Done watching your screen all the time, finished everything on Netflix and in need for some new insights, distraction or just relaxation? We have 10 must-listen podcasts for you! You can find them all for free on Spotify.
1 – The Joe Rogan Experience
The Joe Rogan Experience is one of world’s most popular podcasts hosted by American comedian and television host Joe Rogan. He invites a wide array of guests reaching from political figures to actors, magicians, journalists, musicians, athletes, scientists and more. The Joe Rogan Experience is available on Youtube and since September 2020 also on Spotify!
2 – The Daily
Are you a real news hunter? The Daily must be your cup of tea! The Daily is, as the name suggests, a daily podcast produced by the New York Times. Host Michael Barbarro discusses news items of the day more in depth with journalists of the New York Times. It’s a short podcast of 20 – 25 minutes, perfect for during a short walk!
3 – Serial
Interested in some blood-curdling true and unsolved stories? Summon your inner Sherlock Holmes and go listen to Serial. Serial was the breakthrough of podcasts in the US. The whole country is under the spell of the podcast where cold crime cases of often years ago are brought under the attention again. There are already 3 seasons and counting.
4 – The Ben Shapiro Show
The Ben Shapiro Show is a US political podcast hosted by, surprise surprise, Ben Shapiro himself. The podcasts is perfect for people who would like to have a deeper insight in political issues. An important note is that Ben Shapiro is a supporter of the republicans so this podcast can be coloured in this way, although Ben Shapiro is not shy to criticize Donald Trump.
5 – Overheard at National Geographic
If you are interested in the magic of nature and life, the podcast Overheard at National Geographic has to be a must for you! Peter Gwin and Amy Briggs follow scientists, photographers, journalists and explorers to the edge of our big and fascinating world. A true must listen podcast!
6 – Call Her Daddy
Let’s talk about sex, baby! In Call Her Daddy, Sofia Franklyn and Alexandra Cooper, two ladies in their mid-twenties, are talking about what they call ‘uncensored, real, female locker room talk’. About their lives and their sexual experiences in New York. Let’s add some spice to your quarantine!
7 – Under the skin
Russell Brand hosts the podcast Under the skin. He describes it himself as asking ‘what’s beneath the surface – of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told.’ Therefore, he talks with people around the world about topics as ‘Why We Must Wake Up To Plastic Free Life’, ‘Activism & Spiritualism’, ‘Tech Power and Manipulation’. This podcasts only takes between 15 and 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for a short study break!
8 – Behind the Bastards
Interested in history, and more specifically the famous bastards who wrote this history for us? Than Behind the Bastards is a must listen for you! Host Robert Evans dives in the past of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. From Hitler to Sadam Houssain, no villain can escape the eye of Evans.
9 – Oprahs Supersoul Conversations
Oprah Winfrey can be seen as a television icon, but did you know that she also has a podcast? Do you want to talk about the important questions in life with the most intriguing and famous people around the world like for example Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga? Oprahs Supersoul Conversations will leave you inspired and starstruck at the same time, in less then one hour.
10 – Teenager Therapy
In need for a virtual shoulder to cry on or a bit of mental support? The podcast Teenager Therapy gives you a hand! This podcast focusses on mental health and daily life issues of teenagers and students. A warm blanket to settle under in this sometimes lonely lockdown times. A special episode is dedicated to a conversation with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wherein they talk heart-to-heart about their own experiences. Check it out!