Monday, March 15, 2021

Currently Listening To: Podcasts

In the past couple of months I've definitely started to listen to a lot more podcasts. With going into work every now and again, the walk to and from is about an hour and a half and with nothing else to do apart from walk, podcasts are the perfect company. I like music, but podcasts really make you lose track of time! 

Guardian In Focus (It's a Sin, Why is Sex & The City Coming Back To Our Screens & Dating in a Pandemic)

Firstly a recommendation podcast from my flatmate is Guardian in Focus. It first started with the Why Is Sex & The City coming back episode which gave a rundown on the reboot of the show, how they're making it more accessible, diverse and applicable to 2021 and what we can be expect. The It's a Sin episode is brilliant as they talk to an ex-nurse on the wards of hospitals during the AIDS epidemic. I find Guardian's podcasts both informative and I really enjoy the different themes as there is something for everyone.

Guardian In Focus' Freshwater 5 Series

This series deserves it's own separate recommendation. Another Guardian in Focus podcast, 'Freshwater 5' follows the investigation of 5 men who were sentenced to 104 years in total for a drugs smuggling along the English coast. 53 million pounds worth of cocaine, but the 5 men convicted have always insisted their innocence. There are 5 episodes of this podcast, which delves into the evidence and investigation. There are 5 episodes, with the last episode matching up to the week in which the men are going to court for their appeal. This podcast is incredibly compelling and really has you questioning the evidence, the accounts and the jury's decision.

Not Such Thing As A Fish

I randomly came across this podcast when I was walking home from work one day. Not A Fish is a weekly podcast with James Harkin; Andrew Hunter Murray; Anna Ptaszynski; Dan Schreiber, the writers of QI, come together to discuss their favourite 5 facts they've found that week. Now I love a random fact, I love a silly podcast and that's what this is. It's light hearted, sometimes comedic, sometimes actually education but I think this is such a great podcast if you like those sorts of char shows like QI, 8 out of 10 cats and Mock The Week.

Wondery 'Against The Odd's Thai Cave Rescue' 

I think we all remember the news story as to when 12 young Thai footballers went missing and were trapped inside the caves in Thailand. I remember following the story when it happened but didn't know that in-depth of the mission, the in-s and outs so when my boss recommended this podcast I knew it would be fascinating. I'm only on episode 2 but I've found it completely captivating, and engrossing. It's an incredible story and the way they've talked about it is so visual. 

Let me know in the comments below what you've been listening to recently, music/audiobooks/podcasts pop them down! 


  1. These sound like interesting podcasts, I need to start listening to podcasts again! x

    Lucy |

  2. I will definitely going to check these out.

  3. Aw I love a good podcast, I'm going to fav these to give them a listen during my runs! Have you heard of Shagged, Married, Annoyed by Chris & Rosie Ramsey? It's brilliant!

    Ana C,

  4. These are lovely recommendations! Not such a thing as a fish is such a random title it would have caught my attention as well :) xx

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  5. So many good recommendations! I've been getting into podcasts so much recently so definitely going to listen to some of these!

    Molly xx

  6. No matter how many podcasts I'm subscribed to (which is a fair amount), I'll always be down to hear more recommendations :') I love Wondery!! Quite a few of their historical pods are some that I have enjoyed/listen to regularly, so I'll have to add Against the Odds to my list there x

  7. I love when people recommend their podcasts. The Freshwater 5 sounds intriguing :)

  8. Interesting list! I will check these out, especially the last one because I was following the news when it happened wishing and hoping for everyone's safe rescue. It would be interesting to know the ins and out of the mission.

  9. Oh I remember the story about the Thai cave rescue. What a story! I think I'd enjoy listening to this podcast. Thank you for sharing your current favourites! Have a great weekend Caroline! x

    Julia x
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  10. Definitely adding a few of these onto my to listen to list! Thank you for sharing xx

  11. Love these recommendations! I've just added a few to my library.
    Thanks for sharing x

    Steff |

  12. Feel like we need the follow up with your thoughts on the upheld decision of Freshwater 5!!


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