If you're not the kind of person who wants to read or is tired of binge-watching Netflix - here is an alternative that is equally entertaining. Podcasts. It's an easy way to unwind and kill time.
Here are some podcasts you can listen to over the lockdown -
1. Whatever Happened To Pizza At McDonald's?
Did you know that McDonald’s used to sell pizza? Back in the 1980s, pizza was sold right across America, as well as in some select restaurants in the UK. Then by the year 2000, it disappeared from the menu, and the McPizza was never seen again. What happened to it? Why did they stop selling it? In this hard-hitting podcast, Brian Thompson travels across the States to find out what really happened to pizza at McDonald’s. From hilarious phone calls with staff members at McDonald’s to visiting the last place in the US still selling it, Thompson takes you on a journey to find the answer to the world’s biggest question.
2. Call Your Girlfriend
Call Your Girlfriend is co-hosted by New York Times journalist Ann Friedman and businesswoman Aminatou Sow, who are based on opposite sides of the US. It takes the format of a weekly phone call between the two friends, where they connect to share fresh takes on pop culture and politics and chat to a range of fascinating interviewees from novelists to politicians to activists.
3. Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That's the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard. Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he can't hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can happen!
4. The Overthink Tank
From pop-culture to dating etiquette, human emotions to AI - each week, she over-analyses, overshares and totally overcompensates all for the sake of this podcast. A podcast where overthinker and comedian Surbhi Bagga overthinks stuff along with a fun guest!
5. The Internet Said So
A weekly podcast where Aadar, Neville, Kautuk and Varun discuss random, fun, stupid, pointless, weird, shocking "facts" they find on the internet. Formerly SNG - they now have a podcast and bring over one or more fun guests every week. They have interesting topics ranging from science to Bigg Boss.
Hopefully, these podcasts give you company and keep you busy through the lockdown.