It’s been over 3 weeks since the Covid-19 shelter in place restrictions were announced in California. Our routines were uprooted overnight as we face a new uncertainty. Many are anxious and scared. Rather than focusing on fear we could use this time to go deeper. For example, meditate, keep a journal, stretch, read, cook, spend time with family and listen to podcasts. I’m using these 5 exceptional podcasts to get through this time.
I listen when I walk, work, clean, cook or relax before bed. Some stimulate thought and growth while others are like sitting around a fire listening to a master storyteller. Each episode is a positive distraction that leaves me feeling calm and peaceful during this stressful time.
5 Exceptional Podcasts to Help you Through the Corona Virus Pandemic
- For the Adventure Traveler – Boyd Varty’s 40 days and 40 nights.
Boyd Varty grew up tracking wildlife in South Africa. This series takes you to the heart of Londolozi game reserve where Boyd spends 40 days and 40 nights in a tree house encountering wildlife and solitude. Each episode is a journal entry of insights, experiences, and stories. Episodes are ~25 min long. I listen before bed.
- For the Wellness Guru – Deliciously Ella Podcast.
During college, Ella Mills turned to a healthier diet to manage a debilitating illness. Ella’s vegan diet was so healing that she wanted to share her recipes and experience with others. In addition to a blog, cookbooks, grocery items and a deli, she hosts a weekly podcast. She invites unique wellness gurus to unpack life’s many challenges. Her easygoing voice and causal rapport make each episode a pleasure to listen to. Episodes run 35/40 min.
- For the Science and Medical Nerd – The Drive by Peter Attia.
Peter Attia, a Stanford/Johns Hopkins/NIH-trained physician, is obsessed with longevity and anti-aging. He is very knowledgeable and interviews highly qualified experts (often getting very technical) to discuss living longer, healthier and stronger. Episodes are 1-2 hours.
- For the Inspired Person who Wants Short Bites of Wisdom – Ted Talks Daily.
These quick informative talks cover every subject imaginable. They are intelligent, inspiring, funny and creative. At 10-15 minutes per episode, they offer a great boost of knowledge.
- For the Spiritual Seeker, Meditator or Yogi – The Heart Wisdom Hour with Jack Kornfield.
Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist monk with a Doctorate in clinical psychology. He’s been teaching meditation and Buddhist mindfulness practice for over 40 years. His podcasts are relaxing, warm, insightful, and very funny. He shares stories, poems, and words of wisdom. The hour long episodes are wonderful before bed.
I hope you enjoy these podcasts as much as I do. If there is one you love, please add it to the comments. I love a good recommendation!! Stay strong and healthy!