I wrote a post all about my favourite podcasts last year, but since then I have discovered some new podcasts that I love, so I have decided to make a part 2 of this. If you have never listened to a podcast before, then where have you been? It took me so long to start enjoying them but I absolutely love them now, and I am often more inclined to listen to a podcast over music. I always listen to podcasts on my commute to and from university, because as much as I love listening to music, podcasts definitely keep me entertained for longer and usually help to better myself (or learn something) too. Hopefully these podcasts give you some recommendations if you are like me and are also always on the lookout for a new podcast to listen to.
Entirely accurate is relatively new, but has quickly become one of my favourite podcasts. It is hosted by Anastasia, Haz and Byron, who are all youtubers in their late teens and early 20s. I have watched all three of them on youtube for a long time, so was so excited to hear that they were bringing out a podcast together. Entirely accurate is quite an uncut podcast where the three of them (and often guests) discuss behind the scenes of youtube, funny stories and what it is like to grow up online. I often laugh at this podcast and find it quite an uplifting listen, so I would definitely recommend it. Plus the episodes are quite long at around an hour, so its such a good thing for me to listen to for my whole commute.
The S Word
This is a podcast orientated around university students, where 5 female students (and friends!) talk about their experiences, time management and what university life if really like. As a university student, I really relate to this podcast and, despite it being the smallest podcast on this list, I think it is one of the best. I first discovered this podcast because the lovely Charlotte Emily Price is one of the girls on the podcast, and I absolutely love her Instagram and youtube channel, so I thought that I would enjoy the podcast too. Plus, like entirely accurate, this podcast is around an hour Long, so perfect for the commuters amongst us.
Mothers Meeting with Louise Pentland.
This is obviously a strange thing to have on the list of my favourite podcasts, and the most obvious point being that I’m not a mother. Theres no surprises there- I haven’t been hiding anything from you! However, I have been really enjoying this podcast, so thought to be honest and feature it. I have watched Louise Pentland on youtube since the Brit Crew days, and she is the only member of the brit crew that I have continued to watch nearly 7 years on. I love her content, Instagram and Sunday vlogs, despite us not relating to each other in the slightest. The podcast is no different really- its a very homely and comforting podcast where she discusses all things family life with two guests each week (and I usually know at least one of the guests too). I would probably recommend this podcast more if you actually had a family, however if you are like me and love Louise, then its also worth a listen. Plus the episodes are quite short and sweet at around 25 minutes each.
Ted Talks Daily
This is the nerd in me, but I absolutely love Ted Talks. When I was younger I was obsessed with watching them on youtube, and finding out so many interesting things that I would have never have known otherwise. Its sounds silly to say now, but I think Ted Talks really changed my perspective on a lot of things, and made me think about many topics that I otherwise wouldn’t have thought about. I never realised (until recently) that Ted Talks have a podcast called ‘Ted Talks daily’, where each day someone discusses a topic for around 15 minutes. Its short, its sweet and its quickly become one of my favourite podcasts. Because they are so short, I really take the effort to listen to them (not doing anything else, or usually a really basic task such as tidying my room, so I can give it my full attention) at the beginning of the day, and if I forget I always make sure to catch up. Even if its a topic I’m not interested in, because at least I’m broadening my horizons and learning snippets about many new things. I would definitely recommend getting yourself into this habit, as Ted Talks are just so valuable, and amazing that they are a free resource to learn from.
Doing it! With Hannah Witton
I think this is definitely my favourite podcast at the moment, and I’m so glad that I only discovered it recently because I have been able to binge listen to season 1 on my recent train journeys. I don’t know why I have never really got into this podcast, because I have been watching Hannah Witton on youtube for years, and I am really inspired by her in the industry (so much so that I actually met her at the SITC creator day last year). This podcast is where Hannah discusses a topic relating to sex, feminism, periods, or sexual education with a guest. I love listening to these topics and learning more about the notion of feminism and periods, so this podcast is right up my street. I would definitely recommend this if you are wanting a light-hearted podcast but that is still incredibly informative. Theres not one episode that I have listened to that hasn’t taught me something.
I hope me sharing some of my favourite podcasts right now has inspired you to either start listening to podcasts, or discover some new ones to add to your daily podcast playlist. Plus, I’m always on the lookout for some new podcasts to listen to, so if you have any that you think I would like please send them my way over on Instagram. Who knows, I could do a part 3 of my favourite podcasts post soon if you help me discover even more!