I follow Jo (Lobella Loves) a mental health advocate on Instagram and when she wrote a post about a podcast episode she had recorded with Jonny Benjamin MBE (a mental health campaigner who launched a twitter campaign in 2014 to help #findmike a stranger which talked him off jumping from a bridge) and I had to listen. Lauren from The Parenting Chapter, Jess from The Fat Funny One and Jo all present What I Wish I Had Known. They are clear that they are are not experts they are just talking about their experiences.
Each episode is titled ‘What I wish I had known about…’ and covers a variety of topics from anxiety, grief, flaws therapy, careers. They are all thirty-something women so I am interested in listening to their advice as for certain topics I am interested in hearing their experiences to help guide me in what I should (and shouldn’t) worry about. As I don’t want to look back on my late twenties and early thirties thinking why did I wish time worry about this or that!
Tough Girl Podcast
I am into my fitness BIG TIME but I do realise that I can push myself more physically than I am currently doing. I also love hearing about strong female role models so when I came across the Tough Girl Podcast hosted by Sarah Williams I knew I had a winner.
Sarah worked as a banker in the city until one day, tired from long hours with not feeling satisfied she ditched her job to go travelling in Australia. Having done a few challenges herself, Sarah was finding plenty of women who had done some incredible challenges but found that they were not being heard. Sarah set up the podcast to get these stories out there. Sarah has interviewed a variety of women from olympians to mountaineers to runners. The series is really inspirational, you should have a listen.
The History Chicks
Do you love history? Do you want to learn about famous (fictional and non-fictional) historical women in great detail without being bored to death? If so The History Chicks podcast may be for you. Presented by Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider they take you on a journey through history from childhood to how the famous woman got to be where she was today. With 127 episodes this podcast has been going since 2011! Some of the episodes I have enjoyed include Wallis Simpson, Pocahontas, Zelda Fitzgerald, Barbie and Marie Curie.
From the producers of Radiolab (which you can read about in my blog review here) and presented by Jad Abrumrad More Perfect is about the American justice system. Season one and two focuses on the supreme court and how decisions made in that court impact Americans today.
The third season, I felt pushed podcasting in new ways as they made a separate album on the 27 amendments. Each episode focuses on a few amendments and what each amendment means, how the amendment came about and which cases have or tried to use that amendment. Each amendment had a song (Dolly Parton sang a song in one of the episodes) and the podcast was to be considered as a footnote.
Which podcasts have you been listening to? Do you have any you would recommend?
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