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Residential Life

Coping with self-isolation: Podcasts

By Konrad 18 Mar 2020

We can’t deny that it is rather an unusual period of time… But, what can we do other than make the situation work for us? We’re all in it together, aren’t we? If you have to stay in your room and are worried that you’ll run out of things to do, we’ve got a series of articles with a few suggestions on what to do!

In this article we’ll talk about: 

Podcasts

If you’ve tried them before, we can probably agree that they’re absolutely brilliant! If you haven’t because you might think it’s boring to listen to something rather than watching it – give it a try! You’ll be pleasantly surprised! And here are a few suggestions on what to listen:

Serial, Season 1

Do you love a good crime story? Enjoying a bit of detective work? The first season of Serial is just for you! 

“It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.” 

Listen on your favourite podcast app or go to their website: 

https://serialpodcast.org/season-one



Crowd Science

What is empathy? Is maths real? Is a vegan diet better for your health? 

These and other questions (a massive back catalogue) are answered by the BBC Crowd Science team. Interviews with the experts, experiments and a lot more.

Listen on your favourite podcast app or go to their website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc



No such thing as a fish

Are you interested in weird and quirky fact? Did you know that even dust at GCHQ is classified? Thomas Edison was almost killed by a flying badger…? What?! Interested? All discussed by a group of friends with a good dose of humour. 

Listen on your favourite podcast app or go to their website:

https://www.nosuchthingasafish.com



This American Life

 Every week they tackle a different story, everything that falls under the broad category of This American Life… In the words of the host:

“When I’m trying to explain our program  to someone who doesn’t know it, I stammer a bunch of words like ‘entertaining,’ ‘funny,’ ‘surprising plot twists,’ ‘true stories but not boring I swear’ … and then I just give them this list.” — Ira Glass 

Listen on your favourite podcast app or go to their website:

https://www.thisamericanlife.org

Enjoy listening!