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The Best Podcasts for the Shower

7 min read
  • Lifestyle

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Listening to music in the shower is a great way to relax and unwind. But have you ever enjoyed podcasts in the shower? If you choose the right podcasts, they can be just as relaxing as your favorite playlist.

Whether you shower in the morning or at night, turning on a podcast while you wash up is sure to teach you something new or give you a little inspiration! If you’re new to podcasts, or just not sure what to listen to in the shower, no worries. We’ve got you covered! These podcasts are on the shorter side, so you can enjoy most or all of an episode in one shower.

7 Podcasts to Listen to in the Shower


Curiosity Daily

Want to feel smarter? The Curiosity Daily podcast is for you! From the latest in science and tech to psychology and life hacks, this podcast is the perfect way to kickstart your day. Episodes are released every day and are typically under 10 minutes long.

Try This Episode: Why Some Words Are More Memorable, How Hair Growth Works, and How Fish End Up in Landlocked Lakes

curiosity daily podcast


Kind World

We could all use an extra dose of kindness in our lives, and Kind World delivers. Hear stories about people helping others, finding peace during stressful times, and how showing compassion can save a life. Episodes run between 10-20 minutes, making them the perfect length for the shower.

Try This Episode: Want To Feel Happier? Science Says Try Being More Generous.

kind world podcast


99% Invisible

99% Invisible is a must-listen for lovers of design and architecture. From fonts to fast food franchises, Instagrammable-walls to articles of clothing, Roman Mars takes you behind all of the everyday design elements that we don’t think about (hence the name 99% Invisible). New episodes are released once a week and run 30 minutes to an hour.

Try This Episode: The Smell of Concrete After Rain

99% Invisible podcast


Cabinet of Curiosities

Open up Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities for stories of the unexplainable and strange throughout history. These bite-sized (approximately 10-minute long) episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday, making them perfect for quick showers!

Try This Episode: The Write Stuff

cabinet of curiosities podcast


The Good News Podcast

The Good News Podcast is exactly what it sounds like: small doses of good news. Tune in a few times a week to hear fun, uplifting, and inspiring stories from all over the world. From sweet animal stories to books you should check out and updates on Mars Rover, it’s all here. Episodes are extremely short, just 3-5 minutes on average, and are released a few times a week.

Try This Episode: Cali Kid Detectives, Repeat

good news podcast


Life Kit by NPR

Life Kit by NPR is full of ways to help you live better. From how to make the perfect cup of coffee to how to keep your houseplants happy, it’s all in the life kit. Start (or end) your day with pro tips sure to make your life better. New episodes drop a few times a week and run 10-20 minutes.

Try This Episode: Screen Time Overload? Here’s How to Find Balance.

life kit podcast


In The Shower

What better to listen to in the shower than a podcast made for the shower? In The Shower hosts Taz and Marcus answer the questions we might ponder in the shower like “Is time travel possible?” or “Does space end?” The podcast ended in 2019, but there are two years of back episodes to listen to.

Try This Episode: Why Do Songs Get Stuck in Our Head?

in the shower podcast

How to Listen to Podcasts in the Shower

If you don’t have a podcast app, you’ll need to download one to get started. Stitcher and Overcast are two popular free podcast apps, but you can also access them on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts as well. Once you download the app of your choice, you can stream any of the podcasts above, or explore and find new ones!


To listen in the shower, we recommend a wireless speaker. If you have a Bluetooth speaker, make sure it’s waterproof before taking it into the bathroom.


Another option is a Bluetooth speaker showerhead. Streaming your favorite podcasts and music right into your shower will give you the best sound quality.

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