We often attach a negative emotion to learning because we associate it with the tedious activity of studying irrelevent information and being tested on it; however, podcasts are a fun way of incorporating learning into your life. Replacing my habit of listening to music with listening to podcasts has allowed me to gain information on subjects I am interested in.
This podcast is currently ranked #1 on Spotify' s podcast charts. Crime Junkie is a weekly true crime podcast hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit. The hosts are great storytellers who will not fail to keep you engaged. Crime Junkie episodes cover a wide range of cases from cold-blooded murders to erie missing persons cases. Follow this podcast on Spotify to get your fix of true crime every Monday.
TED Talks over time have acquired a stigma for being "generic" and "fake-inspirational"; however, the TED talks on this podcast are the "cream of their crop." This podcast provides you with thought-provoking content about interesting topics presented by eloquent and reputable speakers. Ted Talks will not only help you gain knowledge, but also improve your public speaking and communication skills.
If you are interested in healthcare science, this podcast is perfect for you. Each episode covers a different infectious disease/virus ranging from Rabies to Ebola. The hosts cover the history, biology, and seriousness of each disease never failing to disengage their audience. This podcast is hosted by Erin Welsh and Erin Updyke, who both have a PhD and are epidemiologists as well as disease ecologists. Follow this podcast for a new episode once every two weeks.
The Daily podcast provides coverage on politics, history, breaking news, and international relations. At the moment, the podcast heavily covers the 2020 democratic debates - including the policies of the candidates and general political commentary from the debates. The podcast is twenty minutes a day, five days a week, and is hosted by Micheal Barbaro from the New York Times.
The purpose of this podcast is to educate the public on overlooked yet useful topics. The topics covered in this podcast are unusual - ranging from horshoe crab blood to Area 51."Stuff You Should Know" is co-hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark.
The Atlantic's Daily Idea, a one minute podcast on Spotify, introduces the listener to a new topic in every episode. The episode covers a wide variety of subjects varying from optimism to materialistic culture. The Daily Idea is the right match for people who do not have time to sit through a 45 minute podcast.
Listening to Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations is a great way to start your day. Her podcast features her interviewing influential figures such as Melinda Gates, Micheal Jordan, Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts, and many others.