Pandemic Profs: Podcasts I’ve Been Listening To

Senior Alyssa Bauer at her home in Bergen County

Welcome to our series to give you a glimpse into Rowan University, our campus culture, and the lives of our students, while we’re practicing social distancing to protect society from the spread of COVID-19. Today’s story is from Alyssa Bauer, a senior public relations major isolating in her house in Bergen County, NJ. 

While spending so much time inside, it’s super tempting to waste my day on Twitter or YouTube … which I definitely did during spring break. I quickly realized how it lessened my productivity (obviously) and my motivation for the next day.

Podcasts have grown popular over the past few years, so I asked some of my friends for their favorites and made a list of some I could get behind. I enjoy listening to podcasts while I drive, cook or clean up the house. 

  1. Collegehood Advice
     Alyssa Bauer sits on a porch listening to a podcast.Collegehood Advice provides listeners exactly with what you’d expect: college advice. With topics ranging from building your personal brand, exploring potential careers, and even more relevant, adjusting to school online, it’s a great tool to navigate a successful college life.

  2. Janson & Hunt: Talking Points
    One of my peers recommended this podcast. The two hosts discuss relevant trends in the communications, business, sports marketing and social media industries. It helps me maintain information relevant to my career path, but I think would benefit any major looking to explore mainstream media.

  3. FoundMyFitness
    FoundMyFitness with Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D. discusses health topics and provides listeners with ways to boost their well-being through a better understanding of biology. Some episodes are definitely information heavy if you don’t already have a general knowledge of science concepts, but it’s worth it. I’ve given more attention to my sleep cycle and active lifestyle after listening.

  4. TED Talks Daily 
    TED Talks Daily is the podcast version of the TED Talks YouTube channel. It’s an easy way to listen to an inspirational and thought-provoking presentation, which we could all benefit from right now.

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Story and photography by:
Alyssa Bauer, senior public relations major