We are all looking for that extra bit of entertainment at the moment, and with most of us spending our days indoors and many working from home it’s important to give your mind a break and a distraction from what’s happening around us all.

Many of us have already delved into the world of podcasts, and for those who haven’t need to realise what they’re missing out on. There’s something for everyone, whether you want a quick 20 minutes of time out, or hours of laughter while you do the housework, it’s guarenteed there will be something on this list for you.

Firstly looking at the Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast is ideal if you’re looking for something short but informative. This is what you need if you want to stay informed but don’t have time to watch the news all day. It takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news that’s come out that day with interviewees and specialists on each subject.

The best kind of podcasts are ones where you feel like you’re included in the conversation, and Redhanded does exactly that. Suruthi and Hannah provide hour episodes discussing everything from the biggest crime stories that shocked the nation, to crime stories some may never have heard of.

The Gemma Collins Podcast is something we all need in our lives. Love her or hate her, ‘The GC’ is saving this year already with her crazy life and stories you couldn’t make up. She’s either dishing out advice to her listeners, or discussing the latest trends and giving her view, and it’s bound to leave you speechless regardless of the topic. This is escapism at it’s finest.

It may sound the most random of them all, however Off Menu podcast is exactly what the country is in need of right now: guaranteed laughter. Listen weekly to Ed Gamble and Joe Acaster as they invite guests on to their ‘magical restaurant’ to choose their dream 3 course meal, side dishes and drinks. It really is that simple and is promised to leave your cheek bones aching by the end.

Finally, Happy Place with Fearne Cotton is the easy listen everyone needs now more than ever. With various guests speaking about everything you can imagine, and they discuss what happiness means to them. Following on from her book ‘Happy’ which is also an easy read to lift your spirits.