I couldn’t recommend podcasts enough at the moment. They are the perfect break from everyday life and a way to escape and make time for yourself within busy schedules. There are so many available for free to listen to and I have learnt so much so far this year! I have popped five podcasts in this blog entry that I would recommend highly and a little summary about each.
If you have followed my blog for a while you’ll know that I transitioned (overnight) to a plant-based diet in May last year. Deliciously Ella was started as a blog when Ella was ill during her time at university and she managed to radically change her health by changing the foods she ate. The blog took off and now they have an app, website and blog, cookbooks, podcast, deli and food products amongst other things. It’s an inspiration having so much plant-based content to read and follow their recipes. The Deliciously Ella podcast features some amazing guests and it really is worth a listen. Very helpful information to improve physically and mentally over time and gravitate towards a more fulfilling, happy and healthy lifestyle.
If you’ve heard of the Dirty John series on Netflix this is another must. I only heard about the story from the show and I have watched almost all of it on the streaming service now. I am listening to the episodes a little behind the tv show as I don’t want to spoil any aspects of the story before I’ve watched the full series. It’s fascinating how much someone can get away with and manipulate others so much. Based on a true story too which is an eye-opener! Definitely a gripping series to go along with the Netflix series and the documentary that’s also on the streaming platform.
What a wonderful podcast. Fearne Cotton is an absolute gem and her guests bring so much information, insight and clarity on a plethora of topics. I am making my way through every episode and on the show Fearne speaks to people like Dawn French and Gary Barlow just to name a couple. I thoroughly enjoy tuning in for 30-40 minutes each day and can’t wait for new content to be released as I’m almost finished with Season 2.
These podcasts are bitesized chunks of information you can fit within your daily schedule however much time you have free. There are hundreds of episodes (typically posted every week-day) and they range in time up to about twenty minutes. There are so many different topics covered in this podcast and just like the TED Talks videos on their website, they’re inspiring and insightful every time. I look forward to learning more as I listen through TED Talks Daily.
Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig are two of my favourite YouTubers who I stumbled across back when I was in university. I watched their channels for so long and this podcast is the perfect combo for me to still stay up-to-date with their lives and shenanigans. Such a funny duo and this is my go-to comedy podcast as they’re just amazing together.
Hope you find this blog post helpful and are inspired by some of the shows I have listened to so far. There are so many available as well and I hope to discover many more in the future! Podcasts have been an amazing tool for me to focus on myself and taking time out of each day to relax and take a break from screens! Please let me know if you have any recommendations below in the comments! Thanks and have a great day.