Starter Episode: “Lama Cat Dog Roommates”
The world has become much smaller in the last 15 months than most people, and now that travel restrictions are loosening, it will take some time to re-adjust to a wandering situation. This inspiring storytelling series offers first-person stories about all kinds of outdoor stripes, whether professional climbers or regular listeners, about adventures on the road (or at sea). Hosted by Aaron Miller, a British travel writer, “Armchair Explorer” is the perfect piece of escapism if the trip is still closed, and easy to inspire if you’re already planning an escape after your first pandemic Huh.
Starter Episode: “Signs of life: 53,000 miles of bike ride around the world”
Podcast host and author, Nora McInerney, became a reluctant grief expert in 2014 when she lost her child, her father and her husband in a span of a few months. McInerny, who now describes herself as a “remarkable widow”, aired her grief in this compassionate, darkly hilarious podcast, where people share unflattering truths about their darkest moments. Recent interviewees include a daughter who lost her father to amiotrophic lateral sclerosis, a mother whose son’s mental illness ended in tragedy, and a 93-year-old concentration camp survivor. As the subject gets deeper, the show always has an undercurrent of hope – it’s the perfect companion as we all try to move on from the manifold losses of the previous year.
Starter Episode: “That’s so chad”
Hundreds of meditation apps promise to give you peace in the palm of your hand, and headspace is arguably the best. The pleasing British voice of the company’s co-founder Andy Puddicombe has become familiar to millions of users as the default app for Zen’s app, and in each bite-sized episode of this podcast he expands on how mindfulness can deal with anxiety And help simplify daily life. Headspace Studios released a spinoff mini-series last year, “Yes Theory Podcast,” Which figured out the value of saying yes to the inconvenience and getting out of your comfort zone. More recently, “Radio Headspace” has released episodes designed specifically to navigate the afterlife of the epidemic.
Starter Episode: “the new normal“
UFYB (Not its real name)
If you have ever rolled your eyes at the concept of “life coaching”, let Kara Lowenthil change her mind. A Harvard-educated former lawyer turned feminist life coach, Loventhil is not selling self-empowerment clichés or woo-woo trism. Instead, “Unf * ck Your Brain” provides no-nonsense insights about the ways in your anxious brain, and gives actionable advice on how to pick up various ideas. There is a lightness to the touch of a straight-on version of Lowenthill’s mindfulness that makes it easy to absorb, and the vast library of back episodes means you’re bound to find something that is the perfect hit.
Starter Episode: “to refuse”
With so many traps of normal life abruptly removed, this past year has forced many people to redefine what happiness means to them, and it is those new to the post-Kovid world Some of the priorities are worth holding on to. In “The Happiness Lab”, Dr. Laurie Santos, a professor at Yale, investigates the pursuit of happiness through a science-based lens, and often includes history. Several recent episodes focus on lessons of joy from the ancestors, including additional lessons on how to kill Aristotle, the Buddha, and Confucius, and how to live a full life in the modern era. A consistently amazing, refreshing auditory that will teach you something about the world as well as your own brain.