5 Informative And Entertaining Podcasts

One of the many special things about podcasts is how easy they are to access and take with you. With thousands of options at your fingertips, you can be enjoying and learning about a plethora of fascinating subjects in no time. Covering everything from art history to health and wellness, the podcasts listed here offer entertainment and illumination in equal measure. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

5 Enjoyable Podcasts You Can Learn From

Name Hosts Description
The Lonely Palette Tamar Avishai An art history podcast in which Avishai picks a painting, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object
The History Chicks Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider Introduces listeners to notable, and often overlooked, real and fictional women in history
Spirits Julia Schifini and Amanda McLoughlin A boozy discussion of mythology, folklore, and urban legends
Footnoting History Rotating Focuses on overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the past, featuring a rotating ensemble of podcasters with graduate degrees in history
The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt Acts as a free resource to accompany the hosts' book, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness

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5 Reasons to Listen to Podcasts

  1. They make monotonous chores more fun
  2. You can take them on-the-go
  3. They're usually free
  4. You can learn new facts and perspectives
  5. They provide an escape from day-to-day issues

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In Depth

Whether you're lounging at home or are on the road, listening to a podcast can be a great way to keep yourself occupied for hours. As there are countless shows that cover all sorts of topics, you'll never run out of interesting and informative content to listen to. In no particular order, here are some podcasts that are both enlightening and entertaining.

First up, at #1, we have The Lonely Palette, a podcast that brings art history to the masses, one painting at a time. It's created and hosted by Tamar Avishai, who has worked for years as an instructor and an adjunct lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston before becoming an independent radio producer.

Each episode, Tamar Avishai picks a painting, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and any other interesting facts and stories about it. The Lonely Palette is a founding member of Hub & Spoke, a collective of independent, idea-driven podcasts founded in 2017.

The Lonely Palette is a founding member of Hub & Spoke, a collective of independent, idea-driven podcasts founded in 2017.

At #2 is The History Chicks, which introduces listeners to notable, and often overlooked, real and fictional women in history. Each episode goes into great detail as hosts Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider chat about the challenges, failures and successes, and other interesting details about the life of their subject.

For those who want to learn more about the person featured in each episode, their shownotes contain basic facts and links to other sources, including related media and books. The Special Features page contains additional information, pictures, and trivia that weren't covered in the podcast, which the hosts believe will give listeners a richer understanding of the women they've discussed.

Next up, at #3, is Spirits. It's a history and comedy podcast about mythology, folklore, and urban legends. Every week, co-hosts Julia Schifini and Amanda McLoughlin pour a drink and discuss a new story or character from a wide range of places, eras, and cultures in an effort to better understand ourselves and the world.

Every week, co-hosts Julia Schifini and Amanda McLoughlin pour a drink and discuss a new story or character from a wide range of places, eras, and cultures in an effort to better understand ourselves and the world.

Guest experts bring first-hand accounts of supernatural happenings and tales from their childhoods, and each month, a Your Urban Legends special highlights creepy listener-submitted hometown stories. In 2017, Amanda McLoughlin created Multitude, an independent collective and production studio that Spirits is a founding member of. The group's mission is to help fellow podcasters launch and grow their own shows.

Taking the #4 spot is Footnoting History, a bi-weekly series dedicated to overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the past. Created by Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge in 2013, the show features a rotating ensemble of podcasters who all possess graduate degrees in the field of history, and each of them conducts his or her own research and creates the content of their episode.

Sometimes, episodes belong to series that cover themes such as medieval conspiracy theories, black history, revolutionary France, and even Disney films, and the site has a page that lists down all of these special collections to make it easier for listeners to find them. Footnoting History has been featured in media outlets such as Podcast Magazine and Bello Collective.

Footnoting History has been featured in media outlets such as Podcast Magazine and Bello Collective.

Finally, at #5, we have The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast. Hosted by Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt, the show acts as a free resource to accompany their book, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, a guide to living healthy with chronic illness. In each episode, Trescott and Alt cover one of the seven key steps to recovery that appear in their book.

In its second season, the podcast shifts to a new format where it alternates between question and answer episodes and interviews with people who are recovering from autoimmune conditions. The hosts have also dedicated an entire season to discussing food budgeting and other tips on how to best balance money with one's health priorities.