Podcasts - Current Favourites

Since moving to London, I've been walking a LOT. We didn't buy a car right away as we wanted to get settled and find a permanent place to live. Now that we're getting settled into our new house, we are realizing that we really don't need one. We've also both noticed that without watching what we eat (in fact, we've become a bit gluttonous now that we're trying all the delicious cuisine that London has to offer) we have lost a couple of inches from all the walking!

Something I really enjoy is using the time I have while walking all over the place to listen to podcasts. You can learn so much from them. Plus the cheapskate in me loves that they're free! Check back regularly for what we're listening to.

Here are a few that I like that don't turn up in the "usual" lists that I've read elsewhere.

1. The High Low

Pandora Sykes and Dolly Aldridge make up the team behind this hilarious, innovative and informative weekly show. The British duo have those lovely posh accents that were honed in fancy boarding schools. Both are somewhat anti- establishment in that they are clearly from well to do families but they seem to eschew the traditions they were brought up with and are both feminists looking out for the underdog.They have wit and intelligence oozing out of every sentence (sometimes perhaps a bit too much) but it's nice to listen to two eloquent millennials. You will rarely, if ever, hear "like" or "you know" uttered by the pair. So if you want to be entertained and informed at the same time with their take on current events, the books they're reading and what fun stuff they've been up to on the weekend, they have excellent taste and I find myself looking forward to the next episode every week.

2. The Art of Charm

This one may be a bit of a stretch for some of you but I'm a lady in my 30's who really enjoys this podcast so who am I not to throw it out there for our lovely readers to experience. I think this show is meant as a pick up bible for young men who have no game. I get the feeling the guys who created it were less than popular in high school and are passing on the wisdom they have gained over years of honing their "art of charm". The thing is, I find the subject matter highly applicable for every day life - both in relationships and at work - and thoroughly enjoy it. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

3. Fashion No Filter

This one is definitely for those who love fashion and want to get into the nitty gritty discussions. They have wisely themed each episode and have bite sized interviews with fashion's movers and shakers peppered throughout each show. Like the High Low, these girls are intelligent, well spoken and super polished. They are taking a seemingly vacuous subject matter and breaking it down to show the business behind the pretty clothes. I really enjoy it as I love clothes and find the fashion industry ridiculous but intriguing...I do wish they put episodes out more frequently though.

4. The Lively Show

This show is great as the host Jess Lively interviews a TON of interesting people. It's super motivating. I get so much out of listening to successful people's histories and routines. Her website says she has over 8 million downloads and I believe it.

Let us know what your favourite podcasts are!