I fall in and out of podcast binges, being away from the gym for a few months I’m not as up to date as I once was. They, like reading, hold my attention in a way images don’t (colour, lights, movement, distraction) I think my head prefers to dictate what things look like rather than a screen making it easy.
The following podcasts are my favourites, the ones that don’t drop off the list but will forever entertain me. Some are less intense than others, but all of them are entertaining with a lovely dose of intelligence.
Get It On – Dawn O’Porter
Get it on is a weekly podcast from the awesome, Dawn O’Porter. Dawn talks to her friends about their life in clothes and the clothes they love. It’s a fashion podcast that you anyone can enjoy, it lacks all pretence. Clothes+emotion = Get it On.
Ctrl Alt Delete – Emma Gannon
In Emma’s own words, Ctrl, Alt, Delete is “conversations with brilliant interesting guests who all have very unique stories to tell.” She interviews a wide range of fantastic people, and mostly people I wasn’t even aware of.
West Wing Weekly – Hrishikesh Hirway and Josh Malina
Josh and Hrishi talk through episodes of the show, talking with cast and crew and people who were or are in the political sphere. It’s not just an episode recap, its geeky intelligence at its best.
They also sell a lapel pin and if it weren’t for shipping and customers I would make one mine.
My Favourite Murder – Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
I find true crime very interesting and terrifying, and I’ve always been told to face my fears. I get the feeling Kilgariff and Hardstark (what a fantastic surname!) are the same. At least, none of us have expressed a desire to kill, to my knowledge, so this isn’t about needing some tips.
“Each episode the girls tell each other their favorite tales of murder, and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. Check your anxiety at the door, ’cause Karen & Georgia are dying to discuss death.”
Desert Island Discs – Kirsty Young
Does this even need to be explained?
If you haven’t listened to Hugh Laurie’s 1988 DID you must, the man is adorable (listening to this was like looking in a mirror and seeing a talented male version of myself).
What podcasts do you love?