By Stefanie Sadocha
Stuck at home? Podcasts are a great way to pass the time. Apple Podcasts and Spotify have a variety of podcasts on nearly any topic. From cooking, to health, to pop culture, to sports, there is definitely a podcast out there for you. Here are my top recommendations:
1. Pop Culture
Pretty Basic with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz
Pretty Basic is hosted by Youtube sensations Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz. Each week, the girls discuss topics ranging from pop culture to mental health to LA living. Listeners also get an inside look into the crazy world of being a social media influencer and the business side of being a Youtuber.
Happy Hour with Gretchen Geraghty
Hosted by social media influencer and Youtuber Gretchen Geraghty, listeners get an inside look into her life as a rising influencer. Gretchen discusses nearly everything going on in her life like what it’s like living in Boston, what her fitness journey entails, and how she remains optimistic. Gretchen is also occasionally joined by other social media influencers including Maggie and Emma MacDonald, Arlin Moore, and even her friends from Boston University.
What We Said
Hosted by social media influencer Jaci Marie and health coach Chelsey Jade, listeners really get a taste of everything in this podcast. Discussing a variety of topics from health to pop culture, Chelsey and Jaci really cover it all. The hosts are known for their famous fan story episodes, where listeners never disappoint in sending in their craziest stories to be shared on the podcast. Fan story episodes have covered an array of topics in the past including most embarrassing moments, worst roommate stories, strange coincidences, and more! Jaci and Chelsey are also frequently joined by a large variety of guests, including Youtuber Aspyn Ovard, Kaitlyn Bristowe from The Bachelorette, author Chalet Jean- Baptist, and life coach Lauren Zander.
The Office Ladies Podcast is hosted by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, otherwise known as Pam and Angela from the hit comedy television series, The Office. In each episode, Jenna and Angela rewatch an episode of the office and share special behind the scenes stories that occured while the episode was being filmed. The ‘office ladies’ are often joined by special guests from the cast of the show including John Krasinski, Creed Braton, Rainn Wilson, and more!
The Daily is a news podcast hosted by Michael Barbaro, a journalist for the New York Times. Each episode is around thirty minutes and provides listeners with a breakdown of the most important news stories, based on the New York Times’ top stories each day. A new episode is posted every weekday at 6:00 am, so it is ready in time for the morning commute.
Manifest with Tori DeSimone
Hosted by retired Youtuber turned entrepreneur, Tori DeSimone, listeners gain insight into creating a successful business and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Tori breaks down exactly how she began her business and how fitness and health were essential to her journey. Tori opened her own fitness studio, Stride Spin and Fitness, at the young age of 20. She shares her best tricks and tips about starting a small business. Aside from entrepreneurship and fitness, Tori also discusses self-love tips and how to stay motivated in your daily life.