Podcasts we love

Let’s face it, it’s hard to read a book when you’re cooking, or having a shower, or your hands and eyes are otherwise occupied. Sometimes the TV is just not what you’re feeling, and this is where podcasts come in. It’s like radio but reinvented; you only need to listen to want you want to, score! They can be informative, niche or general, they can be conversational and they can be hilarious. Here’s a list of 8 our our fave podcasts of the moment so you can tune in, and zone out.

Let’s face it, it’s hard to read a book when you’re cooking, or having a shower, or your hands and eyes are otherwise occupied. Sometimes the TV is just not what you’re feeling, and this is where podcasts come in. It’s like radio but reinvented; you only need to listen to want you want to, score! They can be informative, niche or general, they can be conversational and they can be hilarious. Here’s a list of 8 our our fave podcasts of the moment so you can tune in, and zone out.

The College Info Geek Podcast

A podcast covering all you need to know about being the best student you can be. They talk about all facets of your student life: studying, work and budgeting, being social, your well-being and more. There are discussions about aspects of student life as well as some practical tips you can use to improve yourself and your life. You can find 300+ episodes on Spotify here.

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus

You may know the host, who is really the guest of this show, Lauren Lapkus as C.O. Fischer from Orange is the New Black. In her podcast she is joined by a host, and she becomes the guest as an improvised character. It’s an odd one, but be entertained by some bizarre comedy improv that you can stream on Spotify here. 

No Such Thing as a Fish

From the UK, No Such Thing as a Fish is hosted by some of the team of the show ‘QI’. This podcast has over 300 episodes and is perfect for anyone who loves fun facts, presented in a comical way. In this podcast, the team of QI ‘elves’ who are fact gatherers present and discuss some of their favourite fun facts each week. Listen on Spotify here. 

Keep It

This is a podcast highlighting news and pop culture during the week. This podcast allows you to keep up-to-date with current events, presented in podcast form. It is a quick way to find out what’s going on in the world, politics and the media, and you can listen to what’s going on without even leaving your bed. Find it out Spotify here.

Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler

This podcast is hosted by actor and comedian Hannibal Buress with celebrity guests like Jon Hamm and Lizzo. Hannibal has a musical and comedic spin on interviewing, and you’re bound to find someone you want to hear from! You can find a large number of episodes on Spotify to keep you occupied here. 

Popcast

There is more to music than meets the ear… This podcast is presented by the New York Times, and delves into music and the culture that surrounds it. If you’re an arts media studies or music student studying the impacts of music on society, this is perfect. If you’re just a music lover, tune in anyways and hear some insights about the music you listen to and love from a cultural perspective. Educate yourself on what’s beneath the music here. 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

This podcast is perfect listening for the modern feminist. In this podcast you can hear the stories of past and present feminists that defined and continue to shape gender politics today. Ideal listening for anyone studying gender politics or history, and a great way to find out about some awesome women and how they changed the world. Get some inspiration and info about feminism here. 

Shameless

Shameless is a podcast “for smart women who like dumb stuff”. The podcast is hosted by two Melbourne journalists discussing pop culture in an entertaining way, it’s like joining the hosts Zara and Michelle for a coffee date. They discuss current TV, books and “dumb stuff” as well as having weekly guests, there’s no better way to keep up to date with what’s going on in media. Find them on Spotify here.