For those in need of some podcast inspiration, we have rounded up our top 10 to keep you entertained:
1. Have you Heard George's Podcast
Fusing music, poetry, politics and social observation, spoken word artist, George the Poet, divulges his inner thoughts, memories, experiences and opinions into his critically acclaimed podcast. Best listened to from the very beginning, he covers reams of eye-opening topics in creative and surprising ways.
2. The Last Bohemians
To challenge the male-dominated list of cultural icons from the 60s, 70s and 80s, journalist, Kate Hutchinson, started a podcast to bring together the female disruptors of that time. The podcast champions the women that, all distinguished in their fields, took a nonconformist approach to carve their own paths.
3. Catch and Kill
Ronan Farrow, whose article in the New Yorker helped spawn #MeToo, artfully ties together the voices of the whistle blowers that brought down Harvey Weinstein. He interviews his sources to reveal their individual brave and inspiring stories.
4. Happy Place
With many people’s mental health affected by the lockdown, it seems particularly important to open up discussions about it. Fearne Cotton invites guests onto her show to talk about influential life events and what happiness is for them, with recent episodes focusing on the impact of the lockdown.
5. Fake Heiress
Become utterly immersed in the true story of Anna Sorokin, a con artist that masquerades as high-flying socialite, Anna Delvey. She leaves behind a trail of debt through a lavish lifestyle in which she quite literally attempted to fake it to make it.
6. How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
Elizabeth Day reminds us all to embrace failure as a gateway to growth. Each week Elizabeth invites a well known guest to open up about things that have not gone as wanted and most importantly what they have learned from them.
7. No Such Thing as a Fish
So that when we’re finally out of lockdown you can impress everyone with reels of bizarre fun facts or perhaps you want to slip in a few when virtual conversations run dry, either way, this is a great way to find out about anything and everything history related. From the producers of QI is a trivia podcast replete with wit.
8. Soul Music
Get lost in music with this podcast that focuses on the impact a single song or piece of music has had on people, from healing heartbreak to giving hope. Its eclecticism is what delights, with no presenter or indication of who or what you might hear, you dip and dive into a diverse array of people’s experiences of a song. The result is a beautiful and moving celebration of music.
This compelling podcast sheds light on Isis and Terrorism, trying to answer the question why someone would join ISIS. It follows Rukmini Callimachi, a reporter, to the frontline as she captures a wealth of inside information in the form of reports, interviews and story-telling.
10. Feminists Don't Wear Pink
Scarlett Curtis talks to the women that contributed to her book about what feminism means to them. Open your ears to different perspectives and ways of living out feminism in an entertaining and accessible format.