Podcasts. There’s no escaping them these days. But whose should you be listening to? Here’s my pick of the best conversational podcasts by women you need in your life right now.
Ctrl Alt Delete
Created by Emma Gannon, of Ctrl, Alt, Delete and The Multi-Hyphen Method fame, you know this is guaranteed to be a brilliant listen. This award-winning podcast features interviews with the likes of Jodi Picoult, Lena Dunham and Elizabeth Gilbert. With numerous live episodes recorded from various settings, including Buckingham Palace, it discusses everything from work to self-care and social media to current affairs.
My favourite episode: Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light
The Fringe of it
Join Liv Purvis from What Olivia Did and Charlotte Jacklin of Betty Magazine, as they navigate their way through life as a pair of self-confessed old before their timers. Discussing everything from what they’ve eaten to where they’ve been and everything in between. It’s a fun, chatty podcast, full of lots of laughs, random facts and interesting guests.
My favourite episode: Being Your Own Best Friend
The High Low
Hosted by journalists Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love, The High Low is an addictive mix of pop culture and current affairs. Both avid readers and box set bingers and certainly not afraid to broach difficult subjects, this podcast really does have something for everyone.
My favourite episode: An Author Special with Lindsey Hillsum, on Marie Colvin and War Journalism
At Home With
Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton host this through the key hole style podcast. Interviewing everyone from Erica Davies and Giovanna Fletcher to Callie Thorpe and Liz Earle. You follow Lily & Anna as they have a nosey around the houses you’d love to see inside, while enjoying a catch up over a cuppa.
My favourite episode: Clemmie Hooper
Singer Jessie Ware and her lovely mum Lennie present this brilliant podcast. Each episode sees Jessie and her mum welcoming a guest into Jessie’s London home. They cook them dinner and put the world to rights. Featuring guests like Nigella Lawson, Alan Carr, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Jay Rayner. It’s a real eclectic mix and guaranteed to have you laughing. The mum/daughter dynamic adds an additional layer of fun you don’t get from other podcasts too.
My favourite episode: Alan Carr
What She Said
Writer Lucy Lucraft presents this fab podcast featuring all manner of guests, all with one thing in common – they’re all bloggers. Chatting blogging, life, veganism, zero waste, self-care, business and so much more. It’s a great podcast packed full of tips and always a great listen.
My favourite episode: On the Highs and Lows of Blogging with Charlotte Jacklin
Happy Mum Happy Baby
Giovanna Fletcher heads up the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, covering issues surrounding families and children. Discussing the highs and lows of parenthood and everything in between, it’s a warm hug of a podcast. Featuring guests like Davina McCall, Ferne Cotten and Joe Wickes, you’re sure to find an episode you’ll enjoy.
My favourite episode: Joe Wickes
Not Another Mummy Podcast
Hosted by blogger and journalist Alison Perry, of Not Another Mummy Blog, this fab podcast aimed at parents features some real gems in terms of guests and conversation topics. Same sex parenting, comparison, disability, fussy eaters, positive births and life after divorce all feature. It’s like meeting up with an old friend for a good natter.
Have you listened to any of these podcasts? Do you have any favourite podcasts by women you can recommend?
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