Podcasts to Entertain The Curious Mind
It can be difficult wading through millions of podcasts to find the quality ones that won’t bore you to tears. So, we have rounded up a few of the best to titillate your curious mind and to give you a bit of a giggle here and there.
1. ARMCHAIR EXPERT
Armchair Expert is a weekly podcast hosted by American actors Dax Shepard and Monica Padman. They interview celebrities, journalists, and academics about “the messiness of being human”. Let’s celebrate the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment.
You can listen to Armchair Expert here.
A series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier in partnership with Gimlet Media. Each season, they investigate the culture of crime in a different city. Hosts Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier’s investigation into the mob in Rhode Island’s capital brings to light truly staggering connections between the infamous Patriarca family and a number of high-profile politicians in the state – including former mayor Buddy Cianci.
You can listen to Crimetown here.
3. UNDER THE SKIN
A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what’s beneath the surface of the people we admire, the ideas that define our time, and the history we’re told. Speaking with guests from the worlds of academia, popular culture, and the arts, Russell seeks to uncover the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.
You can listen to Under the Skin here.
4. THE HIGH LOW
A weekly conversation between writers Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, that covers highbrow and lowbrow culture.
You can listen to The High Low here.
5. HOSTEING LAURA JACKSON
In her debut podcast series, broadcaster, interiors fanatic, food lover and founder of Hoste – Laura Jackson is handing over the apron strings to chat food, travel and interiors with guests that do the hosting. If you want to know all about their hosting secrets, inside their black book for restaurants, in-the-know holiday destinations or even where they shop for vintage crockery – this is the podcast for you.
You can listen to HOSTEing here.
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