I am in the very fortunate position of being able to work from home for Poppy and Honesty. A situation that gives me enormous flexibility, the opportunity to pick up my children from school and permanent access to the fridge. Unfortunately this also means that sometimes I don’t speak to another human being all day long, which in spite of the efforts of my enthusiastic spaniel. can be very lonely. Enter the Pod Cast, the isolation buster that makes me feel like part of a wider conversation and stops me going bonkers in my little Cornish studio.
Below I have compiled a list of my current favourite podcasts. I couldn’t possibly rank them as my choice depends on how I am feeling and what I am doing. I generally don’t binge, but listen to them periodically like a much anticipated soap opera that comes once a week.
The Adam Buxton Podcast. King of Pods, Doctor Buckles has a wonderful interview style, light hearted and rambling he talks to some interesting people. Often very funny but with some serious content.
Favourite episode. : Charlie Booker.
How To Fail by Elizabeth Day. This podcast ultimately appeals because it celebrates things that haven’t gone right in life and discusses how they have opened doors to better things. Host Elizabeth Day talks to some excellent people who open up about their experiences of failure.
Favourite episode : Sathnam Sanghera
The High Low. Journalists Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes discuss popular culture and more serious current affairs and issues. I love this because it brings me up to date with whats going on, provides excellent book and box set recommendations and also entertains with highly amusing bants.
Favourite Episode - A Bumper Back to School Book Special
Griefcast. Comedian Cariad Lloyd talks to other comedians about bereavement. The results veer from being shocking, revealing to very funny.
Favourite Episode : Adam Buxton
Table Manners by Jessie Ware -Warm hearted foodies Jessie and her Mum Lenny invite famous guests over to dinner at their homes. A wider discussion about food and family generally follows.
Favourite Episode : Sadiq Khan.
What pods do you love ? Do you have any tips on combatting isolation when working from home? I’d love to hear from you.