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Whether you're looking for news, insightful life lessons or something to make you laugh out loud -- you can find it in a podcast. Quarantine gave us plenty of time to consume great content, so if you’re searching for something fresh after exhausting your regular podcast list, look no further! Our fall intern, Kathryn Ann Waller, put together her favorite podcast picks from business tips to true crime:

If you’re feeling career driven...

Planet Money: This podcast breaks down economic issues and culture to be more approachable for most audiences. Some topics they tackle include healthcare, insider trading, unemployment, inflation, and more.

How I Built This: Every episode features NPR’s Guy Raz in conversation with innovators and entrepreneurs of some of the best-known companies and brands. Each episode is a narrative journey highlighting the successes, failures, and their overall business story. Past guests include local entrepreneurs Sara Blakely with Spanx and Arthur Blank with The Home Depot.

When you want to learn something new...

Wine Face: If you are looking to learn more about wine, we recommend this fun podcast with Helen Johannesen from Helen’s Wines in Los Angeles. Each 25-30-minute episode features Johannesen and a friend tasting wines while breaking down the basics of wines and regions.

Reply All: This informative podcast focuses on internet-related stories, explaining how technology and culture play a mutual role in shaping each other. There is a playful nature in the conversation between the hosts, which adds a unique charm.

Interviews with Interesting people...

Brene Brown - Unlocking Us: The famous researcher and author, Brené Brown balances humor, hope, and difficult conversation in her podcast, Unlocking Us. Covering topics like shame, vulnerability, and anxiety, Brown speaks with guests including Alicia Keys, Glennon Doyle, and David Kessler.

Armchair Expert: In this lengthy podcast, actor Dax Shepard and Emmy-nominated Monica Padman dive into conversation with high-profile guests such as Jason Bateman, Bill Gates, Judd Apatow, and Esther Perel. Shepard and Padman take listeners through a narrative of their life, career, research, lessons, and failures.

Brushing up on your cooking skills...

A Taste of the Past: Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes listeners on a journey through the history of food. These weekly episodes include interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to today's trendy grazing tables and deli counters.

Cooking with an Italian Accent: Giulia Scarpaleggia, a Tuscan-born chef, food writer and photographer invites listeners to learn the secrets of Italian cooking. By sharing her own experience and through conversations with other chefs, she dives into the details of preparing classic Italian food.

If you need a dose of comedy and pop culture...

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica: This show provides a unique mix of important discussion and fun pop-culture conversations. The hosts are enthusiastic and passionate, adding a comedic element to each episode.

Even the Rich: Hosts Brooke and Aricia tell the stories of some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdoch's to the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé, that is). The episodes explore how dynasties are created, expanded, guarded and, sometimes, even broken.

To inspire your wellness journey...

Fat Mascara: Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein bring you the world of beauty on their weekly podcast. With day jobs as beauty editors, they are plugged into the industry's latest news and share their insider access and stories of beauty adventures. Each week, they invite a special guest from the beauty business, including influencers Olivia Wilde, Jaclyn Hill, Christian Louboutin and Bobbi Brown.

Goop: Join Gwyneth Paltrow and Elise Loehnen as they speak with cultural leaders, innovators and wellness professionals. Episodes are chocked full of research, recommendations and ideas from health, beauty and psychology industries.

To help you better understand racism and social equality...

Nice White Parents: This five-part, NYT-produced podcast series explores inequality in public school education. Each episode comes together to form a story about the relationship of influence, power and status in our society today.

Code Switch: Through conversation, hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby dive headfirst into the effects of race and identity on society -- from pop culture to history and sports.

If you’re wanting a unique history lesson...

Floodlines: This show uses survivors' voices from Hurricane Katrina to take you through a concise, yet thorough, history of the storm and the effects it had and still has today. The podcast examines the human errors that made a manageable Category 3 storm so needlessly brutal.

The Great Women Artists: Art historian and curator, Katy Hessel, interviews artists, curators, writers and collectors on their careers and the importance and history of female artists in our world.

To keep yourself up at night...

My Favorite Murder: Listen as hosts, comedians and friends Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark narrate the details of real-life murders and collaborate on theories. Their personalities and comments add a comedic element, which keeps it light, considering how serious the subject matter is.

Crimetown: These stories are organized into documentary-style audio, taking place in a big city. Each episode is full of informative descriptions, keeping it entertaining and engaging throughout the season.

In the Dark: This meta podcast focuses on investigating the investigation of certain crimes. The host draws listeners in by questioning the details and procedures taken by the police, lawyers and investigators involved in the crime.

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