When it comes to the content we consume, we often become so overwhelmed by choice that we watch the same movies, TV shows, and online videos because we know we’ll find enjoyment in them. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it means we’re often missing out on great original content that could easily become a part of our current favourites.

In this guide, we offer suggestions and tips to help branch out from your current content and help you find new creators to enjoy.

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Watch a New Theatre Production

Theatre has long been a powerful tool for self-expression and storytelling, from the early days of Shakesphere to modern Broadway. These days, there is a seemingly endless stream of new content to consume in the world of theatre — whether it’s a new musical or an original I NEED SPACE series streaming online. Theatre has become even more inclusive and diverse in recent years, which means there is more and more content to consume and new stories to engage with.

Explore Podcasts

Podcasts have become one of the most popular forms of content. These days, it seems like every content creator, actor, and even everyday people have their own podcasts. The best part about this excess of content is the flexibility it offers new users to find something that relates to their interests and passions. 

Podcasts can be a great way to put your brain on the shelf and laugh for a short period of time, but they can also be educational tools and portals to new subjects you’ve never learned about. There are over 2 million podcasts across various streaming services, so you’ll never run out of options.

Go to Local Live Shows

There is so much content to be consumed online, but one of the best ways to find new content or artists you’ll enjoy is to venture out and experience their artistry in person. If you live in a metropolitan city, you’ll find new shows nearly every week.

Live content can cover a wide range of categories, whether you’re going to see a new play, an up-and-coming musician, or an intimate art installation. The idea is to step away from streaming and connect with like-minded people in real-time who are also looking to experience new forms of media and entertainment.

Ask Friends for Recommendations

Our friends often have a pretty good idea of what we like and don’t like, and often love giving recommendations — so why not ask those closest to you what content they’re consuming these days? You might just find your new favourite show that you can then tell others about and help bring more eyes and ears to this engaging new content.

When it comes to the content we consume, the spectrum of choices can feel overwhelming or, in some cases, we simply have no idea where to even look for new content. We hope this guide will point you in the right direction and help you take the next step to broaden your viewing and listening favourites.