Studio Playlist: Podcasts

February 21, 2015

Studio Playlist: Podcasts

I do not have wi-fi in the studio, which is both a blessing and a curse. Not being able to access the internet gives me breathing space to switch off and completely focus on work. As soon as I step into the studio, opening iTunes and pressing play on the latest podcasts is the first thing I do. I've been listening to podcasts for years and having them on as background "noise" keeps me feeling inspired and helps those hours spent in the studio fly by.

Top Five Favourites

This Is Actually Happening | Each podcast starts with the question “what if…” and explores what happens when everything changes in one person's life. Each episode reveals a shocking, inspiring, disturbing, or heartbreaking story.

Criminal | This podcast series deals with stories of people who have committed or have been victims of crime. Intriguing and short, Criminal is totally worth listening to if you’re mourning the loss of Serial.

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews | They watch all the films so you don’t have to. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo discuss the latest film releases on BBC Radio 5 with weekly podcasts available every Friday.

The Accidental Creative | Informal yet informative podcasts about how to be a happy, productive creative. The series includes a mix of interviews and strong topical content.

Love + Radio | This is a tough one to describe, you just need to listen. In-depth conversations, interviews, and stories on a very broad range of subjects are shared on this unique podcast series.

Also Worth Listening To
** denotes my super favourites

Andy J Miller Podcast**
Being Boss
Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything
The Broad Experience
Dear Sugar Radio**
Duct Tape Marketing
Everything Is Stories
The Fresh Rag Show
Good Life Project
HBR IdeaCast
The Heart
Here Be Monsters**
The Lively Show
The Memory Palace
The Moth
Radial from WNYC
Raise Your Hand. Say Yes.
Reply All
Stuff You Should Know
This American Life
The Weekly Creative
Welcome to Night Vale
What's Your Story?**
Your Dreams My Nightmares**
99% Invisible

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely check them out later:)

  2. These sound interesting, I've never listened to podcasts so I think it's something I should try, thanks for all the recommendations!
    Hannah x

  3. Thanks for sharing ! These seem awesome


  4. I haven't heard of half of these! Looking forward to a saturday browse though :)
    Abel x

  5. Thanks for sharing! Ive never listened to podcast before. I may try to listen to your recomendations :)

  6. Ahhh I'm addicted to podcasts, I LOVE this post! I'm so saving it. I just started listening to Simon and Mayo and have been giggling in public while listening to it. Have you ever listened to How Did This Get Made? It's another film podcast where each week they 'review' a really terrible film and talk about how crazy it is. The best.
    Emily x

  7. Excellent recommendations! I've been looking to update my podcast list so this is very helpful, thanks!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  8. This is a fantastic list! I used to be into podcasts in my teens (I listened to a lot of Harry Potter fan ones to and from school :P) and I'm trying to get back into them so theses recommendations are great Xx

  9. a lot of these sounds interesting! i have to give the a listen.

  10. I've been looking for some new podcasts so thank you! Just the names for some of these sounds so interesting!

  11. Awesome - let me know which ones you try out :))

  12. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! :))

  13. I hope you find something you like :))

  14. Let me know if you give any of them a listen and what you thought :))

  15. I will have to check that one out - thanks for the recommendation. I used to listen to Adam & Joe and their podcasts had me laughing out loud in public - it was kind of embarrassing but SO GOOD.

  16. Oh wow - definitely check some of these out and let me know what you think :))

  17. I hope you find one or two you love :))

  18. I hope you enjoy them :))

  19. Let me know if you give any of them a listen and what you thought

    I am entering a busy time at work and was searching just last week for some new podcasts. I trust your judgement so I will definitely be tuning into some of these!

  21. Thank you for this! I'm 40 mins away from completing Serial, and was dreading the end before you pointed me to Criminal. I've never actually listened to a podcast before Serial, so this has definitely sparked a long-term interest.

  22. This blog post is now saved on my bookmarks toolbar so I can work my way through them. One episode of This Is Actually Happening freaked me out so much I stopped breathing. Terror!

  23. Ooh, these are great. I didn't know Accidental Creative had a podcast! (in fact, i too, have heard of very few of these. Exciting.)

    One more to add to the list for ya. I am currently mildly obsessed with the Dinner Party Download. They always have interesting personalities on, share book excerpts, mini-history lessons with a cocktail recipe to pair with it, hilarious etiquette Q&A. SO GOOD. It's pretty informal (but APM, so very calm NPR-sounding) -- The hosts are a good duo, which always makes for an interesting show.

  24. I love Elise gets Crafty podcast. She's an entrepreneur that sells all sorts of the things and interviews other entrepreneurs. It's really awesome!


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