3 Podcasts you need to listen to

If you haven’t heard a podcast yet that I don’t know where you’ve been for the past 2 years. Podcasts have grown so much recently with some well-known names creating their own chat show series for you to listen along too whether that be during your morning commute to work or part of your pre-bed routine. For me it’s the latter, I really find now that if I haven’t listened to something before my head hits the pillow then it takes me ages to unwind. With this in mind I thought I’d share with you my top 3 podcasts and if you don’t know of them already then, I hope you’ve found your new favourite.

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1. At Home With

A podcast by Anna Newton and Lily Pebbles, both well-known names in the online community who have created a series whereby they enter a guest’s home and have a good ol’chat. Whether you’re into interiors or not this podcast ranges from chatting to guest speakers such as Zoella about their favourite room, how their taste is changing as they grow to Patricia Bright whose episode will leave you feeling inspired and ready to go kick the days butt. I think the fact that they’re creating the content in guests home make a huge different from doing it in a studio booth. It’s so relaxed, the laughter is genuine, and you find out nuggets of information about the guest that you wouldn’t have found out on social media. Highly, highly recommend.

2. Table Manners

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If you love food as much as I do, then you’re in for a treat with Table Manners but a piece of advice – don’t listen whilst you’re hungry! Jessie Ware alongside her mum Lennie invite different guests such as Ed Sheeran around for dinner and talk about anything and everything whilst tucking into some hot salmon – I really feel like a fly on a wall hearing a conversation that I shouldn’t be listening to, it’s fab!! To top it off prior to the guest arriving Jessie is normally having a mare about a certain dish not going right which is great entertainment. There’s definitely an episode which suits everyone, and I can’t wait for a new series.

3. The Archers

Now, this is the podcast you’re in for the long haul and if your instant response is, ‘OOhhh my nan listens to that’ well then, she’s got great taste! I started listening to The Archers around 3 years ago whilst working in a design studio. The head designer made it a tradition that we’d listen to the omnibus every Monday and it was a great hour to get your head down and get work done…there was 3 of us in total in the office so the distraction was mainly ourselves. In a short it’s basically an EastEnders in audio and also only 15 minutes long. When I left the design studio for my current role the show was in the midst of a drama, I’d just about learnt everyone’s names and so I’ve carried it on ever since. I would recommend that you start off with the omnibuses to gradually pick up the storyline and names, but it won’t take you long. Now every night I listen before bed to find out what dramas have happened in the little village of Ambridge that day and I wouldn’t have it any other way.