The Twenties Club’s Favourite Podcasts Right Now
My love of podcasts keeps getting stronger and I get so many messages from you guys about which are my favourite and why.
It can be a little overwhelming trying to find a podcast you resonate with when there are literally hundreds to sift through, so I’ve rounded up all the podcasts I am loving at the moment and briefly explained what they’re about. Choose a couple to download tonight and listen to them on your commute to work tomorrow. I think you will love it.
A spin-off from the famous New York Times column of the same title, this beloved podcast tells true stories of love, loss and redemption. Every week a new celebrity narrates a Modern Love essay and then the host and the author discuss the story’s inception and where the subjects of the story are now. This will probably always be my all-time favourite podcast.
Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of ‘Mastering Your Mean Girl’. Named a ‘self-help guru’ by Elle Magazine, her mission is to inspire you to create the most healthy, exciting and meaningful life possible. Each episode, The Melissa Ambrosini Show brings you inspiring interviews with thought leaders and experts from around the world. I’ve been particularly fascinated by her discussions with health professionals on “gut health” and how incredibly important it is.
How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the businesses they built. Each episode narrates the journey of how that entrepreneur got to where they are now, including all of the failures, successes, moments of pure luck and pearls of wisdom. The podcast has interviewed everyone from the founder of Instagram to the founder of Zumba and I find the stories incredibly inspiring.
Buzzfeed gave Lena Dunham a platform to interview influential women such as Janet Mock, Zadie Smith, and Emma Stone, where they candidly discuss their relationships, careers, sex and more on Women Of The Hour. In 2017 the podcast has allowed Lena to dive even further into the new political landscape in America and how bold and determined young women are fighting for change and justice for human rights.
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets pretty personal in order to bring you her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits. Her podcast is, well, really happy but it’s also thought-provoking and her cohost/guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in LA.
The Daily by The New York Times believes that there are significant “moments” each day that demand an explanation and this podcast is on a mission to find it. The Daily breaks down the most significant current events happening in the US into a 20-minute podcast, five days a week. This is a relatively new podcast (it launched in February), but with American politics going from bad to worse to crazy, and Trump responsible for about 99.9% of it, this is a great way to quickly digest what the hell is happening.
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