There’s no denying it

… I love podcasts.  There are so many podcast episodes on my phone that I either need an extra two hours in the day, or to get up earlier for more listening time. Here’s hoping someone can arrange those extra two hours…

Pocketcast (podcast app of choice) is full of personal development, comedy and people chatting about things. Of course, I’m also listening to gain more knowledge about hosting and editing podcasts for Turbitt & Duck, and it’s great there are so many formats and styles out there for me to learn from. These are a few episodes that ticked the “enjoyed” and “learnt something” boxes recently.

Librarians with Lives

Librarians with Lives is a new UK library podcast by Jo Wood and her first episode with Helen Berry is a cracker. Helen’s library career has been Diverse with a capital D. If you’ve ever wondered about moving between libraries and specialisations, this is a great episode. Helen is also very honest about career choices that were wrong for her and why. Have a listen! LwL Podcast Episode 1: Helen Berry

The Guilty Feminist

If you’re a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fan, you’ll enjoy the glimpse into what it takes to get their brilliant songs on TV: Episode 55. Pioneers with Rachel Bloom

How to Be Awesome at Your Job

No matter hard you try to avoid it, office politics is a thing…: Episode 213: Surviving and Winning Office Politics with Dorie Clark

Really enjoyed the quick rundowns of different personality frameworks and what they aren’t good for: Episode 215: Expanding Self-awareness Using the Top Personality Frameworks with Anne Bogel

Nerdette

Felicia Day’s book is excellent and I read it at a time when life was tricky and hard and it made me feel better about being myself. So I’m happy to listen to her talk anytime!: Felicia Day on Being Weird, Hard Work and Women in Hollywood

I stopped watching Doctor Who after David Tennant left, but have always felt a tiny bit of regret that I missed the River Song storyline. This episode has got me curious and who knows…maybe I’ll dip my toe back in: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Alex Kingston On The Women Who Drive The Tardis

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

I’ve always struggled with to do lists, but a Ta-Da! list? Yes please! Also has some excellent thoughts on ambition: Episode 134: Write a Ta-Da! list

That’s it for now! Listened to any good podcasts lately? I’d love to hear about what you’ve been enjoying.

 

Podcasts I love

Aaahh podcasts, I love them. Here are three podcasts that are on high rotation at my house (actually my car – people interrupt my listening at home!)

The Guilty Feminist

A comedy podcast about feminism with loads of interesting guests and stand-up comedy thrown into the mix.

Recent favourites include “Episode 43: Nice Girls Don’t with Cal Wilson”, Episode 35: The Bechdel Test with Andi Osho” and “Episode 27: Hair Removal with Jordan Raskpoulos”. Genuinely big laughs and plenty of ideas and discussion to ponder.

Made of Human

Sophie Hagen was one of the founders of The Guilty Feminist podcast. Made of Human is a beautiful, gentle podcast. Sophie has a genuinely curious and deeply emotional way of interviewing. Actually it’s not an interview, this is true conversation. I just love her style of discussion and that she is always willing to reveal something of herself. Wonderful, angry, sad, a great podcast.

Recent favourites include: Episode 29: Gina Yashere – I’m not cocky; I’m confident and Episode 32: Jo Brand – I was surprised the heroin addict was unfaithful.

Standard Issue

Standard Issue was an online magazine, now turned into a podcast. Hosted by comedian Sarah Millican, this is one of my favourite podcasts for when a big belly laugh is needed. Women comedians talk discuss masturbation, stationery, not being cool at school and more with a healthy dashing of swearing. So good.

Recent favourites include: Episode 7: Brand, Burke and Millican, Episode 8: Winkleman, Toksvig, Horgan and Millican and Episode 11: Coren-Mitchell, Hynes, Morgan and Millican.

That’s it from me. Tell me, what are your favourite podcasts right now?