Five perfect podcast pick-me-ups
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With so many podcasts to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to start. So, if you’re looking for a simpler lifestyle, want to find your happy place, or spend more quality time with the kids, here’s our pick of the best.
The Simple Sophisticate
If you long for a simple life and prefer quality over quantity, then look no further than Shannon Ables for inspiration. She posts every other Monday. Catch her tips on travel – Paris is a popular spot - fashion and living your best life without unsettling your bank balance. There’s also advice to motivate you to achieve your goals.
Listen on iTunes or Stitcher
Fearne Cotton - The Happy Place
Where’s your happy place? Broadcaster Fearne Cotton hosts this weekly guide to finding mental freedom. Having bounced back from depression herself, Fearne is well-placed to discuss the topic, which she chats through with a celebrity guest or expert every week, helping you discover how to unleash your inner happiness.
Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher
Five Minutes with Dad
Join Pavlos, Angela and their dad Nick every week as they discuss important life skills like how to make big problems smaller, or care for classmates. The upbeat chats are aimed at helping you spend more quality time with your children and helping them to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings. By the end of each episode, you’ll want to be best friends with this lively family.
Listen on Audible, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher
Rule of Three
If you’re looking for a light-hearted podcast, catch up with comedy writers Jason Hazely and Joel Morris as they invite fellow comedians to talk about something that makes them chuckle in life. It could be a TV show, book or even another comedian. Previous guests on the Best Arts & Culture Podcast 2020 winner of the British Podcast Awards, include Eddie Izzard and Joe Thomas of Inbetweeners fame. With over 70 episodes to tune into, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Listen on Apple podcasts
Table Manners with Jessie Ware
Join Jessie Ware as she invites big names from the world of showbiz and politics over to her house for a chat. As they tuck into a delicious meal – cooked by her mum Lennie – it’s real fly-on-the-wall stuff. Recent guests on this weekly package include Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jenna Coleman. Watch out for colourful language at times, but for lovers of great food and the world of entertainment – this one’s for you.
Listen on BBC Sounds and Apple Podcasts