I love Podcasts. I find them a real saviour when I’m busy typing out an essay or cooking, and they’re a great alternative to mindless television shows or when you need a change from music.

Podcasts are available for a range of interests and are totally free! Here are just five of my favourites that I recommend you try today.

  1. Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

    A weekly podcast hosted by rapper and poet Scroobius Pip. The shows take the form of long interviews with various guests from Russell Brand to Paddy Considine – there is something really special about the in depth interview styles.

  2. #Girlboss Radio

    Hosted by Sophia Amuruso, founder of Nasty Gal, this podcast features a series of interviews with inspiring women who are making their own way in business. Hilarious and inspiring in equal measure, I can’t wait to hear more from this podcast.

  3. Ear Biscuits

    If you’re not familiar with YouTube stars Rhett and Link of Good Mythical Morning they are well-known for their ability to dig into deep topics and explore the world while being extremely entertaining. In ‘Ear Biscuits’ they have candid conversations with other creators and offer a different side to a creative industry.

  4. Serial

    Hosted by Sarah Koenig, Serial tells and unfolds a series of real-life crime stories from babies switched at birth to murder investigations – this one is truly gripping.

  5. TedTalks (audio)

    Non-profit organisation TED offer a series of their talks in Podcast form. With talks from some of the world’s leading thinkers on a series of different topics, it is bound to inspire. The podcast is also available in high-definition video form, for if you have a little more time.

There are my top 5. I’d love to know some of your favourite podcasts to add to my collection too – let us know by commenting below.

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