These days many of us are working from home. It can have huge benefits but also some drawbacks. One can be that it can be very quiet! A bit of background noise can go a long way. This is especially nice to have when doing routine tasks such as checking emails. One way to get a bit of background noise that can still be interesting to pay attention to when you get a moment is to listen to podcasts.
Podcasts are much better than many TV shows, especially in the daytime, and too much radio can get irritating. If you have a TV in your home office you can watch old DVDs or have Netflix on. But that too can get a bit stale after a while. That’s why listening in to what the latest podcasters have released is a good idea.
Which podcast app is best to use?
If you have an Apple product such as the iPhone or iPad you can listen to podcasts using the standard ‘Apple Podcasts‘ application.
There are plenty of apps that allow you to listen to podcasts on Android devices. If you’re using a desktop or laptop there are plenty of places to listen to apps online for free. Search for the podcasts name using your preferred search engine and you’ll find them.
How to find new podcasts in the Apple Podcasts application?
In the application in the bottom left-hand corner, you”ll see a link which is titled ‘Store’. If you click on that it will take you to the directory of what is available to either listen to as a one-off or subscribe if you wish to. Then use the search box to type in the titles I’ve posted.
Which are some good podcasts to listen to?
Remember that personal taste obviously dictates what is here. But if you like the topic of them then check them out, they all cost £0.00 after all so you can’t lose. There are huge amounts of others out there remember!
5 podcasts to consider:
The Joe Rogan Experience – Joe Rogan is an American comedian who does regular podcasts and is now one of the most famous podcasters in the world. He has a variety of guests and they discuss a whole wide range of things. It is very adult orientated so if you have delicate ears then don’t listen to this. This podcast is now exclusive to Spotify.
BBC Radio4 More or Less Behind the Stats – This may appeal to your inner geek. Some of them I don’t like as the topic doesn’t appeal to me, but others are brilliant. They look at statistics that have surfaced recently and delve deeper into them. I have recently listened to them talking about how accurate dogs ages are when converted to human years and also looking at the claimed figures of Man Utd fans. A lot of the episodes are very interesting.
Waking Up With Sam Harris – Brilliant to listen to when in the mood for something that is thought-provoking. It’s hosted by Sam Harris, the neuroscientist, philosopher, and author. He also has top-class guests on and they discuss important questions about modern society.
Ricky Gervais – Massively successful in most things he does, Ricky Gervais was the reason I started listening to podcasts. They no longer do regular ones however he still uploads new bits. Such as ‘Learn Guitar with David Brent’ which is very funny! You can also still see past episodes and listen to them. Some very funny conversations with Karl Pilkington and Steven Merchant in there.
Tiesto Club Life – If you’re a fan of dance music you’ll love this. If you don’t know who Tiesto is then this isn’t for you! Released weekly with new tunes there are plenty of bangers in every episode, especially ideal for when working on a Friday afternoon haha.
There you have it, they are my faves for when you are busy making money from home. Check them out if you like the sound of them. If they don’t excite you have a good look around, and in fact, it is worth searching every couple of weeks for new ones. If you are interested in listening about ways to make more be sure to check out my very own personal finance podcast.