Pinterest Interest | Five Podcasts to Start Listening To

If you are like most college students and use the Matbus to commute to and from campus and around the Fargo-Moorhead area, then you know that the travel time can get a little boring in between getting from point A to point B.

Usually, this is when most students like to listen to some music and zone out, but you could use this valuable time to learn something new, listen to some awesome urban legends or stay in the know on your favorite topics.

OK, so not everyone commutes on the bus, but I can almost guarantee that at some point in your day-to-day life there is a point where you are just sitting around waiting for the next thing to happen. These are the best times to listen to a fun podcast, and Pinterest agrees.

If you have never listened to a podcast before, a podcast is a form of broadcast on the internet, which is usually updated in the form of episodes. With the popularity of this medium, there is bound to be a podcast for everyone to enjoy.

From podcasts of interviews with famous celebrities to fun episodes about the newest games out on the market, there are thousands of podcasts to listen to.

Thankfully, Pinterest helps narrow down the list for those just getting into podcasts. Here are five of the best podcasts for new and old listeners alike that you are sure to enjoy.

‘Lore’

If you enjoy historical events, urban legends and exploring the darker side of the human mind, “Lore” is a podcast that you are sure to enjoy. Created in 2015 by Aaron Mahnke, Lore is a biweekly podcast that generally updates on Mondays, with each episode featuring a variety of non-fiction scary stories that center on a theme.

As an award-winning podcast, “Lore” has also been adapted into a television show, but you can listen to all the episodes on the podcast as well.

Some entertaining episodes are “The Castle,” which features the story of America’s first known serial killer, H. H. Holmes, and “Black Stockings,” which involves Irish folklore, fairies and superstitions.

 ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

You have probably heard of this one at some point, or seen the logo with the giant, purple eye and the water tower — or maybe someone has told you about the all-knowing Glow Cloud.

“Welcome to Night Vale” is one of the strangest podcasts you will ever listen to, but it is also by far one of the most entertaining.

Presented in the style of a radio show giving community updates to a town in a desert in the middle of nowhere, “Welcome to Night Vale” is a twice-monthly fiction podcast that attracts a large audience and has over a hundred episodes.

Do not let the number of episodes deter you though, because of its unique presentation style, listeners can start listening to the podcast wherever they choose, without having to feel as if they have missed too much.

‘Cold Case Files’

Cold Case Files is a true crime podcast that explores cases that have long since gone cold, and the detectives that decide to reopen them.

In a world in which most cold cases remain unsolved, this podcast gives a glimpse at those that have finally been given a resolution and closure for the friends and family of the victims.

‘Writing Excuses’

“Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart,” is the tagline for this popular podcast presented by Writers For Writers.

Presented in seasons based around a calendar year, each episode explores a specific writing topic. They generally end with “homework” for the listeners with their famous ending line being, “You’re out of excuses, now go write.”

Creative writers rejoice, this is the podcast you have been waiting for to ease your writer’s block.

‘Glitch Please’

This podcast is for all you gamers out there. “Glitch Please” is a podcast run by the team at Rooster Teeth in which they discuss current gaming news, issues that impact the community and more.

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