Love podcasts? Here’s our top 9

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Louise Daniel

11 May 2020 0 comments

If video is the king of the internet, then podcasting is definitely the queen. With oodles of interesting spoken word content and plenty of platforms, how do you choose?

Here’s a round up of some of our current favourites:

That Peter Crouch Podcast

While this is a little love it or loathe it (and admittedly a bit laddish) Crouchie and his podmates Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark are entertaining. This is recorded in a pub and there are plenty of stories from courtesy of England’s tallest forward. You’ll hear how Wayne Rooney loves posing quizzes for his squad, how footie players hate swimming and how Robbie Fowler once hid from a team mate in a ceiling.

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The Adam Buxton Podcast

This comedian is  unassuming and a great interviewer. He gives his guests plenty of room to breathe, and it makes for easy and interesting listening.  The chats are between an hour and an hour and a half and he has an impressive back catalogue of well known names.

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Revisionist History

Malcolm Gladwell is sometimes called the clever person’s clever person. In this fascinating podcast he applies his big brain to a broad range of topics – from McDonald’s fries to country and western music.  Regardless of subject he does a deep dive, bias-free into the hidden stories behind common things.

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Dear John & Jerica

Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine’s agony aunts Joan and Jericha seek to solve tricky problems of their listeners with helpful advice that is a little bit (too) tough love. It’s strong stuff and not for the faint of heart.

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The Road Less Travelled

Now in series two this engrossing podcast, features  well known names in popular culture who  talk about their road less travelled. Music star Riz Ahmed, actor Mark Strong and Graham Norton are among the bold, unconventional and determined big names having a chat with Reggie Yates.

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Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

This is a dessert island discs for food, where guests choose four courses and a drink to create their perfect meal. You’ll hear comedians like Katherine Ryan, Dara O’Briain, Armando Iannucci and foodies like Tom Kerridge and Grace Dent too. Hear about weird food hang-ups from famous people and how food soothes their souls.

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Beyond Today

This insightful podcast asks difficult questions about wokeness and white guilt among other topics which need exploration in 2020.  Guests get room to express their ideas fully with balance and skill from the host.

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Reply All

Reply All deals with super modern topics like incels, QAnon, fan fiction, cancel culture and political advertising on Facebook, in an interesting and informative way.  This podcast informs with laughs. Win.

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Zonal Marking

This takes a usual pub football chat and takes it to a higher level. You’ll hear answers to questions you never thought of, hear about tactics and rule changes, and also stories about players and managers and their  teams. This is well-informed football opinions and packed with great talking pieces.

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