How can you stay sharp and learn new things for free, anywhere you go? Podcasts! Podcasts are like vintage radio shows and can be found on nearly any subject. From in-depth explorations into crimes to discovering the latest news in your area of study, you’ll find highly entertaining shows that you can download and listen to on road trips, at the gym, or vacation at the beach!
Here a few recommendations to get you started, including some of our League team favorites!
Myths & Legends:
The unique Myths & Legends weekly podcast offers a deep exploration into the stories that have shaped humanity. You’ll learn a totally new way to look at history, and even discover how gruesome your favorite fairy tale was in its original form.
Before there was the Netflix series, there was GirlBoss Radio. Created by entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso, this podcast features hilarious and smart interviews with young women entrepreneurs.
Let’s Know Things:
Want a deeper dive into things you hear on the news? On “Let’s Know Things,” host Colin Wright takes a current news story and “unspools” it to highlight aspects being left out of the story. A great way to return to class fully informed!
How To Do Everything:
Created by two of the producers of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” (another podcast worth checking out), How To Do Everything hosts Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag take how-to questions from listeners and then tell them ways to achieve their goal. These guys cover everything from how to open Velcro quietly to planning the perfect wedding!
All In The Mind:
On the Australian podcast All In The Mind, host Natasha Mitchell dives deep into aspects of psychology, brain chemistry, and human behavior. Even if you aren’t majoring in psychology, this podcast will teach you how to be a good leader and understand what motivates people.
My Favorite Murder:
Listen in as hosts and true crime enthusiasts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark delve deep into their favorite real life mysteries on My Favorite Murder. Many of our own League employees are big fans of their light commentary!
With these podcasts, you can head back to campus this fall with your mind sharp and full of new information! We hope you find them as helpful as we do.