What's a great way to unwind and learn something new at the same time? Listen to a podcast while on your daily walk! The admissions process can be stressful at times, but having an expert by your side can help to alleviate some of the pressure. You can have many experts at your disposal for free when you hunt around the internet for podcasts on the college admissions process. There are a surprising number of admissions experts sharing their wisdom across various podcasts. I've listed some of our favorites below. Listen, be entertained, and learn something new.
Podcasts are informative and can be great resources on all aspects of the admissions process. Many are actually enjoyable - you might even get a laugh out of them! Try the podcast on NPR's This American Life called How I Got Into College.
The podcast is recorded by Ira Glass, creator and host of This American Life, the most frequently downloaded of all NPR podcasters. How I Got Into College is divided into four sections: a prologue and three "acts." Each "act" can stand on its own in terms of content, although together, the four acts weave a complex narrative which reflects on the topic from several vantage points.
It is well-done, entertaining, and it offers a contrarian viewpoint on the sometime capriciousness of the college admissions process. Yes, it's entertaining!
Hooked on podcasts? We've compiled a list of some of our favorites for you. Happy listening!