My favourite episodes from the best podcasts (of all time)
Updated: May 18, 2021
I find recommendations are still the best way to discover new podcasts, so I thought I’d share with you my favourite episodes and shows from the past 5+ years of listening everyday! Swap your faves with me in the comments.
Crazy Smart Asia - Cindy Gallop: Porn, Woke washing and sex-tech
How I Built This - Shake Shack: Danny Meyer, S’Well: Sarah Kauss, Shopify: Tobias Lutke, How I Built Resilience: Kevin Hart
Innovators - Peter Diamandis: Why the future is better than we think
Diary of a CEO - Dame Stephanie Shirley: Escaping Nazi Germany and Making £2.3bn, Alan Barratt: From £27 to £72 million
How’s work? with Esther Perel - You’re Inching Me Out - heart-wrenching live therapy session between two founders drifting apart.
Journalism / topical
Sideways - Siding with the enemy - an investigation into the peculiar birth of the psychiatric disorder stockholm syndrome and why it’s not all that it seems.
Beyond Today - How is pick up culture still a thing? (this podcast was sadly discontinued because of the pandemic. So much great listening to enjoy though!)
Reveal - Amazon: Behind The Smiles
The Tip Off - Follow The Money - Conservative party donations scandal
Grounded by Louis Theroux - FKA Twigs, Ruby Wax, RoseMcGowan
Woman’s Hour - Susannah Constantine’s honesty on her struggle with alcoholism was powerful.
Unlocking Us with Brene Brown - On Burnout and to complete the stress cycle
Doctor’s Kitchen - On the science of weight loss with Dr Andrew Jenkinson
Feel Better Live More - The surprising truth about happiness with Professor Laurie Santos
Climate Curious - How to find your agency with neuroscientist Dr Kris De Mejer
TED Business - The unexpected habits of original thinkers with Adam Grant
Fresh Air - Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro
Here’s The Thing - Angelica Huston on modelling, movie-making and a life in the spotlight
Song Exploder - Solange: Cranes In The Sky
Oprah’s Masterclass - Usher
Outspoken Beauty - Phillip B: Hollywood Hair, PH and Follicle Erections,Trish McEvoy: A true industry icon
Breaking Beauty - Meet The Power Siblings Behind ColourPop, KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics & Tati Beauty (Their First Podcast Ever!)
This Past Weekend with Theo Von – A Mortician. A crazy 3 hour deep-dive into a day in the life of a mortician in the deep south of North America. Not for the squeamish.
Jon Ronson - The Last Days of August
Broken: Jeffrey Epstein
Power: The Maxwells
Serial Season One
Gladiator - The tragic tale of late NFL star cum murderer Arron Hernandez
They Walk Among Us - Michael Barrymore
I’d love to hear if you enjoyed any of my faves. Let me know if this recommendations list was helpful and provided some great company for those boring lockdown walks. If there’s any genres you’d love recommendations on, please let me know and I’ll cover it next time! Drop me a note at email@example.com