaffigan, Wyatt Cenac, Danielle Brooks, Phoebe Robinson and so many more. They answer the questions that haunt us all, like “What is an acceptable amount of money to spend on pillows?” and “Is it okay that I eat cereal three times a day?”.
A hilarious podcast on Adulting 101 with entertaining hosts and guests. An all-time favourite for many with their amazing chemistry and upbeat attitudes. Don’t go through the episodes too quickly as you will be wanting more once you’re done!
- The Hardcore Self Help Podcast (Self-Help)
Self-help Podcasts are great for when you are feeling isolated and alone, or if you just want to know more about mental health and human psychology. Psychologist, and host of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast, Dr. Robert Duff knows a thing or two about living with and treating mental health conditions.
He also knows how to answer questions about anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, perfectionism, PTSD, eating disorders, and countless other topics without making listeners decode all the psychobabble and medical jargon in order to understand what he’s talking about.
- In The Dark (True Crime)
Are you a fan of true crime? In The Dark is like no other podcast in its genre that has had a greater real-world impact, with the launch of a formal examination of the failed investigation into the infamous disappearance of Jacob Wetterling (Season 1).
Hosted by the measured and confident Madeleine Baran, the journalism behind In The Dark is second to none, a team reporting effort that’s transparently explained to the listener. It’s the rare show to effectively combine shoe-leather investigation, exhaustive sourcing, and groundbreaking data dives, all driven home with rare precision and a welcome dose of humanity.
- Stuff You Should Know (Educational)
Stuff You Should Know (SYSK) has been running for over a decade and it continues to dominate the charts. One of the most popular educational podcasts in the world, SYSK covers, well, everything. It doesn’t matter what your areas of interests are: science, pop culture, history, they’ve probably got an episode on it.
An interesting and easy to understand approach when explaining topics, this Podcast is easy to listen yet entertaining. The show is co-hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark, two men who are by no means experts in these fields, and never claim to be. The episodes are undoubtedly informative, but there are some stumbles along the way: ham-fisted remarks in moments that perhaps required delicacy, factually inaccurate (albeit hilarious) statements expressed with utter conviction.
No matter your age, interests or beliefs, there is a Podcast out there for you! Soon like many of us, you’ll likely find yourself playing a podcast whenever you find a silent moment.