School and learning is in a whole different view now. Even pre-pandemic, people are adapting and digitizing learning. And 2020 gave us online or digital learning the biggest spotlight. With that, tools and equipment that you may use are also modified to match the need. Thus, Mashable listed down some of the best podcasts that you can use as a student. This may also be a way to make sure to reach that A+ grade you are trying to earn.
Podcasts is another form of entertainment that is continuously increasing its popularity. You have probably listened to one or maybe thinking of having your own podcast in the future. And aside from that, podcasts are also a great way to learn something new.
If you are interested in expanding your knowledge and understanding the truth behind popular myths or misconceptions, this is a podcast for you. Every week, Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes will set the record straight with various topics like famous personalities or social issues like sex trafficking. As a student, you can be more updated and accurate with facts you know that you can use in engaging in discussions and exploring other things.
Women made a huge mark and impact in various historical events. Wonder Media Network’s Encyclopedia Womannica aims to highlight women’s contributions in various fields and expertise. In a simple as 5-10 minute episode, you get to know and understand women of different time and how they made history and changed the world. As a student, you have to make sure to know your history well and acknowledge the right people.
Another podcast that is definitely useful for students is Gimlet’s Every Little Thing. If you can’t get enough of learning new things or maybe you are unsure of where to look for answers, here is a podcast for you. This podcast will try to answer all of your questions about almost everything. Basically, you will know every little thing about something.
English subjects may be one of the most difficult and confusing subjects for students like you, especially the art of grammar. However, this podcast now brings you the ins and outs of the English language without the boring lectures. Hosted by Mignon Fogarty, perfect for aspiring writers or just anyone who wants to explore the language.
You might be thinking, what are ologies? Yes, Ologies from Zoology, Psychology, Archaeology, Philematolgy, and all other ologies you can think of. You may listen to science correspondent and humorist Alie Ward as she goes further on each episode of this podcast to explore each ology from the conventional ones like Pathology to those who you probably haven’t heard of before like Philematolgy (the study of kissing). This will be useful for all students especially those who all scientific stuff.
You probably had bad experiences with Philosophy in the past, with information overload and complex thoughts you have to understand. But Stephen West makes it much clearer by focusing on the ideas of those great thinkers and philosophers. You get to enjoy and understand these various topics to a much easier pace. Students who are confused with this subject will definitely enjoy this one.
7. Making Gay History
History might not embrace LGBTQ stories but this podcast highlights the journey of people who fought and are continuously fighting for their equal rights. It may be unknown for most of the people, but with this podcast you get to discover the people who made it possible.
This podcast was hosted by curator and art history student Jennifer Dasal. She wants to welcome you to a world of art together with each of their stories that will make it more interesting. It may not be something you are interested in, but you might change your mind as you listen to it. Students who are into arts can definitely enjoy this one.
Instead of using your typical language app to know and use a new language, this podcast will give you a different approach. As casual and comfortable as your coffee break, Coffee Break Spanish (or other languages) will bring you to language lessons to a more practical approach of conversational grasp of the language. If you are not into Spanish, there are also available versions in French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Swedish.
Last but definitely not the least, for bookworms or maybe students who have to read a book or two for their school, here is one for you. You can now listen to audiobooks by Spotify, some of them for free, like Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and the memoir Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. This will introduce you to a new world of literature hyping your senses.