Explore · 14 Apr 2020

Stay-home things to do: podcasts to listen to and recipes to try

A week down, a little less than 3 weeks more to go – you’ve got this. Do your part in flattening the COVID-19 curve by occupying yourself at home with these podcasts to listen to as you move about the house, and recipes to try while your family’s there to be your test subjects.


Best to be played while you’re doing mindless chores, or simply lounging around in your PJs. 

For the lonely hearts: Why Won’t You Date Me? with Nicole Byer

Finding love in the time of COVID-19 may be something we might have to figure out if lockdowns all around the world continue for much longer. But for now, if you’re single and you’re wondering why, join in with comedian Nicole Byer as she attempts to answer the titular question by interviewing fellow comedian friends, normal friends, and exes.

For the ones looking for truth: Terrible, Thanks for Asking

What better way to tackle your anxieties about a global pandemic than a show that invites you to talk about how you’re actually feeling? With Terrible, Thanks for Asking, host/author Nora McInerny acknowledges that the real answer to “how are you” is rarely “fine”, and that’s okay too. 

For the mystery buffs: The Bright Sessions

You’ll be sitting in on some therapy sessions led by Dr. Bright, whose patients have unusual powers like being able to time travel, hearing what’s in the minds of others, and more. Seems innocent enough, except that every session you’re listening to lets you in a little bit more on far more sinister things at play. If you’re a fan of Welcome to Night Vale, you’ll like this too.


You’ve got all the time in the world to finally start your journey as a domestic powerhouse. Problem is, you don’t know how to cook. Start small with these easy recipes made fancy.

Omelet soufflé

Take the viral TikTok trend and make an elevated version of it with this recipe by Carla from Bon Appétit’s Test Kitchen. 


From the award-winning 2019 film Parasite comes a dish that’s really simple to make but layered with flavor, just like its metaphorical meaning in the film. Andrew Rea from Binging with Babish has made countless fictional dishes come to life – watch him create the dish exactly like on screen, and then an elevated version of it.

Last but not least…

If you’re shopping for these recipes, remember to wear a mask out to gain entry into the supermarkets! Better yet – order in and stay safe at home.

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