The holiday season is upon us! No matter how you celebrate, take some time this season to listen to holiday podcasts. For many people around the world, the holidays look different this year (check out our guide to planning a fun virtual Thanksgiving celebration – many of the tips still apply).
The podcasts listed here are nondenominational easy listening for anyone looking to get cozy, spruce up their home, and learn something new this holiday season. Read on for holiday podcasts that will lift your spirit, no matter how you find yourself celebrating the holidays this year.
All Things Cozy
Hosts: Gillian Walters & Matt Piwowarczyk
There is truly no cozier time of year than the holiday. Is there anything better than curling up with a blanket, candle, good book and cup of tea while a snow storm rages outside?
If you’re looking for new cozy activities, gift guides, and Netflix show recommendations to sprinkle into your holiday season, then All Things Cozy is the podcast for you.
Try This Episode: Cozy Gift Guide 2020
Host: Samin Nosrat & Hrishikesh Hirway
Looking to hone in on your home cooking skills with the extra time on your hands this holiday season? Take a listen to Home Cooking. Host Samin Nosrat is a chef and author of the acclaimed cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat, and her co-host Hrishikesh Hirway is the creator and host of the popular podcast Song Exploder. The show is a mini-series guiding you through what and how to cook in quarantine. You’ll feel comforted, informed, and inspired to get creative in the kitchen after listening to this podcast.
Try this episode: Bittersweet (with Helen Zaltzman)
There’s no guidebook on adulting, but the Life Kit from NPR comes pretty close. From parenting to dealing with grief to improving your credit score, Life Kit features experts in all areas of life where most people need a little guidance.
Listen to this podcast if you’re feeling a little lost in the world or overwhelmed with personal matters, especially this year.
Host: Zandra Zuraw
What better way to spend your quarantine time than by discovering your personal style and surrounding yourself with beauty at home? Ossa podcaster Zandra Zuraw hosts Style Matters, a show all about home décor and its impact on the way we live our lives.
Through interviews with top stylists, artisans, and tastemakers (along with solo episodes with Zandra’s personal takes), the Style Matters podcast will guide and inspire you in making your home a special place for the holidays this year and beyond.
Try this episode: Small Steps Toward A Sustainable Home