These are our top picks of the best podcasts to help you pass the time in lockdown.
If you’re feeling bored, you obviously don’t have the right podcasts in your life. A good podcast can keep you company while cooking, walking the dog, cleaning the house, or while exercising. It’s a medium that’s growing in popularity and it’s not set to slow down any time soon. But, with so many options, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether you want to learn or simply be entertained, there is a binge-worthy podcast out there for you. Here is a list of our favourite podcasts:
Equally as entertaining as it is educational, every episode of You’re Wrong About deep dives into a famous person or event, to make you rethink what you thought you knew about them. Some of our favourite episodes include Marie Antoinette, the OJ Simpson Trial, Princess Diana and Anna Nicole Smith. Prepare to be confronted by the reality that much of your childhood and adolescence were filled with lies.
Unapologetically Blak shares the lived experiences of two Australian Indigenous women in a fresh, unique and relatable way. This is a podcast for anyone who wants to educate themselves on the Blak experience in Australia, placing indigenous voices (finally) at the front and centre of the conversation.
The Shameless tagline says it all: for smart people who like dumb stuff. This is a podcast that will let you fulfill your guilty pleasures of gossiping about celebrities and catching up on reality TV drama, combined with intelligent chat about modern paradoxes and popular culture. Each episode will have you laughing out loud and potentially cringing at yourself.
You may have heard of the Teacher’s Pet, but did you know that Bowraville is actually the OG true crime podcast in Australia? This binge-worthy podcast is from 2016, but it’ll still keep you on your toes. Perfect for a long drive, or maybe just to keep you entertained while doing housework. It’s about an unsolved serial killing in Bowraville (obvs) where three children who lived on the same street were killed within five months of each other.
It’s kind of like a comedy show with a conscience. Comedian Deborah Frances-White hosts the podcast, inviting hilarious guests each episode to discuss what it means to be a modern day feminist. If you’ve ever felt like you’re not very good at the whole feminism thing, this podcast is for you.
A sports podcast for women, by women. These are female-centred conversations about the latest news and topics in the world of sports. If you’ve always wanted to, but never really felt comfortable jumping in on your male counterparts conversations on the footy, listening to this podcast will fill the void. And, it’s by the same makers of the Always Was, Always Will Be Our Stories, podcast so you know it’s good.
There’s no time like the present to get your finances under control. If you’ve ever been frustrated by your lack of knowledge about superannuation, how to do your taxes or compound interest, this is the education you’ve always wanted. Host Glen James will help you sort your money out, with a light hearted humour that makes money fun.
If you’re missing out on a social life and craving some girl chat and social interaction, After Work Drinks will help. Hosted by London based magazine editors and best friends, Kiwi Isabelle Truman and Aussie Grace O’Neill chat about celebrities, fashion, trends and more. It’s not the most polished podcast, but it’s addictive. You’ll feel like you’re catching up with friends for a gossip instead of listening to strangers talk.