On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Spectrum Design Group Gives You: 11 Podcasts, 10 Games, Nine Gifts, Eight Colors for 2021, Seven Holiday Movies (that should be made), Six Holiday Activities, Five Completed Projects, Four Recipes, Three Holiday Cocktails, Two Resolutions, and One New Website in a pear tree.
Most of us will be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, that takes on a different meaning in a pandemic. Whether you are driving three hours to Grandma’s house for a drive-by holiday party or spending even more quality time with your immediate family at home, this gift can help pass the time. So here is our gift to you: 11 podcasts worth a listen.
This is the low hanging fruit of the list. Perfect for road trips through, Kansas. Not always appropriate for young ears.
If you are new to Illinois, this is a great primer on how things work in our state. If you are a native, it’s a fascinating look at Illinois politics from a fairly conservative perspective. No matter which way you lean, it’s a good listen.
Some good (and funny) friends hanging out with a special guest. I highly recommend the episode with Conan O’Brien
It’s a little like “The Rest of the Story with Paul Harvey.” It’s true short stories that are well told. Family-friendly, too.
Short two-minute movie reviews from a regular guy. This long-running WXRT feature is also on podcast.
Fantastic storytelling from a character actor who has been in, well, everything!
Just like it sounds, interviews with ex-spies and intelligence people. Not for people with insomnia issues.
8. Crime Junkie
My kids love this one. I can’t stand the ones where you listen for an hour only to find out they haven’t solved it!
This one answers your obscure and random questions that keep you up at night.
10. The Urban Farm
What? We live in downstate Illinois, so I had to throw in a little agriculture. It may not resonate with everyone but interesting, nonetheless.
Great interviews with interesting people about fascinating topics.