I got into podcasts as late as 2017 but once I found some I liked, I was hooked and how! I usually listen to series revolving around fashion, beauty, business and of course, food. I'm absolutely obsessed with At Home With Lily and Anna, Outspoken Beauty and Fashion No Filter but keep reading to see what I've been listening to on repeat all through June.
Table Manners with Jessie Ware and her mum Lennie is a must-listen for foodies or anyone even remotely interested in food. Jessie and her mum (in pre-Covid times) invited guests into their home, cooked them a delicious meal and chatted with them about their experiences with food throughout their lives. So far, some of my favourite episodes have been the ones with Dan Levy, Emilia Clarke and Yotam Ottolenghi. At the end of the episode, they always ask the guest what their 'Last Supper' would be – they get to pick a starter, a main, a dessert and a drink of choice. Obviously, I have my answer prepared – I'd start with a bread basket with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, my main would be a pasta bake (with tomato and mascarpone sauce, chicken, mushroom and olives), for dessert I'd want a rich chocolate mousse and I'd wash it all down with a crisp white wine... yes, my mouth is already watering, brb.
Sentimental in the City is another podcast I can't stop talking about. Authors Caroline O'Donoghue and Dolly Alderton go through each season of Sex and the City in each episode and talk about the themes, characters and lasting messages. They're very vocal about not being 'Carrie-haters' but it's hilarious to listen to them break each pivotal moment down, question the abundance or sometimes lack of logic in the series and in their own words: "(they) don't know the most about Sex and the City, (they) just feel the most about Sex and the City".
Things You Can’t Ask Yer Mum was one of the first podcasts I ever listened to and I still go back and re-listen to some of the older episodes just because it really feels like I'm sat across Lizzy and Lindsey at a pub and we're all chatting about everything under the sun. The pair talk about everything from friendships, money, comparison to relationships, exes and sex, and somehow in the same episode can make me laugh with my shoulders shaking or cry while I'm on the treadmill (don't ask). My favourite episodes are Magaluf Sex Diaries with Lindsey’s friend Laura and the one with Lizzy's mum Anne.
The Internet Said So is actually a video-podcast on YouTube! Hosted by comedians Varun Thakur, Aadar Malik, Neville Shah and Kautuk Srivastava, 'TISS' is a series where they pick a topic and then dive into random, interesting, shocking, weird and absurd facts, stats, trivia and sometimes their personal stories around it. They're about 90-ish episodes in and I always find it hard to pick my favourites but today I'd recommend the one on Bollywood Stereotypes, Ghost Stories and Crazy Animal facts. It's my go-to podcast for whenever I need a laugh and if you have any association with Indian culture and mannerisms, you'll find this even funnier.
The Tuesday Wine Club is a not-so-subtle self plug! It's hosted by my friend Veer Misra and myself and in fact, we're releasing the season finale this Tuesday so wouldn't this be a great time to catch up? We speak to professionals from different creative fields and get to know more about what, how and why they do what they do. Occasionally we throw in the odd pop-culture inspired episodes because why not! If you're a fashion enthusiast I'd recommend the episode with Dhruv Khurana, Shweta Kapur and Mohan Neelakantan. If you're into branding definitely check out the ones with Radhika Malhan and Rasna Bhasin. And if you really, really love the Devil Wears Prada like me, look no further. Check it out.
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