Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Podcasts || October 2017

It’s been a while since I posted my last podcast post so about time I did another.

I have become so obsessed with listening to podcasts, I wish I had gotten onto them a lot sooner! They’re perfect for the commute to work as well as at work.

The boyfriend just showed me how to connect my phone up to the kitchen radio using bluetooth (so high tech) so now I even get to listen to them while cooking, winning!

Anyways, let’s just dive straight into the list…

Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty

This follows the story of Chris Lighty who grew up in the Bronx in the 70’s/80’s and eventually became one one of the biggest names in hip hop. I am finding it so fascinating to learn about the history and the culture around that era, you really feel like you’re there with them. From talking about cleaning their sneakers, to getting them stolen, to the way the music spread and the crowds that would turn up to listen to the DJs, it’s all fascinating. i’ve not finished it yet but I’m sure I will do soon enough! 

At Home With…

Lifestyle content creators Lily Pebbles & Anna Newton go around interviewing a bunch of interesting people at their homes. There’s 10 episodes in the series, I’ve listened to about 5 so far and really enjoyed each one. The interviewees include Zoella, Jo Elvin (editor of Glamour - sad face about the recent news!), Terry De Gunzburg (founder, By Terry) and Kate Johnson (bloggers, Kate La Vie). So many clever, funny and inspirational women. Every time I listen to an episode I want to go create something or buy some new homeware!

Tea & Tattle

Someone recommended this to me the last time I wrote a podcast post. The two most well spoken women in England joins forces to talk about a huge array of topics including Hygge, tips for starting a new job, sine theory, Jane Austen, capsule wardrobe and everything in-between. The hosts are Miranda, a lifestyle blogger and part-time primary school teacher, and Sophie, a University Lecturer specialising in the renaissance period. Another set of inspiring women talking to other inspiring women, I’ve learnt so much from their episodes. The capsule wardrobe and Hygge one are potentially my favourites from the ones I’ve listened to so far.

The Guilty Feminist

This podcast is the most important podcast I think I have ever listened to. It has opened my eyes and shaped my views on so many topics. Deborah Francis-White hosts the panel, with Sofie Hagen co-hosting for the first 29 episodes. I have been telling everyone I know about this podcast, I really can’t gush over it more. They have given voice to so many people who just don’t get the amount of exposure they deserve or need. They cover nurses, motherhood, transgender, race, bringing up feminist boys, fighting, FGM, taking up space, the travel ban, periods, activism and so much more. Listening to these stories has made me much more aware of the issues people face. For example I always knew transgender people or people of colour faced difficulties, but hearing the stories from the people themselves has made me understand them so much more. I think I could write thousands of words on this podcast alone, but I’m going to restrain because I might never stop. Although I have missed out an important part, the show is essentially a comedy podcast and it is absolutely hilarious. I am constantly laughing out loud on the tram and at my desk, I’ve gotten quite a few stares. I used to hate hearing women weren’t as funny as men when I was growing up. The boys would be like ‘well you don’t see them on the panel shows do you, they’re just not funny’. Well the Guilty Feminist is hard proof that this is not the case!

Global Pillage

Basically I went onto this because I have listened to almost every episode of The Guilty Feminist since I discovered it bout a month ago and I needed more Deborah Frances-White in my life. She hosts this comedy panel show about idiom, culture, customs and norms where two teams take on the audience. I have only just started this today, so I’m only about 3 episodes in but I’ve already learnt quite a few fun facts! None of which are springing to mind now apparently!

So those are some of the ones I have been obsessed with lately. I’m also getting back into This Paranormal Life, which I talked about in my previous post.


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