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We've got you covered: The 13 best podcasts to listen to while we're all stuck at home.

As self-isolation and quarantine increasingly become the reality for more Australians, amid the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve suddenly all found ourselves with more time.

So whilst we all practice our social distancing, perhaps listening to podcasts is just what we need to feel comforted.

Whether they offer us an escape by talking about finding happiness or they discuss the big events of the week in a way that isn’t totally frightening, podcasts can be some of the best company.

Here are all the podcasts Mamamia staff members and readers have recommended for while we are stuck at home.

Chat 10 Looks 3

Chat 10 Looks 3 is a podcast by ABC journalists Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales. They talk about books, television, radio, movies, food, politics and more.

Alone: A Love Story

Alone: A Love Story is a memoir by Michelle Parise about love and heartbreak; she takes listeners through the journey of divorce and coming out the other side, alone.

The Health Code


The Health Code is hosted by popular fitness influencer ‘Sarah’s Day’ and Kurt Tilse. They talk about all things health, fitness, lifestyle, relationships and building your dream career.

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates when people fail. Each episode, a new guest shares their failures and what they learned from it.

Oprah’s SuperSoul conversations

Oprah Winfrey’s podcast sees the legendary television host interview an interesting person each episode as they explore the deeper meaning of the world around them.

Mamamia Out Loud

Mamamia’s bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens, discusses absolutely everything from pop culture to politics.

Listen to our most recent episode here, in which they discuss the COVID-19 crisis. Post continues below. 

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Judith Lucy – Overwhelmed and Dying

This podcast by ABC sees comedian Judith Lucy discuss the state of the world around her as she tries to understand how to feel less overwhelmed. Which feels particularly relevant right now.

Love Stories

Love Stories is hosted by journalist and author Dolly Alderton, and was released alongside her debut book, Everything I Know About Love. Each episode, a new guest talks to Alderton about the most important relationships in their lives.

You Beauty

Think of this as the podcast for your face (and your hair, nails and body). From beauty bag deep dives with women you should be aware of, to product and trend explainers, join expert Leigh Campbell and beauty junkie Kelly McClaren as they discuss everything you need to know about beauty.

The Guilty Feminist


If you’ve ever judged yourself for being a ‘bad feminist,’ then this podcast is for you. Comedian Deborah Frances-White and her diverse range of guests explore the contradictions that come with being a feminist in the 21st century.

The Waves

The Waves takes the week’s best news and culture bites and analyses them with a feminist twist. The show brings together a variety of hosts including Noreen Malone from New York magazine, Slate’s June Thomas and Christina Cauterucci, race and ethnicity scholar Dr Marcia Chatelain, and musician Nichole Perkins of Thirst Aid Kit.

The Spill

The Spill is Mamamia‘s daily entertainment podcast, hosted by Laura Brodnik and Kee Reece. They talk about everything entertainment, every day.

Happy Place

Broadcaster and writer Fearne Cotton talks to guests about life, love and loss, as they discuss what happiness means to them.

Do you have a podcast you’ve been loving recently? Let us know in the comments section below!

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