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March 1, 2022

BC Seniors Living Associations’ Recommended Podcasts for Seniors

This year, give the TV a rest and try something new with these recommended podcasts for active seniors! Covering everything from gardening, music history, sports, news, and more, you’re bound to find your new favourite show.

A 2019 survey found that “nearly 11 million Canadian adults (37% of the 18+ population) have listened to podcasts in the past year. More than 13 million (45%) have listened at some point.”

The best part about podcasts is how they’re designed for an active lifestyle. No matter if you’re going on a walk or cooking, you can multitask while catching up on the things you love. 

To make your 2022 much more entertaining, BC Seniors Living Association rounded up the top podcasts you should check out this year.

Podcast: Canada’s Local Gardener

Brought to you by Canada’s Local Gardener Magazine, Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast is a mix of comedy and gardening tips from interviews with well-known experts in the country. Every month, expect a new episode with everything from seed suppliers to bird experts.

Podcast: Vancouver Real

Looking for a new local 60-minute talk show? The Vancouver Real podcast has everything you can think of with brothers Andy and Mike Zaremba, where they bring their business partnership and brotherly banter together for some great episodes. 

With 182 episodes covering local and internationally known topics, you’re bound to learn something new.

Podcast: The Ongoing History of New Music

Taking Canadian radio to the podcast realm, The Ongoing History of New Music is now available on all podcast platforms to listen to at any time. Listen to Alan Cross host Canada’s longest-standing music documentary, covering all genres from jazz to rock.


Podcast: Be Wise – Cannabis and Older Adults

Active Aging Canada brings a slightly alternative podcast to explain the pros and cons of cannabis for seniors in Canada. 

Curious about the benefits of CBD and the risks of THC? Curious what all the hype is about? Be Wise – Cannabis and Older Adults is a short series that breaks down all the controversy with science for healthy aging.

Podcast: Front Burner

If you’re looking to stay up to date on the latest news in Canada without the constant ads and repetitive news stories, handpick the information you consume with CBC’s Front Burner podcast. 

With a 4.5 star rating on Apple Podcasts and hosted by investigative journalist Jayme Poisson, you can always count on CBC to get your daily dose of news.

Podcast: Longform 

A dedication to all lovers of writing, every week, the Longform podcast hosts interviews with well-known and up-and-coming writers who share their passions for the craft. 

Since 2012, 471 episodes have been recorded full of fictional and non-fictional writers discussing navigating the industry, writer’s block, or their investigative processes. If you share an appreciation for writing, this is a definite must on your list.

Podcast: Lemon Water 

Toronto-based Michelle Siman hosts the health and wellness podcast Lemon Water, dedicated to holistic health from the inside out. Michelle cuts through the confusing world of health with interviews from leading experts in the industry to bring you everything you need to know to live a long life full of vitality.


Get Listening!

Podcasts are a great way to learn interesting things, stay up to date on current events, promote mental wellness, laugh, cry, and everything in between. Our list of recommended podcasts for seniors only skims the surface of all the podcasts available today. We encourage you to find one that piques your interest and start listening!

If you are looking for more resources like this, we encourage you to visit our BCSLA blog for more active senior living insight and information.

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