20 Podcasts to Listen to During Your Lunch Break!

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Creation Date July 29th, 2020
Updated Date Updated August 3rd, 2020
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Take a break from your work and listen to one of these awesome podcasts! There's a little bit of everything in this list, from music and movies to culture and human connection. There's even a little bit of fiction to help you find an escape! So step away from your desk, put on some headphones, grab a sandwich, and start listening! 🥪🥗🥤
  1. Silent Giants podcast highlights the superstars behind the scenes of popular culture. Hosted by Corey Cambridge, Silent Giants digs deep to investigate the people behind the scenes, while learning more about your favorite superstar’s most famous works.
  2. Behind every collector's obsession is a story. On "For Keeps," the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.
  3. In Season 2 we look at a world just as shady and mysterious as MLMs, but one whose promises are at times even more bombastic and unfathomable: WELLNESS. What is it? Who sells it? And will it bring you eternal happiness…and, perhaps, eternal life? Hear more great stories about complicated people from Witness Docs at witnesspodcasts.com.
  4. Johnny Depp might have played Donnie Brasco in the Academy Award-nominated film, but the real-life hero is Joe Pistone. Pistone came up on the mean streets of Patterson, New Jersey before going deep undercover and spending six years inside the Bonanno and Columbo crime families. In the new podcast “Deep Cover-The Real Donnie Brasco,” Joe Pistone shares the true stories of his time with The Mob to his friend, and our host, actor Leo Rossi. If you loved the Sopranos--“Fuhggedaboutit”--this is The Real Donnie Brasco.
  5. Real people. Real problems. Real talk. Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential — but this podcast opens the doors. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. No ...
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    Album ReBrews is a conversational-style music commentary podcast hosted by Logan, Sarah, and Zac, three Chicago-based music lovers. Each episode, we pair one of our favorite albums with an alcoholic beverage, talk, drink, and enjoy the album together.
  7. All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
  8. A show about the cost of health care that’s more entertaining, empowering, and occasionally useful than enraging, and terrifying and depressing. Reporter Dan Weissmann digs in to show how we got into this crazy mess and how we just might live through it.
  9. Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert — a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.
  10. Welcome to the Nesting Zone: a surreal rim of jungle around Mt. Tahoma prowled by transdimensional reptiles. The Amanuensis catalogues his expedition up the volcano slope and records stories of explorers caught in the evolving dreamscape. Paleo-mythic lizard pyromancy. Blood whisper secrets. Carnivorous astronauts. Cursed poem hallucinations. Staying sane is not an option: a fiction podcast by Justin Hellstrom - rated M for mature.
  11. Welcome to Radio Rental. Bizarre, true scary stories told by those who lived them.
  12. The Good Morning Guys is a podcast where four guys get together to talk videogames, movies, TV, sports, and most importantly life, which is the greatest and most difficult game of all. And because of that, you shouldn’t go it alone, so Lucas, Patrick, Marc, and Ronnie are going to be right there with you on this Good Morning.
  13. Real-life scenarios and practical, professional advice for adult children of immigrants on talking to our parents about stuff that’s taboo to them.
  14. Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
  15. Brought to you by Rob & Ross, this podcast follows the conversations of two film, comic and video game enthusiasts as they discuss what’s trending in pop culture today. Pretty unique right? The main focus will be movies and comics and we’ll be uploading episodes routinely as well as beginning the great reference game - Rob vs Ross in a winner takes all and loser takes a fall reference competition!
  16. A tech podcast for the gadget lovers and tech heads among us from the mind of Marques Brownlee, better known as MKBHD. MKBHD has made a name for himself on YouTube reviewing everything from the newest smartphones to cameras to electric cars. Pulling from over 10 years of experience covering the tech industry, MKBHD and co-host Andrew Manganelli will keep you informed and entertained as they take a deep dive into the latest and greatest in tech and what deserves your hard earned cash. New episodes every other week. For advertising opportunities please reach out to PodcastPartnerships@studio71us.com - Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4
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    Allie is a high school librarian booktalking YA literature, classics, adult fiction and nonfiction.
  18. Comedy and edutainment podcast discussing and breaking down a Top 10ish List every week in real time. Highest grossing films ever, most popular U.S. presidents, deadliest animals, largest corporations, most visited websites, most prolific serial killers, and MUCH more. Plus: fun facts, deep discussions, inappropriate banter, and more. New episode every Wednesday!
  19. Profane, insane, and 100% primo science, Petri Dish is a no-BS podcast that explores the wildest subjects in modern science with clarity and evil joy. Hosted by Sean Allen, a Nanoparticle/Immunology Researcher, and Nathan Allen, his "screenwriter" brother, Petri Dish fuses hard science with a freewheeling and madcap conversational style. Cannabinoids, Plague, Cats, the dreaded Candiru, and the even more dreaded Covid-19: all these and more are dissected with intellect and irreverence, dropping every week. So reject ignorance. Join the Scientific Revolution. Join Petri Dish.
  20. What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.

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