With coronavirus keeping everyone inside, it can be easy to feel disconnected from the outside world.
What better way to stay connected to your fellow Canberrans than listening to what they have to say on a variety of topics?
1. The Wholesome Show
Described as the science podcast for people who sit up the back of the class, The Wholesome Show is presented by Rod Lamberts and Will Grant, from the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. This is a good one for picking up some interesting facts and the latest episode looks at the history of panic buying. Did you consider panic buying corsets? Probably not. But there was a time in Australia where that did happen. The Wholesome Show is available on a variety of platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud.
2. The Joyful Frugalista
Serina Bird is relatively new to the podcast world but not the content-making one. You may recognise her - or her title of Joyful Frugalista - from her book of the same name which gives people tips on how to be savvier with their spending. Her podcast is along the same lines and extends on those same notions. It sees the Canberra public servant interview friends, family and other notable people about frugality, investing, wellbeing and living sustainably. The Joyful Frugalista is available from a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Hosted by Jen Seyderhelm and Kirstie Fitzpatrick, 20/40 explores and celebrates friendships which cross generations. In their latest episode, Fitzpatrick (the 20-something) and Seyderhelm (the 40-something) focus on hard truths. Considering how the start of 2020 has panned out, it's a great topic to tackle, especially when considering that sometimes the unexpected turns out to be exactly what we need. 20/40 is available from a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
4. Not by Accident
This one is a little old now, but still an interesting look at what it means to choose to be a single mum in Canberra. Over three years and 34 podcasts Sophie Harper talks about why she chose to go it alone and some of the challenges and what life is like after getting pregnant using an unknown sperm donor, as well as in the years after her daughter Astrid is born. Not by Accident is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
5. Truly Rotten Tomatoes
With social distancing becoming the norm in Canberra, it's safe to say that many a bad film will probably find their ways to our screens in the coming weeks. Well, these Canberrans are already way ahead of you. Truly Rotten Tomatoes sees Declan, Morgan, Mitch and Hayden recap and review all of the films that are rated 0 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. Another relatively new podcast, it's a good alternative to watching the poorly rated films. Truly Rotten Tomatoes is available on various platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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