In honour of International Podcast Day on September 30th, we’ve curated a handful of our favourite listens that promise to keep you engaged while on the go. With everything from gripping true crime to thought-provoking discussions, discover the six best podcasts to make your commute fly by.
A Conversation with Friends
1. Table Manners with Jessie Ware
Hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Ware and her mum Lennie (who doubles as the show’s head chef) Table Manners is a podcast where delicious food and delving conversation are served in abundance. Hosted straight from Jessie’s own dining table, you can expect honest revelations from their celebrity line-up along with laugh-out-loud incidents. We promise you’ll be even more hooked by the heart-warmingly funny mother-daughter dynamic than by their spectacular guest list.
2. The High Low
Listening to acclaimed journalists Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes discuss their weekly topics is like listening in on a chat between friends. Mixing the news you should know with the light relief of pop culture, The High Low makes for a fun alternative to scanning the weekly headlines. Plus, their extensive book recommendations are always worth jotting down in your phone’s notes.
A True-Crime Fix
3. The Teacher’s Pet
Delving deep into a murder case from the ‘80s that remains unsolved, The Teacher’s Pet scrutinises the disappearance of Lyn Dawson. A devoted wife and mother with a beautiful home above Sydney’s north beaches, her life appears perfect until dark secrets are uncovered. With each episode revealing a new turn in the case, this podcast is perfect for total escapism.
Addicted to the thrill of a true-crime story? Casefile proves that fact is scarier than fiction. Each week, this podcast covers chilling cases from cold-blooded murders to terrifying abductions. Prepare for a walk-through of shocking trials along with countless theories for those crimes that have never been solved to this day.
A Thirst for Knowledge
Covering terrorism for The New York Times, Rukmini Callimachi is on a mission to understand ISIS and what the war on terror really means for those involved. Caliphate is as educational for listeners as it is gripping, with its incredible storytelling making it a must-add to your podcasts list.
6. Getting Curious
Fans of Netflix’s Queer Eye will know and love Jonathan Van Ness already, and his podcast Getting Curious offers a further fix of his infections energy. In each episode the TV personality is joined by an expert in whatever topic Jonathan is curious about, ranging from gritty politics to analysing pop-culture icons.
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