With more time at home these days, many seniors are discovering the wonderful
world of podcasts. And it’s no wonder. With more than a half-million
to choose from on the market today, there is something for everyone! If
that sounds overwhelming, Advantage breaks it down with suggestions for
seven of today’s best podcasts for seniors to inspire, educate and
encourage your best life.
“Better Health While Aging”
Geriatrics specialist Leslie Kernisan, MD, and her guests discuss common
health problems affecting people over age 60 and the best way to prevent
and manage those problems. This unique podcast offers practical information
on improving health and well-being while aging. Episodes feature such
topics as Medicare, long-term care, hearing loss and estate planning.
“The – Not Old – Better Show”
Hosted by award-winning journalist Paul Vogelzang,
this weekly podcast focuses on the hottest issues and topics that fascinate
older adults and their families. Interviews focus on remarkable people
from sports stars and celebrities to health experts and ordinary folks
who live extraordinary lives. The premise of this podcast is “it’s
never too late to pursue your passions and create a life of purpose, adventure
The format of “The Moth” is very similar to TED Talks—a
presentation given in front of a crowd of people by someone who’s
profoundly inspiring. The Moth is a nonprofit organization, and its goal
is to spread the art and craft of storytelling. Most of the shows have
to do with human and social experiences, and the stories are always unique
“Living to 100 Club”
This podcast is all about aging successfully. Topics include staying positive
in the face of adversity, healthy lifestyles, starting new chapters and
doing what you makes you happy. Guests share their stories and give wellness advice.
“Lux Radio Theatre”
Remember the old-time radio shows? Give a listen to this classic radio
anthology series, now rereleased in podcast form. The popular fictional
drama “Lux Radio Theatre” aired from 1934 to 1955 and has
more than 900 hour-long episodic radio programs originally performed live
before studio audiences.
“Aging in Full Bloom”
Lisa Stockdale hosts this podcast, focusing on “all forms of wellness
as they relate to aging.” It is an insightful, empowering show in
short, five-minute episodes that focus on keeping a positive mindset,
memory care, hospice, nutrition, assisted living and more.
Good Job, Brain!
Are you a trivia buff? If so, this will be a favorite. It functions as
an interactive quiz show and showcase of strange trivia facts across a
diverse range of subjects, making it a potential family activity as well
as a method for keeping your mind limber. New episodes air infrequently—usually
once or twice a month—but more than 190 shows have already been
recorded, so you won’t run out of material anytime soon.
What is a podcast?
A podcast is an online audio-only show, similar to a radio show, available
at all times of the day or night. There are podcasts in all genres, from
history and politics to sports, culture and comedy and everything in between.
Where do I listen?
Typically, podcasts are structured like a radio show with a host, who often
interviews people about a specific subject. There are several places you
can go to listen to podcasts including Apple Podcast, Google Play Music,
Spotify and Stitcher. You can use your Internet browser on your computer
or mobile device or download the podcast app.