We’re all making a conscious effort to stay home, but there’s no doubt it could get boring. After you’ve exhausted all your entertainment methods like binge-watching Netflix shows or playing video games, maybe it’s time for you to take up a new method to keep yourself entertained.

Podcasts can serve as the new, perfect way to do that. Today, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to podcasts and you have the option to pick and choose whatever genre of podcasts you want your ears to feast on.

Here are our five recommendations to get you started:


Staying In with Emily & Kumail

World-famous comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, sit on their living room couch and talk about their lives and how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and the people around them. The profits of the podcast will be donated to charities helping those affected by Coronavirus.


Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Popular TV host Conan O’Brien leaves his late-night show desk desk to take up the podcast mic. O’Brien hosts his popular comedians, writers and actors, while trying his best to befriend them. The podcast promises O’Brien’s same unmistakable humour that he brings to his TV shows.


Maed In India

Maed in India claims to be India’s first indie music podcast that aims to introduce interested listeners to brand-new Indie music and artists. It is hosted by Mae Thomas and the podcast sticks to its tag line of “60% music, 40% talk.” The show provides a bigger platform for upcoming as well as established indie artists to discuss about the scene and share quirky, interesting stories.


Stuff You Missed In History Class

Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Fray’s podcast is everything the title says. Stuff You Missed In History Class dedicates each episode to giving listeners a fun and interesting lesson in historical events or figures who most probably didn’t make it into their textbooks. The history covered doesn’t just stick to your usual world wars and civil wars, but goes much beyond by going into uncharted territory like shipwrecks, mysteries, and crimes.


Indian Noir

Indian Noir is a gritty crime thriller set in India. It is written and voiced by Commonwealth Short Story Prize and DWL Story Prize-winning writer by Nikesh Murali. It is currently in its second season and promises a listening experience filled with plot twists, thrills, and action-filled sequences, all while keeping you at the edge of your seat.