The best podcasts to download now

Finding ways to stay busy and sane aren’t always easy when staying indoors

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With the novel coronavirus, it has made us reconsider venturing outdoors, as offices, schools and businesses are currently closed. Missing the conversation of another person? Download these podcasts to keep you sane.
Reply All

Reply All

Want to learn something new? Lifehack alert: Reply All, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman from Gimlet, is ‘a podcast about the internet’ while exploring modern life and how to survive it – no matter the query, they cover the weird to the unthinkable. 

To listen to Reply All, go to Spotify, Apple Podcast or its official website.

Radiolab

Radiolab

This is the podcast for those who demand skepticism and for those who appreciate wonder. A two-time Peabody Award-winner hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab describes itself as a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centred around one big idea.


To listen to Radiolab, go to Spotify, Apple Podcast or its official website.

Serial

Serial

This award-winning podcast blends investigative journalism with non-fiction storytelling. Hosted by Sarah Koenig, Serial unfolds one true story throughout a season while following the plot and characters as well as all the surprising twists and turns. Koenig doesn’t know the finale of the story either until she gets there with you. 

To listen to Serial, go to Apple Podcast or its official website.

99% Invisible

99% Invisible

Here’s one for design lovers – or for those who want to learn more about it. 99% Invisible is also an award-winning weekly by Roman Mars. It explores the process and power of design and architecture – and the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 

To listen to 99% Invisible, go to Spotify, Apple Podcast or its official website.

Modern Love

Modern Love

If you like stories about relationships, feelings, betrayals and revelations, this one is for you. Originally a column in The New York Times, Modern Love the podcast sees top actors read true stories of love, loss and redemption that will pull on your heartstrings.


To listen to Modern Love, go to SpotifyApple Podcast or its official website.

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

There are so many things in the world that we don’t know about. Stuff You Should Know tells the story behind seemingly ordinary topics you may have wondered about from time to time, from Champagne to satanism to the Stonewall Uprising and chaos theory to LSD to true crime. 

To listen to Stuff You Should Know, go to Spotify, Apple Podcast or its official website.

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