In recent years, podcasts have fundamentally changed the way people consume stories and media. It is estimated that there are over 380 million podcast listeners globally, with this number expected to rise by another 40 million by the end of 2022. This International Podcast Day we’ve rounded up 5 top podcasts that you need to check out.
- EXTRAORDINARY LIVES: THE MINUTES WITH Podcast
Presented by LADBible Group, one of Britain’s most prominent digital content publishers, the series explores the stories of people with unique life experiences and puts them under the magnifying glass.
Listeners are given sensitive insight into the minds of a plane crash survivor, a drug smuggler and a Taliban hostage to name just a few. The team at LADBible Group do a brilliant job of navigating these incredible stories and connecting with these inspirational individuals to create powerful stories for everyone to hear.
Each guest has a remarkable story to tell with lived experiences that half of us could never even imagine. We’re interested to see how this series grows and progresses with listeners around the world. This is definitely one to have on your radar. You can access this podcast and have a listen here.
- My Duvet Flip
With the first episode reaching 100,000 views on YouTube in just under a week, we can guarantee this isn’t one you want to miss. Hosted by successful young entrepreneur Jack Parsons, My Duvet Flip is back with a new season to help young people struggling with their life purpose and career.
Jack connects with some of the most influential business leaders and entrepreneurs in the UK to discuss their personal and professional journeys while touching on their struggles, achievements and regrets.
From Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis to Chair of Ann Summers Jacqueline Gold, listeners are treated to a different side of those that seem entirely out of reach to the ordinary young professional. Parsons has been quoted saying “my hope is that young people seek advice from real models rather than out-of-reach celebrities that will help them flip their duvet every morning” and we can guarantee this podcast does just that. Powered by Aviva and EY
My Duvet Flip is on a mission to provide real advice for young people struggling with their mental health, anxiety or finding a life purpose that gets them excitedly out of bed in the morning. You can tune into the first episode of season 2 here.
- The Diary of a CEO
Plymouth entrepreneur Steven Bartlett is joined by guests from different backgrounds, experiences and life stories to give listeners an insight into his world and theirs.
His guests range from world-famous footballers to global superstars to mega social media influencers. Celebrities include Gary Neville, Lewis Capaldi and Molly-Mae to name just a few.
Steven delves into the guest’s personal experiences that have caused controversy and debate on the internet while getting candid about his own experiences with mental health, entrepreneurship and fame.
With over 180 episodes released, you’ll have enough to binge-listen to for quite a while. Check out the most recent uploads here.
- The Digital Sisterhood
Recently taking TikTok by storm for its heartbreaking but beautiful episode ‘Her Name is Hana’, The Digital Sisterhood is a podcast to have on your radar.
Going from strength to strength in recent months, the podcast is run by 3 young Muslim women with storytelling at the heart of their episodes.
Each episode focuses on a new story with authenticity, rawness and representation of Muslims to unite women of colour and counter the pre-existing narrative on what it means to be a Muslim woman today.
It is currently rated at 4.9 stars on Apple Podcasts with over 800 reviews. You can check out what everyone’s talking about here.
- Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Hosted by happiness expert and former Google, CEO Mo Gawdat, Slo Mo is a series of conversations with some of his wisest friends and connections.
From teachers and authors to some of the top doctors and technologists in the world, Mo investigates how his listeners can really achieve happiness in their life.
Mo really started his quest for happiness after the death of his son Ali. Since then, he has pursued the life mission to honour his son and spread the lessons about gratitude and fulfilment to help one billion people become happier.
Gawdat is the international bestselling author of “Scary Smart and “Solve for Happy.” Listeners can tune into his podcast here.