7 Podcasts to Beat Work-from-Home Boredom

Kairos Design is using these 7 podcasts to beat the work-from-home boredom. We're learning from experienced marketers, great designers, and having fun, too.

7 Podcasts to Beat Work-from-Home Boredom

7 Podcasts to Beat Work-from-Home Boredom 924 616 Julianna Rice

While we may be more physically restricted by our work-from-home situations these days, the intellectual opportunities are boundless. Want to learn more about marketing and design, take steps towards knowledge, or explore fascinating people and events? Sometimes, it’s refreshing to take a break from our daily tasks and kick back with a good podcast. Here are 7 great listens that we recommend!


Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

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If you’re new to the world of marketing, this podcast is perfect for you! Learn and grow as online marketing expert Amy Porterfield explains important concepts such as social media outreach and sales tactics as well as general self-improvement advice to boost productivity in the office. 


How I Built This with Guy Raz

How I Built This With Guy Raz

Ever wanted to know the backstory behind some of the world’s biggest enterprises? Guy Raz’s “How I Built This” podcast features renowned entrepreneurs, inventors, and influencers who share their personal journeys about how they built their brands from the ground-up. Famous guests include Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger (Instagram), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), John Zimmer (Lyft), Jerry Murrell (Five Guys), and Casey Neistat (CaseyNeistat on YouTube). 


TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour Podcast

Jointly produced by TED and NPR, Radio Hour is a professionally-curated podcast that airs every Friday and covers a new topic each week. From novel discoveries in the natural sciences like astronomy and biology to thought-provoking concepts in age-old fields of philosophy and spirituality, you’ll be sure to learn something new every time you tune in! 


Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman Podcast

Be sure to open up your creative side when listening to this one. Through insightful conversations with artists, architects, creative writers, photographers and even filmmakers, Debbie Millman explores the creative culture that inspires these designers and may even inspire you some day! Fun Fact: Design Matters was one of the world’s very first podcasts, started over 14 years ago.


Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

If you’re ever looking for a bite-sized dose of news with commentary, tune into Kai and Molly’s daily podcast. Dive into the most important topics impacting our nation today, as explained by these two award-winning hosts. Whether you’re seeking to understand larger forces at play behind our economy or simply want quick insights into daily events, this podcast serves as a great way to upgrade your knowledge.

True Crime

Crime Junkie

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Dive into the dark side of human nature with the Crime Junkie podcast. From documented murders to unsolved mysteries to conspiracy theories, co-hosts Brit and Ashley cover a range of fascinating cases that are sure to satisfy your morbid curiosities. Just be sure not to listen right before going to bed… 


Song Exploder

Song Exploder podcast cover

Ever curious about how songs are made? Explore Song Exploder, a unique podcast where musicians dissect their songs and reveal the story of how they were made. Whether you’re a music fan or just love candid insights into the creative process, you’ll get to travel step by step through the artist’s mind, as they break down each layer and decision that goes into a final masterpiece.


About the author

Julianna Rice

Before she became content manager at Kairos (and finally put that English degree to good use!) Julianna had a successful career in risk management and direct sales. When she's not writing helpful content for small business owners, you can find her at a book club. She also likes cats, coffee, and carbs – in that order.

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