Updated: Apr 4, 2020
Springtime is not a good time to be stuck inside. Just when we could finally be venturing out to shake off the dust from winter, some people are finding themselves unable to get outside.
If you didn’t have a chance to hit up your local library before they closed their doors and are already bored of everything that your streaming services have to offer, it’s time to turn to the unsung heroes of entertainment:
While there are plenty of mainstream podcasts out there, we are going to bring you 100 unique, indie options to throw some spice into your listening life from someone you’ve never heard of before.
No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll find something to keep you entertained! We've divided the shows up into these 4 categories:
Oh, and keep your eye out as your reading - a couple of the podcasts threw in some free giveaways just for you!
These podcasts are for listeners who are business owners, or those who are just interested in business-oriented practices.
This podcast is run by two great business-owning pep-talkers who help entrepreneurs with everything from public speaking, to marketing and publicity, to landing new clients.
We love MYM because its host, Jim Karrh, offers real, practical advice to businesses through a fantastic guest lineup, from journalist to CEOs to authors.
Are you a big-picture thinker? If so, you’ll love this podcast. Follow along with the hosts as they discuss creative and innovative products and inventions.
John Molyneux is a relatable and approachable podcast host, and he’s also a great resource to listen to if you’ve ever aspired to live a lofty, successful life.
This one’s run by two tech-guru ladies who have tons of resources for 21st century education, remote working, and all things Google. If you’re dumbfounded by technology, this podcast is for you.
Are you flabbergasted by the financials of business? The hosts of TFSP get into the nitty-gritty of budgeting, extra incomes, dividends, and achieving financial freedom.
Marketing is an ever shifting science. The host of the show interviews some amazing best-selling authors, bringing you their experience and wisdom (with a fair bit of wit here and there as well!)
If you’re ever looked at a successful entrepreneur and wondered how they got where they are, this podcast interviews CEOs, business owners, and other successful people to answer that for you.
TMT host Lorena is an accomplished business owner who chats with like-minded individuals on her podcast to provide listeners with business solutions to common questions.
Are you curious about making money in an usual way? This great podcast gives you the rundown on making a living by buying and selling used cars.
This is a great podcast made by women in business, for women in business. Sometimes the best advice for a female entrepreneur can only come from a fellow one.
Learn something new from the researchers at Michigan State University, who are interviewed to report on their latest project findings, research discoveries, and business ventures.
For a lighthearted podcast to lift your spirits in this dreary time, tune in to Ted Talks 2 Much, which covers the stand up comedians and other amazing guests on TED talks. In the first 5 episodes alone, the guests bring a combined 75 years of stand up experiences to share & next up, health permitting is the man known as the Godfather of Detroit Comedy.
Podcast host Roman interviews a variety of guests to help spread motivational stories of overcoming weakness, defeating adversity, and putting personal doubt to the side in order to achieve your best self.
This is another easy listening podcast that covers a variety of topics (excluding politics at all times, making it perfect for those who need a current events break) hosted by a couple of easygoing folks that feel like friends.
If you enjoy researching local business reviews, this podcast is perfect for you. Listen to two pals throw their two cents in on local restaurants.
In the service and hospitality business, a sense of humor is part of the job description. In this podcast, you can relate to interviews of other customer service employees, who share their experiences from a day in the life.
Want to feel like a new person? These podcasts might be able to help you there.
This podcast leaves no stone unturned in the world of leading a faith-based life, answering questions about religious principles, Christianity, marriage, church, and the gospel.
The Voetbergs have some great advice about all things family: marriage, maintaining the spark in a relationship, money, raising children. If you have hard questions about your home life, this podcast can help you answer them.
If you’re going through menopause, you’re probably pretty anxious about it. You can get real about this topic with other women, and hear from experts in the field who know what you’re going through.
This is a great motivation-themed podcasts. It focuses on the power to overcome, from addiction to obesity and more. The host is on a physical fitness journey, and interviews other people to share their stories.
Jen is a fantastically down-to-earth single mother who aims to help motivate her listeners into leading a more optimistic life by sharing her struggles with anxiety disorder, depression, and PTSD.
This female-powered podcast delivers some real talk on relatable subjects in a unique way: through spoken-word poetry. Listen to poet Rasheeda’s words on love, self-discovery, and growth.
If you happen to be locked in the house with your kids, you might welcome some parenting hacks and advice from fellow parents right now. Give The Mums Lounge a listen if you need to know how other mothers are faring.
