Podcasts are great! Especially if you work a job that lets you use headphones, or even just in the gym or when you’re cleaning.
A lot of people find that podcasts can help them improve their mental health and broaden their range of interests. Here are 5 podcasts that are well worth a listen!
But WAIT - before we get into it, did you know that Hollr has its own podcast? You can listen to it on Spotify here!
1. ‘Stuff You Should Know’ by iHeartPodcasts
If you want to know more about champagne, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further - Josh and Chuck have you covered.
‘Stuff You Should Know’ covers a range of topics, from science to history, pop culture to sociology.
Just listening to this podcast on a long drive or having it on in the background opens you up to a world of fun facts to impress your peers with, and can educate you on diverse topics and cultures, greatly enhancing your world view and social awareness.
Plus, it’d probably come in handy if you ever went on The Chase.
You can listen to 'Stuff You Should Know' here.
2. ‘The Mortified Podcast’ by Mortified Media
'The Mortified Podcast' is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids - diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond -in front of total strangers.
Ever lie awake at night cringing at embarrassing things you’ve done in the past?
Well, you’re definitely not alone - and there’s always someone with a more mortifying story than you! This coldly comforting podcast can help you to laugh at yourself, laugh at others, and take a more lighthearted outlook on life.
I remember in Year 11 PE, our teacher said to us ‘stop trying to act cool, life’s embarrassing, then you die’, and this podcast is a perfect reminder of this.
You can listen to 'The Mortified Podcast' here.
3. ‘Revisionist History’ by Pushkin Industries
'Revisionist History' is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode reexamines something from the past - an event, a person, an idea, even a song - and asks whether we got it right the first time.
For kids that grew up on Horrible Histories and Mystery Hunters, or lovers of BuzzFeed Unsolved, this podcast revisits history to apply modern knowledge to what we think we knew.
Listen to 'Revisionist History' here.
4. ‘Desert Island Discs’ by BBC Radio 4
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
It wouldn’t be a Hollr article if we didn’t mention 'Desert Island Discs', and you can find similar content over on our YouTube channel, Hollr Site.
You can listen to 'Desert Island Discs' here.
5. ‘The Archers’ by BBC Radio 4
An intense and gripping week of events unfolds in Ambridge. Listen to all the drama.
Imagine if your favourite drama was a podcast - well, here it is! Previously broadcast on the radio, the Archers is one of the most famous radio shows, and the longest running daily serial show in the world, having run since 1951.
You can listen to the Archers on BBC Radio 4, or here on Spotify.
With this handy list of podcasts, washing the dishes will never be boring again!
Before you click off this article, remember to check out Hollr’s podcast to find out about the latest craic, conspiracies, and local celebs!
Let us know if you listen to any of our recommendations, and which podcasts you’re loving at the moment.