7 podcasts we think you should be listening to

Stories | May 21, 2020
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Staff at Charitable Impact wanted to share their favourite podcasts with you. 

Podcasts can be a great way to transport yourself to another world, spark thought or inspiration, teach you something, or just make you laugh. While we have been home, the staff at Charitable Impact have been listening to some (pretty great) podcasts to stay connected to topics we care about — like questions of science and language, what makes us happy humans, what makes us tick, and what’s simply fun. 

At Charitable Impact, we have a diverse range of interests, hobbies, and specialties. We hope our eclectic recommendations will have you listening intently. 

No Stupid Questions: A newly launched show from Stephen Dubner, the co-author of the Freakonomics book series, and Angela Duckworth, the psychologist and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Together, they dive into questions around big and little topics like philosophy, everyday living, emotions, pets, and anything really.

Happier by Gretchen Rubin: An award-winning podcast from an author of several best-selling books aimed to help you get happier. Hear Gretchen “share insights, strategies, stories, and tips that help people understand themselves and create a happier life.”

The Allusionist: If language is your thing, this show has got all of your most-sought-after etymological investigations and will even take requests. Episodes have covered topics like famous lyrics, soothing words, or how to communicate best to inspire action. 

Digital Human: This BBC series is on all things digital and internet-related, and how they affect our experience and existence.

Ologies by Allie Ward: Bills itself as a comedic science podcast. It can skew a bit risque (not for the kids) but can introduce you to the fascinating science behind all kinds of things you never thought you needed to know about. Plus, every episode names a charity (typically, a US charity) they will be donating to in honour of the guest.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness: Anything and everything that Jonathan Van Ness, of the reality show “Queer Eye”, is curious about. Van Ness, who has perhaps the most bubbly personality on the planet, chats with experts in their fields like fashion, history, politics, and literature.

Life Will Be the Death of Me: Comedian Chelsea Handler’s “candid, hilarious conversations about her life, her work, and where she’s headed next.” She is joined by special celebrity guests from all kinds of arenas and will definitely make you laugh along the way. 

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