Hands up if staying in has resulted in a huge spike in your screen time! Between Zoom meetings, catch ups with family and friends over video calls, and a night of Netflix binge, our screens have become our saviours. But we’re now feeling the screen fatigue kicking in. Podcasts, those earworms for when we need a break from Instagram scrolling, is just what life in curbs, curfews and lockdowns, ordered.
Whether you’re new to the medium, or you’ve exhausted all of your favourites, here’s a list of podcasts you can tune into while breaking a sweat, taking a socially distanced walk, or just chilling in your bathtub with a glass of vino.
Chanel’s new podcast series features diverse talents from art, architecture, film, dance, music, and fashion for intimate conversations on what the future of culture holds. Guests include personalities such as Tilda Swinton, Pharrell Williams, British Vogue EIC Edward Enninful, and Tim Blanks of The Business of Fashion.
Where Should We Begin?
Described as ‘a podcast for anyone who has ever loved’, this insightful podcast delves into intimate stories of real-life couples as therapist Esther Perel helps them navigate difficulties in their relationships. Trust us, you will relate.
The Gilmore Guys Show
Are you too obsessed with Lorelai and Rory’s simple suburban life in Stars Hollow? Here’s a podcast that analyses each and every Gilmore Girls episode ever. The podcast presents two points of view - while Kevin T. Porter is a Gilmore Girls veteran, Demi Adejuyigbe gives his reactions watching the show for the first time. Just in time for Gilmore Girls’ Netflix India debut.
What Would The Aunties Say?
What Would The Aunties Say? is a peek into the struggles faced by the Asian community, broken down into engaging and reflective conversations by Youtuber and influencer, Anchal. Hailed as a ‘must-hear for all brown girls’, the podcast is jam-packed with relatable anecdotes.
‘A lot of you have been asking about my skincare routine…’ Beauty editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins spill the tea (tree) on everything beauty every Wednesday. From product hits and misses, to at-home DIY solutions, and unpacking inspirational success stories, you wouldn’t want to buy a thing without listening to this podcast first!
The Gurls Talk Podcast
Hosted by British-Ghanian model and activist Adwoa Aboah, this podcast series digs deep focusing on mental health. She chats with prominent figures such as Dua Lipa, Serena Williams, Jorja Smith, and more - sharing their experiences on various topics that need to tabled in these times.
Respectfully Disagree is a podcast series by The Swaddle, a digital platform that focuses on health, gender, and culture. The team gets together and discusses topics on which they have opposing perspectives, explore different angles and viewpoints. With subjects ranging from pop culture to ethics - each conversation is equal parts entertaining and informative.