Top 10 Podcasts for Older Adults – That Aren’t About Health!

Top 10 Podcasts for Older Adults – That Aren’t About Health!

Growing older is filled with a variety of experiences, and yet, most content for older adults is focused on health and fitness. These topics are important (and we do cover them at ACCA), but we also believe there is so much MORE involved in aging. Aging and living well means holistically caring for yourself – mentally, physically and socially. So, here are our top 10 podcast recommendations that are engaging and speak to the different parts of your aging journey. Let’s get listening! 


1. Living to 100 Club (Human Interest)

“Turning aging on its head.” That’s the motto for the Living to 100 Club podcast with Dr. Joe Casciani. This podcast encourages listeners to change their perspective on aging and find the positives of growing older. Dr. Casciani inspires his audience to age well and live well (sound familiar?) through discussing healthy lifestyles with experts from almost every field. This podcast is inspiring and informational – 100% worth your time. 

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Audible | Google Podcasts  | Stitcher


2. Camp Codger (Advice)

This podcast is produced by older adults for older adults. Camp Codger prides itself on sharing “rocking-chair wisdom from three old guys.” This podcast is for people who are wanting to make the most of their golden years and laugh along their aging adventures (or misadventures). You’ll feel like you’re catching up with old friends as they discuss topics relevant to the “third act” of life. 

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher 

3. The Perfect Scam (Education)

One of AARP’s weekly podcasts, The Perfect Scam shares stories from people who have been affected by scams and former scam artists. This podcast reveals common tactics and provides tips to protect yourself from these strategies. New episodes are generally released every Friday, and there are over 100 episodes currently available to stream. 

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify


4. Lux Radio Theatre (Entertainment)

Get back to the classics. Lux Radio Theatre became one of the most popular radio shows, running from 1934 to 1955. Originally featuring successful Broadway shows, this radio classic was recorded in front of a live studio audience and with a full orchestra. The results were dazzling. The radio show produced over 926 hour-long episodes, many of which are still available to stream and download today. 

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify 

5. This American Life (News)

This American Life is a public radio show and podcast that focuses on a new theme each week. Every episode shares news but also follows a compelling plot line. Think of these like little creative documentaries — but for radio. 

This American Life has over two million weekly listeners and is broadcast to more than 500 radio stations across the United States. The radio show and podcast is known for pushing the envelope and loves to experiment on air (like taping 24 hours straight in a restaurant or forming a band from only musician classified ads). You never know what kind of news you’ll get each week, but it will always be entertaining. 

Listen: Apple Podcasts  | Google Podcasts  | Spotify 

6. Excuse My Grandma (Human Interest)

A fun and delightful take on generational gaps, Excuse My Grandma discusses differences between the silent generation and millennials. Kim and her grandmother, Gail, don’t shy away from hot topics (like how to become wifey material and Kim’s unorthodox life). The pair share their perspectives on everything from dating to finances. Each 30 minute episode is a glimpse into their comedic, dynamic relationship and will have you tickled pink. 

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify 


7. Stuff You Missed in History Class (Education)

History just got a little more interesting. From World War I to the origin of the Happy Birthday song, Stuff You Missed in History Class explores it all. There is so much more to learn about our world and past than the typical textbook covers. 

Hosted by iHeartRadio legends, Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey, this podcast is conversational, thorough and genuinely entertaining. Each episode is around 30 to 45 minutes long, which makes it an easy listen.

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify


8. World News Roundup (News)

The longest running news broadcast, World News Roundup provides a compact and informative take on the daily news. Each episode is bite sized and discusses the top stories for the day in less than seven minutes.

Listen:  Apple Podcasts  | Google Podcasts  | Spotify  | Stitcher 


9. The Bill Simmons Podcast (Sports)

From Basketball to Fantasy Football, the Bill Simmons Podcast breaks down all things sports. Former ESPN sports analyst and founder of The Ringer, Bill Simmons proves to be a reliable and captivating source of sports news. 

The Bill Simmons Podcast interviews some of sports greatest legends, shares breaking news and talks team rumors. If you’re looking for a snapshot on all things sports, this is the podcast for you. 

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher


10. Good Job, Brain! (Trivia)

Put on your thinking caps! It’s time for trivia, and the competition is intense. Good Job, Brain is a quirky and FUN trivia podcast. The hosts transform their studio into an interactive game show complete with theme music and wacky sound effects. 

Play along or listen as the hosts battle it out on all sorts of trivia topics. Each episode runs about an hour and there are over 240 episodes currently available to play — you’ll be entertained for days! 

Listen: Apple Podcasts |  Audible | Google Podcasts |  Spotify

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