The Best Podcasts to Listen to While Staying Home

Just like radio shows, podcasts consist of a host (or hosts) discussing a topic, conducting interviews, telling stories, or some combination of all the above. They can be short (like 10-15 minutes), or long, lasting several hours. Podcasts are an excellent way to get inspired, pass time, learn, and even laugh. They are actually a great form of distraction during these hard times the world is facing. You can listen to them while you’re cooking, cleaning, or doing any task that doesn’t require your total attention. To help you find some of the best podcasts we’ve selected a list we suggest you listen to while staying home.

The Best Podcasts to Listen To


AD Aesthete

The AD Aesthete is a podcast from Architectural Digest, which analyzes all things aesthetic, from the legacies of iconic decorators to the promise of design’s future. There are new podcasts every Tuesday.

About Buildings and Cities

As the name suggests, is a podcast about architecture, buildings, and cities, from the past to the present. Topics such as Aldo Rossi’s buildings and the Barbican Estate are discussed here.

Clever: A Podcast About Design

Not about design, this podcast talks about designers also. The designers Amy Devers and Jamie Derringer have revealing conversations with super-smart people about the design world around us.

Design Matters

This was the world’s first podcast about design, started by Debbie Millman. Its a podcast focused on interviewing designers. There are over 200 episodes, so you’ll get entertained for too long!!

Monocle on Design

Monocle covers not only design but also fashion, furniture, and design. There are plenty of topics that you can explore while listening to them.

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Scratching the Surface

Scratching the Surface is a podcast about the intersection of design criticism and practice hosted by Jarret Fuller. Each week, he interviews designers, writers, critics, and educators.


Evan Troxel and Cormac Phalen have been podcasting their brand of real talk on everything from design, tools, and work/life balance to generational differences, mentoring, job hunting, and more.

99% Invisible

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives

Paloma is a Houston-based designer and the founder of La Dolce Vita. She just launched a new podcast, The Style Files: Conversations With Creatives with 5 episodes featuring Mark D. Sikes, Bunny Williams, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Amanda Lindroth, and Nick Olsen.


Forever 35

Forever 35 is focused on all the ways women take care of their skin, health, and personal style. Each week, the comedian Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir of Buzzfeed invite a guest to chat with them about night creams and skincare gadgets.

Women of Impact

Hosted by Lisa Bilyeu, co-founder of the billion-dollar company Quest Nutrition and President of Impact Theory, this podcast features women who have overcome incredible hardship to achieve success. Their mission is to empower all women to recognize that we really can become the hero of your own life.

Girls Gone Boss

Girls Gone Boss brings you amazing conversations with real women, overcoming real obstacles yet defying them with style & grace.

ReWilding for Women

Each week, join Sabrina Lynn, founder of ReWilding for Women, as she creates a safe space for women to explore the raw, unguarded, and unedited truth about waking up and living a soul-centered life.

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Stuff Mom Never Told You

It’s a female podcast based on the discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life.

She Did It Her Way

This podcast talks about becoming a female entrepreneur. If you’re searching for some inspiration, this is perfect for you. It’s a podcast with different interviews with female entrepreneurs where they explain how they made it to the top.

Call Your Girlfriend

It’s a podcast co-hosted by two long-distance besties Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman and produced by Gina Delvac. Every week, Aminatou and Ann call each other to discuss the intricacies of pop culture and the latest in politics. They aren’t afraid to talk to each other about everything from menstrual cycles and body shaming to the Cheeto in Chief and workplace drama. They also highlight women who are agents, creators, movers, and shakers who have smart, interesting things to say.


Best Friends With Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata

Gayle & Oprah. Bonnie & Clyde. Nicole & Sasheer. Enter the pantheon of best friendship. When you’re forced to change your number, are sick of being single, or want to take a pole-dancing class, you’re going to need a best friend…and if you don’t, you can still have this podcast.

Stay F. Homekins

The comedian Paul F. Tompkins & actress Janie Haddad Tompkins are married and just like everyone else, are stuck at home. So, they created a podcast. Join them from afar as they discuss their pandemical partnership. Hopefully, a limited series!

Comedy Bang Bang

A weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today’s funniest comedians.

My Dad Wrote a Porno

Probably if you discovered that your Dad wrote a dirty book, you would ignore it. But Jamie Morton didn’t do it. Actually, instead of it, he’s decided to read it to the world in this award-winning comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie reads a chapter a week and discovers more about his father than he ever bargained for.

Words by Rita Archer

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