Podcasts are wonderful when you’re driving a long way and the news is too annoying (which is most of the time at the moment!)
These are my discoveries, I hope you find this list helpful
Answer me this – any question that the listeners phone in will be answered, with quite a bit of amusing chat and unusual facts mixed in
Athletico mince – amazingly creative and bizarre and hilarious collection of football impersonations, meat restaurant menus, bad songs, quizzes and comedy character creations , I just love the creativity of this podcast, it’s my favourite of them all
Dear Joan and Jericha– Sounds like a respectable and almost cosy medical phone-in but it is in fact an incredibly filthy and bizarre comedy, Not for the easily offended
Soda jerker – interviews with famous musicians about how they wrote their most popular songs and albums
99% invisible – an in-depth study of how design and architecture are all around us, influencing us without us realising
No such thing as a fish – interesting factoids discussed
Intelligence squared – just that
This paranormal life – to complete idiots discuss possible paranormal theories like is Donald Trump a Time Traveler? Surprisingly interesting
That Peter Crouch podcast – amusing and informative football chat – what does it really like to be a professional footballer?
The guilty feminist – female based amusing discussions
Reasons to be cheerful – weirdly featuring Ed Miliband the show considers genuine ways to make the world better. Mostly serious but with a little bit of humour as well
Soul music – famous songs examined, with the effect they had on people’s lives
Desert Island Discs – classic
In our time – personally I like the science ones but Melvyn Bragg covers all the knowledge in the world, how on earth does he do it?
Song by song – The complete works of Tom Waits, one song at a time. Start with rain dogs!
Fast forward – alternative visions of the future explored
How to be awesome at your job– interviews with all sorts of business experts, including me in episode 162, but it’s a good format and lots of interesting ideas to be had
Walking the dog – Relaxed interviews with celebrities as they walk, check out David Sedaris and Ricky Gervais for a start
The Week Unwrapped – three obscure stories from this weeks news examined
The wealthy speaker podcast – specialised podcast for people who speak or want to speak for a living; very meaty, this podcast tells you everything