7 Podcasts to Help Cure the Boredom

Erika Ruig, Head of Market Intelligence

With the likelihood of a nationwide lockdown looking increasingly likely in Australia, I decided to put together a few of my favourite podcasts to help you while away the hours. Some are designed to keep you informed, others to help you de-stress and some purely to entertain. Listen while multi-tasking, during a workout, cleaning your kitchen cupboards or simply curled up on the sofa, however you choose to listen, I hope you enjoy!

Find your calm

– Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee 

At the moment it can be hard to know where to turn to for accurate medical insights, free from the hype. Luckily, Dr Chatterjee offers just that! By giving practical tips and health advice to support your wellbeing both mentally & physically, I have found this podcast very helpful. 

Dr Chatterjee says it best himself “Health has become overcomplicated, I aim to simplify it.” I’m sure we are all guilty of increasing our anxiety and overdosing on the news lately, Dr Chatterjee’s new episode on coronavirus is definitely worth a listen to help manage your concerns.


– Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent

Maggie is one of Australia’s favourite parenting Authors and educators. She gives great tips and answers to real-world parenting dilemmas. From tantrums to building resilience, screen time and her most recent topic – ‘how to explain the changes in our society due to Coronavirus in a way our children will understand.’

This podcast is a common sense, relatable, practical guide on raising kids of all ages and has really helped me find away to explain the situation in the best way possible to my little one. 

Stay Informed 

– Coronacast with Dr Norman Swan

With so much conflicting news in recent days regarding COVID19 my family has decided to switch off the news. While it’s still important to keep on top of what is happening, we’ve decided to select two trusted sources to refer to during this time and one of those is the ABC’s Coronacast. I like it because it helps to answer your questions about coronavirus and break down the latest news and research to enable you to understand how the world will live and is living through this epidemic in a non-alarmist way.

Distract yourself with true crime

– The Immaculate Deception

I do love a good true crime poddy! ‘The Immaculate Deception’ is a new true-crime podcast in which journalist Jenny Kleeman unearths the unsettling truth behind a Dutch fertility clinic. With many women at the end of their tether desperately hoping to have children many did indeed leave the Karbaat Kids clinic pregnant…but by what means? The podcast investigates the lengths one doctor went to to create new life. This one is definitely binge-worthy!

– To Live and Die in LA

One of my absolute favourites. A real-life Hollywood mystery with many, many twists and turns. In 2018, an aspiring actress disappears from her Hollywood apartment. In this gripping series, Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss follows the case as it unfolds, as told through shocking first-hand accounts, clips and evidence. You will become an armchair detective listening to this violent game of cat and mouse…just when you think you’ve figured it out, guess again!

Best Interview Podcasts

– How I Built This

Ever wonder how some of the world’s biggest brands got their start? ‘How I Built This’ gives you the chance to learn about the stories behind now-huge, successful businesses. The podcast explores origin stories as told by the business owners themselves and looks at the highs and lows of these innovators along the way. Some great feel good stories about some of the world’s most well-known companies.

– How to Fail

This podcast is a celebration of our imperfections and the reminder that sometimes our failures are what shapes our lives the most. Hosted by journalist Elizabeth Day, each week a new guest imparts wisdom around their personal challenges and how dealing with them has helped them grow and succeed.

There’s no better time to be learning, listening and releasing your inner detective… 

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”

Bryant H. McGill

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