• Hannah Cartwright

Top Five Podcasts

Podcasts are something that I’ve wanted to get into for a while now. I tried listening to them a while back but found that I couldn’t concentrate on them without having something to watch too. But there are so many interesting ones out there that I knew I had to give them a second chance. And now I love them! I’ve started listening to them in the mornings while getting ready and it’s been such a nice way to start the day! So, I thought I’d share with you my top five podcasts!

1. My Dad Wrote a Porno. Oddly enough recommended to me by own Dad who LOVES this podcast. And now I’ve started listening too I can see why. It’s hilarious. There have been so many times where I’ve actually burst out laughing to myself while listening. It’s so bizarre but so bloody funny. If you’re new to podcasts (and over 18!) I would highly recommend this one to start!

2. Fearne Cotton - Happy Place. Fearne speaks to a variety of people from a wealth of different backgrounds. Actors, authors, singers, presenters, YouTubers! Each episode they discuss mental health and what happiness means to them. It’s so interesting learning about each individual’s backgrounds and the journey’s they’ve been on to get to where they are today. Each podcast is a new conversation, with a new person so they don’t need to be listened to in order!

3. How to Be a Girl. This one was so interesting! It’s narrated by the mother of a transgender child as she learns how best to help her daughter and also come to terms with their new life. I still haven’t finished it but so far, I’m loving listening to it and learning along with the narrator. I would really recommend this one!

4. George Ezra & Friends. In this podcast, George Ezra meets with a different musician each week to discuss their experiences of working within the music industry. It’s really interesting to hear more of a behind the scenes of what goes on before we hear the songs or see the concerts. I particularly enjoyed Ed Sheeran’s episode and would recommend starting with this one! Like Fearne’s podcast, you don’t need to listen to it in any particular order!

5. About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge. I recently read Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race and studied it for one of my modules at University. I couldn’t believe how much I learnt about racism, or rather, I couldn’t believe how much there was that I wasn’t aware of. It was really insightful, and I think it’s a book that should be read by everyone in our current society. This podcast is an extension to the book, keeping the conversation going.

Next: I’m planning on starting Forest 404 next as I’ve heard lots of good reviews and it sounds really interesting!

Have you listened to any of these podcasts? What did you think of them?

Let me know any of your recommendations in the comments!

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