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Retirement is no reason to let time go to waste. If you wish to maintain an active and engaged retirement lifestyle, taking the time to learn more about the world around you is a great way to do so.
Today, podcasts are a popular way to absorb new and interesting stories and ideas. Podcasts allow you to continue your hobbies, whether that may be handiwork, quilting, golf, painting, or anything else you may be interested in, while still learning and flexing your mind muscles. Continue reading for ten podcasts retirees can enjoy.

1. 99% Invisible


This fascinating podcast focuses on design and architecture. 99% Invisible often draws on fascinating bits of obscure history to teach us about how our world is pieced together. Host Roman Mars does a great job using stories about infrastructure to encourage us to look at the world differently.

2. Car Talk


Fun-loving hosts Click and Clack turn listeners’ car troubles into comedy gold on the long-running podcast Car Talk. You don’t need to be an ace mechanic yourself to enjoy this podcast’s goofy banter.

3. Freakonomics Radio


Freakonomics Radio is one of the most successful podcasts in the world, and for good reason. Economist Steven D. Levitt and New York journalist Stephen J. Dubner team up to look at the world through the lens of economics. Every episode is entertaining and insightful.

4. Lux Radio Theater Podcast


Lux Radio Theater was a classic radio anthology series in America from the 1930s to the 1950s and featured some of the most famous radio dramas of the time. Today, you can revisit these classic radio plays on the Lux Radio Theater Podcast.

5. The Retirement Wisdom Podcast


Most podcasts about retirement are devoted to financial planning, but The Retirement Wisdom Podcast takes a different approach. Every insightful episode looks at our habits and behaviours in our twilight years and reminds us that it’s never too late to grow and improve.

6. Second Life


On Second Life, host Hillary Kerr interviews women who started new journeys in their later years, from supermodel Cindy Crawford to Sprinkles Cupcakes founder Candace Nelson. The podcast takes an inspirational look at how women continue to reinvent themselves.

7. The Senior Caregiver Podcast


With insightful tips for managing the joys and challenges of senior care, The Senior Caregiver Podcast covers everything from Alzheimer’s to senior nutrition. This podcast, sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living in California, is great for seniors and caregivers alike.

8. Stuff You Missed in History Class


If you love history, this one’s for you. One of the most educational podcasts around, Stuff You Missed in History Class looks at the fascinating, entertaining stories that were left out of your history textbook. Hosts Holly and Tracy Wilson shine a light on forgotten stories from around the world.

9. This American Life


Broadcast on public radio stations around the world, This American Life is a weekly, hour-long non-fiction program, showcasing vignettes of life in America. Now 25 years old, This American Life continues to captivate audiences with human experiences that anyone can relate to.

10. Your Money with Mary Holm


The RNZ hosted podcast Your Money with Mary Holm covers a wide range of financial topics, many of which have to do with managing your money post-retirement. Holm keeps every episode brief and easy to follow.

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