With the leaves turning golden brown and the nights drawing in it’s the perfect time to get addicted to a new podcast.
We’ve handpicked 10 Podcasts to Listen to this Autumn to give you laugh out loud moments, culture adventures, new music recommendations and intellectual debate.
Listen to comedian Deborah Francis-White and special guests as they start each episode with “I’m a feminist, BUT…’ to discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” and confess their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears. Past Guilty Feminist guests have included Aisling Bea, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Shappi Khorsandi.
For those times when you need lewd language and laughs a minute, hit play on The Adam Buxton Podcast. Listen back to hear Adam convincing comedian Lolly Adefope to watch The Crown (she’s not convinced), Charlie Brooker impersonating Jimmy Carr’s laugh and Bob Mortimer talking about his fishing show with Paul Whitehouse.
Reggie Yates’ Talk Stew podcast may sadly be no more, but fear not as he’s back with the brand spanking new The Reggie Yates Podcast and it’s all about storytelling. Listen as Reggie and former Talk Stew guests Owencutts and, the often shoeless, Uzo Oleh chew the fat talking about everything from the Arsenal player’s car park to Cronos’ relationship with his new hairline.
From John Water’s 90s cult film Serial Mom to the hit podcast Serial, the exploits of serial killers have always proved to be a source of endless fascination. Comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean add to the canyon with their podcast All Killa No Filla as they talk murder and macabre, of the well known and less known serial killers, and have a right laugh doing it.
Jessie Ware continues to cook up a storm with her Mum Lennie as famous friends pop round to chat at her dinner table. Listen back to Table Manners to hear Jesse and Lennie’s first live podcast with Adam Buxton at Latitude 2018, Ed Sheeran revealing that his nickname is Two Dinners Teddy and Sandi Toksvig dishing all about Bake Off. We can’t wait to see what delectable dinner table delights they’ll be serving up this autumn.
Was Albert Einstein a kindly uncle or ego-maniac? Did Roald Dahl have a penchant for telling fibs? No one is safe as Russell Kane and panelists examine the gritty backstories of some of the history’s most legendary cultural icons to weigh up the good and bad. Listen back to series one now and get ready for series two coming soon, which will feature a podcast live from Latitude 2018 with the Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious getting the Evil Genius treatment.
Have your curious mind well and truly satisfied by Book Shambles, part of The Comic Shambles Network, as literature, science, philosophy, comedy, politics and, well, pretty much everything is discussed by hosts Robin Ince and Josie Long. Guests have included Stewart Lee talking latest reads with Michael Legge, comedian Sara Pascoe discussing free speech and baby books and two Latitude 2018 specials with punk pop poet Brigitte Aphrodite, poet Luke Wright and novelist Matt Haig.
Former Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband and Song Award-winning radio Geoff Lloyd loved ideas so much that they dedicated a whole podcast to them and we’re so thrilled they did. Enlighten yourself and laugh out loud at the host’s infectious,self-deprecating humour as Ed, Geoff and guests take on big topics, such as: how to tackle food waste, protecting kids from tech overload, overcoming the workplace gender divide and much more in their Reasons To Be Cheerful podcast.
Grab a stool at Ian McMillan’s ‘late-night language lock-in’, The Verb. This weekly Radio 3 podcast brings you the very best in poetry, new writing and performance. Past guests have included Booker Prize winning poet and novelist Michael Ondaatje, travel writer Jan Morris and poet Douglas Dunn.
Lovingly curated by a music nerd for music nerds, The Three Track podcast hosted by comedian Gabriel Ebulue is the place to tune into to unearth gleaming musical gems. In each podcast, a guest joins Gabriel to pick their three favourite tracks, choosing anything from chart toppers, B-side rarities to guilty pleasures, and speak about what music means to them.
Latitude Festival returns to the beautiful surrounds of Henham Park, Suffolk on 18th-21st July for more music, arts, comedy, spoken word, theatre, dance and much more.