Time is one of the most valuable commodities in this day in age. But although our daily lives are busy and we can feel like we are always on the go, we can probably squeeze in a 30-minute podcast for some quick entertainment. Here are some good short ones to listen to.
Helen Zaltzman takes a quick look at all things language in each episode. With episodes averaging 20 to 30 minutes, Zaltzman informs and entertains listeners while exploring puns, emojis and the words we use in everyday life. Recent episodes include: "The Hundredth," "Polari" and "Alter Ego."
Find it: https://www.theallusionist.org/
First Day Back
Host Tally Abecassis tells the stories of people attempting their own personal comebacks. Each season (six episodes) follows the path of a person facing and trying to overcome life’s most challenging moments. The latest season features the story of comedian Jason Weems coming back from collapsing on stage from an asthma attack. Recent episodes include: "Unknown," "The Countdown" and "Pulling for Every Breath."
Find it: https://firstdaybackpodcast.com/
Geeky Retro Nerds Show
For those who love pop culture and nerdy things, the Geeky Retro Nerds Show dives into a variety of topics in bite-size episodes. Host Adam Gradwell talks about being a geek, his love for "Star Wars" and ‘80s cult classics. Recent episodes include: "Avengers Endgame - Reaction and Review Round Up," "Making Back to The Future - including Race Through Time book review" and "Stranger Things Suspicious Minds."
Find it: https://bit.ly/2Kb09PM
The Memory Palace
Sharing short, surprising stories of the past, host Nate DiMeo brings listeners stories that are sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes hysterical. DiMeo’s narratives cover such topics as the Cardiff Giant and the CIA project, Acoustic Kitty. Recent episodes include: "Private Robinson on Pawnee Rock," "This Story Climbed Mount Washington" and "Jackie Mitchell."
Find it: http://thememorypalace.us/