I have been working from home due to the covid-19 pandemic, and have really struggled with staying productive at home. There’s too many distractions! However, I do find that listening to podcasts tends to keep me somewhat on track. So, I have a few new podcast recommendations for you!
If you would like to see the first list I made a while back you can click the link here: https://livewritely.com/2018/02/11/podcast-favorites/
1.) Archive 81 – http://www.archive81.com/
This horror podcast follows Dan Powell, an archivist who has just started a new job reviewing and cataloging recordings made by the Housing Historical Committee. Through a series of mysterious interviews carried out by Melody Pendras, dark secrets are revealed about the building and beyond.
What is intriguing about this podcast is how it starts off seeming very mundane. Listening to building specs is not even remotely entertaining. But it quickly shows the listeners that there is more beneath the surface as the people that Melody interviews disappear. Some residents of the building show impossible talents, and the building itself seems to take on an actual, physical personality that controls the minds of all who enter. I think it’s a slow build, but well worth the wait when the secrets are revealed.
2.) 103.5 KISS FM Podcast(s) – https://1035kissfm.iheart.com/podcasts/
If you have a daily commute every morning in the Chicagoland area you are probably already familiar with these guys since they are the #1 hit music station here. The hosts are incredibly funny, and it feels like you’re listening in on a conversation between a group of friends each morning because of their amazing chemistry.
Now that covid19 has taken hold of our lives, a lot of people are working from home, less and less people are listening to the radio. So they decided to post their normal radio show in bite-sized podcasts online. Literally some of their podcasts are only 5 minutes long, so if you’re always short on time this could be great for you.
If you follow the link you will be getting lots of options too, because they have not 1, not 2, not 3, but 7 different podcasts to choose from (50+ episodes each!). Each one focuses on a different segment in their radio show. If you’re wondering where to start I recommend The Tangent, and the Waiting by The Phone segment as those are my favorite.