With most of the world under lockdown, we’ve rounded up a list of 6 cabin fever podcasts to tide you over and help you beat the boredom.

In light of the current pandemic, many of us are choosing to stay at home for prolonged periods of time. If you’re tired of mindlessly scrolling through your phone or binge-watching Netflix shows, take some time to relax and recharge by listening to a podcast instead. Whether you want to create better habits, laugh along to embarrassing stories or immerse yourself in true crime, there’s definitely something for everyone in this carefully curated list of podcasts to beat cabin fever. 

Happier with Gretchen Rubin 

Hack your way into a happier life with Happier with Gretchen Rubin, an award-winning, chart-topping podcast hosted by Gretchen Rubin and her sister, Elizabeth Craft. As the bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen knows a thing or two about finding and maintaining happiness – and she is dedicated to providing listeners with practical, manageable advice to creating better habits and getting more out of what life has to offer. Who better than a self-described “happiness bully” to break down the steps to living a more positive, fulfilling life? 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher

Cabin Fever Podcasts Happier

How to Fail

A feel-good podcast that celebrates our imperfections, How to Fail reminds us to embrace our failures. Host and journalist Elizabeth Day invites outwardly “successful” guests to have honest, insightful conversations centred around personal challenges, vulnerability and the inevitable bumps in the road to success. Filled with tender, joyful and heartwrenching moments, this podcast is a great way to lift your spirits in times of doubt. 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify

Cabin Fever Podcasts How to Fail

The Mortified Podcast

In need of a pick-me-up? Listen to Mortified, a laugh-out-loud hilarious podcast in which people share the awkward moments, personal anecdotes and embarrassing experiences from their youth that haunt them to this day. Laugh along and reminisce about your own childhood as guests read aloud from cringe-worthy childhood diaries, letters and stories. 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic

Cabin Fever Podcasts The Mortified Podcast


With three seasons under its belt with a fourth in production, Serial is one of the most iconic true-crime podcasts to date. Hosted by renowned American journalist Sarah Koenig, this award-winning podcast offers plenty of twists and turns for true crime junkies to explore. While the first two seasons focus on individual, extraordinary cases, its third season tackles the complexities of the criminal justice system by taking an overarching look at a Cleveland courthouse and the cases that pass through it.  

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, RadioPublic, Stitcher

Cabin Fever Podcasts Serial

Literary Disco

Hosted by self-proclaimed book nerds Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong, this delightful and highly entertaining podcast is like a book club in your pocket. Centred around pop culture references, friendly banter and the strong friendship they share, the three writers sit down, goof off and have heated discussions about their favourite books, stories and essays. 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, PlayerFM

Cabin Fever Podcasts Literary Disco

Welcome To Night Vale

Offbeat, quirky and delightfully eerie, Welcome To Night Vale is a podcast like no other. Based around a fictional town named Night Vale, this show offers listeners a calming, immersive experience as host Cecil Baldwin shares news and updates on the strange, mysterious and occasionally spooky events that occur in the small desert town. Paired with Cecil’s silky, soothing voice, this captivating podcast offers an escape from reality. 

Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, RadioPublic

Cabin Fever Podcasts Welcome to Night Vale


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