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Better for It: Update Your 2022 Streaming List With These 10 Podcasts That Are Good for You

Diversify your listening this year by adding channels that inspire, inform and do more than just entertain

If, at the beginning of 2022, you resolved to be smarter about the media you consume, podcasts might have crossed your mind. On platforms like Spotify, there are numerous titles to help you stream smarter, dedicated to just about every topic imaginable. Here’s to cutting that search short, though. Want to stream smarter with podcasts that make their listeners smarter? Ahead, 10 shows for your consideration.

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Get a fun refresher on the English language with the podcast by Grammar Girl. Put together in friendly guides, these grammar lessons also tie in cool bits about writing rules, literature, history and a ton of other cool stuff. What else can you expect? Lessons on punctuation basics, writing style 101, idioms, the etymology of words and more.

Life Kit

Here’s NPR’s guide to life and living assembled in the proverbial life kit. “Everyone needs a little help being a human,” the channel declares. “From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there.”

Paano Ba ‘To: The Podcast

A channel on #adulting, Paano Ba ‘To is the podcast counterpart of the successful help YouTube series by Filipino host and personality Bianca Gonzalez. A how-to on real-life scenarios, conundrums and existential inquiries, it’s designed to help listeners find answers to all possible “paano ba ‘to?!” questions, guided by inspiring individuals.

The A24 Podcast

Independent film company A24 has entered the streaming space, proudly proclaiming: “No host, no ads, no rules.” Here, find today’s highly sought-after actors, directors, musicians and influential figures in pop culture as they discuss everything from the industry, politics, upbringing, influences and life behind the scenes. Episodes streaming so far feature the likes of Greta Gerwig, Sofia Coppola, Ethan Hawke, Jonah Hill and Lorde, among many others.

You Are Not So Smart

Straightforward reality check here: you—we—are not so smart! This is more than okay, though; it’s just a fact of life. In You Are Not So Smart, get an eye-opening breakdown of the psychology behind the things that make people genuinely believe they are objective, think clearly or are exempt from gullibility. Each episode celebrates the need for a double-take as it explores “what we’ve learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments and decision-making.”

Radio Headspace

Whether or not a diligent user of Headspace the app, there’s a lot to gain from tuning into Radio Headspace on its own. Going beyond meditation, this channel hopes to reenergize weekday mornings by inviting listeners to carve out time for themselves and ponder their well-being. Topics tackled so far include the link between mindfulness and grief, pursuing wellness in the workplace and the healing power of laughter, among other liberating and revealing sessions.

Hidden Brain

Science and storytelling collide in the show hosted by American journalist and NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam. Listen in to discover unconscious thought patterns that explain human behavior, affect decision-making, and influence relationships. Why do we do what we do? Get your answers here.

The Science of Happiness

Each episode of The Science of Happiness lays out science-backed findings that will change the way listeners see their day-to-day lives. From strategies to help unlock a more meaningful life, to dissecting the science of compassion: the series hosted by award-winning psychologist Dacher Keltner will allow you to see happiness through a refreshing new lens. 

Today, Explained

How to stay informed in the age of information overload? Cut through the noise with Today, Explained by Vox, where a perfect serving of the day’s top global news is delivered to you in digestible recaps. Today, Explained, as Vox likes to put it, is “your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer.” 

Philosophize This!

Missed your shot at an Intro to Philosophy class? It isn’t too late. Get your quick course through Philosophize This! It’s a free, beginner-friendly rundown of the “ideas that shaped our world, and the thinkers that started them.” As these points of view continue to make an impact today, Philosophize This! bridges the various schools of thought with their modern-day implications.

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