This podcast is a fantastic resource for anyone recovering from childhood abuse and neglect. Host Kristen interviews a variety of professionals to help childhood trauma survivors heal.
If you’ve been feeling like you’re just floating through life, this podcast can help you inject some spark into your lifestyle. The energetic host helps you live life to the fullest.
If you found yourself saying "I really should exercise more" but haven't quite made it happen yet... This simple five-minute daily podcast can help motivate you to start a more active lifestyle!
This podcast series has over 700 episodes, making it perfect for a long binge. Draw confidence from the hostess interviewing Asian women about how they overcame their self doubts.
Have you ever considered leaving your home country for a new job opportunity? That’s exactly what this podcast covers—the stories of people who left everything they knew for a better life.
This podcast brings you inspiring stories from a wide variety of people. Listen to cancer survivors, sufferers of blindness, abuse survivors, and more talk about how they overcame adversity.
Learn how we can all have impacts on each other’s lives by listening to the podcasts from Lou, who describes how people he meets affect him.
There’s probably not many people more qualified to coach on motivation, combat sports, wellness, and fitness than two-time USW heavyweight champion and martial artist Anthony Chu.
This podcast is a great educational resource for women who recently received the diagnosis of uterine fibroids. Find support, hope, and encouragement here.
From books to film to athletics and more, the entertainment category is perfect for when you just want some easy listening free of politics and depressing current events.
If you’ve always avoided reading books because they hurt your eyes—or maybe you can’t access your local library right now - never fear!
With this podcast, you can enjoy amazing free audiobooks on this podcast from your favorite classics, to up-and-coming indie authors, Another World Audiobooks has over 120 episodes - a great binging option!
If you want to see what it's like you can subscribe, or you can get a free full audiobook by clicking HERE.
G.I. Joe fans should gather here to listen to codenames DJ Kristatos and Death Probe as they chronicle the post-2000 G.I. Joe comic series, Devil’s Due.
Hailing from the Caribbean, this music-focused podcast follows musical entertainment news, including who’s trending and who’s not. Jayy is known to add a bit of political flavor into his podcasts, too.
Sports fanatics can get their football, baseball and basketball fixes in with this podcast. Listen to a couple of fellow sports enthusiasts hash out current athletic news, even with all fields gone dark in quarantine time.
The Shuffle is a music-focused podcast whose host uses music as his therapy. Find a new favorite song from this series, or have a laugh from his coronavirus special episode.
Disney fanatics have found their people! This novel group of Brits are obsessed with all things Disney, and use their monthly podcast to chat about Disney news, trips to the parks, and more.
Are you the only reader in your social circle? Have you ever wished you had someone to talk books with? Look no further! This podcast is hosted by two bookworms who debate over a monthly book.
This podcast provides perfect entertainment for all the Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts stuck in their houses out there. Enjoy a nice mix of fantasy, comedy, and tale-spinning from fellow D&D fanatics.
Do you love fantasy football? Have you always been interested in what goes on behind the scenes of fantasy football? Listen to a team of fellow football lovers talk about drafting, ranking, and more.
Are you a science fiction movie fanatic? This weekly podcast talks about all things sci-fi from the 1960s to present day. Find some like-minded people who share your opinions on film!
This is a light-hearted podcast by two jovial newlyweds who have a lot to say about movies. If you have strong opinions about film, you may have a good time listening to this one.
A Disney-themed podcast is always perfect for the family. Let this team of hosts’ opinions on Disney movies, characters, and news spark friendly debate in your home.
Fans of music outside of the mainstream will get a kick out of this podcast, which spotlights some indie and up and coming artists that you probably haven’t heard of.
This one is hosted by a pair of Massachusetts musicians who share their fascination and thoughts about historically hated musicians, songs, and albums. Your opinions may differ from theirs, but it’s still a good listen.
There’s nothing quite like two guys who like romantic comedies chatting about the latest in the movie genre. If you’re a fellow rom-com enthusiast, tune in for some movie recommendations.
Enjoy a blast from the past by listening to the host talk about cartoons from the decades. You can reminisce about cartoons from your childhood or get recommendations for keeping your kiddos occupied from this cartoon expert.
While the title is certainly a mouthful, the content of this podcast is high quality. Dive into the world of absurdist comedy with Osman, and enjoy a bout or two of comedic self-reflection.
