If you’re on your way to work and have been through all of your playlists hundreds of times over, consider jumping into the world of podcasts! Here are 5 great podcasts our clinicians listen to on the way to work or on their lunch break!
1. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Actor Dax Shepard interviews celebrities, media moguls, scholars, and more, ranging from Will Ferrell to Dr. Phil. The interviews are more like a personal conversation that gives the listener an interesting view into the lives of a variety of influential people.
2. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
A true crime comedy podcast sounds like an oxymoron, but Karen and Georgia speak about tragedy in a way that respects the victim while interjecting their hilarious quips to keep things from getting too heavy. This podcast is perfect for someone who does not want all the gory details of the crime and wants to chuckle at the storytelling anecdotes from the hosts.
3. Hidden Brain
Shankur Vedantam explores social science through storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior. Every episode will leave you with a feeling of introspection about your own thoughts and how they shape your attitudes and behaviors.
4. Radio Lab
Science is investigated by Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, and their team of journalists in this podcast. You definitely don’t have to be a science nerd to enjoy this one, as they present scientific ponderings in an easy-to-listen, yet attention-grabbing, format.
5. This American Life
Host Ira Glass presents us with a new and interesting story each week: some heartbreaking, some hysterical, some inspiring. Topics range from U.S. immigration debates to stories of what it’s like to be a fleeting TV star. This podcast is perfect when you are looking for an unexpected, never-told-before story.