With everything going on in the world, you may need some time to relax and unwind. Because of online school, you’ve probably spent days staring at a screen, wondering if this will ever end, and hoping you’ll see your friends again. Fortunately, I have the perfect solution for you. Why not listen to podcasts? Listening is a great way to be entertained without having to stare at a screen and to make the time pass faster. Podcasts cover a wide variety of topics: from productivity, to comedy, to music, and more. Here are some podcasts you should listen to as a teenager.
1. Teen Therapy
Teenager Therapy, a podcast started by five teenagers (Gael, Mark, Thomas, Kayla, and Isaac) in a bedroom a few years ago, has gained immense popularity among teens. Their topics range from everything a teenager can think and wonder: from mental health, family and school to friends and sexuality. Their conversations are very raw and honest; they never hold back or script their episodes, making you feel like you’re having a conversation with them. If you’re looking for a podcast that covers serious topics like mental health or less serious topics like fashion, this podcast is for you.
Listen to Teenager Therapy on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and the Teenager Therapy website.
To learn more about the podcast and get to know one of the show’s hosts, Gael, check out this post by Sophia Zhang on Teenager Therapy.
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2. What you need to know
If you wanted to learn something new, check out this awesome podcast hosted by Charles “Chuck” Bryant and Josh Clark. Their topics range from pop culture, history, and science to everything in between. If you were wondering what the oldest book was or how the Titanic worked, this podcast is for you. The podcast episodes will make you feel like you know a lot more about a certain topic. The podcast also uploads episodes several times a week, giving you the perfect opportunity to learn new things throughout your week.
Listen to the SYSK podcast on Spotify, iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.
3. Welcome to Night Vale
If you like mystery stories, you should listen to Welcome to Night Vale, a community radio broadcast from a fictional town called Night Vale. Twice a month, the podcast updates its listeners on happenings in the city. There’s a bit of creepiness and weirdness to episodes that feature city news, local weather, secret police announcements from the sheriff, and more. It sounds like a real radio station, which makes it so much more interesting to listen to.
Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, iHeart Radio and Stitcher.
Source: Welcome to Night Vale
4. Let’s get real with Sammy Jaye
At just 18, relatable teen Sammy Jaye hosts the podcast Let’s Be Real With Sammy Jaye, where she interviews celebrities like Dixie D’Amelio, Ellie Zeiler, Kesha, FINNEAS, Jordan Fisher and Lauv. Sammy Jaye interviews celebrities, athletes, activists and influencers on topics ranging from mental health to pop culture and more. She is the youngest person to host her own podcast on iHeart Radio and was on PopSugar’s 20-Under-20 list. Episodes come out once a week.
Listen to the podcast on iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
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5. Especially mindful for teens and tweens
Meditation is a practice that has been used for thousands of years as a way to achieve a clear and emotionally calm mental state. Techniques used to achieve this state include mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular thought or object. Meditation is a way to reduce stress and become aware of how your body is feeling.
“Mostly Mindful for Teens and Tweens” is a podcast that will guide you through your mental health and meditation journey. Episodes come out weekly “exploring strategies or concepts to help teens build resilience.” This guided meditation podcast is great for anyone who has ever wanted to try meditation or is just curious about how to meditate and the art of mindfulness.
You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Buzzsprout, Podtail, iHeart Radio, and their website!
Learn more about meditation in this article by Kassandra Eller.
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So what are you waiting for?
There are so many great podcasts for teens and the ones I listed above are only a small percentage of what you can listen to. Whatever your interests, whether you love science, history, comedy, politics, books, or pop culture, you’re sure to find your next favorite podcast. So what are you waiting for? Start listening!
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