8 podcasts you should be listening to
What would we do without podcasts? Finally a way to catch up on the rest of the world without staring at a screen or finding yourself in the middle of a fight in the comments section. What's more you can squeeze extra learning into otherwise wasted time stuck in traffic on the way to work or meandering through the supermarket aisles.
We've rounded up our favourite useful podcasts of 2017 that are sure to help you feel a little wiser.
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Call Your Girlfriend
Long distance besties, Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow cover latest news, culture and entertainment across the U.S. Full of laughs and super real feminist rants.
The tripleJ radio program hosted by Tom Tilly, covering news, music, culture and current affairs with youth in mind. Hear both sides of the story and make up your own mind, in a listen-whenever-you-want podcast form.
Sex, Love and Relationships
Love, Happiness and Success Podcast
Dr Lisa Marie Bobby is a psychologist, marriage counsellor and life coach. She covers a variety of topics, from personal well being and dating through to long term relationships and marriage and explains useful strategies to implement into your life to get the best out of your relationships.
The Hook Up
Honestly, just go listen to all of tripleJ. Hannah Reilly gets real and talks about everything you've been thinking as well as some stuff that's probably never even crossed your mind.
Philosophy and other big questions
Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher and author. Each week he interviews interesting authors, philosophers, speakers and scientists and explores controversial questions about the human mind, society and current affairs.
Under the Skin
You probably know Russell Brand as the funny guy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Get Him to the Greek. But in more recent years, Russell has explored much bigger questions around news and philosophy. Regardless of whether you agree with his views, Russell interviews fascinating guests each week and will make you laugh while exploring deep societal and philosophical ideas.
Science and History
Debunking "fake news" by weighing up scientific research supporting and refuting fads (like paleo diets) and bigger phenomena (like climate change). Science Vs sifts through all the science so you don't have to.
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds choose topics from (mostly American) history and expose their ridiculousness.