Are you tired of finding things to occupy yourself with during this period in a lockdown? If you haven’t tried listening to podcasts, you should. We know life during lockdown can be dull, so listen to these podcasts to keep yourself occupied.
Many people have found comfort in podcasts during this time, and we hope you too find reassurance listening to them. Somehow there seems to be a comforting power in listening to other people’s voices, especially when you are isolated with no one to talk to.
Here, there’s a podcast for everyone.
Working from home
- Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat
Our lives now are pretty much like the title, that pretty much sums up our day in lockdown: Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat.
Hosted by former Twitter Vice President Bruce Daisley, this business podcast dives deep into the working culture, and seemingly insignificant aspects that can make or break a workplace.
Each episode of Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat examines working methods, workplace research, and new ideas to see if they really could improve our lives. Does psychology help us get along with our colleague better? Can we be more productive in a four-day working week? And, the most important of all, learning from COVID-19, how can we improve working in future?
- Being Boss
Want to learn the secret behind a successful business? Being Boss is the podcast for you. Although catering mostly to entrepreneurs and freelancers, Being Boss is still great for anyone looking to learn more about the habits, routines and mindset you need to either help grow your business or hinder your road to success.
Co-hosts, Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson take on work-related topics ranging from goal setting, marketing, setting boundaries, productivity to self-constraining beliefs.
- The Habit Coach
It’s tough breaking bad habits and forming better ones. Not sure where or how to start? This podcast will help you get started and get things done. Be inspired to build new and healthy habits with The Habit Coach today.
Ashdin Doctor is in the journey of self-improvement together with you. Each episode of The Habit Coach With Ashdin Doctor centres around motivation and tips to encourage you to shape the new habits you’ve always wanted to but didn’t.
- Locked Together
Working at home has its perks, staying in pyjamas all day, no travelling to and from office, endless tea-breaks. Remote work may seem like the best thing ever; however, you miss face-to-face interactions with your colleagues. Things aren’t the same with virtual meetings.
A brand new Audible podcast, Locked Together, brings comedy writing partners, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney together to talk about life in isolation. Their sharings will remind you how much you miss seeing your co-workers.
- Phoebe Reads a Mystery
Hostess Phoebe Judge‘s warm, gentle voice will soothe you after a day of hard work. A bookshelf of literary classics to choose from, sit back and enjoy a chapter on Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles or Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, updated with a new chapter daily. Escape from reality to the book world with Phoebe Reads a Mystery.
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Each episode of Happier with Gretchen Rubin, co-host Gretchen Rubin and her sister Elizabeth share with us practical advice, ways to combat stress and how to be a happier self while picking anecdotes from their life.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin is one of the most popular podcasts on well-being with over 95 million downloads, the podcast is also part of Gretchen’s best-selling book The Happiness Project. They released a bonus episode titled ‘Coping During COVID-19 – how to stay happier and calmer in difficult times’ to help others feel better during this time.
Happiness is a choice. If you want to create more joy in your life right now, look no further from Happier with Gretchen Rubin. You are sure to find tips to help you live a happier life.
- The Sporkful
Since we are all stuck at home now, this is the perfect time to sharpen your kitchen skills if you haven’t already. The Sporkful says, ‘It’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters.’ Explore the culinary world with host Dan Pashman, also the award-winning creator of James Beard and Webby.
Recent episodes have seen Dan Pashman look into the world’s greatest chocolate chip recipes, politicians’ risks of eating in public and what Georgia O’Keef’s recipes say about her. Anyone who has an interest in food will enjoy listening to The Sporkful.
- Optimal Health Daily
Health is everyone’s greatest concern right now. With Optimal Health Daily, stay updated with a daily dose of information on exercise, dieting, supplements and even activated charcoal and pesticides.
Need a quick summary of the most pressing health topics? Listen to Optimal Health Daily. Each podcast episode only takes up approximately eight to ten minutes of your time.
- Ali on the Run
To all runners out there, this is for you. Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional athlete, run feeling motivated with Ali on the Run. Each week, Ali Feller gives wise words on running and working hard and doing whatever it takes to get a physical and mental workout. Ali Feller interviews guests everything from training for a marathon and yoga to wellness and mental health.
Stay fit at home has never been easier with Emily Abbate. If hitting the gym is part of your workout routine, the Hurdle is the perfect podcast for you.
As the name ‘Hurdle’ suggests, each episode features people who face hurdles or challenges in life, centering around how they integrate wellness into their routines.
What makes the podcast worth a listen is Emily’s unique ability to push forward while keeping things authentic since authenticity is a rare gem in the fitness world.
If you haven’t begun listening to podcasts, give them a try. With podcasts, you won’t feel as lonely as before. For many of us, audio storytelling has found its way into our lives, provides a form of escape from our surroundings, and keep us accompany during lonely times. Last but not least, stay healthy and safe everyone.