My husband has been a fan of Podcasts for years. As always, I am definitely behind when it comes to this kind of technology!
2019 was time for me to start trying new things. Podcasts were top of the list. I have since compiled this list of my favourite Podcasts and how they can help you in everyday life.
- Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place
I am a huge fan of Fearne Cotton, and think that her approach to mental health and well-being is exemplary. I started listening to her fantastic podcast during the Christmas break, and binge-listened to the first series in no time. It’s honestly revolutionary. Fearne’s approach to tackling mental health topics is friendly, but doesn’t shy away from the gritty aspects of the topic. It’s like going for a cuppa with a mate, but opening up about life’s harder topics. The “celebrity” interviews are a breath of fresh air; there’s something refreshing about hear famous people be real… they’re definitely more relatable. My favourite, most informative episodes were those with people who aren’t necessarily “famous”, such as Poorna Bell, Bryony Gordon and Grace Graham. The second series ended in mid-February, and I cannot wait for Season 3!
- Cara Alwill Leyba’s Style Your Mind
Girl Code was one of the first books that I read that sparked my interest in female empowerment. Cara has an honest and authentic approach to life, from business to building body confidence. Now, this is actually a Podcast I listened too quite a while ago, so I’m maybe not as much of a newbie as I thought! Cara makes me want to move to New York and live in an apartment and live the cool life! Over time, Style Your Mind has developed into a really edifying listen.
- Elizabeth Day’s How to Fail…
We all make mistakes, don’t we? We all fail at life sometimes, no matter how tiny or how epic that failure is! Day asks her interviewees what they learn from failure, which often end up telling us about their own catastrophes in a humorous way! It’s certainly one to help us realise that we’re all as crap at life as each other!
- Dolly Alderton’s Love Stories
This Podcast looks at guest’s most defining relationships in life and is an extremely relatable listen! It’s like the office gossip that you get in the staff room, to which I often find myself nodding along to in agreement or shocked and outraged at how people are often left disappointed by their relationships. It’s perfect for me, as I have a no prisoners approach to relationships (platonic relationships, that is- my husband is definitely stuck with me).
- My Dad Wrote a Porno
Quite possibly one of the funniest Podcasts that I have ever heard. It’s laugh out loud, side splittingly funny. Don’t listen when the kids are about, but do give it a go when you need a really good laugh whilst doing something mundane like the dishes or hoovering!
Give them a go! Let me know which Podcasts you listen to. I’m always after recommendations! I listen to my chosen Podcasts through Apple Podcasts, but all can be found on most Podcast providers!