Podcasts have become super popular in recent years and are the most listened to form of audio entertainment – no shock there! Although whenever you visit your parent’s house they still are loyally listening to Radio 2, in the UK 15 million people listen to podcasts. It is no surprise that we have turned away from the generic radio stations that bombard us with adverts and repeated chart music when we can have our own shiny, curated playlists. With the rise of music streaming channels such as Spotify and Apple music, this created a gap that needed to be filled with a good old engaging conversation on topics that interest us.
You can find podcasts for everything: chat shows, cooking, you name it but the nicest thing about podcasts is that genuine people are making enriching content that we can access at our fingertips. However exciting the podcast world is it can be overwhelming and can leave you questioning why hasn’t this clicked for me yet? Sometimes it takes one good recommendation to get you on the right track. Well here we go; our recommendations for podcasts to suit your mood.
#1 The Sunday Salon
*When you want stories and to learn something new
The deputy editor of the Times Alice-Azania Jarvis hosts a podcast called The Sunday Salon where she chats to an inspiring female author each week. They discuss her work, her career, how she writes, what she reads and everything in between. With expert guests such as Katie Service, this podcast is interesting and insightful. This is not some academic textual analysis – it’s about finding the stories behind the stories from fascinating people.