5 Best Podcasts for Seniors
Posted on July 24, 2015
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
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
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
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.
2. 99% Invisible
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
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
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
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.
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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