Stop, drop and listen to these 8 podcasts

UTSoC, September 2018

From politics to pop culture, Eliza Spencer shares her top podcasts that make the shit show that is 2018 more bearable.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that podcasts are good for the soul. Seemingly overnight, these conversation-based earworms have eclipsed their boppy counterparts in popularity when it comes to preferred method of killing time. Perhaps it’s the soothing drawl of the narrator (I’m looking at you, Anonymous Host), or the in-depth exploration of obscure topics that piques the interest of 72 per cent of Australians. Nevertheless, whether it’s a short commute or an elongated trek into uni, these podcasts help make it all little bit more bearable.

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