We’re currently dealing with an unprecedented outbreak in the modern era. History has shown us this was always possible, however, with the advancements in science and technology, most of us believed we’d be better prepared and would’ve responded much better. Welp, that’s not the case. Much of the world is on some type of lockdown to flatten the curve. The hope is that we are able to get a handle on this soon.

While we are on lockdown, entertainment is limited. Yes, we have Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, but most of us will quickly finish watching our favorite shows since we are spending so much time at home without the luxury of sports or our normal live entertainment. Lately, I’ve been trying to search for options to add to the Netflix and Hulu shows we’re currently binge watching to keep us entertained and support content creators who are continuing to producing material for their audience. I’ve put together a list of four podcast and live streams you should tune into during this COVID crisis.

The Need to Know Podcast

“What you need to know, when you need to know it.” I came across this podcast after one of the topics discussed on camera became a topic on social media due to the clip below. The hosts discussed whether it was more toxic for a person in a relationship to go to a strip club or a person to bring past trauma into a new relationship. The podcast is based in New York and features three hosts, two of which are associated with the Joe Budden Podcast. The different hosts allow for a variety of opinions, some you may agree with and some you may not.

They, or at least one of the hosts, received a shoutout from Kim Kardashian for the piece below. Not many of the podcasts grinding out there are reaching celebrities like this. The Need to Know Podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Youtube.

Niggas With Opinions

“Where ignorance meets insight.” This is another podcast platform that tests the limits of social media decorum. If you don’t understand what I mean, follow their account on Twitter. Just beware! Although some subjects may be edgy, it most definitely is entertaining and a must to keep your mind away from focusing on the bad news that comes with the coronavirus.

Now this podcast is not for everyone. The topics covered are real. One of my favorite topics from the first episode is about how girlfriends and wives have gotten their guy knocked out. Had me weak. These guys are mainly based in Miami, FL. The best way to describe this group and this podcast is a bunch of guys keeping it real talking about anything and everything with pure honesty. This means, things aren’t always going to be politically correct. The Niggas with Opinions podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and YouTube.

What You Expect?

Here, we have another podcast which features a group of guys discussing topics that push the envelope. As I mentioned before, edgy topics are great for entertainment, if you ask me! The podcast touches on a variety of topics from music, sports, and popular culture.

One of their recent topics was strip club etiquette. Most people may not know, but there are some things that you should say or ask when speaking to a dancer at the strip club. These guys add so humor to it, but you should definitely take note of what they are saying. Below is a snippet of the discussion. The What You Expect podcast can be found on Apple Podcast and Spotify, or through direct links made available on their website.

The Big Homies House

Alright, this podcast caught my attention this week after one of their discussions went viral. The question asked: Whether men who work a 9 to 5 are out of style?

This may sound like a crazy question, but as you can see from the video above, the answers are crazier. Checking out some of the other topics discussed in other episodes, they’ve discussed how lyricism in rap is overrated, if you can be pro-black and in an interracial relationship, and pretty privilege (using your good looks to get ahead). The Big Homies House podcast is available via AudioBoom.

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