9 Podcasts You Need To Listen To Immediately

I love a good podcast. A peaceful weekend stroll, the commute to work, soaking in the tub, cleaning, cooking, riding public transport...all improved by a bit of mental stimulation!

I'm particularly interested in anything that will educate me, teach me something new and challenge my views. So here's a list of some of the podcasts I've been enjoying lately, a list you'll want to download and consume immediately. Trust me.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

I recently finished watching Parenthood and have developed a deep love for Dax Shepard. His podcast sees him chat to a different celebrity pal each week - the first of which is his lovely wife, Kristen Bell. I love getting an insight into the lives of my favourite celebrities, how they got to where they are and the causes they care strongly about. This is definitely one to listen to if you've ever wanted to sit in on a casual conversation between celebrity friends. 

Feminists Don't Wear Pink

Based on the book curated by Scarlett Curtis, the podcast sees her chat to some of the incredible women who contributed to the book. Each week she asks her guests when they became a feminist and what one lie they've been told about feminism. If you're a feminist (and you should be!) then you'll love this peek into these women's feminist journeys and they're activism. 


We all got addicted to that first season, right? It was pre Making a Murderer and I was hooked trying to figure out: did he do it? Did he not? If you missed season one then definitely start there for some binge-worthy listening. Season two I kinda gave up with after the first few episodes tbh - it just didn't grip me as much as the first! It's currently in its third season, however, and this one is sooo good. Each week tells a different story of the criminal justice system in Ohio. As you can probably imagine, it's scary stuff. Worth a listen if you love true crime.

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni's book Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race was life-changing. It's one of those books that makes you stop and analyse yourself, and the world around you. It is powerful and an absolute must read for everyone, and the podcast is equally as good. I learned so much from listening to this and I can't recommend it enough. 

Unfiltered with James O'Brien 

I binged my way through all the episodes in just days. I love James O'Brien as an interviewer and his guests all speak about important and relevant issues, while also giving us an insight their personal history. Listen if you like learning new things, feeling inspired and being entertained at the same time.

Ways To Change The World with Krishnan  Guru-Murphy 

This one is similar to the above, discussing important, relevant issues, with an aim to teach and challenge perceptions. I'm still listening to this one but it's quickly becoming one of my faves!

The ChickPeeps

Hosted by Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter!) and her friends, this podcast has one theme: veganism. Stay with me! It's fantastic for new vegans or those considering going vegan because it's packed with information and advice. But it's also great for anyone whose ever wondered why someone would go vegan - which I get asked a lot! So give it a listen and find out for yourself.

Happy Place with Fearne Cotton

Another new one to me but I absolutely love it! Fearne chats to well known faces to find out what happiness means to them. A really uplifting podcast and a great place to get tips for dealing with life's lemons and choosing to be happy. 

Ted Talks Daily

A must listen in my opinion. There are talks on a wide range of subjects, given by people from a wide mix of backgrounds and professions - you'll learn so much from it. Enjoy!

Have you listened to any of these yet? If you haven't then give them a go ASAP - there's a good mix in here for all interests. What other podcasts should I be listening to? Hit me up with your recommendations in the comments below.

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