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The 12 Best Podcasts for Seniors

As technology continues to bridge generational gaps, podcasts have become a delightful avenue for knowledge, entertainment, and connection. In this age of digital storytelling, seniors are finding a wealth of content specifically crafted to cater to their interests and curiosities. 


Whether you're a seasoned podcast enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of audio storytelling, there's something here for everyone.

Join us as we explore the ‘12 Best Podcasts for Seniors’:


1. Stuff You Missed in History Class

As the name suggests, this podcast is all about historical events. If you love history, then this podcast is for you. You will find any historical figure or event in this podcast.


2. You Must Remember This

The title of this podcast is based on the song “As Time Goes By,” made famous in the film “Casablanca.” If you’re interested in behind-the-scenes stories of Hollywood, this podcast picks a theme or a certain star and follows the story through a season of podcasts. You can find seasons about Hollywood during World War II or about the loves of Howard Hughes, among others.


3. Aging in Full Bloom

This podcast covers all matters of wellness surrounding the senior years. If you need some empowerment, extra energy, or entertainment, then this podcast is for you!


4. Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Stuff You Should Know has you covered.


5. Better Health While Aging Podcast

Get healthy living advice from a geriatrics specialist. Dr. Leslie Kernisan and guests explore health challenges of today’s older adults and discuss helpful tips to manage these problems and live well.


6. Freakonomics

You don’t have to be an economics professor to enjoy this podcast. Based on The New York Times bestselling book of the same name, this show offers an economic perspective on topics like sleep, socialism, tipping and names, to list a few.


7. Good Job, Brain!

Calling all quiz show enthusiasts! This show is an interactive trivia program that covers an array of topics. You can start brushing up on your general knowledge now.


8. Guided Meditations

This podcast is ideal for anyone seeking calm and insights from moments of quietness. The creator of this podcast is a psychotherapist and has developed it to help you reduce stress and anxiety as well as help you develop skills in your moments of calmness.


9. This American Life

This American Life podcast has always been leading in its downloads, reaching more than 4 million listeners each week. This podcast offers stories about the culture, society, or general daily life in America. You will cry in one episode and laugh in another.


10. Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis Dreyfus

Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis Dreyfus, interviews women over age 70. She’s tapped into the wisdom of Jane Fonda, Carol Burnett and more, discussing friendship, love and how to live a meaningful life.


11. Smartless

This comedy interview podcast ranks No. 3 for listeners 50 and older, according to Edison Research data for podcasting in the third quarter of 2023. Each week, one of the hosts brings along a mystery guest (anyone from President Joe Biden to actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish), so the humor and banter emerges from pure improvisation.


12. The Bill Simmons Podcast 

The Bill Simmons Podcast interviews some of sports greatest legends, shares breaking news and talks team rumors. If you’re looking for a snapshot on all things sports, this is the podcast for you. 



Whether delving into captivating news, exploring historical narratives, or simply enjoying moments of light-hearted humor, these podcasts encapsulate the essence of lifelong learning and shared joy. Happy listening! 

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