A podcast can be the perfect background audio for a long drive, doing chores or a regular part of your before-bed routine. If you’re already a fan of audiobooks, then you’ll love the chance to listen in on conversations about everything from finances to fashion and true crime. No matter how you listen, here are ten podcasts for seniors you won’t want to miss out on this year:
1. Stuff You Might Have Missed in History Class
If you love a good history lesson, this podcast is perfect for a deep-dive exploration of events from the past. You’ll dig right into the details and context that you might have missed in school, learning from the experts who did the research—so you don’t have to.
2. Aging in Full Bloom
One of the most popular podcasts dedicated to senior wellness, Aging in Full Bloom covers a variety of topics, from intergenerational connections to advances in medical technology that can improve your life. The podcast also features several interviews with some of today’s greatest authors, poets and scientists as they discuss topics at the intersection of age and health.
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3. This American Life
Everybody loves a good story, and that’s exactly what This American Life delivers. A popular podcast from NPR, the show explores a new theme each week, curating an auditory experience of stories, insight, research and ideas for their listeners.
4. Not Old – Better
If you want evidence that it’s never too late to pursue your passions, this podcast is for you. In each episode, host Paul Vogelzang interviews people (age 50+) from across the globe living extraordinary lives to inspire his listeners to pursue passions of their own.
If true crime is your thing, then Criminal should be on your must-listen list. Be ready for a thrilling series of “stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.”
6. Lux Radio Theater
This title might sound familiar to some—as one of the most popular expensive drama anthologies of the 1950s, Lux Radio Theater has been revived online and broken into quick podcast episodes. Whether or not you’ve heard them before, you can now step back in time with this unforgettable series.
7. The Pineapple Project
Do you want to improve your money-saving habits? Are there unanswered questions you have about how to make the most of your retirement? Join Nazeem Hussain as he breaks down how to spend better and save more through eight engaging episodes.
8. Dressed: The History of Fashion
Dressed has quickly become one of the most popular fashion podcasts—and with good reason. Exploring all the famous designers of the past and how their careers connect to our future, this podcast is for the fashionista and fashion-curious alike.
9. The Food that Binds
It’s no secret that a good meal has the power to bring us together, and that’s exactly what Atlanta-based restaurant critic Jennifer Zyman is here to talk about. You’ll listen in on stories of the relationships, restaurants and food revelations that bring us together.
We all have baggage we have to unpack. Past relationships, trauma or other burdens can weigh us down, but it’s never too late to work through and understand those experiences that shaped up. Heavyweight takes on the tough questions and experiences of everyday life while challenging listeners to reflect on their own growth.
Discovering Podcasts for Seniors
You never know where a new podcast might lead you. Whether you gain a new hobby or challenge an old idea, you’ll never be disappointed that you spent a little time tuning out everyday noises and diving into a podcast.