Top 5 free podcasts to get you through the walk to uni.
Walking to uni amongst other mundane activities, can be made so much more interesting if we only had something exciting to listen to. Cue the podcast. Your new best friend when beginning your duller duties. The podcast has been around for 10 years and is the cooler, younger relative of the radio. They’re super easy to download and you can listen to them on the go!
Take a look at our top 5 podcasts to brighten up your day and to inject some fun into your chores.
Better yet, they’re all free!
1. Bonnie and Maud
Brooklyn-based film critics, Eleanor Kagan and Kseniya Yarosh, talk film from a female perspective. Their shows don’t entirely focus on Hollywood releases but they love to share snippets of info about the films, actors and directors that have tickled their fancy. This 20-60 minute podcast is monthly and can be found on bonnieandmaude.com.
2. Doug Loves Movies
On the opposite end of the scale to the previous podcast, Doug Benson, a mellow stoner comedian from the states, talks film and huge blockbuster releases. The comedian invites a star studded line up, including big names such as Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler to sit down and play film related games such as ‘Whose Tag Line Is It Anyway?’, where guests must guess the film from the tag line alone. Head over to www.douglovesmovies.com to download the podcast.
3. The Infinite Monkey Cage
TV-friendly physicist, Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, study absolutely everything from alien abduction to forensic science. Each 30-40 minute podcast focuses on a particular subject every week, so you are sure to learn something different each time you listen. This hilarious yet absurd podcast can be found over on bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc.
4. Stuff Mom Never Told You
Something for the girls, this podcast is basically Loose Women with a twist. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin address female-centric questions, jam-packed with lots of statistics, interviews and anecdotes from their listeners. Find this podcast over on howstuffworks.com for your weekly dose of 30-40 minute shows.
5. Sodajerker On Songwriting
This programme is dedicated to the to the art and craft of songwriting. Liverpudlian songwriting duo, Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor, play host to a show which features interviews with the best and most successful songwriters and musicians on the scene. Download now from https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sodajerker-on-songwriting/id479679002.
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