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10 Interesting Podcasts to Check Out This Week

By Belo Medical Group on November 4, 2020

You gotta admit: this quarantine, you’re probably getting more screen time than you care to admit. With both work and relaxation happening on your phone or laptop, it may be time to consider a new entertainment option—the humble podcast. Reminiscent of your early-aughts iPod days, podcasts allow you to learn and be entertained, without the toxic screen exposure. Here are 10 podcasts filled with insights and lessons we think you’ll love.

1. In Your Feelings

Love Thought Catalog’s heart-wrenching material? Then you’ll love their podcast, which is centered on what it’s like to be a ~*sensitive*~ human being. 

Listen here.

2. The Financial Confessions

Money’s still a taboo topic in the Philippines, but it’s something we all need to talk about. Brought to you by The Financial Diet—yep, the super-cute Instagram account that gives young people no-nonsense money advice—this podcast consults experts from all fields of finance to help twenty- and thirtysomethings navigate things like credit card bills, emergency funds, and more.

Listen here.

3. Sleeping Pill with Inka

If you were bitten by the TikTok bug this quarantine, you’re no doubt familiar with Inka Magnaye—the voice behind the Philippine Airlines in-flight messages and so many iconic commercials. It only makes sense that she’s a natural at ASMR. Play this as you drift off to bed, and you’ll be in REM sleep sooner rather than later.

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4. Modern Love

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Like most of y’all, I am obsessed with romance novels. They’re my favorite genre. I started listening to the Modern Love podcast awhile ago, which is compiled of stories selected for the NYT column and read by famous celebs, as a way to break up my true crime listening. There’s really only so much a normal person should listen to stories about murders. This podcast was a good break from that. I then loved the adaptation on Prime, and finally picked up the book that contains many of the actual essays themselves. . These stories are about love. Love of oneself, of others, of family, of friends. My favorite one is called “How Bibliophiles Flirt” which had to be the most relatable and also have one of the sweetest aspects to it. I totally recommend listening to it; not to spoil it, but it involved some great advice from the writer about reading and collecting books without reading them. And while you’re listening, take a listen to “He’s Playing Our Song,” “The Doorman,” and “Your Dog Has Seen Me Naked,” all of which also are part of my list of favorites. . I generally don’t read essays or short stories, but these are an exception, and I love how these writers invite us into a very personal aspect into their lives. . Do you listen or read Modern Love? What is your favorite essay? . . . #newbookstagram #newbookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #books #essays #modernlovepodcast #modernlove #unitedbyromcoms

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For over a decade, the New York TimesModern Love section has “given readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.” Its podcast is equally kilig-inducing, sometimes poignant and even heartbreaking—but the stories are unapologetically human. Perfect for those lazy Saturday nights.

Listen here.

5. Adulting with Joyce Pring

Sometimes being in your 20s and being friends with other people in their 20s can feel like the blind leading the blind (like, we’re all clueless, who are we kidding here). But with Joyce Pring-Triviño as your voice of reason for things like finances, travel, interpersonal relationships and more, you’re sure to feel like you’ve got a reliable buddy in your pocket. 

Listen here.

6. Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Helmed by sex & relationships psychotherapist Esther Perel, who authored the famously controversial book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, her eponymous podcast finds her counseling real couples with real problems. Listen in if you’re having trouble in paradise, too—you may just walk away with a lesson (or ten).

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7. Creepsilog

Halloween may be over, but horror is forever. Listen to buddies Gideon Mendoza and Glenn Tabarejos talk about the strangest supernatural events, both real and fictional—with a touch of classic Pinoy humor (hence the name, which is a play on the word creepypasta).

Listen here.

8. My Brother, My Brother and Me

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The McElroy Brothers!

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“The McElroy brothers are not experts, and their advice should never be followed,” chirps the podcast’s hilarious intro. But their lack of expertise is precisely what makes them experts at navigating their listeners’ most mundane of problems. Who knew a trio of brothers from Huntington, West Virginia could be so funny?

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9. Bodies

Can’t get enough of Grey’s Anatomy? Then you’ll love this. Each episode of Bodies begins with a medical mystery: a young woman for whom sex becomes painful, a girl with thick hairs growing out of her cheeks, a newborn baby who just won’t eat. The only way to find out what happens next? Keep on listening.

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10. The Beauty Authority

What happens when the country’s most popular dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon teams up with a yoga instructor/holistic health coach and starts a podcast? On this series hosted by none other than Dr. Vicki Belo (with co-host Katrina Razon), tune in to explore more on the realm of beauty and wellness—with topics that run the gamut from acne to clean beauty and the origin of the ‘beauty doctor.’

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Queue these podcasts up for your morning run, or listen to them casually while doing chores at home. Enjoy, and never stop learning, Belo Beauties!

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