I started listening to podcasts a few years ago, mainly to follow the YouTubers I subscribe to as several where emerging on to iTunes as well as the video platform. It took me a while until I realised how many actually have a genuine interest in podcasts, not just to follow their idols. I have since discovered several amazing podcasts that I now listen to religiously when I can and I thought I would share them with you here.

Ted Radio Hour

Genre: Informational

@TEDRadioHour

If you are a fan of Ted Talks, then Ted Radio Hour is definitely something you would be interested in. The most inspiring and smart people in the world have helt talks at Ted's stages all around the globe. Ted Radio hour takes these talks and collects them to one packed hour. The talks that are generally on the same topic in one place. It is not a podcast you can only semi listen to, to get the big picture of what they are talking about.

No Such Thing As A Fish

Genre: Informational humor

https://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Such-Thing-as-a-Fish/

QI has a team who finds all of the interesting facts that they discuss on the show. The exact same team has their own podcast where in between all the research and the TV show, they talk about the interesting and extremely funny facts that they find. Each member of the team has one fact they want to focus on and then they discuss out from that. This is a perfect podcast to listen to if you just want to relax and not focus too much on one thing. Warning: Listening to this podcast while going for a walk might make you look incredibly silly as you will be grinning for yourself most of the time walking down the street. People might be frightened. 

Smart Agency by Jason Swenk

Genre: Informational/Creative Industry

@jswenk

If you are in the creative industry this is the podcast for you. Either if you own your own agency or work for one and wish to improve business. Jason Swenk has so many amazing insights that are useful for anyone within the industry to know. He has different podcasts. Ask Swenk where you can send in questions and he will answer them. These are usually short so if you are a busy person and have limited time to listen to podcast, this is ideal. Other times he as longer podcasts where he interviews industry people. This is definitely on the top of my list (but not literally in this post). 

That's not Metal

Genre: Music 

@NotMetalPod 

If you are like me and you like to follow the alternative music industry (metal, punk, rock etc) this is a good way to keep up to date on the newest happenings. These two British guys sum up what has been in the news, review albums, gigs and talk about festival. Myself, I sometimes find it difficult to pay attention to all the bands I love (and there are plenty of them) and keep up with what they are all doing. Social media does help, but I don't follow all of them on every platform. Announcements do fall through the cracks with me. This is my solution to eliminate that problem and I can get updates on when some of my favourite bands are releasing new albums and singles! (Finally) 

Du Vil Ikke høre

Genre: Talk show 

www.facebook.com/duvilikkehore

This is a Norwegian podcast so if you don't speak the language this is unfortunately not for you. If you do speak Norwegian, yay! This is a podcast by one of my best friends where three girls sit down and just chat. Mainly they talk a lot about sex, dating and general topics with a feminist theme covering the talks most of the time. It is definitely a liberal, love is love, kind of podcast asking real questions in life. The amount of times they have talked about general life things for a girl in her 20's that I could relate to on a level I've never experienced, is incredible. I would definitely say that they are a liberal Norwegian version of Sex and the City, of our time. Because let's face it, SATC isn't that relevant anymore. No one get's a date simply by going grocery shopping unless it was already agreed on Tinder to meet up there. 

Ricky Richards Represent

@MrRickyRichards

Genre: Talk show/Creative Industry 

Ricky Richards is a creative director in London. I've been following his career for maybe a year or two and he is one talented go getter! He recently announced on Anchor that he is starting up he own podcast where he will be interviewing his friends and contacts within the creative industry simply to have interesting talks. Currently he has not uploaded any podcasts except for the introductory one. This is a podcast I am very excited to see how it will develop through time and what interesting talks it will entail. 

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If you have any podcasts you think would fit well with this list please let me know. I am always looking for new people to listen to.