By now, we’re all accustomed to spending most of our time inside. In order to practice safe social distancing, Netflix, Hulu and Disney Plus have become our closest friends in recent weeks. However, binge-watching a series isn’t the only way to keep yourself entertained while in quarantine. Podcasts are a fun way to pass the time and with more than 500,000 active podcasts currently available through Apple, it should be easy to find something that piques your interest. Here are some of our favorites selected by our team of rockstars.
The Ghidotti Podcast – Our easiest inclusion, join host Natalie Ghidotti as she sits down with a wide range of movers and shakers from across the state of Arkansas.
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations – One of the world’s most influential philanthropists and talk show hosts, Oprah Winfrey is accompanied by a slew of thought leaders on this interview series, including Michelle Obama and Dr. Phil among others.
Up First – Keeping up with the constant stream of news in the midst of a busy schedule can be difficult. That’s why NPR introduced this daily podcast, which provides you with reporting and analysis on the biggest stories of the day each morning.
Crime Junkie – Every true crime fan will enjoy this series featuring in-depth discussions about some of the most notorious unsolved cases and serial killers.
The Rewatchables – Bill Simmons and others from The Ringer examine the movies that they can’t get enough of, including The Breakfast Club, Happy Gilmore, The Town and The Notebook.
Rebel Parenting – To all the parents that are just trying, and sometimes failing, to get through one day at a time, Ryan and Laura Dobson can relate. Check out their podcast for honest advice on the struggles all parents face.
The Dream – Season one of this investigative series dives into the mysterious and sometimes shady world of multi-level marketing.
Rock the Culture – For perspective on life and culture in Little Rock, Arkansas Times has you covered.
Lovett or Leave It – A former speechwriter for President Obama, Jon Lovett now breaks down some of the biggest stories in politics with a humorous twist.
Pardon My Take – Hosts Big Cat and PFT Commenter deliver sports commentary you never knew you needed along with some big-name interviews, including NFL insider Adam Schefter, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary and NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.