Podcasts for Seniors: Stay Informed, Entertained & Inspired

Podcasts offer a wealth of engaging audio content on a vast array of subjects catering to every interest imaginable.

Whether you’re passionate about staying informed on current events, eager to delve into the wonders of science and nature, or looking for tips to maintain an active lifestyle, there’s a podcast out there waiting to be discovered.

At Sedgebrook, we understand the importance of staying curious, engaged, and continually learning. That’s why we’ve curated a selection of podcasts for seniors that inspire and empower you during retirement. So grab your favorite device, find a comfortable spot, and let’s begin your podcast journey together!

How and Where To Find Your New Favorites

Discovering and listening to podcasts is surprisingly easy! Here’s how to get started:

Most smartphones and tablets come with pre-installed podcast apps:

  • iPhones & iPads: Look for the purple “Podcasts” app
  • Android devices: Check for “Google Podcasts” or “Play Music”

Popular Podcast Apps

If you prefer a different option, download one of these platforms:

You can also simply search for the podcast’s name on the web. Many podcasts have their own website where you can stream episodes directly.

Tip: For optimal listening, consider investing in high-quality, rechargeable headphones that fit well and connect to multiple devices, including your phone, tablet or TV.

Podcasts That Nurture Your Interests and Self-Growth

At Sedgebrook, we believe that improving yourself has no age limit. Dive into these podcasts for endless opportunities for self-discovery:

  • The Grand Life: Find joy and connection as a grandparent with this podcast’s discussions, advice and insights.
  • Creative Pep Talk: Ignite your creativity with motivational messages and valuable advice from Andy J. Pizza, perfect for artists, designers, or anyone with a spark.
  • The Simple Sophisticate: Embrace timeless style and elegance with tips on curating a classic wardrobe that suits a mature woman.
  • Living to 100 Club: Dr. Thienna Ho provides scientific insights along with practical advice on nutrition, lifestyle, and wellness practices that may help individuals extend their lifespans and improve the quality of their lives.
  • Dr. Mary Flett – Mastering Solo Aging: Navigate the journey of aging alone with confidence. This podcast offers resources and guidance on health, finances, social connections, and mindset.

Podcasts To Expand Your Horizons

Staying up to date and continually learning keeps the mind engaged. These podcasts offer a delightful way to explore the world around you and discover new and intriguing information:

  • Up First (NPR): Start your day informed with this concise rundown of the most important news stories.
  • Stuff You Should Know: Explore a boundless range of fascinating subjects, from the workings of history to everyday objects.
  • 99% Invisible: Discover the hidden stories and ingenious design decisions that subtly shape our lives.
  • Ologies With Alie Ward: Uncover the wonders of the natural world and explore a different scientific “ology” with humor and expert insight.
  • Curiosity Daily: Dive into the latest science breakthroughs, historical tidbits, and everyday marvels in quick, entertaining episodes.
  • StarTalk Radio With Neil deGrasse Tyson: Discover the mysteries of space and beyond as the renowned astrophysicist simplifies complex concepts, sprinkled with his trademark wit. 

Podcasts To Stay Entertained and Engaged

Whether you’re a sports fan, love stories, or find art and history captivating, this selection offers something for everyone:

  • This American Life: Immerse yourself in interesting narratives of ordinary lives, told with depth, humor, and keen observation.
  • You Must Remember This: Unveil the secrets and scandals of Hollywood’s past, reliving the glamor and intrigue of yesteryear.
  • Unbuttoned – G. Bruce Boyer’s Life in Clothes: Follow the fascinating career of G. Bruce Boyer, a famous menswear journalist, as he shares memories that affected both menswear and his life in fashion.
  • The Alton Browncast: Satisfy your culinary curiosity with Alton Brown’s entertaining mix of food, science, and playful humor.
  • Fantasy Focus (Football): Get ready for the next season with in-depth player analysis, strategy tips, and expert commentary for fantasy football fans.


Senior woman listening to podcast on her headphones

Podcasts That Focus on Health and Wellness

We think taking charge of your health and focusing on wellness is an important part of an active lifestyle at Sedgebrook. These podcasts provide valuable guidance and support for helping you live well:

  • Better Health While Aging: Explore a wide variety of senior-specific health topics with the expertise of geriatrician Dr. Leslie Kernisan.
  • The Sleep Coach Podcast With Shelby Harris: Finally get those restful nights you deserve! Discover sleep science and solutions for common sleep problems.
  • Second Wind Fitness: Stay active and strong with advice and exercise routines specifically created with older adults in mind.
  • Senior Fitness With Meredith: Get moving with workout ideas and discussions on fitness for seniors led by certified specialist Meredith Oppenheim.

Podcasts for Travelers and Nature Lovers

Fuel your sense of wanderlust and connect with the natural world through these engaging podcasts:

  • BirdNote: Discover the avian world with short, captivating episodes about birds, their songs, and the wonders of nature.
  • The Sound of Nature From the BBC: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature with high-quality soundscapes recorded from stunning locations around the globe.
  • The Wild With Chris Morgan: Learn about incredible animal behaviors and worldwide conservation efforts with this insightful podcast.
  • The Globetrotter Lounge: Join in the travel conversation! Get expert tips and insider knowledge from experienced travel writers.
  • Women Who Travel: Find inspiration and encouragement for solo travel adventures through the stories of other intrepid female explorers.
  • Friends That Carry On: Discover that travel truly is accessible for everyone. Join this group of friends on their adventures and learn from their experiences.
  • Armchair Explorer: Embark on epic journeys from the comfort of your home with captivating stories and immersive soundscapes.

A World of Discovery Awaits

The world of podcasts is truly vast and offers a wealth of knowledge, entertainment and inspiration right at your fingertips. Whether you prefer staying up to date on current events, discovering fascinating new facts, embracing an active lifestyle, or fueling your passion for travel – you’re sure to find podcasts that ignite your curiosity. So grab your favorite device, find a comfy spot, and let your podcast journey begin!

Senior man listening to a podcast from his phone

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Discover a vibrant world of connection, where laughter rings out, lively discussions spark, and new friendships form every day. Contact us online or call (847) 780-9750 to schedule a personalized tour and experience a retirement lifestyle in perfect harmony with your dreams. 

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