Tune in: Lizi’s Podcast Recommendations | Lizi’s
Experience complete immersion by indulging in the world of podcasts.
The great thing about podcasts is that you have an opportunity to do nothing but sit back and listen, but they also allow you to multi-task. For instance, you can listen while driving, running or working out, carrying out chores and housework, cooking – some people can even listen and work, without a break in their concentration.
Whether you are well versed in the world of podcasts or have yet to begin your journey, we have put together some recommendations from the Lizi’s community to help you broaden your podcast library, or kickstart your discovery of the audio format that’s swept the globe.
Fit and Fearless
Hosts Tally, Zanna and Vic, also known as the #GirlGains crew discuss all elements of fitness from nutrition and goal setting to CrossFit and HIIT. They invite a range of guests to join them, each bringing a new perspective and a specialist voice depending on the topic of the week.
Well Far: The Running Podcast
This podcast was designed to accompany runners of all abilities on their runs. Host Amy Hopkinson heads off for a run with expert guests and celebrities to discuss their personal experiences of running, including the challenges they faced and how they have overcome them in order to improve their ability and stamina, as well as training tips. Perfect to hop off that sofa and complete your first 5k.
Fearne Cotton’s popular podcast series touches upon various aspects of mental health as well as providing a place of relief for those who a feeling the strain of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. From learning more about mental health and chatting to guests such as Matt Haig, Dawn French, Russell Brand and Davina McCall, Fearne draws upon their experiences of ill mental health and how they overcame and manage the symptoms, unlocking their inner happiness. The perfect podcast for when you want to wind down and need a little guidance for how to tackle the more challenging days we face.
Woman’s Hour – BBC Radio 4
Woman’s Hour gives listeners an insight into the world through female perspective. Along with their guests, no topic is off the table, from high fashion, domestic abuse, cervical screening, black culture, pregnancy and motherhood and co-parenting – a truly insightful and informative podcast.
Feel Better, Live More
Dr Rangan Chatterjee brings his 15 years of experience in the medical world, along with a team of doctors and healthcare experts, in a bid to debunk common healthcare myths and uncover the truth behind them.
If you want some science-backed, hard-hitting facts when it comes to biology and physiology, this is the podcast for you to help you make the small changes every day, that add up to big changes in your overall health.
All Hail Kale
Mind, body, diet and food – what is the link and why should they each be taken seriously? Award-winning, investigative journalist Tim Samuels reveals all in this health-focused, insightful podcast; from looking at the reasons why processed food is so bad, to the importance of gut health, the vegan lifestyle and vitamins and supplements – each episode will leave you a little more knowledgeable on the art of taking care of your body and help you to feel a whole lot better.
Off Menu with James Acaster and Ed Gamble
In this light-hearted podcast, Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite well-known names to build their ideal meal. They journey through starters, mains, deserts and drinks, all sprinkled with personal anecdotes and humour that really makes you feel like you’re sitting at the table with them. They also explore the question on everyone’s lips: still or sparkling water for the table?
Elis James and John Robins
Two comics with a very different outlook on life come together to provide the perfect blend of humour, friendship and support for one another, and their listeners. These podcasts are taken from radio shows – namely Radio X and their current show on BBC 5 Live – and you can join them for Made Up Games, Unsung Heroes and the trials and tribulations of being stand-up comics on the circuit. With specials broadcasted from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Euro 2016 in France, the pair invite you into their colourful, honest and comforting worlds with a warmth often not achieved in modern media outlets.
They Walk Among Us
An award-winning UK True Crime podcast, host Benjamin Fitton brings you a range of cases that date back to the turn of the century through to the present day. From high-profile cases to those that are lesser known, Benjamin takes listeners on a journey through the crimes, the legal case that followed and where possible, the punishment for the crime at hand. Serial, unsettling and intriguing – this weekly podcast will have you hooked.
Casefile: True Crime
Join the ‘anonymous host’ as he delves into criminal cases from around the world. The detail that is delivered on each case earns this podcast some serious respect, whilst the content will leave you searching for the next episode. From the bizarre to the truly horrifying – Casefile will leave you feeling satisfied with your fix of true crime, if not a little more vigilant. If you love crime fiction, this is a perfect pick for you.
Most of these podcasts can be found on iTunes, Spotify, BBC Sounds, or your favourite podcast platform. We really hope our recommendations give you the motivation to enter the world of podcasts or provide some variety to your current listening schedule. Do you have a podcast in mind that you’d like to share with us? Let us know on our social channels. Happy listening!