If you’re like me, a college student busy balancing life between schoolwork, friends, and staying in touch with family, finding time to relax and focus on yourself is really difficult. This past summer, I noticed myself depending on podcasts to keep me busy and entertained. After being hooked on multiple shows, I have found it hard to give up listening completely. Here are a few podcast shows I just could not give up despite being overwhelmed.
- “Park Predators”
This podcast by Delia D’Ambra is the perfect mix of true-crime and national geographic. Without being too graphic or vulgar, each episode focuses on a crime or series of crimes taking place in a specific National Park. This podcast is perfect for anyone that frequents national parks and feels the need to be a little extra spooked this Halloween season. Delia D’Ambra focuses on straight-to-the-point storytelling that is easy to focus on while multitasking or just listening. Episodes are always under an hour, never being too much of a burden.
- “The Michelle Obama Podcast”
I thought that Michelle Obama was already perfection, then The Michelle Obama Podcast came out and raised the bar even higher. Michelle hosts new guests each week on this discussion-based podcast including; Barack Obama, Michele Norris, Conan O’Brien, and her family. This phenomenal podcast sheds new light on the life of the former first lady as a black woman living growing up in the city of Chicago. After listening, I felt so appreciative of the work that she did for non-profits before becoming the first lady. Truly an amazing podcast that is a must-listen for every type of person.
- “This Podcast Will Kill You”
This combination of science and history podcast hosted by Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke is fascinating. If you are a science or history nerd and love hearing about a disease or someone who has never been interested in disease, the Erin’s craft a mind-blowing podcast covering different diseases from Syphilis, Radiation, and Antibiotic Resistance plus so much more. I have been a TPWKY fan for years, and the podcast just keeps giving. If you need something to get attached to and feel productive and smart while doing it, listen to this pod.
- “Crime Junkie”
Which one of us is not a true crime junkie. Ashley Flowers and Britt have established a multi-year long success story of podcasts. This podcast has been on the top-charts for years and has never failed to tell a captivating story. With new episodes multiple times a week, there is always a new crime to learn about. Ashley Flowers covers a wide range of crime and includes podcasts suitable for the most sinister and the most scared. This podcast is a must-listen.
- “The Daily”
Finally, if you feel a little overwhelmed with all the news and politics and need a straight-forward guide to specific topics, The New York Times’ The Daily is the perfect pod for you. Before the pandemic, I was not as up-to-date with politics as I should have been. The Daily is an approachable podcast for anyone that needs something to learn or experienced news-followers. Topics are much broad than politics and have something for everyone.
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