Podcasts: while they have been around for some time, have become quite the phenomenon in recent years. The momentum continues to grow with more listeners tuning in and more podcasts saturating the market. The good podcasts are a little harder to find with every podcast catering to what it seems like every type of person in the world. Whether you’re on the way to somewhere or waiting between lectures, podcasts are the perfect company. And if they’re done well, you feel right there with the presenters. Here are five of the best lifestyle podcasts worth listening to.
ONE // Table Manners with Jessie Ware
Singer Jessie Ware, her Mum and a celebrity guest sit around Jessie’s kitchen table to have a discussion about everything under the sun including their table manners and their dream menu. Warning: this podcast contains detailed descriptions of food which could make you very hungry.
This podcast is very raw from the chair scraping on the floor to cupboards opening and closing and the rattle of crockery, making it feel like your right at the table with them. Join in the laughter, banter and find out the dirt on your favourite celebrities. A truly enjoyable listen.
Fave episode: Stefflon Don.
TWO// Feminists Don’t Wear Pink
…and other lies. Scarlett Curtis, author of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies, a collection of essays from empowering activists, actresses and influencers featuring Adoah Aboah and Saoirse Ronan. Scarlett brings the book to life in her podcast interviewing inspiring women about what feminism means to them and why it matters. As well as what feminist lies they’ve heard/ been told. Despite feminism being perceived as a heavy topic, this podcast is incredibly light, insightful and throws out all the pre-conceived notions you know about feminism.
Fave episode: Saoirse Ronan.
THREE // The BoF podcast (a.k.a. Business of Fashion)
The Business of Fashion, or the BoF for short, is like The Economist equivalent for fashion. They publish business-related news about fashion, providing insight into issues among the industry as well as movement within top brands.
In their podcast, they interview industry professionals from former models, Liya Kebede, to famous designers, including Katherine Hamnett and Alexandre Mattiussi of AMI. Their podcasts provide listeners with insight into their guests’ lives – how they grew up, what attracted them to fashion and where do they see the industry going, to name a few. Their guests relate to the current affairs in the fashion industry, keeping you in the know of what’s going on and who the key players are.
Fave episode: Derek Blasberg. The man behind linking YouTube to the fashion world.
FOUR // The Sunday Social
Is blogging dying? What’s life like after Love Island? Why is the media transfixed with trans women? Lifestyle blogger and YouTuber Lucy Moon encourages the conversation around pop culture trends in music, film and entertainment. Lucy brings guests – from fellow bloggers, YouTubers, authors and love island contestants- to feature in her episodes.
If you’re looking to listen to a more intellectual podcast talking about society and current trends but want to keep it light, check out Lucy’s podcast. It’s the perfect Sunday Social.
Fave episode: Is blogging dying?
FIVE // Fashion No Filter
Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley, both fashion journalists, give a behind the scenes glance at how the industry operates. Useful if you want to know more about one of the world’s exclusive industries. In a recent episode, the duo interviewed Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships at Instagram. With over one million loyal followers, she’s the go-to girl at Instagram keeping up you up to date and aware of algorithms. On top of that, she has one of the most impressive CVs, climbing her way to the top national magazines before moving over to Instagram. Check out her own #Evachenpose.
Fashion No Filter keeps fashion at the focus of the podcast, discussing topics that very much at the centre of the fashion world.
Fave episode: Behind the Instagram Algorithm with Eva Chen.
All these podcasts are available on Spotify and Apple.