Podcasts can be a great way to pass the time when you are on the go, getting a workout, or sitting at your desk. With your mobile device you can download these pre-recorded radio shows and listen to them any time you want. There are thousands of podcasts being produced every day, so you are sure to find one that suits your interests. Instead of listening to the same old music every day, you can use that opporunity to learn something new, hear about current events, or listen to a story. If you want to start listening to podcasts but aren’t sure where to start, below are some of the best podcasts currently on the market. Remeber: All of these are completely free to listen to and download.
- Serial – This relatively new podcasts tells a story piece by piece each week. It is a completely true story, and everything you hear in it is authentic. The story is told by an investigative reporter who is looking into a murder of a teenage girl about 15 years ago. There are some question marks about the investigation and around who was ultimately convicted of the murder. Millions of people have been following along week to week, trying to figure out this story along with the investigator. It is a riveting tale sure to hold your attention.
- Stuff You Should Know – Want to learn something new? This podcast will take on a new topic each time and give you all the information you need to know about it. They are short, informative podcasts that allow you to learn something you might not have known during your free time.
- This American Life – Another popular podcast in the UK, despite its name, is This American Life. Made by the producers of Serial, this podcast picks a theme each week and tells stories that relate to it. The stories can be funny, sad, dramatic, or somewhere in between. It’s hard to describe this podcast, but it remains on the top of the charts in the UK. If you like stories, give this one a try.
- Friday Night Comedy From BBC Radio 4 – Want to hear about the news, but want to be entertained at the same time. Each week this podcast gives a satirical look at the latest news and delivers it to you in a witty podcast. It’s spent weeks on the top of the iTunes charts for podcasts in the UK, and thousands of people are giving it a listen each week.
- Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews – If you are into the latest films, then this podcast will give you a review on all the new releases. They go in depth into each movie in a lively and sometimes controversial way. For movie lovers out there, this is a can’t miss podcast.