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Podcasts are prerecorded radio shows which have been posted to the internet. The choice of subjects is endless. There are podcasts about every interest imaginable. They are great entertainment and convenient to listen to while you go about the house cleaning or doing other tasks. There are many available podcasts for seniors specifically.

Podcasts can be stories, old radio shows from another decade or something educational. They can be based on news, music or almost anything you can think of. Some are especially entertaining to seniors. If you are new to podcasts, start by reading Everything You Need to Know About Listening to Podcasts.

Which podcasts should I start with?

99% Invisible is a weekly podcast that revolves around design. Educational and only 4 and a half minutes long, it teaches you something interesting every week.

Stuff you Missed in History Class from How Stuff Works produces two shows every week. Each episode, of course, focuses on something you may not have learned in history class.

The Night Time Podcast, with mysteries mostly based in Atlantic Canada will be of special interest to Canadians.

If you have problems with insomnia and getting to sleep, Sleep With Me podcast was made for you. It’s designed to be boring and to distract you from your thoughts, letting you drift off to sleep.

Philosophy Bites is philosophy broken down into understandable small pieces. It’s organized by topics such as art, great thinkers and more.

For even more great podcasts on a variety of subjects, read 10 Great Podcasts for Seniors.