From navigating ‘adulting’ and mental health, to pop culture analyses, to frank teen talk.
By Rhea Gandhi
There are a plethora of podcasts out there; whether it be about fashion, education, entertainment, true crime, cooking, mental health or anything else, you’re sure to find a podcast of your interest. With the rising popularity of podcasts, it may be overwhelming when it comes to choosing which one to listen to on your daily commute or at the gym, so we’ve curated a list of five podcasts you should check out, especially if you’re a teenager or young adult.
How to do everything
NPR’s Mike Danforth and Ian Chilag host this podcast, in which they explore and answer listeners’ questions regarding a wide range of topics. People can submit questions to the hosts via their website, and in each episode, those questions are answered with the help of professionals. It may sound serious, but trust us, you’ll have a good laugh while actually learning something!
This is a music-based, mental health-focused podcast created for and by teenagers. The episodes explore mental health from a teenager’s perspective and cover topics such as school stress, self-love, social anxiety, and many more.
Krista Williams and Lindsey Sincik‘s podcast, Almost 30, was inspired by the changes in their own lives from their twenties to their thirties, but it has since evolved into a program about levelling up all parts of your life. Krista and Lindsey talk about everything under the sun, such as graduation, career changes, breakups, friendships, and any other life changes you can think of.
Views With David Dobrik and Jason Nash
25-year-old YouTuber David Dobrik and 48-year-old single dad Jason Nash may be years apart, but the one thing they both have in common is that they’re both vloggers. They show you what happens behind the cameras, and what it’s really like to live as a YouTuber. In the episodes, they reveal their deepest secrets, talk about pop culture, and give you an inside look into their own personal relationships.
Teen Girl Talk
Although siblings Franklin and Susie Cota are not teenagers, they discuss the portrayal of adolescence in novels, movies, and television series for teenagers, while reflecting on their own experiences. If, like many of us navigating our teenage years, you’re overwhelmed with emotions but don’t know why, join these siblings to have a cathartic laugh and cry with them!