26 Oct. 2020

Top 5 Podcasts to Keep You Going During the Workday

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If you’re looking for something new to do, why not engage yourself with some fun podcasts? Say no more to the depressing silence and let some exciting podcasts take over. Whether you’re looking for a way to pass the time while walking, traveling, cooking, cleaning, or even procrastinating, nothing is better than a podcast! A calming voice that entertains you while speaking on all life matters and communicating higher knowledge is just your cup of tea.

Fortunately, we have lots of options to choose from in terms of podcasts. Podcasting can take place anywhere. Since everyone is keeping up with quarantine, we have a wider range of options. The most popular podcasts mention tips and medical guidelines to fight the hard time we’re struggling with. At the same time, they may talk about recipes that are just as essential for those hunger pangs! Of course, you can find fiction content, debates, random relatable topics, general advice, and much more. Here are our top podcast picks to get you through the day.

Dead Eyes

Listen to the famous comedian Connor Ratliff as he shares his career’s worst experience in a lighthearted and comic mode. Tom Hanks was all set to produce the series’ Band of Brothers’ years ago. However, before filming, Hanks thought Ratliff had ‘dead eyes,’ and for that reason, he lost the small role in the series. Though Ratliff went in isolation for some time due to the haunting experience, he now can laugh it off with fun confessions through his podcast. It might seem narcissistic to dedicate a podcast to one incident, but hey! It’s hilarious. The podcast features Jon Hamm and D’arcy Cardenas casually converse about their rejection stories alongside the cruel, inexplicable world of Hollywood casting.

Flood Lines

Cyclone Katrina brought havoc at New Orleans, and the Atlantic highlighted the government’s failure as they covered the incident. Podcast reporter Vann R.Newkirk II took on to state that Katrina’s catastrophic aftermath (for which so many had to suffer) was a total government mess-up. Insufficient and weak embankments, discriminatory media reporting, and state inaction brought human losses to a higher number. He also put forth the notion that the Cyclone itself was not that deadly, especially while taking other variables into context. It speaks about victims lacking necessities and underprivileged people (who at the time were) drowning in the streets. The podcasts highlight the bitter truths of an incident while castles of the rich and privileged class would continue to stand tall, exposing the world leaders and their messed up systems.

Home Cooking

COVID-19 requires everyone to restrict themselves to their homes; some of us are enjoying it while some of us are losing our minds. Optimists are making the most of their time in quarantine. Speaking of which, foodies are turning to their kitchens to cook up delicious food. Home cooks are now struggling with more challenges than ever, most of which lack ingredients alongside the inexperience of ‘newbie’ home cooks. Thankfully, veteran podcaster Hrishikesh Hirway and Chef Samin Nosrat are now teaming up in an interesting podcast exclusively answering all your cooking questions.

How Did This Get Made?

The podcast hosts the trio of comic actors featuring Paul Sheer, Jason Manzoukas, and June Diane Raphael. The show looks into some terrible movies that are so bad but are peculiarly good. For most of the episodes, they have celebrity guests over who are made to watch some cringeworthily yet iconic movies before arriving. Shortly after, they all have a good laugh at how ridiculousness the movie is and leads them and us into thinking, ‘how did this get made?’

The Daily

Stemming from The New York Times, this podcast is a great and informative way to stay well-versed about all the world’s recent headlines. Host Michael Barbaro gets into a discussion with some of the Times reporters as they talk about the latest stories and their importance. It’s a great thing to listen to, especially when you need constant updates about all that is happening around you.

The next time you’re bored or have a ton of chores to do, plug in your earphones and listen to some of these groovy, informative, hilarious podcasts as you get on with the rest of your day!