8 Podcasts to Keep You Company These Days

Tune in to these lively discussions and stories during this time of social distancing.

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In the midst of social distancing, many of us are missing intimate, interesting conversations. Luckily, there’s a slew of great podcasts out there to soften the blow. Here are some of our favorites.

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Broken Record

Def Jam Recordings founder Rick Rubin, along with journalists Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam, and producer Justin Richmond, talk with musicians across the globe, giving behind-the-scenes testimonies on some of their most notable works. 

Code Switch

Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji travel through history and explore how race shapes policy and culture, shining a light on its many societal implications.

The Michael Kay Show

In the podcast version of ESPN’s 98.7 radio show, Michael Kay, Peter Rosenberg and New Jersey’s Don La Greca talk all things sports—or, right now, what sports used to be. The trio has been giving updates on all the top leagues, and how they’ve been affected by Covid-19.

Modern Love

This WBUR and New York Times collaboration tells poignant love stories of all kinds, voiced by prominent actors and artists.


Vox Media’s tech podcast, hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross, dives into the ways that technology affects our everyday lives—from the apps we use to the things we wear to the problems we face globally. 

Science Rules! with Bill Nye

America’s favorite science teacher sits down with other experts to discuss everything from the effect of vitamins on our diet to the question of whether the human race is continuing evolution. In recent episodes, Nye has been answering several listener questions about Covid-19.

Tea on the Hudson

In this lifestyle podcast, New Jersey’s own Jen Tripucka talks with guests about all things Hudson County. In a recent episode, she sat down with a local infectious disease doctor to answers user questions on the coronavirus.

This American Life

Now in its 25th year running, Ira Glass’s weekly radio show tells in-depth stories about life in America on a strikingly wide-ranging scale.

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