10 PODCASTS YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO

Never underestimate the power of a good podcast. Whether it's background sound in your home office, a voice in your head while running, or something to help you switch off at the end of the day, we've got you covered with 10 of the best podcasts to listen to...
10 Podcasts You Need To Listen To This Month

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

WHAT IS IT?

“Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.”

Desert Island Discs Podcast

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

We’ve all been asked the question ‘what items would you take with you to a desert island?’. This podcast takes celebrity guests and asks them just that – with a focus on eight of their favourite tracks. What we love most about this podcast is its relevance in today’s uncertain world. Desert Island Discs first aired on BBC from the bomb-damaged Maida Vale Studios in West London in 1942. It was created as part of the BBC’s effort to make life more bearable during a war-tight Britain. The broadcast is still going strong together in the form of online podcasts – and it has never been more relevant! Pop it on, hear some feel-good tracks and switch off from the worries and woes of the world around you.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

bbc.co.uk/programmes

 

HAPPY PLACE

WHAT IS IT?

“Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.”

Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Podcast

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

If there was ever a time we were all in need of a ‘HAPPY PLACE’ – it is now! Cue the lovely Fearne Cotton…

This good-for-the-soul podcast removes us from the pressures of fast-paced life, talking things through the unlock that inner happiness. Fearne chats to some seriously inspiring individuals who have made a positive change – finding a way through and looking at life in a new light. Sit on the sofa, make yourself a cuppa (or something stronger) and smile from ear-to-ear as you hear from some wonderful people doing wonderful things.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

officialfearnecotton.com

 

SH**GED MARRIED ANNOYED

WHAT IS IT? 

“The only way Rosie and Chris Ramsey can have a conversation without being interrupted by a toddler or ending up staring at their phones is by doing a podcast. They’ll be chatting all about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between. Each week they will answer questions from the public and a secret celebrity.”

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

An absolute breathe of fresh air – and promises to bring massive smiles to faces in these uncertain times. You’ll never be able to relate to their chit-chat more if you’re self-isolating at home with a loved one. You’ll LOL at everything from parenting mishaps and relationship advice, to nostalgic school days and side-splitting real-life stories.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

podcasts.apple.com

 

PARADISE

WHAT IS IT?

“Peta and Chris are in paradise – they sail into hell. Why does it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect: Silas Duane Boston? A BBC 5 Live podcast investigating their murders.”

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

A binge-worthy true crime case you can really get your teeth stuck into. Plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you on your toes as well as a ‘Discover More’ section on the BBC Radio 5 Live website, where you can look further into the case.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

bbc.co.uk/programmes

 

MY FAVORITE MURDER

WHAT IS IT?

“My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive ‘Murderino’ fan base who come out in droves for their sold-out worldwide tours.”

My Favorite Murder Podcast

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

The perfect mix of psychology, thriller and comedy. It might sound strange, but somehow this pair of podcasters bring a little light to some very dark stories. A couple of episodes in, you’ll feel like you are sat on the sofa with the girls, chatting about some of the most notorious murders and crimes the world has witnessed. Hear about some of the biggest trials in history, and learn about some of the not-so-famous crimes as this podcasts digs deep into the archive.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

player.fm/series

 

OPEN MIND WITH FRANKIE BRIDGE

WHAT IS IT?

“One in four people experience mental health problems every year – half of them say that isolation and shame is worse than the condition itself. In Open Mind, Frankie Bridge opens up about her ongoing journey from her breakdown to her breakthroughs, and invites her guests to share their own experiences with mental health. In opening up about her battles, Frankie hopes to help a generation of people to be more open about their mental health. Speak out. Ask for help. And be helped.”

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

Frankie Bridge reminds us why asking for help can help save your soul. In this podcast, Frankie takes us on a personal journey – and with the help of celebrity guests – opens up to the world on all things health and wellness, in the body and in the mind. Expect to hear from some really interesting people including Nick Grimshaw, Andrea McLean, Mollie King and Matt Johnson. This thought-provoking podcast has the power to remind us that we are not alone.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

podtail.com/en/podcast

 

TABLE MANNERS

WHAT IS IT?

“Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family, and the beautiful art of having a chat, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter. Oversharing guaranteed.”

Table Manners with Jessie Ware

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

In this feel-good, foodie podcast, singer-songwriter, Jessie Ware, is joined by her mother Lennie to discuss all things food and family. Each week, they’re joined by celebrity guests as they cook a three-course feast and sit down for a good old natter. Warm, charming and totally refreshing – with plenty of humour thrown in for good measure. Guests include Sam Smith, Stacey Dooley, George Ezra and Paloma Faith. A must-listen!

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

play.acast.com/s/tablemanners

 

CASTAWAY

WHAT IS IT?

“Castaway is the podcast about podcasts. Host, Laura Whitmore, is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they’re listening to. Whether you’re looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura’s guests have got you covered.”

Laura Whitmore's Castaway Podcast

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

Podcasts are having a major moment – and this one is our tool to tackling the best ones out there! Join Laura Whitmore for her weekly dose of podcast love. Hear from celebrity guests including Kelly Holmes, Dermot O’Leary, Iain Stirling and Daisy Lowe – as they guide us through some of the glorious podcasts seeing them through these uncertain times.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

podcasts.apple.com

 

HAPPY MUM HAPPY BABY

WHAT IS IT?

“Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood – the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead.”

Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

This one is for the mums and dads out there – or just for those looking for a bit of advice and an insight into parenthood. It’s warm, welcoming and a real breath of fresh air. Giovanna invites listeners into her wonderful world of motherhood – guiding you through the good and the bad times, with a bit of light-hearted humour thrown in, too. It’s insightful, educational and a great way to hear from some of the inspiring parents out there.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

giovannafletcher.com/podcasts

 

SERIAL

WHAT IS IT?

“Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life. Serial unfolds one true story over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Host, Sarah Koenig, won’t know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she’ll bring you the latest chapter, so it’s important to listen in, starting with episode 1.”

Serial Podcast

WHY DO WE LOVE IT? 

Season 1 had us hooked back in 2014 with an investigation into the case of Adnan Syed. Ever since, this true crime podcast has held its place at the top of our agenda for nail-biting twists and turns – and cases you can’t help but binge on!

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT? 

podcasts.apple.com


 

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