Podcasts perfect for the quarantine period

by | Mar 17, 2020 | Culture Vulture

With the advent of COVID-19, young people are being instructed to stay inside and avoid large social gatherings. Here are four entertaining podcasts to get you through the quarantine period (P.S. Some are educational too!)

  1. For the RnB/hip-hop music fan: Dissect

Hear beyond the beats with Cole Cuchna’s serialised music podcast, which was rated as one of ‘five great podcasts of 2018’ by The New York Times. In Dissect, Cuchna guides the listener through iconic RnB and hip-hop albums from the past few decades, such as Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.  Each episode provides a thorough analysis of each song on the album, picking apart lyrics, context and artist influences. Take a journey into the mind of an artist (with the help of Cuchna’s soothing voice).

  1. For a bit of a laugh: My Dad Wrote a Porno

When British actor Jamie Morton found out his father had published an amateur erotic novel, he thought to himself: what better than to broadcast it to the whole world? In this podcast, Morton and his two friends, actors James Cooper and Alice Levine read aloud ‘Belinda Blinked’ – an erotic story about a kitchenware sales director who’ll do anything it takes to get to the top. With a long list of awkward word choices, silly accent impressions and running gags, My Dad Wrote a Porno will have you giggling all afternoon. Warning: wear earphones.

  1. For the ‘woke’ self-analyser: The Bobo and Flex Podcast

Ready to go on a journey of self-discovery? Australian DJ and presenter Flex Mami and fashion influencer Bobo Matjila have got you covered! Flex’s assertive and straightforward approach is met with Matjila’s sensitive soul – but don’t be fooled – neither are hesitant to attack important societal issues. From dating and relationships, to racism and the government, Bobo and Flex aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo and encourage their listeners to critically think about their own beliefs and values. This podcast contains a lot of modern slang and concepts, so it’s perfect for the Aussie millennials of today.

  1. For the motivated go-getter: The Tony Robbins Podcast

You might know Tony Robbins as the character who hypnotizes Jack Black in the 2001 film Shallow Hal, but in real life, Robbins is an author, life coach and motivational speaker. His self-titled podcast is perfect for those who want to learn how to be efficient and successful in areas such as business, relationships, health and finances. Joined by various celebrities and experts, Robbins creates content that will make you laugh, cry, smile and will most definitely kickstart your day with a positive mindset. If you don’t know where to start, listen to the Recover Your True Self episode with Russell Brand. Here, Robbins and Brand discuss addiction and recovery in a reflective, yet light-hearted way.





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