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Beginner-friendly podcast suggestions to keep you company in lockdown

It can get pretty lonely in quarantine, so why not check out some podcasts to fill in the silence?

If you haven’t tried listening to a podcast before, no need to worry because we’ve curated a list of beginner friendly shows for you to check out. Let these podcasts keep you company whether you’re in need of something to help get you through the day, or even another year.

Sleeping Pill with Inka

Are you overwhelmed by the state of the world and are having trouble falling asleep? “Sleeping Pill” may be just what you need and no, it’s not a medication. Voiced by Inka Magnaye, this meditative ASMR podcast is sure to sooth your worries. Inka recites poems and books on “Sleeping Pill” that may help relieve your anxieties, getting you in that perfect state of zen.

Lokal Locas PH

Don’t you miss chatting with your friends about anything under the sun? Join Jam and Dapsky as they talk about a range of random topics from the supernatural, to their favorite tv shows, and honestly whatever will illicit an interesting conversation. ‘Lokal Locas PH’ feels like you’re also in on the discussion making it an ideal podcast to keep you company.

Wayward Guide For The Untrained Eye

‘Wayward Guide For The Untrained Eye’ might just be the perfect match if you’re looking for something to stimulate your imagination. Giving audio books and radio dramas a run for their money, this podcast transports listeners to the mysterious mining town of Connor Creek. The best part is that you don’t need to worry about missing out on anything as the story is told in a concise number of 11 episodes.


‘Potterless’ follows Mike Schubert (a self-described “Harry Potter virgin”) in his journey of exploring the beloved series for the very first time. Since 2016, he has touched on all the books, movies, and spin-offs. ‘Potterless’ continues to go strong with 170 episodes and counting. Potterheads will surely enjoy revisiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a pair of fresh eyes or rather ears.

Not Another D&D Podcast

Dungeons & Dragons can be an intimidating concept for most people, but luckily ‘Not Another D&D Podcast’ may just be the perfect introduction into the world of tabletop gaming. You’ll get to learn more about the game and follow the party in their adventures. The podcast is unique to other D&D playthroughs as one cast member is actually a first time player himself.


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