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Comedy & Entertainment Podcasts:
- Something Rhymes with Purple, by Susie Dent & Gyles Brandreth. What are the origins, meanings and insights into how and why we use the words we do. Weekly.
- Off Menu, by Ed Gamble and James Acaster. Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Weekly.
- RHLSTP, by Richard Herring. An award-winning series in which Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy. Weekly.
- Di’s Salon, by Diane Buswell. Before Strictly Come Dancing, Dianne was a full-time professional hairdresser and for her new podcast she’ll be going back to her roots as she invites some famous faces to join her in a virtual salon. Weekly.
- The Infinite Monkey Cage, by Brian Cox and Robin Ince. Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists’ eyes. Weekly.
- Grounded, by Louis Theroux. Stuck at home, Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to from all walks of life and on both sides of the Atlantic. Weekly.
- We Write the Songs, by Gary Barlow. Speaks to fellow acclaimed songwriters. Weekly.
- Composer of the Week, by BBC3. A guide to composers and their music compiled from the week’s programmes. Weekly.
- Punch Up the Jam, by Miel Bredouw. With special guests to revisit, review and revise the pop songs of our past, and offer an improved “punched-up” version. Weekly.
- David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast. Join David Walliams as he goes on a marvellous musical journey of discovery and meets some of the most famous names from the history of music. Weekly.
- What’s the T, by Rupaul and Michelle Visage. Discussing pop culture, advice, beauty and behind the scenes of their Emmy Award Winning show, Rupaul’s Drag Race. Weekly.
- The Trend Reporter by Emmy Award winning TV journalist Mara Schiavocampo. The latest in wellness, beauty, style, and fitness. Weekly.
- Good Influence by Gemma Styles. Gemma meets a guest, who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about. Weekly.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour, by Linda Holmes & others. The buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. 5 Days a week.
- RunPod, by Global. Special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Weekly.
- History Hit, by Dan Snow. Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Daily.
- Ask the Geographer, by The Royal Geographical Society. The latest geographical research. Listen to the full collection here. Twice a month.
- My Favourite Theorem, by Dr Knudson. If you are interested in getting to know the different theorems and lives of mathematicians, these podcasts are really for you. Monthly.
Support your wellbeing as you work
10 days of positive thinking, TED Talks. A fun, uplifting challenge: For the next 10 days, watch one TED Talk from this list to shift yourself into a life of positive thinking. Daily.
Feel Better, Live More Podcast, by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. stories from leading health experts and exciting personalities who offer easy health life-hacks, expert advice and debunk common health myths giving you the tools to revolutionise how you eat, sleep, move and relax. Twice a week.