5 Best Podcasts for Seniors

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Spark up a dull moment, like cleaning or doing laundry, by listening to something interesting. Learn from experts in various fields or listen to a story read aloud. With podcasts you can choose from thousands of topics that you can listen to anywhere, at any time. The possibilities are endless! And another great thing about podcasts: they’re free!

To get started listening to podcasts, download a podcast app to your smartphone. Simply choose the podcasts you want to subscribe to, and they will be delivered to your inbox. You can find new podcasts by searching for categories and topics. Many apps even suggest other episodes you might like.

Here 5 podcasts that our team at Alert1 Medical Alerts thinks you will enjoy:

1. Lux Radio Theater

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Step back into the Golden Age of Hollywood with the help of this podcast. Originally aired between 1934 and 1955, Lux Radio Theater was the most important dramatic show in radio. Now, you can re-live those historic moments!

When you were young, you may have listened to this radio show, or others like it. The Hollywood stars were so talented, and the music was so beautiful. Let this podcast take you back to those times, when everything seemed easier.

Cecil B. DeMille was the host (1936-45) of Lux Radio Theater, taking the audience through a lavish production of the best Hollywood films from the mid 1930’s through the 50’s. This podcast includes shows in every genre, from broad comedies and musicals to noir crime dramas. You will listen to productions featuring Hollywood legends accompanied by a full orchestra.

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2. 99% Invisible

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This weekly podcast takes you through the process and power of design and architecture. Roman Mars, award winning producer and narrator of this podcast, believes design is everywhere.

Mars takes you on a journey through history to introduce you to the amazing ways architecture and design impacts our world today. Current 99% Invisible listeners describe this podcast as, “Fully engaging, witty and unique.”

99% Invisible is a shorter podcast, lasting only 4 minutes and 30 seconds. This is perfect for people who want to learn something interesting but don’t have the time to listen to a longer podcast.

3. The Alton Browncast

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You may recognize Alton Brown from the Food Network, where he appeared on shows like Good Eats, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Iron Chef America. He was named “Cooking Teacher of the Year” by Bon Appetit and “Best TV Food Personality” by the James Beard Foundation. It’s safe to say Brown is an expert in his field!

In The Alton Browncast, Brown takes you through his favorite cooking tips and tricks, and delivers the latest news in food and restaurants. He occasionally welcomes guests like Bobby Flay and Hugh Acheson to spice up the episode.

4. Freakonomics Radio

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Freakonomics, originally a book with 1.5 million copies sold, has turned into the number 1 ranked podcast for all adult ages. In this podcast, host Steven Dubner tackles topics like pop culture, economics, politics and headline news. Dubner, occasionally joined by Steve Levitt, is great at making the topics understandable and enjoyable.

To give you an idea of how diverse Freakonomic’s topics are, here are three recent podcast titles: “The Economies of Sleep”, “A Better Way to Eat”, and “Is it Okay for Restaurants to Radically Profile Their Employees?”

Every episode of Freakonomics brings something new to the table. If you are looking for a diverse podcast that keeps you up to date on everything that’s happening in our world today, this is it! 

5. The Handyguys Podcast

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Brian and Paul are your “handyguides” in this podcast. These two men are fathers, husbands, and handymen who have a passion for home improvement.

Brian and Paul will help you with everything from re-finishing your deck to painting your walls and improving your lawn. They have real experience in the home improvement field and want to help you make the best decisions in keeping your home safe and comfortable.

The Handyguys Podcast sets itself apart by offering both video and audio podcasts for your enjoyment. 

Convenient Entertainment

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Podcasts are a great way to stay updated on the things you care about. You can listen anytime, anywhere. With a podcast, chores around the house and long drives will go by quickly. Whenever and wherever you listen to podcasts, they are sure to never disappoint.

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