Quarantine Fever: The 2020 term for cabin fever feelings; irritated, restless, and bored out of your mind due to the Covid-19 shelter in place order.
Like most people these days, I’ve got that.
I’ve found that listening to podcasts during this pandemic has helped me with taking my mind off not being able to go outside, the thought of not having a prom or graduation, and just plain boredom. Podcasts are great to listen to when doing chores around the house, taking a mental break from school work, or while exercising. Another great thing about podcasts is they are absolutely free. Here are a few interesting podcasts that I am currently listening to and believe you might enjoy as well.
And That’s Why We Drink
Join Em and Christine with a milkshake every Sunday as they discuss terrifying crime stories from serial criminals, killers, and downright creepy paranormal stories.
Hosted by Matt Gutman, this podcast follows Matt as he uncovers a story full of deception with a few investigators and a worried family about two young men who disappeared from home to go to a life full of luxury until their sun-kissed lives are tainted by greed, betrayal, and accusations of wrongdoing.
Seth Rudetsky’s Back to School
Follow Seth Rudetsky, a broadway mainstay and longtime talk show host, as he interviews celebrities about their experiences in high school like: crushes, break ups, frenemies, and how those experiences changed them.
Here For You
Each weekday morning, Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir will spill tea about what’s been going on in their lives while social distancing. They will fill you in about on music, shows, or other podcasts that will help take your mind off things and offer you advice on life.
This one is an adventure series for the whole family. The podcast focuses on Eleanor as she foils devious plots and out runs crazy villains, all in pursuit to write a big story. It is entertaining and informative and Eleanor will spark laughter the whole family will enjoy while preparing kids to appreciate journalism and make smart media choices.
Rebel Eaters Club
If you are a person who has insecurities about your weight, podcasts host Virgie Tovar, a writer and activist, talks about how the world discriminates against a woman’s body image and how she gets ridiculed for it, and how you shouldn’t let people judge the way you look.
Whether you are interested in listening to fictional stories, true crimes, health promotion, personal development, money management or comedy there’s a podcast out there for you. So when you find a moment, search a topic and get to listening.
By Naiyah Mills, Senior, Brooks College Prep