Podcasts that might make you feel a bit better
Author: The Simple Bit
Category: Short Cuts
Here’s a bunch of podcasts, old and new, that might help chill you out or give you a chuckle.
- There are over 850,000 podcasts so it can be hard to know where to start
- Here are a few that might be good for these times
- And no, there’s no true crime
There’s a bunch of us in the same boat at the moment. We have two ears on our heads and a whole bunch more time on our hands. Luckily, there are over 850,000 podcasts out there, and over 30 million episodes. So there’s plenty of content for your earholes. Are all of them good? Oh heck no. And of the good ones, there are plenty that just aren’t right for these stressy, stressy times. So we’ve narrowed that 850k down to a handful of podcasts that might chill you out, lift your mood or give you a chuckle.
New podcasts that are tickling our earbuds.
This podcast is only a few episodes old, but is a relaxing, transportative series put together by NASA’s astronauts, scientists and engineers. Episode one is kinda cheating because it’s about Earth, but episode two is about the Hubble telescope, and takes us into space. Which is very useful if you’ve been looking out the same window for the past 5 weeks.
Yes, nostalgia is a thing, and if you’ve ever found yourself thinking longingly of the simpler times that were the early 00s, then this podcast, featuring Scrubs stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison is the perfect companion. The two ACTUAL friends break down each episode of the cult series, and pull in other stars from the show for a chat. Nostalgia, mates, comedy…like a warm bath for the ears.
Aussie podcasts worth your time.
Want to know about the 10 year journey to create (and get credit for creating) the hottest chili ever bred? Of course you do. And to quote the creators, the show is about more than chili, it’s “about how people use pain to shape themselves, define themselves and make themselves feel alive.”
A great Triple J podcast that sees local and international songwriters opening the door on their creative process. Whether it’s Baker Boy, Amy Shark, Missy Higgins or James Blake, each of the artists reveal stuff about their best-known songs that make you enjoy them even more. If that’s possible.
The old dependables that have about a million episodes to mine through.
With incredible sound design that puts you in the story, Radiolab is broadly a science podcast, but it goes much, much deeper. Take the episode about colours that attempts to answer why the sky is actually blue. Or the one about parasites. You’ll be looking for zombie moths everywhere, and you might just understand the universe a little better.
This BBC podcast has been going for a few years now, and unsurprisingly it’s really come into its own recently. Want 14 minutes of monks talking quietly about their vow of silence? How about a collage of forest sounds and the endangered Swedish forest language Elfdalian? It’s exactly what it says on the box – slow, ruminative and relaxing sounds for these looooong days.
This podcast has been going for over a decade, and is basically just two interested dudes talking about interesting stuff. Josh and Chuck are slightly rambly, unpretentious American dudes, who take you at length through everything you could imagine having questions about. The D.B. Cooper heist, Typhoid Mary, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World….whatever you’re wondering, they’ve probably done an episode about it.
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