5 of my Favourite Podcasts for Commuting

I only started listening to podcasts last year and now I’m obsessed. I’m someone who listens to the same music over and over again and a podcast just keeps me more interested on my commute, especially when I walk to work (about 45 minutes). I like listening to a mix of genres, sometimes more chatty and lighthearted, and also more informative ones. I am always on the hunt for new ones, so please tell me your faves in the comments!
I love love love this podcast, and is written by a UK blogger/creative mentor who I have followed online for years, Jen Carrington. She describes it as ‘a podcast for curious, big-hearted, purpose-driven creatives’ and it is totally inspiring for any bloggers, creatives, or entrepreneurs. It’s full of interesting interviews with creative people, covering things from money to burn-out to the online world. It’s such a good quality podcast – go and listen!
The description ‘a podcast for long distance besties everywhere’ really caught my attention last year when I had just left all my besties behind in England! It’s basically like listening to two friends chat over the phone every episode, and they discuss everything from politics and the news, to Beyonc√© and menstruation (always menstruation, haha!). Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are two amazingly intelligent, honest, and funny women. I was listening to these episodes chronologically as I was hooked and I still haven’t caught up to 2016 as there are so many episodes! They are hilarious and make me talk in an American accent for a while after listening to them. ‘I mean…’

I’m pretty sure that anyone who has listened to a podcast has listened to this but if you haven’t, where have you been?! If you liked Making a Murderer on Netflix, you will like this. In fact I think it is better as it is supposedly less biased and they go into a lot more detail. Adnan Syed was convicted of murder at the age of 17 and the podcast delves into the murder investigation to try and discover if he was wrongly convicted. I remember arriving at work a couple of times and having to stand outside for another 5 minutes because I just couldn’t stop listening!
I’m a big fan of Lena Dunham and her work, and her podcast does not disappoint apart from the fact that it is a ‘miniseries’ and is way too short! The podcast covers female friendships, work, love, bodies, and Emma Stone makes a small feature in every episode which is the cherry on top of the cake because she is totally on my list of girl crushes.

Each episode is about an hour long and gathers a few Ted talks with similar themes. I have gone and downloaded a few which sound interesting to me rather than subscribing to them all. ‘Simply Happy’ was my favourite so far, exploring what makes humans happy.
A few others I have been giving a go… 
I only started listening to this a week ago but it’s entertaining for someone planning a wedding. It’s by comedian Aleisha McCormack who gives wedding planning tips and interviews bloggers, wedding planners, and brides. I find she takes a while to get to the point sometimes and I get a bit impatient, but it’s given me some interesting ideas and has actually made me think I need a ‘Pintervention’ 
I follow Deliciously Stella on Instagram and she cracks me up. She pokes lighthearted fun at the whole healthy lifestyle trend that has emerged in the last few years and her humour is quite refreshing. I’ve only listened to a couple of episodes but she’s pretty funny.

My friend recommended this to me and I remember I had some trouble with my old phone at the time so I only got through a couple of episodes before it malfunctioned, but I need to download it again because it’s hilarious! It’s basically a guy and a couple of his friends reading out a porn novel that his dad has written… yep.
What are your favourites?!

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    Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime
    July 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I must admit I have never really gotten into the whole podcast thing mainly because I never really know where to start so I will definitely be giving some of these a listen. xx


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    Nancy Straughan
    July 13, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I need to start listening to Bridechilla. You should try Mortified too, adults read out their teenage diaries in front of an audience and it’s sooo funny and uplifting!

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    Jesse Lili
    July 24, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Enjoyed this post Polly and I’m a podcast-lover too! Some things you might enjoy if you have room to trial a few more: 99% invisible, Death Sex and Money, Millennial, Strangers and Love and Radio.

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