If you would have told me 6 months ago that I would have been writing 7 podcasts to listen to right now, I would’ve laughed in your face. 6 months ago I didn’t like podcasts at all. I didn’t get how people could like them so much. I though that the built in app was just taking up space on my phone without doing any good. BOY, WAS I WRONG. 6 months later and here we are. I listen to podcasts all the time. Like seriously; I listen to them while I’m washing up, on the bike, doing the laundry, taking blog photos, playing a game, writing my to-do list, cleaning, whilst on a walk… The list goes on and on.
I also love reading some new recommendations for podcasts. Although I already have a ginormous list of shows I still need to start on, you can never have too much. The thing that I do is that I start listening from the very first episode of the show. And then I move up the list until I get to the most recent episode. I do this with about 2 or 3 podcasts at a time, to rotate them. Some already had 60 episodes for me to dive in and others I’m desperately waiting for some more releases. Without further ado, here are my favourite podcasts to listen to!
This is a podcast made by Anna and Lily and I finished it waaaay to quickly (seriously, when are they going to come out with a second season?). In this podcast they go to people’s homes and have a nice little chat. For example they visited Georgia Cleeve (founder of Oskia Skincare), Terry de Gunzburg (founder of By Terry) and Jo Elvin (Editor of Glamour Uk). But perhaps my favourite episode was with Zoe Sugg (Zoella). I am a huge fan of her and when this was recorded she and Alfie (and Nala, can’t forget about Nala) just moved into their new home (no, you’re jealous). It was so much fun hearing about all the decisions she had to make and where she got the inspiration from to decorate each room the way that she did.
Breaking Beauty Podcast
The breaking beauty podcast is a podcast all about beauty brands and how they came to be. Although I haven’t heard of most of the brands (although the more recent podcasts have brands more familiar to me and I’ve seen the other ones around so much more ever since hearing them on there) I still find it so interesting to hear their stories. It shows that the biggest brands had to start somewhere. They’ve all had their obstacles and they all had to work incredibly hard to get to where they are now.
I couldn’t write about podcasts and not include the most cult classic of them all don’t you think? If you’re a blogger and you haven’t heard of Hashtag Authentic then where have you been? Hashtag Authentic is a podcast created by Sara Tasker from Me and Orla. She started her career through Instagram and is helping everyone trying to do the same (or at least just make the most of their little platform). Her advice is amazing and she knows just to pick the right people to interview. Plus, might I just add, her voice is so incredibly cute and lovely to listen to – that’s not weird to say right? – It’s just that you know how some people have the most calming voice, another perfect popular example would be David Attenborough from Planet Earth, well she is just the same but in female version!
This is the Glamour podcast (previously called: Hey it’s okay) where Jo Elvin – editor in chief of Glamour magazine Uk – sits down with one of her colleagues, James Williams and one or two celebrities to discuss if something is okay or not (or now, if ‘I just do something’ I guess, haven’t actually listened to the podcasts where they had changed the name yet). I love this just for a light listen as they are normally ‘very important’ (sarcasm right here) topics, as Jo says. Such as is it okay to tell your hairdresser that you don’t like your haircut. Although they’re also not afraid to tackle some more serious questions. Either way they all bring it in such a light and funny way that it’s truly a great listen.
This was the podcast that got me hooked to podcasts for life. Hosted by Hayley Hall, she interviews people who were, you guessed it, made online. I’ve listened to all of the episodes basically in one sitting and I’m desperate for her to come out with more! The amount of different opportunities that have come just because of the Internet. And all these people are truly hard working and inspiring people.
If you’re into a more serious interview than this is the podcast for you! James O’Brien interviews celebrities, from Lilly Allen to Russell Brand. The interviews get quiet serious and it isn’t really a happy listen but it definitely is an interesting one. They talk a lot about politics in England, which I don’t know much about because I don’t live there but for some reason they’re still able to make it interesting, even for me. The last episode I listened to was with Bill Browder. I don’t except you know him – neither did I. He’s a full time human rights activist and he ended up on Interpol’s wanted list. He also became Putin’s number one enemy. Now if that doesn’t get you intrigued I don’t know what will! In all seriousness though, I urge you all to at least go listen to that episode. I left crying, his story is seriously impressing and I have massive respect for that guy and for Sergei (listen to the podcast to find out who that is).