Podcasts: Essential Living 02
Since January's gush-fest, I have delved deeper into the world of podcasts and I am more hooked than ever, so here are my top six new podcast discoveries for April:
Call Your Girlfriend
The Untold is a documentary series hosted by Grace Dent, already that should have you running, headphones in, to your phone to download. The idea of The Untold is to explore compelling stories that would usually fly under the radar or go untold. This first episode that hooked me was 'Stacey Jackson: Chasing Dreams', which follows a pop star / mum / entrepreneur as she tries to crack stardom... it's fascinating.
If you like Grace Dent and are interested in people and their stories, this is 100% for you. Link
Ctrl Alt Delete
Ctrl Alt Delete is a relatively new podcast from journalist, blogger, novelist and all around wonder woman, Emma Gannon. In the first 4 episodes Emma talks to super novelist Liz Gilbert, YouTube queen Zoella, writer and all round badass Ashley C Ford and the young feminist / activist Rowan Blanchard.
Social media, the online community and feminism play a big part in her choice of guests and topics - it feels fresh, contemporary and I'm eager to see what the rest of the series brings! Link
Along with the TED talks, this is one I listen to on a slow work day, when I'm lacking in motivation - you need to hear the voices of the successful, the badass, the driven, the career buffs and the young professionals taking on the world.
A kick up the career backside, all round thumbs up from me. Link
Channel 33 'Jam Session'
I discovered this through Lunch Hour Links by Helen & Miranda (they offer out weekly inspiration in the best of forms, subscribe!). Channel 33 has a few different programmes under it's umbrella, all great, but my favourite is the 'Jam Session' - it's the go-to podcast for all things pop culture.
Episode 78 is a firm favourite up to now - I spent 1.5 hours listening to an in-depth discussion into Miles Teller and his somewhat confusing decision making. A gossip session well worth indulging in! Link
Enjoy, procrastinate and leave me your favourites below...