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Podcasts to spice up your extended stay-cation

True crime, advice, commentary, comedy

Frankie Trudell, Business manager
Originally published November 13, 2020

There comes a time when boredom hits you as though you’re an opossum running across train tracks. This time is formally known as “quarantine.” 

You’ve refreshed TikTok five too many times, peeked in the fridge knowing that no new snacks will magically appear, but you still try. Oh, and that hobby you tried taking up, yeah, you’re really bad at it.

Allow me to introduce you to the wild world that is podcasts.

First off, let’s address the fact that the word “podcast” reeks of a boring connotation. Not all podcasts are breathy words of an elderly man reciting news. If you have an interest, there’s likely multiple podcasts about it.

Trying to find a podcast you enjoy can be miserable; here are a few of my favorites to give you somewhere to start:

why are you yelling is easily my favorite. Youtuber Sidney Lavin takes listeners through her honest train of thought, this sounds boring but it is amazing.

Deadpan humor along with her lack of enthusiasm makes this podcast unique; she doesn’t slap on a smile and perform. To add to the rawness, each episode is unedited; there’s times when it’s completely silent for like, 10 seconds while she pulls something up on her phone. 

Lavin talks about a rather wide range of topics throughout her show: for example, in my favorite episode, “karate is fake,” Lavin tackles “a thesis on burlesque the 2010 film, youth group, would you rather, & plastic surgeries.”


Mile Higher Podcast focuses on true crime and conspiracy theories, not sex on a plane as the name suggests.

 This perfectly executed podcast is hosted by husband and wife duo, Kendall Rae and Josh Thomas (you may know Kendall Rae from her true crime/conspiracy theory Youtube channel). 

Each episode starts with reports on current events, science, case developments and conspiracy theories called “intro topics.”

If you’re lame like me, you jump to the main topic because timestamps are provided in the show notes! I specifically enjoy listening to the killers/true crime episodes (don’t worry, I have a therapist) and just want to get straight to it.

Unlike other true crime shows, Josh and Kendall go in depth when reviewing the early lives of the killer(s), allowing listeners to understand why they turned out the way they did. 

Josh also hosts Lights Out Podcast, a creepy spin off show that explores stories of hauntings, serial killers and demonic possession.

Call Her Daddy is about sex. The content is explicit… so maybe don’t tune in when your grandma’s in the car. Truth be told, this is nothing the average, media exposed teen hasn’t heard before. 

Hilarious host, Alexandra Cooper, goes into a number of things; including mental health, how to deal with a toxic ex, and of course, her own crazy sex life. 


Call Her Daddy is #25 on the Apple Podcasts’ charts, so yeah… safe to say it’s kinda popular. Since Cooper started hosting the show solo, our “Single Father” has made episodes with guests, including Miley Cyrus, Lana Rhoades and more.

The next time you feel lonely while stuck at home, take a lil’ trip down to Podcast Town.

I find myself listening most when walking my dog, driving and cleaning. I consistently find myself binging episodes while participating in mundane tasks. Podcasts can make passing time much more enjoyable. Listening can make you feel as though you’re talking with friends and, depending on the show, can really get you thinking.

I hope you recall my recommendations when brainstorming for something to do for 30-120 minutes or if you get tired of your music.

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