New to podcasts? Great news! You’re in for a real treat. Affectionately coined “radio’s younger sibling”, podcasts allow you to tune into a variety of topics that pique your interest—whenever the mood strikes you.

Unlike radio shows, podcasts are pre-recorded and typically cater to a particular genre, theme, or industry. That means whether you like cooking, gardening, brain-teasers, or a bit of comedy, you have endless shows and episodes to choose from and a variety of platforms to stream them on.

If you own a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, for example, you can tune into podcasts using Apple or Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Audible, Scribe, or Pandora.

Episodes can range in length from an hour to as little as 5 minutes. This makes it easy to incorporate new episodes into your routine, so you always stay entertained—and learn something new—while you’re cooking, cleaning, or walking outdoors. 

Top 5 Podcasts for Seniors

Now that you know how easy it is to start listening to podcasts, the hard part is deciding which shows to try first. In this article, we’ve compiled 5 popular podcasts for seniors that range in themes from gardening and cooking to senior nutrition and meditation!

Give these shows a listen and be sure to share your favorite podcast shows on our Facebook page!

Let’s Argue About Plants

If you love talking plants, maybe you’ll enjoy the playful banter that goes on in this podcast. Let’s Argue about Plants is hosted by Steve Aiken and Danielle Sherry, editors of Fine Gardening magazine. What makes this show so unique is that it blends helpful tips and tricks from gardening pros that will have you digging into your flower beds in no time!

Even the most experienced horticulturalist will learn something new and fascinating about plants in this podcast. It’s a great show to listen to, share with friends, and expand your own gardening knowledge. 

Lux Radio Theater

If you miss the charm of old-time radio, you’re in luck! Lux Radio Theater offers listeners an escape to the best mystery, adventure, romantic comedy, and Hollywood entertainment gems from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

Get ready to sit back as you listen to original recordings of old-time radio classics that include War of the Worlds, His Girl Friday, The Count of Monte Cristo, and much more! 

The Kitchen Counter

Ready to take a cooking class in your own home? You might think the idea of listening vs. seeing an instructor puts you at a disadvantage. But The Kitchen Counter podcast proves this theory wrong. 

During each episode, host Roger walks…well…talks you through a mouth-watering recipe, giving you step-by-step instructions in real time. That means it feels like you have an expert chef personally guiding you through each recipe, as you create delicious dishes for friends and family. 

Recipes are easy to understand and follow along with. When Roger isn’t showing you how to flex your culinary muscles, he’s sharing interesting facts about your favorite—or not so favorite—ingredients to expand your cooking knowledge and tool belt.

Radio Headspace

Need a minute to relax, destress, or just unwind before bed? Meet Radio Headspace. This podcast is designed to help listeners step out of the internal chatter and external noise around them. It encourages you to take the time to pause, reflect, and consider what it means to be human. The podcast works to empower you to practice mindfulness and show kindness to others.

Episodes are published every day and last no more than 5 minutes each. The hosts voices are soothing, too, and flow with the content in a way that feels natural and calming. 

Aging in Full Bloom 

Looking for more lifestyle tips that range from online security and new technology to nutrition and wellness? Lisa Stockdale hosts the show and focuses each episode on age-related subject matter. 

This podcast provides updates on news-worthy items that impact the senior community. It also includes tips and strategies for practicing mindfulness and healthy nutrition.

Stay Connected to Sweetwater

Did your favorite podcast make our list? If not, be sure to leave a comment here! Remember to check out other helpful senior lifestyle articles on our blog page.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as an endorsement of any of the aforementioned podcasts, their sponsors, or any claims made by each show’s hosts, guests, etc.