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If Ever There Was a Time for Podcasts

Many of us are still home and looking for things to do. We are starting to run out of new banana bread recipes to bake and the pile of books we had to read is diminishing. This is where podcasts come in to help shake things up. Podcasts have become quite the phenomenon in recent years as listeners are discovering that there’s a podcast customized for everyone- you can listen to a podcast about your favorite sports team or band or serial killer. The options are endless! We have searched websites and asked staff members at the library for their favorites. Below, you will find a list of podcasts we think might be helpful in getting you through this time spent at home or accompanying you on a daily walk through town. You can listen online or through the podcast app on your phone.

  1. The New York Times compiled a list of podcasts under the title The Quarantine Season– what to listen to when you need escape, comfort, joy.
  2. We know some of you are really missing sports right now. Baseball fans are in luck- check out the the MLB team podcasts page and scroll through the list until you find your team. Since we are in New York, it’s only right that we highlight the New York Mets Podcast and the Yankees Magazine Podcast.
  3. Are you interested in learning about the Civil War? Join husband and wife team, Rich and Tracy, as they delve into the history of the Civil War and share information about the past. Listen to them here.
  4. Anyone who is into ‘offbeat’ podcasts might already be familiar with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark’s well known podcast, My Favorite Murder. They have garnered a huge following as fans are obsessed with their true crime comedy show. You can also read their book which is available for free on Overdrive.
  5. Music lovers, gather around! Now, keep in mind that there are hundreds of podcasts covering the world of music so our suggestions are only the tip of the iceberg! You can try Broken Record Podcast, No Dogs in Space and enjoy a very cool (and interesting) listening experience with Music From 100 Years Ago.
  6. Dabble in a few political/news oriented podcasts if you dare- Stay Tuned with Preet, The Brian Lehrer Show and NPR’s Up First which delivers the three biggest stories of the day in 10 minutes.
  7. TV personality and author, Mo Rocca, has a great podcast called Mobituaries which highlights his appreciation of the people (and things) of the past who have long intrigued him—from an unsung Founding Father to the station wagon. His book is also available for free on Overdrive.