If you want to keep yourself informed about the coronavirus, want some cheering, informative content from destinations or are seeking some calming options to relax a busy mind, here are some suggestions:
Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos
Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, later becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974. In the podcast, he shares a number of exercises to help with meditation.
Sleep and Relax ASMR
This weekly podcast uses ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, to help people relax and fall asleep to calming, ambient sounds, such as whispering, bubbles being blown underwater or the sounds of gentle breezes.
Secrets of the Most Productive People: How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety During a Global Pandemic
Fast Company’s most recent episode in its Secrets of the Most Productive People podcast looks at how to maintain a sense of perspective and look after mental health in the current atmosphere of doom and gloom. Alongside looking at coping mechanisms, it also focuses on balancing goal-setting with self-compassion during tricky times.
Coronavirus Fact Vs Fiction with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
CNN’s chief medical correspondant Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers the latest news about the coronavirus in this daily (on weekdays) podcast where he dissects headlines and speaks to experts. Although in an American context, the information is still useful for anyone who wants to stay informed about staying safe and healthy.
The Travel Podcast
Not Just Travel’s The Travel Podcast launched at the start of May and entered the iTunes chart at number 36. The two 30-minute weekly podcasts feature everything from interviews with industry experts, destination features, and topical discussions and news around the coronavirus.
Jon and Antonia Take On The World: Saint Lucia
Award-winning broadcasters and travel writers Jon Holmes and Antonia Windsor travel around the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia for this inspiring podcast series, taking in different aspects of the island along the way, from arts and culture to wildlife and nature.
BBC Sound Odyssey: Loyle Carner in Guyana
In this podcast, UK hip hop artist Loyle Carner travels to Guyana to discover his cultural roots alongside legendary Guyanese flautist, Keith Waithe. The podcast explores Carner’s cultural heritage on his father’s side via the music and gastronomy of Guyana and also sees the pair work with local musicians to produce a new track.
The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel have launched Shellcast, to transport listeners to its sunny beachscapes while travel restrictions remain in place. The first three Shellcast episodes include an interview with Captain Brian Holloway of Captain Brian on the Water; a visit to the 2020 Burrowing Owl Festival and interviews with Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife members; and a walk on a Sanibel beach with Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.
Pinkcast 3.19. This is how to think like a hotshot
Business author Daniel H Pink discusses the idea of Kat Cole, the COO of Focus Brands, about how to think about your business differently to make positive changes.