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Keep Calm and Podcast On

Posted: April 8, 2020 by Diane Smith

In this uncertain time of working from home, self-quarantine and social distancing, many people are looking for ways to get their minds off the news and into something more positive. Many are also looking for some mindless entertainment to escape the sometimes-overwhelming stresses we are all facing.

So while your morning commute has probably turned into a walk from your bedroom to your home office, our team here at Pima Medical Institute wanted to offer some podcast suggestions that can help you pass the time without the stress.

Let’s start with one that has positivity right in the name! Everyday Positivity with Kate Cocker. This podcast is uplifting, and a very quick listen. You only need to set aside about two minutes each morning to help yourself shift to a more positive mental attitude. If the podcast isn’t enough… there is also a Facebook page. Positivity spreads far and wide with this choice.

Does true crime lift your spirits? It does for many of us, and a podcast we are obsessed with is – you guessed it – True Crime Obsessed! Self-described lovers of Broadway and true crime, Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds host this quirky podcast and recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor and sass. Check out this podcast if you want to laugh and listen to some true crime.

Are sports and scandal in your strike zone? If so, check out a new podcast called Hall of Shame. Fox Sports host and comic Rachel Bonnetta and comedy writer Rachna Fruchborn host the show. Every week they look at some of the biggest scandals in sports, and get to the bottom of what really happened. More than just scandal, the two look at the humanity behind the headlines. It’s a must listen for sports fans (and scandal fans alike).

History buffs listen up! If you haven’t tried Mobituaries, now is the time to add this to your podcast cue. Mo Rocca, known by many as a regular contributor to CBS news, introduces his listeners to people who have intrigued him. From silly topics including sitcom characters who were mysteriously written out of shows, to serious looks at great 20th century entertainers and civil rights pioneers who have all but been forgotten. Rocca adds life to these obituaries and helps listeners understand the importance and impact of their lives.

Is staying in a healthy mindset feeling like a daily struggle? Try downloading the Calm app. While it’s not a traditional podcast, it was the Apple app of the year in 2017. On this app, you can take time to meditate and learn tricks to help you sleep better. And, you can do it all on your own time.

We know times are tough, and things are uncertain. We hope these suggestions can help add a little levity to an otherwise very serious time.

So, until the times of social distancing and sheltering-in place are a thing of the past, we hope you can use a few of these suggestions to keep calm, and podcast on.

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