Welp, it’s looking like we’ll be spending some quality time at home, so, we thought we’d share some television shows and podcasts that can help entertain and educate, possibly both at the same time.
The list below has a little bit of everything – there’s something for everyone. At least we freaking hope so.
Spice up your tv/podcast time.
Pop some popcorn, put your feet up, and start a new series.
Draw a bubble bath, light a candle, sip some wine, and begin a new podcast.
It’ll help break up the days and nights. Plus, a little downtime ritual is good for the mind, body, and soul.
Please feel free to share your favorite shows and podcasts in the comments below. We’re always looking to add more to our must-see and listen to list.
Amazon Prime. Just prepare to laugh a lot, cry a little, and maybe fall in love with a hot priest. You’re welcome.
Netflix. Individuals see if it is possible to find love without ever seeing the other person. This show is utter and total reality tv garbage but makes for some excellent binge-worthy material.
Netflix. Contestants compete to be the best in baking. The judges are almost as sweet as the desserts themselves. If you’re looking for a feel-good type show, this is it.
HBO. Based on the novel by Italian writer, Elena Ferrante, this story of Elena Greco who, now an older woman, turns to her computer to write the story of a lifelong friendship when her friend seemingly goes missing. It’s a wonderful tale of human relationships.
Netflix. Now, if you’re looking for a really messed up documentary, tune into this one. Online sleuths go on an internet hunt to track down a killer. Buckle up.
HBO & Hulu. NYC weed dealer, The Guy, rides around Brooklyn on his bike making deliveries all over the city. The interesting thing is, the show is more about his clientele than it is about him and they’re really quite intriguing.
CNN. If you at all obsessed with Harry and Meghan who were the biggest news before the coronavirus struck, then this may definitely strike your fancy. This insanely interesting docuseries will explain how it all went down even before Elizabeth was Queen.
Netflix. What happens when Chinese factory workers come to Ohio to help train American workers on automobile glass? Will they learn from one another? Embrace each others’ cultures? You’ll have to watch this excellent documentary to find out.
Netflix. Holy crap. If you haven’t tuned into the weirdness that is Black Mirror, well, I’m not sure it’s a good time at the moment. However, it’s one of the most brilliantly bizarre shows I’ve ever seen. The first four seasons are mindblowing…I’d skip the last season. Bleh.
FOX. If you’re even the slightest into LEGO creations, this competition show is for you! Prepare to witness the masters create some unbelievable works of LEGO art.
Netflix. While we’re working from home, this is the best show to throw on for some background laughs. If anyone can help provide some awkward relief during this time, it’s Michael Scott.
Hulu. If there was ever a time to watch Lost from the beginning, the time is now. When a group of people finds themselves on a deserted island after an in-flight emergency of sorts, no one knows how they got there and who’s in charge.
Each episode stars an inanimate object who shares its life story. From a coca-cola can to a subway seat, these characters will have you giggling and looking at everyday objects a wee bit differently. This podcast is truly darling.
If you’re busy building an online business at home, then you may want to tune into Amy’s podcast. She offers solid advice that is easily applicable to almost any online biz.
This is my go-to for a bit of a deeper look into our most current events. Host, Michael Barbaro, delivers solid information as he seamlessly interviews his guests and experts.
For the folks out there who like the spookier side, LORE explores the creepy parts of human history. Not your feel-good bedtime story…well, maybe for some.
goop is Gwen Paltrow’s baby and wellness, lifestyle brand. Her host, Elise, converses with experts on a variety of topics exploring things like emotional well-being, how to navigate life with anxiety, awkwardness, sex, and alternative ways to be your healthiest. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
S-Town was my very first podcast. Upon listening to it, I was instantly in love with this platform of storytelling. This story, based on true events, is both entertaining and jaw-dropping. A man brags about getting away with murder in a small southern town, eventually, another man ends up dead. It’s your good old-fashioned who dun it.
Here we have two friends that like to do what gal pals do. Sit and talk about wellness, beauty tips, friendship, and everyday life. This podcast will have you wanting to Facetime your best friend to shoot the sh*t.
Narrated by a door mouse, this is the tale of two competing funeral homes doing everything they can to stay in business. I’ve heard wonderful things about this podcast and can’t wait to dive in myself!
Host, Alie Ward, takes to the mic to ask really, really smart people the questions we are all dying to ask. From bats and procrastination to poop and family trees, some of these episodes may change the way you see the world. This is what happens when humor and science collide.
I love a good TED Talk but I don’t always have time for them. Then, came TED Talks Daily and I have plenty of time to tune into a couple a day if I wanted to. A plethora of topics is explored and often delivered in under twenty minutes.