My 5 Favourite Podcasts

If you’re looking for some podcast recommendations then you’ve come to just the right place. Podcasts are totally making their way back in. Is it the lack of decent music these days or the increase in people wanting to unwind more. Who knows. But I have a new-found love for them. Whether it’s whilst I’m driving in the car or taking a bubble bath, I think they are the perfect way to unwind and detach yourself from the hustle and bustle of life.

Here’s a quick round-up of my favourite 5 podcasts at the moment. There’s a bit for everyone here so I hope you find one that you like too!

1. Blue Planet II

Everyone is a Blue Planet lover so how versatile is it when you can get access in the form of your earphones. These ones were actually released to complement the TV programmes but what the heck, you can never get bored of David’s voice!! What I like is that they are really informative episodes and not just on the creatures themselves but also on the filming and narration too.

Perfect for listening to when you’re… tired after a long day, going to bed or sitting in the garden.

Favourite episodes – Ep.3 Cityscapes and Cephalopods Ep.5 Sea Cucumbers and Pajama Sharks

2. CTRL ALT DELETE

These are hosted by Emma Gannon and I love the fact she chooses her guests because they inspire her. There are so many different episodes on a range of topics including self-care, creativity and social media. She even has my favourite author, Sophie Kinsella in on Ep.58! Emma’s enthusiasm really helps you to apply what you learn in these podcasts and make positive changes.

Perfect for listening to when… you are having a coffee, taking a bath or on a walk.

Favourite episodes – Ep.36 Mara Wilson – On Growing Up & Accidental Fame, Ep.58 Sophie Kinsella – A Not So Perfect Life and Ep.109 Jojo Moyes: How To Respond To Failure and Feedback

Bexa has a post on her 5 favourite CTRL ALT DELETE podcasts so go check that out here if you think these are for you!

3. Table Manners with Jessie Ware

There’s food involved, lots of nattering and all round fun. Jessie Ware is joined by her chef Mum Lennie and each episode features a different guest, just to spice things up! You also get a taster of what delights they’re cooking up to so there is some foodie inspiration there along with some giggles.

Perfect for listening to when you’re… cooking dinner, having an evening on your own or wanting to feel like you’re at a dinner party!

Favourite episodes – Ep.4 Annie Mac and Ep.8 Clara Amfo

4. At Home with…

I’m a lover of Keith Lemon’s ‘Through the Keyhole’ on ITV and this really is the next best thing if you don’t have access to a TV! A good old tour and rummage around the house and Lily and Anna get to discover who the person really is. This is a really good podcast for getting an insight into a stylish celeb! Maybe you’ll get some tips for your home too…

Perfect for listening to when you’re… having a bath, commuting or tidying the house.

Favourite episodes – Ep.7 Liz Earle and Ep.9 Giovanna Fletcher

5. TED Talks Daily

These are really perfect podcasts because they aren’t overly long but also allow you to take something away from them; they are very thought-provoking! As these are daily podcasts there’s always so much choice if you aren’t intrigued enough by the titles!

Perfect for listening to when you’re… after that intellectual fix for the day, commuting or during car journeys.

Favourite episodes – This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life (Karen Lloyd) and From death row to law graduate (Peter Ouko)

Have you listened to any of these before? Which podcasts would you recommend?

 

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20 Comments

  1. February 13, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Great list Rebecca! 💖 Thank you for sharing my post! ☺️ I’m definitely going to check out At Home With, this sounds like my kinda podcast! I love being noisy and finding out more about other people and their homes 😄. Also, I never knew there were TED talk podcasts! Perfect! Thank you for all these recommendations- fab post! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Rebecca
      February 18, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks so much Bexa! There’s sooo many different TED talks ones so I’m sure you’ll have plenty to listen to! Thanks for reading again xx.

    • Rebecca
      February 18, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      You’re welcome! Ooh I’ll definitely check out your post too! xx.

  2. February 15, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    I love Ted Talks. I’ve seen so many great posts about podcasts lately. So many recommendations to catch up with and check out now. Great post! 💕

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      February 18, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks Sophie! I love finding new podcasts so I’m glad it was a helpful post xx.

  3. Jenny in Neverland
    February 15, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Where do I find the CTRL ALT DELETE podcasts? I’ve heard SO MANY good things about them and they sound right up my street. I also need to find a new way to switch off and this might be the perfect thing! xxx

    • Rebecca
      February 18, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Ahh they’re on the iPhone podcasts app. But I’m sure you can get them anywhere you just have to search for them. It’s definitely a good way to unwind so give it a go! xx.

  4. Cally lai
    February 15, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    This is a great list Rebecca! I absolutely love blue Planet! I didn’t realise there was a podcast as well! I would love to give it a listen!
    Love, Cally x
    http://www.lovecally.com

  5. Cally Lai
    February 15, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    This is a great list Rebecca! I absolutely love blue planet. I didn’t realise there was a podcast for them as well! I definitely want to give them a listen!
    Love, Cally
    http://www.lovecally.com

    • Rebecca
      February 18, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      That’s great, glad you found something that might interest you! xx.

  6. February 15, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of all the Ted talks, they are really inspiring and give you a boost of motivation too!
    I already added the Ctrl Alt delete from bexa to my podcast list and ive just added the “at home with” so look gorward to givong that a listen 😊
    I did add blue planet II, but I wasn’t all that keen. 🌹
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Rebecca
      February 18, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks for reading laura! Glad you’ve downloaded some. Yeah the Blue Planet one defo isn’t as good as the tv programme but it’s nice listening to when you just wanna chill xx.

  7. February 17, 2018 / 12:54 am

    I need to start listening to some of these! I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, so I’ll have to give these a try!!!

    • Rebecca
      February 18, 2018 / 5:45 pm

      I didn’t used to but now I think they are perfect for having on in the background!

  8. February 19, 2018 / 12:04 am

    This is such a good list!! I haven’t listened to any of them but they all sound really good. Gotta get started! 🙂

  9. February 26, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    This is exactly what I was looking for! Wanted to find some podcasts to listen too on the train ☺️ Will add these on my list!

    Perrine
    http://www.ola-banana.com

    • Rebecca
      March 2, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      So glad you found some new ones to listen to – enjoy! xx

  10. February 27, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    OMG I didn’t realise there are Blue Planet podcasts!! I will definitely add that to my list! Lovely post, thank you for sharing!! x

    Jessica // http://www.jessistrying.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      March 2, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      I didn’t either Jessica until I stumbled across it. Nice and relaxing! Thank you for reading xx

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