10 Great Podcasts for Seniors

Podcasts have become very popular in the last few years and there are many different genres for every listener.  Sunriseseniorliving.com provides a list of the 10 best podcasts for seniors for you to check out:

  1. Lux Radio Theatre was originally a radio show from the 1930’s to 1950’s where they featured adaptations of Broadway plays and Hollywood films. The podcast episodes feature vintage radio ads and in most cases, the original narration.
  2. Freakonomics Radio was created based on the book Freakonomics. The authors now host this podcast and discuss the ways in which economic concepts fit into nearly every other aspect of life, from pop culture to health and recreational activities.
  3. Stuff You Missed in History Class covers everything you never heard about before in history regarding oddities and obscure, guaranteed to keep you interested.
  4. The Handyguys Podcast talk all things home improvement, giving tips and tricks in a fun way.
  5. Good Job, Brian! Is a diverse trivia podcast that you can interactively listen to with friends or alone to keep your mind sharp.
  6. The Alton Browncast is a podcast hosted by The Food Network’s chef Alton Brown. They talk all things cooking with trends, best practices and recipes.
  7. This American Life is a famous podcast in which every week has a theme and each story produced that week follows along that theme. This podcast has very different topics so there is something for everyone here.
  8. Planet Money discusses all things economics while being engaging and diversely informative while discussing a wide range of topics, from the economy of whole states in the US to the difficulties of raising chickens on your property.
  9. Guided Meditations offers calm discussions of body and mind in brief episodes, usually lasting between 10-30 minutes in length.
  10. The Senior Caregiver Podcast is developed by Sunrise Senior Living and is a one stop shop for how to help care for seniors. Listening to this podcast with your caregiver might help open up the lines of communication and allow you to learn things about one another to help the growth of your relationship.

To listen to podcasts, all you need is access to the internet and an app or website to listen to them on. I would suggest using stitcher.com as it is user friendly and you can find most podcasts on there for your enjoyment.