Whilst we are all staying home, many of us are craving an escape and nothing helps to transport you to another place like a podcast. Whether it helps to energise you, make you laugh or empowers you to follow your passion, we’re rounding up some of our favourites.
Get your headphones, close your eyes and let your mind take a break from this trying time...
How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
Whilst it can feel like everyone around us is using lockdown to become a linguist, an entrepreneur or a novelist, the focus on success and how to achieve it can feel overwhelming. With that in mind, Elizabeth Day’s ‘How to Fail’ podcast is a great way to see the other side of the story and celebrate that even failures can help us grow. Interviews with prominent guests (who you might consider perfect) and hearing how they failed, got back up and continued to thrive is truly inspiring.
Listen here: https://play.acast.com/s/how-to-fail1
The High Low with Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton
Hosted by journalists Dolly and Pandora, this podcast is the perfect fusion of the highbrow and the lowbrow, blending big life stories with water-cooler type fodder. A great way to get the news headlines with a good dose of fun, you will instantly feel as though you are chatting to two best mates. Keep an eye out for their author specials too which offer a decadent deep dive behind a series of brilliant books.
Listen here: https://play.acast.com/s/thehighlowshow
My Wardrobe Malfunction with Susannah Constantine
Former style TV presenter Susannah explores our relationship with clothes through interviews with celebrity friends who give their take on their fashion faux pas and comfort blankets. From actress Elizabeth Hurley to Queer Eye’s Tan France, it is a warm and witty safe space for all fashion blunders, with listeners writing in with their own wardrobe malfunctions each week.
“Unqualified” with Anna Faris
If you need some relationship talk with a side of laughs, then Unqualified with comedic actress Anna might be the perfect podcast for you. Taking a unique and humorous approach to the realm of dating by providing listeners with the opportunity to receive some great (and not so great) advice from various big-name Hollywood celebs. While some episodes offer genuine insight, the true mission of Unqualified is to highlight the fact that at the end of the day none of us really know what we are doing when it comes to dating … even Hollywood superstars!
Listen here: https://play.acast.com/s/annafarisisunqualified
Friends Like Us with Marina Franklin
A humorous take on hot topics, this perfect podcast features women of colour hashing out the week’s buzziest topics. With numerous comedians involved it is a laugh a minute for the most part, but Franklin also uses her much loved platform to promote artists, poets and influencers who will inspire you.
Listen here: https://play.acast.com/s/friendslikeus
With so many podcasts to pick from, we hope our list helps you to escape the lockdown even for 30 minutes without having to leave your living room. We are here for you!