Social Distancing Succor | Podcasts

TL;DR
enjoy these podcast recommendations to help you feel more connected in a time of social distance.


In the wake of the global pandemic and the anxiety accompanying it, I started to feel restless. Not physically, but emotionally. I wanted to have something to do, some way to help. I wanted to figure out something to offer that helped me feel less helpless and more connected. So, I went to my Instagram stories and asked for recommendations for various forms of entertainment. Up first on that list…podcasts.

Now me, I love a podcast. It feels like I am hanging out with people even on a regular day, but add in social distancing and being quarantined in the house with my kids for 3 weeks… it is an instant lift to my spirits and makes me feel less alone. I posted a bunch of your suggestions along with their links and descriptions so you can see which ones sound like you and which ones don’t. I marked the ones that I personally love with an asterisk and I also linked to The Crybaby Podcast at the bottom. I plan on trying to do more episodes for you guys during this isolation period. Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram; I am planning to do daily livestream check ins to help us all feel more connected.

If you have a podcast or listen to one that you cant get enough of, please leave it and a small description of it in the comments. We are all in this together after all, let’s help and do what we can.


Ologies with Alie Ward
100+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

Armchair Expert
100+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Hi, I’m Dax Shepard, and I love talking to people. I am endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, and I find people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will celebrate, above all, the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.

WTF with Marc Maron
1000+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc’s probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.

The Moth
25 episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country.

Just Break Up
50+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Podcast about love, heartbreak, and all the relationship advice you don’t want to hear. Hosted by Sierra DeMulder and Sam Blackwell.

Spitballers
50+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Comedy podcasts are the best, but it’s not easy to find clean comedy podcasts that are actually FUNNY! Welcome to the Spitballers Podcast with the award-winning trio of Andy, Mike, and Jason. These three dads will make you laugh as they discuss ridiculous topics, answer life’s most difficult questions, and dish out life advice that you should never, ever take. We all need a little nonsense in our everyday lives. 

The Last Podcast on the Left *
400+ episodes | Spotify
The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust.

My Favorite Murder *
300+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.

Lore *
100+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

A Beautiful Mess
22 episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Elsie + Emma are sisters and co-founders of the top DIY blog — A Beautiful Mess. They have written over seven thousand blog posts, so it seemed like a good time to start a podcast! The sisters have a lot to say on everything from home and DIY to family life and business.

The Papaya Podcast
41 episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.

Therapy for Black Girls
100+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Join your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.

Spiritual Shit
36 episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
The down and dirty on modern spirituality.

Sleep With Me
300 episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Insomnia? Mind racing at night? Worries keeping you up? Tune in for a bedtime story that lets you forget your problems and progressively gets more boring until you fall to sleep. So get in bed, press play, close your eyes, and drift off into dreamland.

Like You **Family Friendly**
13 episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Like You is a mindfulness podcast for kids, exploring feelings & encouraging self-esteem through imagination-based exercises. Subscribe to get a new episode every Tuesday. We created the podcast with kids in mind, but we welcome listeners of any age group, including parents, grandparents, or grown-ups who just want to get more in touch with themselves and their inner-child.

You, Me, Empathy
100+ episodes | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
YOU, ME, EMPATHY, created and hosted by Non Wels, is a podcast about exploring the struggles we face in our day to day lives as humans trying to get by on this wondrous and overwhelming pale blue dot. (side note, I am the guest on episode 88 🙂

You can also listen to The Crybaby Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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