Are you obsessed with professional wrestling? Well, there’s nothing pro-wrestling related that this podcast doesn’t cover. Tune in for everything WWE, Smackdown, Impact, Raw, and more.
Here’s another great listen for music enthusiasts and music armchair critics. Hop from decade to decade with the hosts as they cover music through the ages.
Want to listen to a podcast hosted by veterans? There’s not a whole lot that these guys don’t talk about, from politics to movies, including popular conversations that come up when deployed.
This is an amateur theatre enthusiast’s paradise. Listen to the hosts chat about showtunes, interview local actors, pitch hypothetical award nominees, Broadway reviews, and more.
From Hannibal to Nightmare on Elm Street, there aren’t many horror culture icons out there that the hosts of Terror Tales haven’t covered. If you’re a fan of the freaky, their podcast is perfect for you.
Hosts Matt and Luke are calling to you from a galaxy far, far away. Join them for a fan-fueled weekly Star Wars discussion on anything related to the franchise.
Self-described as “normal folk,” these regular guys have strong feelings about the world of comics. If you are a superhero universe geek, this podcast is for you.
There's no doubt - pop culture has a big influence on society & the way we see life. The hosts of this show delve deep into that aspect of pop culture & deliver plenty of laughs along the way!
Here’s a few podcasts that don’t quite fit the descriptions above, but still have some great stuff to offer.
The online entrepreneur hustler is on the rise - at the top of the pile is Brad Johnson...
Or at least he thinks so!
A podcast unlike anything you've ever heard before! If you're a fan of the ridiculous, or just enjoy a good parody, head on over to the Brad Johnson Show.
And if you want to get a bigger idea of what it's all about, they're offering a free sample of their video "course" - prepare to laugh!
This pair of life-long friends are a pair of writers who choose a humorous approach to the struggles of their careers, by poking fun at themselves for procrastination and exchanging entertaining anecdotes on their signature park bench.
Do you love the quirky television sitcom Arrested Development? So do the hosts of The Banana Stand! Hear some fellow fans’ views on the show after you’ve finished binging it while in quarantine.
Listen to a faith-based husband and wife duo talk about their opinions on, well, everything: film, music, Christianity, news, and more.
Are there any history buffs out there looking for something interesting to listen to? Old Bones is a great history-based podcast that explores things like the Iron Age, Stonehenge, and Christmas.
Being a mother is hard, and The Procrastinating Mommy is here to show you that you aren’t alone. Find love, support, and plenty of laughter in this motherhood podcast.
This podcast is a nod to anyone who’s ever felt like the odd one out. The two hysterical hostesses talk with guests about what it means to be the oddball, and why it’s not always a bad thing.
Two eclectic hosts, one a habitual believer and the other a skeptic, debating everything phenomenal in the world of the weird. Pass your days with some humorous takes on paranormal stories.
If you have lots of hobbies—food, music, movies, television—then you’ll like this podcast, because every episode is a surprise. One week you may be discussing relationships, and the next, the paranormal.
There’s nothing like a few conspiracy theories to keep you entertained, right? That’s what the hosts of this podcast are all about—hashing out conspiracies, and what parts of them could be reality.
Join two moms who like to drink wine and talk true crime in this podcast. If you’re an armchair detective who has binged all the documentaries Netflix can offer, you’ve found your people.
Follow along in a role play game weekly podcast that uses the Monster of the Week RPG system. The team of hosts create a immersive, fantastical story for listeners to follow.
In true, classic podcast style, the hosts of this series talk about their opinions on anything and everything, from life to music to entertainment and film.
Favorite rap albums. Favorite ‘90s movies. Listen to these hosts hash out their favorites of, well, anything. Use their opinions to have a friendly family debate!
Host Lee Pierce, with clever reference to politics and pop culture, dives into the world of language, and how language affects us without us even knowing it.
The hostess, an Air Force vetaran turned New York City actress, is one of the most interesting parts of this podcast, where she guides listeners through true crime stories.
True to the title of the podcast, this series is two self-proclaimed “pudgy people” who talk all things nerdom, including pop culture, comics, and film.
Melding the worlds of sports-rankings and music from across the decades, this podcast boldly goes where few podcasts would dare & asks the question - what 4 songs would be on a bands "Mt. Rock-More"? Find out!
Now that's an ULTIMATE LIST!