Reasons You Should Be Listening To Podcasts
Start writing a post

5 Reasons You Should Be Listening To Podcasts If You Aren't Already

Podcasts are the entertainment trend of the future, and you should definitely get in on the fun.

5 Reasons You Should Be Listening To Podcasts If You Aren't Already

If you haven't listened to a podcast by now... where have you been? This form of entertainment has really taken off over the last decade and especially in the last few years. It seems like every talk show host, YouTuber, and actor is starting their own podcast right now, and there is a show for every subject under the sun. Here are the top five reasons why you should try it out if you haven't already taken the leap:

1. It gives your eyes a break.

Photo by samer daboul from Pexels

If you're anything like me, you have a headache by the end of every day from all the time spent staring at your phone screen. When you just want to relax and watch a tv show or read a book, your eyes are too strained and tired to focus on anything at all. Instead, you can just turn on a podcast and get some much needed shut-eye while still being entertained.

2. You can learn something new.

Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels

Whether you're catching up on the news, discovering new details of a murder mystery or elaborate conspiracy, or listening to experts in various fields share their wealth of knowledge, there is always something new out there if you're willing to give it a shot.

3. They're perfect for multitasking.

Photo by from Pexels

If you have too many mindless tasks filling up your to-do list for a Netflix break, try a podcast instead. Fold the laundry, hit the gym, grab groceries, take a walk, or just drive to work while laughing or learning (with literally millions of options out there, it's your choice). It's not too distracting like a show would be, although I wouldn't recommend it while studying.

4. It makes you seem smarter.

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

I'll let you in on a little secret: talking about your favorite podcast makes you feel a little bit classier than dishing about the last show you binged on Hulu, even if the podcast was just updating you on the latest and greatest celebrity Instagram comments (a real thing that exists, by the way).

5. Podcasts are just a really fun way to spend your time.

Photo by from Pexels

No matter what you are interested in, there's a podcast out there for you! I have a handful I listen to on a regular basis and a dozen I listen to on occasion, which has been a great balance for me, but you can really listen to as many or as few as you like. I even wrote a few college essays about podcasts — that's how awesome they truly are.

So if you have been on the fence about diving into the world of podcasts, this is your sign to give it a go! I guarantee you won't regret it.

Report this Content

Five Types Of People In Fall

From yummy pumpkin spice lattes to scary movies, fall has it all and then some.

Destination Logan County Illinois

Oh fall, the most marvelous time of year...right? Every approaches fall differently, some pumpkin spice-tastically and some not so enthusiastically. We can't all be Autumn lovers, so here are five types of people in fall. Grab a cup of hot coca, sit back, and enjoy.

Keep Reading... Show less

If you're like me, by this time of year you're over summer. The beach, the sunshine, and the heat were all great, but now we're itching for blanket scarves, football, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! As the new season approaches, your relationship can benefit from some old traditional dates and some new fresh ideas! Here are a couple great date ideas for you and your boo to try out this fall.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Social Media Or Soul Media

To the generation that cares way too much about affirmation.

Emma Smith
  • This semester I am taking the ever so famous class, Writing 101. Walking into it, I had heard the horror stories about each major assignment. I have to admit, it’s not a class that I am fond of. But, major assignment #2 got me thinking, we had to create a research question based off of a topic that we are interested in.

Two weeks prior, I watched a very interesting documentary on Netflix. Miss Representation was recommended to me by one of my friends and I have to say the topic is absolutely mind blowing. Social Media and Female Body Image. How Social Media makes girls see this unnatural perfection of ‘beauty’ that really doesn’t exist. But female body image isn’t the only thing affected by social media.

Keep Reading... Show less

Sex And The Church

A letter to fellow believers.

Amanda Hayes
  • I know many of you just read that title and thought it was scandalous to see something so “risque” in the same setting as something holy. Well guess what – sex is part of that. Everyone seems to think they are separate, which makes since because most people treat them as though they are complete polar opposites. Shall we think this through?

Who created the Church body? God. Who created the body? Also God. If we know God to be the creator of all things, we cannot leave sex out of that equation. God created sex, people! Praise Him! Like all great things, the world has twisted and perverted it. The world has stained it so badly that even many church congregations see it only as stained and keep quiet about that part of God’s word. Many people know that God told Adam and Eve to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28), but a lot of people overlook the entirety of Song of Solomon. The entire book is dedicated to telling of the love and sex between man and wife. God blessed us with the gift of intimacy, one to be shared between husband and wife. Church if we teach of sex as the blessing that it is, more people will start treating it as such. If we stop viewing sex as this unspeakable act, the temptation would be lessened. With the fall of man, humans naturally desire things they should not have. So if more people speak of it with gladness and praise, and do not hide it in the darkness as if it were vile, fewer people would be drawn to it for the wrong reasons. More people would appreciate it for what it is: a gift from God.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments