What type of worker are you? Do you like total silence like my husband, or do you like a bit of background noise? For me I like to have things going on in the background so will normally have the radio on
If you’re looking for something new to listen to here is a list of my favourite podcasts (in no particular order). Some of them haven’t produced any new episodes recently but definitely worth going through the back catalogue.
Doing it for the kids – Hosts Frankie and Steve respond to a listener query each week in their own hilarious way.
The Marketing Room – Jenny Proctor of Bondfield Marketing shares her tips on great marketing and speaks to industry insiders including yours truly
Working from home with Stylist -This was a lockdown staple, with the hosts discussing working from home, what they’ve been watching and numerous other topics
Freelance Feels – Freelance journalists Jenny Stallard talks to a wide range of other freelancers about the highs and lows of freelance life.
Life in general
Self-care club – I love this. Each week the hosts test out a form of self-care. To date this has included goat yoga, no complaining, digital detox and palmistry and oracle reading to name a few.
Happy Place – Fearne Cotton talks to some great guests about their lives and finding their ‘happy place.’ Some of my favourite guests have been Holly Tucker of Not on the High Street, Ricky Gervais, Kelly Jones, and Jada Pinkett Smith, but to be honest there have been very few that I haven’t enjoyed
How did we get here? This one can be heavy going. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron (who is a psychotherapist). Tanya has one-time session with a person who is facing struggles in their family life. Topics have included domestic violence, trauma, mental health issues and gender identity. This podcast is not for the feint hearted but it is a great.
Honestly with Clemmie Telford. Clemmie interviews people on topics that tend to make people uncomfortable from sex lives to salaries. At the start she does a warmup where guests must answer quick fire questions honestly, I like to answer these myself and pretend I am a guest (not sure if that is weird)
Spinning Plates – Singer and mum of five Sophie Ellis Bexter talks to (famous) working mums about juggling work with motherhood. It is so interesting to hear that no matter how famous or how rich as working mothers the worries and doubts are all the same. If you don’t listen to any other episode listen to the one with Yvonne Telford, founder of Kemi Telford
So Lucky – Author Dawn O’Porter interviews people about their life and luck. Is lucky something that some people are naturally or is it a state of mind?
Just for Lols
The secret world of slimming clubs – Even though I have never been to a slimming club and am not a fan of diet culture this podcast has me in stitches every week. Follow Jo, Katy and Victoria on their weight loss journeys. Clue there is a lot of eating and lots of food talk.
I secretly recorded my boyfriend. Possibly the most hilarious podcast I have listened to. Jo records conversations with her boyfriend without him knowing. Maybe it is because he is a Brummie (like me), but Jo’s boyfriend is one of the funniest people I have ever heard, and he doesn’t even know it.
Spencer and Vogue – Reality TV star Spencer Matthews and his wife model Vogue Williams chat about their lives. Not even sure how I came across this and Spencer can be a bit arrogant, but I find it ridiculously funny.
There are others I listen to including The Everything Project, How to Fail with Elizabeth Day and I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, but I am always looking for more. Did any of your faves make my list? If you have any suggestions let me know.
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