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Podcasts you'd recommend

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Howaboutthisone Thu 24-May-18 22:49:34

I'm looking for something to listen to while on the treadmill. I'm only starring out really and I think I stop because I'm bored rather than because I can't go on. Can you recommend any podcasts to keep me going by distracting me please?

Jaimx86 Thu 24-May-18 22:50:47

I listen to the Well-Fed Women podcast. Hosted by two really interesting women, and I've learnt loads about health through listening to them.

Howaboutthisone Thu 24-May-18 22:53:02

I'll have a look at that now thanks.

Any more?

QuoadUltra Thu 24-May-18 22:55:40

Do you like politics? The Spectator Coffee House Shots is great - usually under 15mins, daily take on politics.

00100001 Thu 24-May-18 22:56:07

Ear Hustle

Dear Mr Potter

In Our Time

The Allusionist

00100001 Thu 24-May-18 22:59:52

Whoops, forgot the descriptions

Ear Hustle - stories from inside SAN Quentin prison, really interesting

Dear Mr Potter - a seminar in Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text - they treat hp as a sacred text and see what meaning they can get from it

In Our Time - history podcast from the bbc, lots of interesting episodes

The Allusionist- the history of our language and words

Biber Fri 25-May-18 00:48:22

Infinite monkey cage, seriously, all interesting things

soupforbrains Fri 25-May-18 01:10:03

I second the Infinite Monkey Cage. It's educational, enlightening, engaging and entertaining.

Also in a completely different vein the Elis James and John Robins podcast from radio X is highly entertaining. Though you'll need to start at the beginning in order to understand the things which become running jokes.

soupforbrains Fri 25-May-18 01:10:57

Also the bbc radio 4 Friday Night comedy podcast is very entertaining.

redexpat Fri 25-May-18 01:22:54

The guilty feminist
This american life
The news quiz extra
No such thing as a fish
Inside brain
In our time
S town

Theres a podcast topic under film and tv.

Monday55 Fri 25-May-18 01:46:21

BBC Radio 4 - Money box. lots of interesting topics

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 25-May-18 01:54:53

Global Pillage — it’s a panel show which talks about customs from all over the world.

I like the “Second World War Sexting” round, where they have to guess the abbreviations put on letters (SWALK etc) — there are some surprisingly dirty ones!

I like The Allusionist too. And the Archers, although that’s not a podcast.

AltheaorDonna Fri 25-May-18 02:14:21

West Cork if you have Audible - true crime set in rural Ireland, includes the only suspect
S -Town
Lore - spooky things
Lost in Larrimah - about a missing man in very rural Australia, and the place they live in

I will be following for suggestions.

Tentativesteps133 Fri 25-May-18 03:28:29

Serial season 1 - true crime story and I think the cult hit that got loads of people into podcasts.

The untold - bbc 4 standalone episodes about people in the U.K. going through interesting events. Short and easy.

The high low - weekly news/culture roundup discussing both high brow and low brow issues (hence the name).

My dad wrote a porno - very funny.

The Adam Buxton podcast - long-form interviews. Start with the Louis Theroux episodes if you like him.

claraschu Fri 25-May-18 03:34:18

This American Life- thoughtful, profound, interesting glimpses into life- it is wonderful, very insightful, and very easy to listen to

Revisionist History- about "things forgotten or misunderstood"

mrbob Fri 25-May-18 06:02:53

Rich Roll for some change your life inspiration

Kangaroo1 Fri 25-May-18 06:06:37

The Guilty Feminist
Standard issue

Cheesymonster Fri 25-May-18 13:07:14

Lizard people and Those Conspiracy Guys, both very funny.

BertrandRussell Fri 25-May-18 13:08:14

Griefcast is utterly fantastic.

BertrandRussell Fri 25-May-18 13:09:22

Fortunately is good too.

Howaboutthisone Sun 27-May-18 10:23:10

Thank you all! I'll have a look at those and also at the podcast topic.

somewhereovertherain Sun 27-May-18 10:25:38

BBC Friday night comedy & comedy of the week

No such thing as a fish

I like money ones so listen to Moneybox, Martin Lewis on 5 five live, money to the masses, cash chats, ft money

somewhereovertherain Sun 27-May-18 10:26:07

TED talks as well

Warmworm Sun 27-May-18 10:27:06

Another vote for This American life. Also Nerdette, S-town and Serial.

eggcellent Sun 27-May-18 10:30:03

There's no such thing as a fish.

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