If you don’t have time to read, here are popular podcasts for seniors to listen to. Podcasts are prerecorded radio shows posted to the internet. A podcast is an online show, similar to a radio show, that’s available at all times. A podcast is audio only – no video. For more information on getting started with podcasts, check out this introduction to podcasts for older adults.
Lux Radio Theater was originally a radio show that aired from 1935-1955. This podcast features the radio show and at times, even adds in the commercials.
AARP has three podcasts that it produces. The Perfect Scam tells the stories of America's biggest scams, revealing the secrets behind the scam artists' methods. Take on Today has experts talking about current events, especially those that are prevalent to older adults. Closing the Gap discusses the financial gap women need to close before saving enough for retirement, focusing on eradicating debt, bolstering savings, and curbing overspending.
Each week, this podcast picks a theme and explores that theme through stories. Hosted by Ira Glass, this podcast is one of the top-rated podcasts available.
Radiolab is for the curious at heart. Exploring topics in science and culture, this podcast covers any and all subjects through an entertaining lens. Their special Dolly Parton's America is a particularly fascinating podcast for Dolly Parton fans or those who just liked to be entertained.
True crime podcasts have quickly skyrocketed as a favorite genre among podcast listeners. Criminal looks at and speaks with those who have committed crime, been victims of them, and those who fall somewhere in between.
History fans will love this podcast, which explores topics overlooked by history classes, exploring their political and cultural impact on today's society.
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