Saturday, 18 June 2016

Five More Great Podcasts

With a long commute, Podcasts have become a pretty essential part of my daily routine now, so I thought it was about time I shared five more of my recent favourites (all available on iTunes).


1. For music fans...
I only just discovered this Podcast, in which musicians break down how they put together a chosen song. They share lyric inspirations and detail what instruments they used which is fascinating, even if you're not all that familiar with the chosen songs.
Recommended: The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, Weezer - Summer Elaine and Drunk Dory (Rivers is pretty nuts, in a good way..!)


2. For fans of true stories...
In the Modern Love podcast actors read true stories of love and friendship that were originally submitted to the New York Times column of the same name. The stories are always sweet and moving.
Recommended: Modern Love 7: In Darkness and in Light.


3. For lovers of comedy...
Cheeky and dry-witted comedian Richard Herring interviews well-known comedians in this Podcast. Look out for his 'emergency questions' when conversation ever runs dry... 
Recommended: David Mitchell, Louis Theroux, Adam Buxton - which brings me to...

ILLUSTRATION BY SALLY GROSART

4. For good conversation (and jingles that never fail to make you smile)
I've been a fan of Dr Buckles since his Adam & Joe days, and his latest Podcast series has become a firm favourite. Guests have included Louis Theroux, Caitlyn Moran, Rob Delaney and Jonny Greenwood. Adam Buxton seems like a genuinely nice chap and his jingles will stick in your head for most of the day (but don't let that put you off!) Go listen to one his Ramble Chats. GO!
Recommended: Louis Theroux Pts 1 & 2, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney.


5. For silliness and 'advice'
I have only listened to a few of these so far as the guests aren't always up my street, but the basic premise is that actress Anna Faris invites famous friends on to her show for a quickfire questioning, then takes listener calls and tries to give them relationship advice. She's far from an expert (and swears at her producer a LOT, poor guy) but the shows are entertaining, and sometimes you'll hear random tidbits about her husband, Chris Pratt...
Recommended: ep13: Ellen Page, ep 06: Aubrey Plaza.

Do you have any other Podcasts you're loving at the moment? If so please share! Last time I got some great recommendations, like the Nerdist so I'm always keen to hear more.


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