Podcasts That Will Destress You During Midterm Season | Scoop Sorority

Midterm season is upon us, and finding ways to destress is crucial.

If you’re a college student, you are no stranger to how difficult it can be to stay motivated during crunch time. This year an added layer of stress rears its head in the form of online exams.

But fret not, for here are a collection of podcasts to help you through these trying times.

“Modern Love”

“Modren Love” is a beautiful podcast from the The New York Times sampling original music, and well-crafted essays on how love manifests itself in our lives. What’s not to like? After all, story time always beats study time right?

Tune in to “Modern Loveand transport to lands and realities far, far away. Listening allows you to ponder upon things bigger than the textbook before you.

“Calmer You”

This one’s for those who crave for a slice of calmness in their lives.

Join anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge as she walks you towards achieving a sense of happiness and inner-peace. Through each episode, meet a variety of life coaches, personal trainers and mental health specialists, each intent on brightening up your day with inspiring tales, heartfelt advice and the warmest of audio-hugs.

“TED Radio Hour”

TED Talk reigns supreme as the never ending well of knowledge for the curious and the creative. “TED Radio Hour”  collects snippets of the most well-loved talks from around the world and stitches them together into accessible, engaging commentary on a particular subject.

Quench your thirst for knowledge (beyond calculus), and dip your toes into new topics you’ve always wanted to learn about.


Meditation is a great destress solution. This podcast is a great introduction to that world. The “Mindful” podcast treats you to the very basics of meditation, with easy-to-follow instructions.

The short 10-minute episodes let you sample a new technique, and set aside a couple moments between flipping through Quizlet flashcards. 


This daily mini series from The Academy of American Poems, will bless you with a distinctive, thought-provoking poem each day.

The sheer honesty of contemporary poetry is bound to resonate with you, preparing you to resume studying and take on the world with a fresh new perspective. Hands down the best little study break you can take!

“Anna Faris is Unqualified”

Ever wished you could become a celebrity overnight, soaking in fame rather than tears from penning a 12-page essay?

The amazing Anna Faris offers you a chance to sample this alternate life. Listen to your favorite celebrities’ talk romance, desire and more. For a brief moment allow yourself to believe you’re actually friends. Besides, listening to Faris’ stories about her ex Chris Pratt certainly beats listening to your professor drone on about assignments.

What podcast do you listen to to destress? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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