Since the nationwide lockdown has begun, you might be wondering how to while away the long hours while also keeping up to date with everything that's going on: listening to a podcast or seven to keep you entertained might be just what you're after.

Here are a few of our picks to get you started. So grab a cuppa, curl up on the couch - or multi-task with a workout or cleaning binge - and get your daily fix of entertainment with these podcasts available for free on iHeartRadio.

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Can I Steal You For A Second?

As we approach the finish line of the first season of The Bachelorette NZ – what better time to relive the drama? Pour yourself a glass of bubbles, slap on your dressing gown and catch up on everything you missed with hosts Anna Henvest and Sinead Corcoran. From rose ceremony to heartbreak, the girls will recap it all.


My Favourite Murder

Obsessed with all those gruesome true crime series on Netflix? Have we got the podcast for you! Tune in to My Favourite Murder where longtime fans of terrifying true crime Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark freak each other out with hometown horror stories from friends and fans.

My Dad Wrote A Porno

It's not as weird as it sounds, we promise. Actually it kind of is. With the help of his
friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1's Alice Levine, Jamie Morton reads out a chapter a week from an erotic book his dad wrote. Trust us on this one, it's hilarious.

Staying In With Emily & Kumail

Perfect for lockdown, and this one's even for a good cause. Hosted by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (who wrote acclaimed film The Big Sick) - Staying In is all about how to stay calm and avoid cabin fever while social distancing, and all profits from the podcast profits go to charities helping those affected by Coronavirus.

Call Her Daddy

Millenial gals, you'll love this. It's hosted by Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn, two women in their twenties who have recently moved to New York City and are exploring their new life as single women in the Big Apple.

Office Ladies

If you're still mourning the end of The Office (arn't we all) - we've got the cure.

Each week former stars of the show Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (Or Pam and Angela) will break down an episode of the show and give exclusive behind the scene stories that only two people who were there, can tell.

The Leighton Smith Podcast

Can't get enough Newstalk ZB? Fans should tune into veteran broadcaster Leighton Smith whose been with the network for over 33 years. Prepare to be "enlightened, educated and enraged!"