It’s not all serious—a couple will have you chuckling too

Press pause on your usual playlists; it’s time to learn something new. In this list, discover seven informative yet interesting podcasts that’ll discuss everything from social and political issues, to the latest trends and more.
 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
 

Get familiar with South African comedian Trevor Noah’s sense of humour. A podcast version of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning news satire programme, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition is bound to perk up your day, while keeping you up-to-date on significant world issues. Expect to chuckle every five minutes, as the people around you pass you odd glares (if you're commuting). 
 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
 

Good For You
 

Almost weekly, author, actress and comedian Whitney Cummings shares her interviews with interesting folks on her show Good For You. It’s not just celebrities or comics she speaks to, but everyday people with a cool subject to share about. So look forward to hearing plenty of opinions and humorous ideas from this striking personality; we won’t expect anything less from the former star of her own eponymous show, Whitney.
 

Good For You airs on Spotify and other streaming platforms.
 

Off The Pill
 

Most widely known from his days as a YouTuber (remember the popular channel nigahiga your friends wouldn’t stop gushing about?), comedian Ryan Higa now offers his content via a podcast too. Hear his recognisable voice once again with Off The Pill, a friendly yet insightful conversation amongst friends and guests. Most recently, Cassey Ho aka Blogilates and Eden Kai from the hit reality show Terrace House have appeared on the show.
 

Listen now on Spotify.
 

One FM’s #1 Breakfast Show
 

Longtime followers of local radio shows will recognise One FM’s #1 Breakfast Show featuring hosts Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman in this line-up. Unlike its radio counterpart, the podcast skips the music plays, retains the jokes and cuts straight to the headline and entertainment news. While the hosts do discuss top stories locally and globally, it’s the inside jokes and sometimes crass remarks that produces the most laughs within, as well as outside the studio.
 

Listen to One FM’s #1 Breakfast Show podcast on onefm.sg or on the SPH Radio app for your daily dose of Singaporean news and humour.
 

Philosophize This!
 

Philosophy is a considerably daunting subject to approach, but this podcast by Stephen West aims to simplify the field of study and educate listeners, allowing them to enjoy the heavy topics at hand. Add more to your dinner conversations with philosophical concepts discussed; fans of Crash Course Philosophy on Youtube will also enjoy this particular podcast.
 

Philosophize This! is available on most major streaming sites and apps, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube.
 

Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham
 

Celebrity, model, body positivity advocate and general public figure Ashley Graham delivers her popular Pretty Big Deal podcast in a soothing voice, which makes the show pleasing to the ear. In each episode, Graham invites and interviews iconic guests, much like herself. Guests who have shared their experiences with the model include reality star and make-up mogul Kim Kardashian West, YouTuber and comedian Lilly Singh, as well as star athlete and business woman Serena Williams.
 

Find episodes of Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Anchor.
 

Vox’s Today, Explained
 

The general impression of Vox may differ from one person to the next, but their show Today, Explained is relatively simple. It tackles polarising issues chiefly regarding politics, feeding listeners with a breakdown of information in understandable, digestible ways. Now you no longer have to scour the internet only to read lengthy, complicated articles or ask embarrassing questions about current affairs such as Brexit or Trump’s trade war with China.
 

Catch Today, Explained on Spotify or vox.com.