Podcasts You Have to Listen To

Podcasts have become increasingly popular over the last few years and with more people making them than ever before, there are so many options on almost any subject you could think of.

1. Tunnel 29

Tunnel 29 is a podcast made by BBC Radio 4 and is based on the true story of a mission to dig a tunnel under the Berlin wall to escape East Germany. The 10-episode series is full of exciting twists and turns that will have you hooked and excited to listen to the next episode. 

It’s a thrilling podcast that makes a great soundtrack for a long drive or commute and will set your imagination wild on what would otherwise be a mundane journey.

2. My Dad Wrote a Porno

My Dad Wrote a Porno is one of the top streamed podcasts and for good reason. It’s a light-hearted series where Jamie Morton attempts to read an erotic novel written by no other than his very own dad. He is joined by James Cooper and Radio 1’s Alice Levine in a hilarious journey where they read the novel whilst taking time to break it down and laugh at the hilarious plot. The result; a hilariously cringe-worthy podcast that will have you laughing out loud whether you’re on the bus or just listening at home whilst studying. There’s a reason it’s one of the most streamed podcasts in the world and it’s definitely worth checking out.

3. Desert Island Discs

The Desert Island Discs podcast is an adaption of the hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show where celebrities and people who have achieved great things are interviewed to find out more about their lives. However, it’s not just a standard interview as the podcast is based on the idea that each interviewee would be stranded on a Desert Island and they have to choose eight songs to take with them, as well as a book and luxury item of their choice.

It’s a great podcast giving the audience an insight into the lives of some of the most successful people in the world. There are hundreds of episodes to choose from with a new one released weekly meaning you’ll never run out of options.

4. My Favourite Murder

My Favourite Murder is a hit podcast in which the hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark talk about a notorious murder combined with useful tips about life and self-care. It’s a hilarious podcast that combines the thriller of murder mystery with the dark humour of the hosts to provide a great podcast that will have you hooked. New episodes are released weekly and the podcasts get over 19 million weekly listeners showing just how popular the show really is. It’s a great podcast to listen to and relax after a day of studying or working and will be sure to have you laughing to yourself wherever you choose to listen.

5. TED Talks Daily

TED Talks Daily is a fascinating educational podcast in which they post daily 15-minute talks about relevant topics in the world today. The podcast is based on the world-famous TED Talk series where experts present about their field of expertise in exciting, easy to understand talks that will allow you to get an idea of complex topics in bitesize chucks.

The series has had top industry experts in a huge range of fields present so you are sure to find something of interest whether it’s about human psychology, business acumen or something else.

So, these five podcasts are sure to keep you entertained for hours no matter what you’re interested in. There is something for everyone whether you want light-hearted comedy or something more educational. Be sure to let us know what you think of these and let us know your favourite podcast in the comments below.

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