Six Podcasts You Need In Your Life

podcastsBecause who doesn’t love a ruddy good podcast?  Here’s what’s been keeping my company on my morning dog walks and inter-county commutes*.

My Dad Wrote a Porno It’s exactly what it sounds like. Jamie’s dad wrote an actual erotic novel, it’s horrific. He reads it aloud whilst his mates Alice and James rip it to shreds. This one was recommended to me so many times before I delved into it and I’m so glad I did. It’s a proper belly laugher. Not for the faint hearted – it’s absolute filth – and prepare to have your sexual vocabulary extended, thanks Rocky.

TED Talks Like the video presentations, TED Talk podcasts cover all kinds of everything and they are always fascinating. Favourite episodes lately were What I Learnt from 2000 Obituaries, I Grew Up in the Westboro Baptist Church and Ashley Judd’s How Online Abuse of Women has Spiralled Out of Control. There’s something for absolutely everyone.

Hashtag Authentic Instagram superstar, fab blogger and Mark Hamilophile extraordinaire Sara is now nailing the podcast. Hashtag Authentic is full of real practical tips on improving your own Instagram experience and interviews with some really fantastic creatives. I always come away feeling inspired.

Can I Pet Your Dog Guys, it’s people talking about awesome dogs. There’s literally nothing else you need to know.podcastsThe Guilty Feminist Comedian Deborah Frances-White talks to all kinds of wonderful women about their own experience of feminism. And it’s all done in front of a live audience which adds to the fun. Hilarious, down to earth and empowering.

Desert Island Discs Yep, actual Desert Island Discs. Another podcast I’m late to but they’re all there to dip in and out of depending on what you’re in the mood for. All kinds of fascinating folk giving an insight into their little lives and favourite things. Some crackers are Ricky Gervais, Tom Hanks and Nigel Owens. So many people have told me to get listening to Caitlin Moran’s episode too, it’s on my list.

And yes, if you’re eagle eyed and really committed you might be able to make out that what I was actually listening to whilst taking the photos was the NextGeneration Planners podcast. It’s fantastic but unless you’re trying to break into a career in financial planning, probably a bit niche for the masses! Hashtag nerdtastic.

Got any faves?

*I think ‘inter-county commutes’ means I’ve peak adulted already this week. 

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