23 Oct 2018
A GenZ Guide to Podcasts
Want to catch up on the news but don’t have time to sit down with a newspaper? Taking a road trip and are already sick of the same 20 songs from 2004 that keep playing? Not a huge fan of books but love storytelling? Sounds like listening to a podcast is for you! Whether you want to stay up to speed with news, pop culture, or even how to #adult, these 8 podcasts are a great way to listen, learn and stay informed on the go!
1. Commuting to Work or Class and Want to get Caught up on Today’s Top Stories? The Daily
Everyone can find 20 minutes in their day! Whether you’re getting ready for school or work, folding laundry, cooking dinner, or stuck in traffic on your way home- The Daily is the perfect way to spend 20 minutes. This podcast is hosted by Michael Barbaro, a political journalist from The New York Times. He interviews other Times journalists, politicians, and others involved in the most relevant news stories. You need to know about these things on a daily basis, so check it out!
2. Want to Know how to Make the Most of Your Twenties? The Perfectionism Project
The Perfectionism Project Podcast is a podcast sharing personal development and lifestyle advice for millennials. Hosted by personal growth and lifestyle blogger and YouTuber Sam Brown, this podcast shares life lessons and personal stories as well as practical and relatable advice to help women make the most of their twenties.
3. Are You a Millennial? Have You Ever Been in Love? Try Millennial Love
Love can be tough.. or amazing. Whether you just got over a breakup or are starting to catch feelings for that guy you met on Tinder a few weeks ago, the Millennial Love podcast is for you. Listen to stories, discussion, and debates on relationships, sex and modern dating from The Independent’s Lifestyle team.
4. Recently Graduated and not Sure how to #Adult? Adulthood Made Easy
Let’s face it, adulthood can be hard. If you feel lost in a new city, overwhelmed by your taxes, frustrated with dating, or scared to switch jobs, tune in weekly to Adulthood Made Easy.
Twenty-something host Sam Zabell works through listeners’ problems and questions about the sometimes-scary “real world.” Along the way, she addresses many of her own struggles with adulthood, resulting in a show any college graduate (and beyond) can relate to.
5. Need Help Breaking Down all of the Craziness in the World of Pop Culture? Still Processing
The New York Times hosts Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham deliver insightful and timely breakdowns of current events and pop culture. They discuss everything from Barbecue (its culture and its appropriation) to sports (the power of tennis’ Williams sisters). Also, they have covered the NPR’s list of 150 greatest albums by women, and what true self-care really looks like, especially after events like Charlottesville.
6. Think it’s Important to Shine Some Light on the Overshadowed? Represent
Host Aisha Harris looks at film, television, and streaming content created by women, people of color, people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community.
Recent podcasts have delved into the most recent season of The Bachelorette that had its first Black star, Rachel Lindsay while looking at what it means today to be a person of color in the modern dating world. They have also broken down Netflix’s controversial 13 Reasons Why, and Netflix’s new comedy Atypical about an autistic character, but not an autistic star. Guests on the show speak from personal experiences offering listeners a chance to look at pop culture through a variety of lenses.
7. Want to Figure out What Matters and how to Help in the Current Political Climate? Pod Save America
Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency. They’re pretty funny, too!
8. Want to Listen to Something Empowering & Funny? Men of Courage
The guys over at Men of Courage refer to this as “the smart, funny, and insightful podcast brothers have been waiting for.”
The podcast features an all-star group of black men spanning multiple generations, backgrounds, and life experiences. They share stories of triumph, struggle, and lessons learned.
They cover everything from serious social issues to business. So far, they have welcomed bestselling author Shaka Senghor, Nba Legend, Dave Bing, Rapper Big Sean and Entrepreneur, Aaron Walker to the show. This is an empowering podcast for all men.
The best part of it all? Spokehub has partnered with Men of Courage to provide a HUB in our app that fans of the podcast can go in to so that they can engage with each other and The Men of Courage.