Anyone else relate to this picture on a spiritual level these days? Just us? Ok.
You’ve been quarantined for the longest time #billyjoel, and you need something new to listen to while you bake your tenth loaf of bread or organize that junk drawer for the umpteenth time.
We hereby present you with our Top Five favorite Podcasts.
- The PopCast with Knox and Jamie
Do you need something that’s an easy listen? Are you a lover of all things pop culture? Do you love obscure references? Give Knox and Jamie a listen. They do deep dives of beloved movies. They do a segment called “The More You Know” which gives you a look at current pop culture moments. They even held a “Miss Jenn-ited States Pageant” and decided the best Jennifer in pop culture. Nothing is off limits, and they are quite funny. Knox once compared the anti-Christ to Rod Belding from Saved by the Bell. Need I give you any more reason to listen?
2. 4 Things with Amy Brown
Amy Brown is a co-host on the Bobby Bones morning show. I used to listen to them some mornings on my way to work. She often has guests on her podcast and will discuss four specific topics with them. Amy seems very relatable and kind, and I always feel like I’ve learned something after I’m done listening.
3. Office Ladies
If you’re not a fan of The Office, move on to the next one. Also, if you’re not a fan of The Office, please get off our blog. Kidding….kind of. This podcast is so fun because Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey aka Pam and Angela recap episodes starting from the show’s inception. You get behind the scenes details, which gives you an excuse to go back and watch the episodes again to see what they are talking about.
Did you know that the exercise ball was supposed to slowly deflate and not pop and John Krasinski had to hop out of the shot because he was laughing and didn’t want to ruin the take? Well, you’d know that fun tidbit if you listened to Office Ladies.
Why WOULDN’T you want to watch “Diversity Day” again and “Booze Cruise” for the 75th time? Listen to this podcast ASAP as possible.
4. Absolutely Not with Heather McMahan
I had never heard of Heather McMahan until she co-hosted with Hoda one day, and I thought she was hilarious from the start. She’s a comedian who doesn’t hold back. If I’m in need of a laugh, I’ll listen to her podcast. Sidenote: Check out her Instagram because she does a fabulous impression of The Barefoot Contessa. So, if you need some mindless entertainment, check her out. Warning: She does have a bit of a dirty mouth.
5. That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs
I spent a time in my life declaring to the world (aka a few people) that Annie Downs got on my nerves. But I’ve come to realize I was just hating myself. We are so similar it’s ridiculous. She’s a Christian author and speaker, and she has great guests. It’s like listening in on a conversation between old friends at a coffee shop, but you leave inspired or pondering something more deeply. She has A LOT of episodes, so I think a great series to start with was her EnneaSummer series when she talked about the different types of the enneagram. Don’t @ me for being basic and liking the enneagram. Learn more about yourself in quarantine. Do some good.
*For the Love with Jen Hatmaker-Guest interviews sprinkled with wit and humor
*Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard-Interviews with celebrities
*The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey-Very similar to 4 Things with Amy Brown with a Jesus focus
We clearly like podcasts. If you’ve never tried them, give them a shot. They are great to listen to on a walk, while you’re cleaning, or when you’re driving around for 30 minutes to feel like you’re on vacation these days.
True story: My roommate once talked to a guy on a dating app who had a podcast dedicated to air traffic control. *insert nap here* He was surprisingly very boring, but I told her that she needed to take one for the team and date him so we could learn how to do a podcast. Let’s be real: the world needs to hear my thoughts on crocheting, floral patterns, and Oreo flavor rankings. So can anyone help me out?