Podcast picks

Podcast Picks (July 2020)

Podcast picks are back! Here I share three podcasts you should try.

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The Guardian Long Read

  • Similar to the Curio app – audio versions of their long read articles on
  • Good variety of voices – some by the writers themselves others voiced by a wide range of voice actors.
  • Long read articles covers various topics – The environment, AI, COVID-19, the rise of ALDI supermarkets (a favourite of mine)
  • Great passive listen – while working or relaxing
  • Easy listen in terms of voices
  • Not for those looking for a short podcast to listen to
  • Search “The Guardian Audio Long Read” in your podcast app or search engine.

WTF1 Podcast

  • Podcast by Formula 1 website
  • First discovered them on YouTube
  • Race reviews, F1 news and features
  • Features including “That Time When” – discussing key moments in F1 history, my favourite.
  • Different style to other F1 podcasts
  • WTF1 – aimed at – mainly – the millennial generation
  • Nice, approachable style
  • Roundtable format works nicely
  • Primarily Hosted Matt Gallagher – about to co-commentate for F1TV and the F2 World Feed this coming weekend.
  • Search for “WTF1 Podcast” in your podcasting app or search engine

Nick Abbot Habit

  • Podcast by UK talk station LBC
  • Presented by Nick Abbot – formerly of Virgin Radio and Talk Radio in the 1990s among other UK stations.
  • Best bits of his Friday and Saturday night shows
  • Personally selected by Nick
  • Dry sense of humour and sarcastic – my kind of humour
  • Around 30 minutes long
  • Zany style with clips from his soundbox and mocking silly callers
  • Search “The Nick Abbot Habit” in your podcast app or search engine

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Podcast Picks (December 2019)

Time for a new monthly feature on my blog – podcast picks.

Each month I will pick three podcasts I am listening to which I recommend you to listen, as a podcaster and listener.

Below are the bare essentials – listen to the podcast at the top of this post for fuller details.

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My podcast picks for December 2019

History of the 90s

A Canadian podcast produced by Curiouscast and presented by journalist Kathy Kenzora. Looking out at events that shaped the 1990s and society as a whole going forward.

Covering events from The Lion King to the OJ Simpson trial.

Nicely produced, clear, factual, journalistic presenting style with good production values. Kathy also helps much younger listeners to understand the world before social media and mobile phones.

You can find out more about the podcast here.

Beyond the Grid

An official Formula 1 interview podcast talking to the key figures within F1 both past and present – from Lewis Hamilton to Tony Brookes.

I’m a huge motorsport fan especially Formula One, "the pinnacle of motorsport" and (I guess a motorsport geek too). Even I’m learning new things all the time.

Presented by journalist and former BBC pitlane reporter Tom Clarkson. His laid back, approachable interviewing style is perfect for this podcast.

You can find out more about Beyond The Grid here.

The Chillout Lounge Mix

  • Music podcast that’s about lounge ambient music.
  • Just the music and no chat.
  • Good, especially if you need a de-stresser.

You can find out more about The Chillout Lounge Mix here

To recap, this month’s three podcast picks are:

  • History of the 90s
  • Beyond The Grid
  • The Chillout Lounge Mix