8.4.18

8 more podcasts to improve your commute and brighten your day


Hello reader, you might remember me from such works as '10 podcasts to improve your commute and brighten your day' (and if you don't you should definitely read that first). Since then, I have discovered more and more podcasts, so many podcasts I can barely keep up - I listen to them at work, on the way to work, whenever I walk anywhere but still they multiply in my podcast inbox (is a podcast inbox a thing?). I'm not complaining though - I love that I can learn something new, hear a different opinion or have a good old crack up at the swipe of a screen.

So this is part 2.

1. The Debrief

L O L at this podcast. Hosted by two comedians called Stevie and Tessa, it's basically a guide on how to approach different things in life (I don't know how else to describe really) from ethical fashion and feminism to being more assertive and what to do in the bit between Christmas and New Year. Whilst having genuinely good advice it's also laugh out loud funny and I just love the dynamic of Stevie and Tessa together. Please can I join their fun club?

2. Fohr Casts - A Drink with James

This is a good one if you're a blogger/Instagrammer/any sort of internet person as it discusses all things internet-y - controlling sponsored posts, being a brand ambassador, the state of digital marketing in 2018 (a personal favourite episode). James Nord has a frank and no-bullshit approach which I find refreshing. He gives good, straight up advice and also goes off on entertaining rants.

3. Dawson's Speak

Ok so this is super niche and you're only going to enjoy it if you're a Dawson's Creek fan, but I'm including it because if you are, you need to listen! It's by two friends called Traci (who has seen the whole show already) and Charles (who has never seen it before), and they discuss the episodes one by one from Season 1. Currently they are midway through Season 3. I'm the kind of person who loves to read reviews and analysis of TV programmes (like the ones they have on the A.V club), and seeing as Dawson's Creek was on TV many moons ago, this was not an option so this podcast fulfils my inner geek. As the whole of Dawson's Creek has recently been added to 4OD, I'm relieving my teen years by watching it all again and this is the perfect companion.

4. The Emma Guns Show

Emma is a beauty journalist, and she interviews some super interesting, knowledgeable guests (Caroline Hirons, Nadine Baggot, Sali Hughes anyone?) as well as discussing her #26Habits challenge, where she tries a different habit every two weeks. One of my favourite episodes of this podcast is the Elimination Show: Dairy, Sugar & Gluten, in which Emma has three 'normal' womenr5t4 who each discuss giving up one of the aforementioned things. Interesting and insightful.

6. The Adam Buxton Podcast

Everyone and their mum has heard of this podcast, and as a massive fan of Adam and Joe I can't believe it took me so long to listen to it! Tbh, I do miss Joe as I loved their friendship and I do skip the occasional episode if the person doesn't appeal to me, but Adam Buxton is still a gem and this will always be of the OGs.

7. Keeping it Candid

A recent discovery, this one comes from two bloggers, Millie Cotton and Sophie Milner. I hadn't heard of either blogger before I started listening, but their easy, entertaining chats and debates about blogging matters as well as topical issues (e.g. the controversial Cancer Research UK Obesity advert) are a good listen. I think they approach issues with sensitivity as well as honesty and I often get a different perspective I hadn't considered.

8. Pilots Podcast

This podcast is sadly defunct after only 13 episodes, which is a shame as it's really rather entertaining but hey ho. The concept is thus; the two friends, Anne T Donahue and Elizabeth Sankey discuss pilot episodes of different TV programmes. The one about The Hills is hilariously accurate - listen to that one even if you listen to no other.

Give them a listen if you're looking for new podcast material, or if you've never listened to a podcast before. If you have any other recommendations, holler at me. I definitely don't need any more to listen to but if there is an amazing one I don't know about, I will get major podcast FOMO and need to listen to and download the entire back catalogue. Enable me pls.

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