The podcasts that you will fall in love with

We all have those podcasts that we feel closer to than some of our actual friends. Right? ...right? 

The following are podcasts that have been handpicked as the perfect accomplice to any sort of outing. Commuting to work, going on a jog *brisk walk to free coffee at Waitrose*, waiting patiently for your first date to bloody show up already... these podcasts are guaranteed to make you feel calm, cool and collected at those most vital of moments. 

 

Adam Buxton

Adam lives in Norfolk and begins each podcast on a walk in a field with his dog called Rosie. Rosie is seen in the video above. The above video of Rosie went viral 🐶 Adam is very funny but also warm and comforting. Adam is a warm mug of Horlicks spiked with some kind of strong prescription tranquilliser. He has also been in films like 'Hot Fuzz', 'Stardust' and was in a particularly wonderful episode of Richard Ayoade's Travel Man in Portugal.  

 

Marc Maron

Instagram/marcmaron

Instagram/marcmaron

Marc's strong American accent might be a bit of a shock after the dulcet tones of Buxy 🇺🇸 But give it time and Marc will enter your soul like chocolate sauce being poured on a sponge cake... erm. Anyway, he's cool. He is so cool in fact that ex-President Obama went to his shed to be interviewed by him (Marc interviews everyone in his shed. He also sometimes plays his guitar at the end of the episodes.)

 

There's no such thing as a fish

Badoo

Badoo

If you love QI, Stephen Fry, having random facts to bring out at dinner parties and enjoy listening to very intelligent but also very funny people then you will love this podcast. Dan, James, Andy, Anna and the other QI Elves 🎄 (researchers for QI) make the podcast each week and it's really quite interesting. Highlights have included finding out that relatively speaking if humans had similar sized sperm to a fruit fly it would be the size of a dolphin whale 🐋 You can even buy a vinyl of it (the podcast, not the sperm). 

 

News Roast

BBC

BBC

This one comes from the funny and gorgeous (just me?) guys from BBC's 'The Revolution Will Be Televised' where they take the piss of politicians and the BNP and things like that 💪 They interview really great guests like Ian Hislop that came out this week. 

 

Desert Island Discs

BBC

BBC

Let Kirsty whisk you away to the paradise of a desert island, a celebrity, music and the soothing tones of her sexy Scottish voice. The perfect foursome. And you also get to grow your music knowledge with Desert Island Discs. 🎵

 

Babbage 

The Economist

The Economist

The Economist makes loads of podcast and literally all of them are worth a listen. You learn about all kinds of things but equally fall in love with the hosts. That's what happened with Babbage. Named after Charles Babbage a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology 🔭 But it's the host Kenneth Cukier who makes our knees weak as we walk to work. Look out for the way he varies saying 'This is the Economist' at the close of each podcast. 

 

Got any suggestions of your own? We'd love to hear them in the comments below! Though, as always, so many podcasts, so little time. xoxo

 

Feature Image: BBC