Ah, podcasts. The modern world’s answer to “I have a 30-minute commute and I’ve already heard ‘Despacito’ 47 times today.” Whether you’re washing dishes, pretending to work, or just need a break from the endless scroll of social media, podcasts are here to save the day. But with approximately a gazillion options out there, where do you even start? Fear not, dear reader, for I have braved the vast podcast wilderness and returned with a list of the top 5 must-listen shows. Buckle up!
- “Whispers in the Wind”
Imagine if Sherlock Holmes and Tina Fey had a podcast baby. That’s “Whispers in the Wind” for you. Dive deep into the most bizarre mysteries, from the case of the missing left socks to the enigma of why pets hate Zoom calls. Each episode leaves you both enlightened and in stitches.
- “Cooking with No Kitchen”
For all the urban dwellers with a kitchen the size of a shoebox, this one’s for you. Host Jamie Nomad takes you on a culinary journey, proving that you don’t need a fancy kitchen to whip up gourmet meals. Spoiler: There’s an entire episode dedicated to toaster oven miracles.
- “The Retro Rewind”
Genre: Nostalgia/Pop Culture
Take a trip down memory lane with hosts Lisa and Gary as they revisit the pop culture gems of the ’80s and ’90s. From slap bracelets to Tamagotchis, no trend is left unturned. Bonus: Each episode ends with a “Where Are They Now?” segment. (Did you know the “Macarena” guys are now yoga instructors?)
- “Space, But Make It Fashion”
Who said astrophysics and haute couture can’t mix? Hosted by former runway model turned NASA scientist, Dr. Stella Nova, this podcast explores the intersection of fashion and space exploration. Learn about the latest in spacesuit design and why metallics are the “in” thing for intergalactic travel.
- “Pet Peeves with Dr. Paws”
Ever wondered what your pet is really thinking? Dr. Paws, a self-proclaimed pet psychologist (and yes, he’s a cat), delves into the minds of our furry friends. Discover why cats have an obsession with knocking things over and the existential crisis dogs face when they see their own reflection.
So, there you have it! Five podcasts to spice up your listening routine. Whether you’re a foodie, a fashionista, or just someone who enjoys a good laugh, there’s something here for everyone. Happy listening! 🎧🎙️
Written by Matt Litteral